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.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Raymond G. Lahoud
- How Immigration Could Affect Your Grocery Bill (Posted On Wednesday, August 3, 2022)
- Warning For Immigrants: Marijuana Could Impact Your Immigration Status (Posted On Wednesday, July 27, 2022)
- Senate Bill #1158 - Immigration and Remittances: What's to come? (Posted On Wednesday, July 20, 2022)
- "If I'm Deported, I won't Survive": Immigration Challenges Faced by the LGBTQ+ Community (Posted On Wednesday, July 13, 2022)
- USCIS and Its Massive Case Backlog: What Comes Next? (Posted On Friday, July 8, 2022)
- DHS and DOS Announce Exemptions Allowing Eligible Afghans to Qualify for Protection and Immigration Benefits (Posted On Thursday, June 23, 2022)
- How Immigration Plays a Role in Worker Shortage, Inflation (Posted On Wednesday, June 22, 2022)
- Justice Department Secures Settlement with Florida Employer to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims (Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2022)
- USCIS Announces TPS Updates (Posted On Tuesday, June 7, 2022)
- DOJ Announces Convictions for Major Undercover Operation in South Carolina (Posted On Friday, June 3, 2022)
- Homeland Security Prepares for Increase in Migration (Posted On Tuesday, May 24, 2022)
- Pennsylvania State Police Settle Federal Lawsuit Alleging Immigration Discrimination (Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2022)
- New Census Data Signals Struggling Population Growth in Pennsylvania (Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2022)
- DOJ Settles Immigration Discrimination Claim Against Washington Home Care Provider (Posted On Wednesday, May 4, 2022)
- Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Charges After Immigration Worker Scheme Exposed; Whistleblower Murdered (Posted On Wednesday, April 27, 2022)
- DOJ Continues to Enforce Immigration Laws in Pennsylvania (Posted On Wednesday, April 20, 2022)
- Immigration Matters: Lehigh Valley… The Hub of Economic Development with Don Cunningham [PODCAST] (Posted On Wednesday, April 13, 2022)
- This Project Seeks to Assist Companies in Onboarding Immigrant Employees (Posted On Tuesday, April 12, 2022)
- Religious Workers Face Uncertainty Over Immigration Status (Posted On Wednesday, April 6, 2022)
- Some Immigrants Uncomfortable Reporting Labor Violations (Posted On Friday, April 1, 2022)
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.