Immigration

Immigration Immigration Attorneys

At the law offices of Slowik & Robinson, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, we often say that the practice of immigration law is akin to "fitting square pegs into round holes." The "round holes" are the ever-changing immigration laws that our government uses to control the flow of people from other counties into the U.S. The square pegs are the individual needs and circumstances of employees, investors, family members, and others from abroad who seek to live temporarily or permanently in this country.

Slowik & Robinson, LLC, immigration and business law firm based in Columbus, Ohio, has the experience and sophistication necessary to facilitate the most favorable immigration outcomes attainable for employers, professionals and foreign investors.

Lawyers of the firm represent companies, health care and research organizations, universities and academic institutions, the government and individuals in connection with all aspects of immigration-related matters including the following:

Nonimmigrant Business Visas: We advise and represent employers in obtaining appropriate business and work visas to employ foreign individuals in the United States. We help foreign investors select the best type of visa for their needs.

Our law firm assists aliens who qualify under virtually every possible category of work visa, including:

  • E-1: Treaty Traders
  • E-2: Treaty Investors
  • H-1B: Specialty Occupation Individuals
  • H-2A and B: Temporary Guest Workers (Agricultural and Non-Agricultural)
  • L-1A and B: Intracompany Transferees
  • O-1: Individuals of Extraordinary Ability
  • P: Professionals
  • R-1: Religious Workers
  • TN: North American Free Trade Agreement Treaty (NAFTA) Visas

Other Nonimmigrant Visas: We advise and represent individuals in obtaining non-employment visa status categories, including:

  • B-1: Business Visitors
  • B-2: Visitors for Pleasure
  • F-1: Students
  • H-3: Trainees
  • J-1/M: Exchange Visitors
  • K-1 and K-3: Fiancé(e)s
  • Q: Exchange Visitor

Permanent Residency: We advise and represent businesses and individuals in obtaining lawful permanent resident ("green card") status in the United States on the basis of employment, the Diversity Lottery program or family relationships (including marriage). Our law firm assists aliens who qualify under virtually every possible immigrant category, such as EB-1 for extraordinary aliens, outstanding researchers or professors or multinational transferees; EB-2 for exceptional or advance degreed aliens whose work is in the national interest; and EB-3 professional and skilled worker aliens, as well as the following:

Naturalization: Our attorneys advise and represent lawful permanent resident aliens to become naturalized citizens of the United States.

Arrest and Deportation: We advise and represent foreign nationals before local immigration offices, before the Executive Office of Immigration Review at the immigration court level, and before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Asylum or Refugee Status: At the request of employers who are our regular clients, we advise and represent foreign nationals in filing for and obtaining asylum based upon the individual's past or likelihood of future persecution based upon their race, religion, political opinion, membership in a particular social group, or nationality.

Skillful, successful practice of immigration law requires that an attorney be adept at dealing with government agencies including the following: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as well as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of State (DOJ).

Slowik & Robinson works with numerous government agencies on behalf of employers and employees. We have successfully defended businesses during I-9 audits by government authorities and have helped companies conduct their own self-initiated internal I-9 audits to avoid compliance problems.

To schedule a consultation and receive legal advice regarding your business-related, investment-related or other immigration issue, contact Slowik & Robinson.