A Global Leader in Immigration Law

Borene Law Firm rated “AV Preeminent” – “the highest possible Peer Review Rating in legal ability and ethical standards,” continuously for more than 20 years from “the gold standard in attorney ratings”
– The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, All Editions, 1994 – present

Scott Borene named the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Immigration Law in Minnesota
The Best Lawyers in America

Repeatedly recognized by other lawyers as one of the Top 20 Lawyers in the World in Corporate Immigration Law
– International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America, listed in Immigration Law
– The Best Lawyers in America, All Editions, 2006 – present

Borene Law Firm is one of America’s Preeminent Law Firms, continuously listed in Immigration Law for more than 20 years
– The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, All Editions, 1994 – present

“Scott Borene of Borene Law Firm is the best immigration lawyer in Minnesota, according to our research. According to sources, ‘he basically invented global immigration awareness.'”
– Who’s Who Legal, Corporate Immigration 2017


Why Borene Law Firm?

We provide you with World-Class Immigration Expertise, Service and Teamwork

Borene Law Firm lawyers and case managers work together in teams to serve you, our clients. Together, we have more than 125 years of immigration casework experience. We use our world-class immigration expertise, customized strategic planning, concierge-level professional service and teamwork to get results for your business, your family and immigration clients worldwide.

For your project, we give you our best Analysis, Strategy, and Service

Our hallmark is our professional service and our ability to analyze, strategize and deliver results for you. We are business savvy. We offer resourceful solutions for start-ups, large and small manufacturers, large and small corporations in many industries, including healthcare, education and many others. We offer solutions for families and individuals as well. We handle complex and urgent cases.

We Are Proud of Our Results

During the past 35 years, the attorneys with our firm have represented thousands of immigration clients from every region of the world and more than 150 countries. We put this experience to work for you.

Scott Borene, the firm’s founder and Managing Attorney, has been repeatedly recognized in surveys of other lawyers as one of the Top 20 Lawyers in the World in Corporate Immigration Law, “most highly regarded” by other lawyers – Who’s Who Legal. He is often called upon to act as an “expert’s expert” by other lawyers.

The Borene Law Firm, with highly experienced immigration attorneys and staff, provides for you world-wide professional legal service for selected business and individual clients for all types of immigration and visa-related matters, including green cards, work visas and family immigration.

Some Practical Advice

Over the years, we have found some basic principles helpful to our clients. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind.

Immigration Update

2020 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery (DV-2020) is now in progress. Link to entry available at www.greencard.com

Alert for All Employers: Watch for New Round of Social Security Administration (SSA) “No-Match” Letters

The SSA plans to start sending “no-match” letters to U.S. employers who have submitted information to SSA that does not match SSA databases of names and social security numbers. SSA had stopped sending the letters to employers in 2012. Any employer who receives a “no-match” letter may wish to contact their employment lawyer or immigration lawyer.

For more details from Bloomberg Law, read Mismatched SSNs Could Pave New Path for Immigration Enforcement

U.S. Companies Say Trump Harms Business by Creating Bureaucratic Road Blocks to Limit Legal International Workers – Affected Employers Include Hospitals, Hotels, Technology Companies – (Non-Partisan Group Finds a 41% Increase in Denial Rate for H-1 Professional Work Visa Petitions in 2017)

A recent analysis of government data by the National Foundation for American Policy, a non-partisan research group, found that the denial rate for H-1B professional-level work visa petitions increased dramatically under the Trump Administration rising 41% in the last quarter of fiscal year 2017. The H-1B category is the most commonly-used work visa for newly-hired professional-level international workers such as engineers, physicians, teachers, researchers, executives and managers. Many of the denials appear to be for straight-forward renewal applications involving the same employer, same job and same employee as previously approved.

For more from the New York Times, read Companies Say Trump Is Hurting Business by Limiting Legal Immigration

From National Public Radio (NPR), read High-Skilled Immigrants Call Out The Trump Administration’s ‘Hypocrisy’

From Bloomberg Law, read Immigration Policies Weigh on Indian Workers Seeking Green Cards

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