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 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 and work visas.

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

USCIS Announces New Policy Affecting More Than One Million F-1 and J-1 Students and Researchers – New “Unlawful Presence” Memo Creates Harsh Penalties for Non-Compliance with Complex Rules

On May 10, 2018, USCIS issued a far-reaching new Policy Memo, effective August 9, 2018, that will directly affect more than 1 million current and former F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors and their spouses and children. The new policy imposes harsh new penalties, including possible 3 or 10 year bars, on individuals who commit even minor violations of the complex and vaguely defined “maintenance of status” rules for F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. For more about the new policy from the American Immigration Council, click here. For more from USCIS, click here.

USCIS Completes Data Entry on H-1B Work Visa Petitions Selected in the April 2018 Lottery – Petition Adjudication Process Begins Now

On May 15, 2018, USCIS announced that it had completed data entry on all H-1B petitions selected in the lottery. 190,098 petitions were submitted for the 85,000 available new H-1 cap-subject work visas. No more new cap-subject H-1B work visa petition approvals will be available until 2019. The H-1 is the most commonly used temporary work visa for newly-hired professional workers. H-1 workers are generally required to have at least a four-year degree in a specific field and a job offer that requires such a degree. For more from USCIS, click here and here. For FAQ’s about H-1 work visas, click here.


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