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Full-service immigration support for foreign-national employees

Liya Green provides immigration counsel to technology, health, energy and academic clients. She advises them on issues arising from the hiring, transfer and permanent sponsorship of foreign-national employees and helps them navigate the process before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Department of State and state health agencies. With years of experience as an immigration paralegal before becoming an attorney, Liya offers deep knowledge on many topics, including:

  • Performing complex immigration law research and drafting responses to USCIS requests for evidence or notices of intent to deny.
  • Preparing briefs in support of appeals and motions for various immigration applications.
  • Counseling clients in complying with DOL regulations while conducting PERM recruitment, in addition to managing PERM applications and immigrant petitions.
  • Assisting with all phases of nonimmigrant sponsorship, including E, L, O, H-1B and TN visas.
  • Advising on I-9 compliance requirements.

Liya also provides pro bono assistance to individual clients filing naturalization and green card applications.

Experience in Action

  • Counsels large multinational corporations in establishing and amending company blankets to facilitate the efficient transfer of international staff.
  • Advises and assists medical centers and hospitals in obtaining appropriate nonimmigrant status and immigrant status for foreign national physicians and medical residents.
  • Assists J-1 physicians in obtaining waivers of the J-1 foreign residence requirement.
  • Advises employers in all areas of nonimmigrant and immigrant sponsorship of foreign national employees.
  • Advises foreign national employees on renewing nonimmigrant visas at U.S. consulates worldwide.

Professional Recognitions

  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" (2024: Immigration: Business)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, member
  • International Medical Graduate Taskforce, member

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