Santiago J. Padilla is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, where he represents clients in a broad range of business immigration-related matters, including the process for obtaining a temporary visa, permanent residency, and US citizenship, as well as appealing adverse decisions from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the US Department of State, or other governmental agencies.
With more than a quarter-century of legal experience, Santiago focuses his practice on immigration and nationality law matters, including employment-based immigration and nonimmigrant visas for investors, professionals, artists, temporary workers, and individuals seeking permanent residency and US citizenship.
Santiago handles the full gamut of employment-based immigration, such as L-1A and L-1B visas (transferred executives and employees), E-1 and E-2 visas (treaty traders and treaty investors), H-1B visas (professional employees), O-1 visas (artists and persons with extraordinary ability), and P-1 visas (athletes and entertainers). Santiago also advises clients on petitions for US permanent residency, such as EB-1 visas (transferred employees, persons with extraordinary ability, and outstanding professors), EB-2 visas (professional employees with advanced degrees, persons with exceptional abilities, and national interest waivers), EB-3 visas (professional employees, skilled employees, and other workers), EB-4 visas (religious workers, aliens who have served in the armed forces, and other individuals), and EB-5 visas (employment-creation investors), including EB-5 regional centers.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Santiago J. Padilla