Practice Areas

Business-based Immigration

Choosing the right immigration attorney can directly affect your bottom line. Recruiting, hiring and keeping professional employees with the skill sets you need is time-intensive and expensive. The Sumner Immigration Law team can help you optimize yo…

P-3 Visa for Culturally Unique Artists and Entertainers

The P-3 classification is designated for artists, entertainers, or entertainment groups who will “perform, teach, or coach under a commercial or noncommercial program that is culturally unique.” Culturally unique means a style or method that is u…

Family-based Immigration

Sumner Law proudly provides special care for those seeking family-based visas and petitions. The decision to bring family members to the U.S. or to sponsor a family member who is deciding to stay in the U.S. long-term can be stressful, with concerns…

Permanent Residency

“How can I get a green card?” That is the question our clients frequently ask, whether it’s for themselves, an employee, or for a family member. The good news is, there are several different options for obtaining permanent residence status in t…

Researchers and Professors

The immigration process can be confusing and wrought with traps for delay or denial, and processing for highly skilled professionals presents both special challenges and specific opportunities. When you work with the Sumner Immigration Law team, you…

How to Find a Great EB-1 or National Interest Waiver Attorney

Once you have decided to pursue a green card through the EB-1 or National Interest Waiver process, you will need to find a great immigration lawyer to help you navigate the process. There are many immigration lawyers out there, but given the time and…

What Are the Requirements for the EB-1 Visa (Alien of Extraordinary Ability/Outstanding Researcher or Professor) or National Interest Waiver Petition?

Many people do not apply for the EB-1 or National Interest Waiver (NIW) green card because they are not sure that they meet the requirements for these categories. It is true that these categories are generally reserved for the “best and the brighte…

EB-1A Alien of Extraordinary Ability Visa Requirements

EB-1A Alien of Extraordinary Ability Visa Requirements: In general, to qualify for the EB-1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability category, the person seeking permanent residence (the beneficiary) must be able to show “sustained or international...

EB-1B Outstanding Researcher or Professor Criteria

To qualify as an outstanding researcher or professor, the beneficiary (person seeking permanent residence) must show that he/she is recognized internationally as outstanding in a specific academic area, and must have at least three years’ experienc…

National Interest Waiver Criteria

To qualify for the National Interest Waiver category (EB-2), the beneficiary must show: The beneficiary seeks employment in an area of substantial intrinsic national merit; The benefit would be national in scope; and The national interest would be ad…

Recent blog posts

Jul
21
2021
If you are a foreign national in the United States, keep your identification documents current! It may be okay for your visa to expire (depending on your situation), but make sure you have a valid passport and/or other valid government ID with your p… Read More
Jun
23
2021
Employment-based priority dates are advancing quickly with the June and July 2021 visa bulletin. We expect that to continue in the coming months, though no one can predict precisely how quickly priority dates will advance. Be ready to file as soon as… Read More
May
26
2021
We’re entering the season for summer travel for vacation and to visit family and friends! More people have been vaccinated, and travel is more feasible (in some ways) than last summer. However, foreign nationals wanting to travel must plan stra… Read More

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“I have worked with a lot of immigration attorneys in the past for various needs for family and friends. I have not had to find a new attorney since I got in touch with Emily. I have known her since her early days as an attorney and she was the best o… Read More"
– Derek M.
“My Green Card got approved! Thank you very much for your help, I highly appreciate it! The way you have executed the filing procedure was simply perfect, from filing labor to GC approval, your documentation and communication with me was the best. I w… Read More"
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