In this episode we talk to Immigration Attorney Roy Watson L-1A visas, difficulties with USCIS, and the ‘Matter of Z’.
Roy J. Watson, Jr. is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A. Economics), Boston College School of Law (J.D.), and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (M.P.A). Roy has been assisting businesses and individuals solve complex business immigration questions for almost 40 years. He focuses on employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions for companies of all sizes, including hospitals, high tech / bio tech, architects, CPAs and Attorneys. Roy is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
In this episode you will hear:
- What the immigration landscape was like almost 40 years ago
- Roy’s passion and how he puts that to use for his clients
- L-1A visa requirements (and what is not required)
- L-1A Request For Evidence rate (hint: it is more than you think)
- ‘Matter of Z’, setting a precedent to standardize what Immigration needs for an L-1A visa petition
- The double edged sword of premium processing
Roy shares with us:
- His involvement with the Cambridge Innovation Center
- Business Advice: Never be afraid to buy file cabinets.
- His personal habits that attributes to his success: Thorough Preparation
- Parting Thoughts: Immigration Reform needs to happen and it will happen.
- Since Roy mentioned Foreign Investor Resource Group’s support of his firm’s operations, here is a relevant link to our L-1A Visa petition business plan executive action checklist.