February - 2014 - issue > 20 Best Immigration Law Firms 2014

Safeguarding the Status of All Immigrants

Neha Kuduvalli
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Neha Kuduvalli
With a greater number of foreign nationals opting to work in the U.S., the regulations that define obtaining work visas have been strictly defined surrounding issues related to the national security. In advocating for immigration reform, Trupti N. Patel & Associates hopes for reducing the company costs involved in getting immigration approval for foreign employees to work in the U.S.

Trupti N. Patel & Associates, a Boston, MA based law firm, specializes in providing strategic immigration legal services to corporations, entrepreneurs, and investors and for professionals in the high technology, medical and scientific research, banking and finance, education and manufacturing, and restaurant industries. Together with a team of talented, dedicated and passionate staff, the firm represents clients from all over the U.S. as well throughout the world. The firm helps corporate companies in getting work visas for their employees such as H1B, E-2, and L1 visas. Also, the firm specializes in family immigration cases and has successfully won many difficult appeal cases including 601 waivers.

Given the recent financial crisis and heightened security issues after 9/11, it is frustrating for individuals who have been legally working in the U.S. and who have been waiting for many years for green cards filed through their employers. In the last few years, there has been a great deal of scrutiny by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in reviewing applications as a result of individuals being charged with submitting fraudulent documents for various types of visa applications. For example, with non-immigrant visas such as H-1B/L-1B, companies who hire foreign nationals are facing higher costs in filing petitions for these individuals and greater scrutiny in processing their applications. "Over the years there has been substantial increase in the issuance of requests for additional evidence and as practitioners, we have to be more diligent that applications are complete and are properly and timely filed. If not, then in some cases it might take years before an error is found, which may lead to a denial," says Attorney Patel.

Going by their mission statement, "Clients always come first," the firm takes pride in giving personalized service, maintaining strong relationships and taking their clients on the path towards success. "Our goal is to help clients win their cases, which is far more important than business gain. I'm proud to be a part of an excellent team of attorneys here in Boston. We help each other out as a team and refer cases to one another if we are not able to handle it ourselves," says Attorney Patel.

It is very important for clients to have an honest relationship with their attorneys. However, as result of inadequate representation by some immigration attorneys, as well as a prolonged immigration process, it becomes difficult and frustrating for many individuals to have faith and trust particularly with family based immigration. "It is our job to convince them that we are here to help them and to be honest and open about their chances of winning the case," notes Trupti, "There are immigration attorneys who take large amounts of money from immigrants when legally there is no possibility of success. We take a nominal fee to review and give advice on the success of their case which gives the clients options to make a decision before incurring any additional costs."

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