Maka Hutson Concentrates her practice on immigration and international trade matters.
Maka regularly advises clients on various aspects of immigration and nationality law, including:
• Employment visas
• Permanent residency
• I-9 compliance, including in mergers and acquisitions
• Immigration-related internal investigations
• Foreign national hiring practices
• EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
• Visa issuance abroad
• Waivers of inadmissibility
• Family-based immigration petitions
• Legislative and regulatory immigration policy proposals.
Maka also counsels clients on U.S. laws and policies affecting international trade and business, including export control laws and enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
She represents businesses and individuals before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS) and Department of Labor (DOL) in employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions, including:
• specialty occupation professionals (H-1B)
• intracompany transfers of executives and specialists (L-1)
• treaty-based investors and traders (E-1 and E-2)
• exchange visitors (J-1)
• individuals of extraordinary ability (O-1)
• short-term visitors (B-1 and B-2)
• permanent residency categories for individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors & researchers, and multinational managers & executives (EB-1)
• permanent residency categories for other professionals (EB-2 and EB-3; labor certification)
• immigrant investors (EB-5).
The program will focus on employment-based green cards and will analyze two competing legislative proposals currently pending in the U.S. Congress: the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act and the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees ...