The importance of visa and immigration compliance cannot be overstated. The Polsinelli immigration team provides companies with oversight and monitoring to implement internal processes with confidence. Our compliance team takes the time to understand our client’s business. We know that operations and other business interests often drive compliance related decisions. We regularly assist companies with:
  • Drafting employment verification compliance policies 
  • Developing training sessions 
  • Conducting internal audits, as well as providing representation in government audits

We also develop remediation plans for both regulatory compliance and cost optimization. Our attorneys have significant experience in defending businesses involving large-scale government audits and investigations.

We understand that businesses need immigration solutions that fit with their commercial objectives, and that immigration matters are often entwined with other legal and individual concerns. Team members have extensive experience dealing with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Labor, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the context of audits, site visits and active investigations.

Our compliance and enforcement group works with a variety of clients, including boards of directors for publicly traded and privately held companies, audit committees, general counsels and human resource executives, to proactively prevent problems rather than react to them. We provide counsel and assistance with:
  • Immigration compliance audits 
  • Form I-9 compliance, training, internal and 3rd party audits 
  • E-Verify implementation and compliance 
  • Government enforcement actions (including Form I-9, H-1B , and DOL PERM compliance reviews, E-Verify and Department of State visa fraud matters) 
  • Immigration-related wage and hour investigations 
  • Sub-contractors, staffing agency and consultant immigration matters 
  • Visa application site visits, investigations and internal program reviews 
  • M&A immigration due diligence 
  • Corporate immigration strategy and policy development guidance 
  • Anti-discrimination policy development & training 
  • SEVIS/SEVP compliance for English Language Schools (ESL), colleges and universities 
  • Certification, re-designation and monitoring of international foreign student programs 
  • Deemed export and badging issues as they relate to immigration compliance 
  • Social Security no-match policies 
  • Implementing FAR E-Verify requirements for government contractors and sub-contractors 
  • Federal contractor debarment 
  • EB-5 compliance monitoring for regional centers and other types of due diligence