Raymond G. Lahoud, Chair of the firm’s Immigration Law Practice, focuses exclusively on the area of immigration law and deportation defense for individuals, families, small to large domestic and multinational businesses and corporations, employers, international employees, investors, students, professors, researchers, skilled professionals, athletes, and entertainers, in every type of immigration or deportation defense matter—whether domestic or foreign. While Ray’s immigration practice is global in reach, with service to individuals and organizations across the United States and beyond, he is located primarily at the firm’s three globally-linked offices: New York, New York; Bridgewater, New Jersey; and Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Ray’s immigration practice is broad, ranging from areas of corporate and employment immigration and related compliance to immigration litigation before agencies and courts across the United States, for corporations and individuals alike. His experience includes immigrant and non-immigrant visas, visa overstays, immigrants who entered without inspection or authorization, EB-5 investor visas (serving investors, regional centers, and project developers), citizenship and naturalization claims, deportation and removal litigation at the immigration court and all appellate levels, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, Physician and Nursing Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum, VAWA applications, and Immigration Waivers, such as the Visa Waiver Program, National Interest Waivers, Hardship Waivers, and J Waivers.
Ray’s corporate immigration practice includes representing businesses of all sizes, in all corporate immigration and employer immigration compliance matters. He has served nearly every industry, including healthcare, education (community colleges, colleges, universities, students, professors, and researchers), manufacturing, global and domestic employment/talent recruitment, warehousing and distribution, pharmaceutical, economic development, local, county, and state government agencies, non-profit, religious, real estate development and EB-5 investor financing, information technology, marketing, entertainment, and sports. Ray’s corporate immigration and employer immigration compliance practice includes all non-immigrant and immigrant visas, recruitment of international talent and students, and consular processing, as well as Form I-9 and Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division compliance. Further, he has litigated corporate immigration matters before the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division, the Department of Homeland Security’s investigative bodies and agencies, the State Department, the United States Court of Appeals for International Trade, the Customs & Border Protection review board, and federal appellate courts—seeking review of employer immigration compliance and other immigrant and non-immigrant visa issues.
More Legal and Business Bylines From Raymond G. Lahoud
- Legal Setback for DACA: What You Need to Know - (Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2023)
- State Powers in the Federal Immigration Landscape: Challenge to New Jersey’s Immigrant Detention Ban Under Scrutiny - (Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2023)
- Drastic Requirements and Restrictions Implemented for U.S. Citizens Traveling to Europe - (Posted On Wednesday, August 02, 2023)
- Urgent Employer Alert: DHS Announces New Form I-9 and Implements Remote Verification Process - (Posted On Wednesday, July 26, 2023)
- DHS Expands STEM-OPT Eligible Degree Programs - (Posted On Wednesday, July 19, 2023)
- PA Policeman Indicted: Pennsylvania Lieutenant Arrested for Transporting Undocumented Immigrant - (Posted On Wednesday, June 21, 2023)
- Florida Enacts Tough “State” Law to Combat Illegal Immigration through Penalization - (Posted On Thursday, May 18, 2023)
- The Expiration of Title 42 and its Consequences for an Overburdened Southern Border - (Posted On Thursday, May 11, 2023)
- USCIS’ New Guidance on a U.S. Employer’s Ability to Pay Foreign Sponsored Employees - (Posted On Wednesday, April 26, 2023)
- TikTok Ban? National Privacy Concerns Expand to its Use of the H-1B Program and Deportation - (Posted On Wednesday, April 12, 2023)
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Raymond G. Lahoud, the chair of Norris McLaughlin’s Immigration practice group, is a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for his insightful contributions related to immigration law developments. Mr. Lahoud’s writing harnesses his extensive experience handling client matters before the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division, the Department of Homeland Security, and the State Department and representing various industries covering immigration changes from a variety of perspectives, including writing about ICE updates, litigation surrounding H-1B wage rules, and local initiatives in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.