Miguel was born in Havana, Cuba and entered the United States as a refugee only eighteen months later. His family settled outside of Boston, Massachusetts, bereft of money or property, but rich with hope. Miguel and his family were very fortunate when they arrived in this country as the U.S. government bent over backwards to welcome them and many other Cubans. Cubans were greeted here with open arms. And those arms weren’t just for hugging. The government’s arms were full of clothing, diapers, food and even a list of job opportunities. In fact, just three days after settling in Massachusetts, Miguel’s father began working. One year later, his parents bought a brand new car and three years later, a house.
Miguel began his legal career in the courtroom. He then joined the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC and litigated complex civil cases involving large-scale government contracts and federal personnel issues. Later, he served as Counsel to the Chairman of the United States Merit Systems Protection Board and as counsel to officials at the United States Department of State.
In 2005, Miguel entered private practice.
Today, Miguel focuses his practice on immigration with a keen awareness of the challenges facing many immigrants. The firm helps families seeking reunification with green cards and citizenship. We provide expert immigration advice to those in business and to employers, academics, scientists, artists and athletes who seek to pursue new opportunities. This website provides up-to-the-minute updates on President Biden’s efforts to fix the problems with the immigration system.
Our practice promotes Miguel’s passionate advocacy on behalf of immigrants whether the issue is related to family or employment. One of our goals is to help businesses, universities, non-profits and other organizations meet their talent mobility needs. The firm represents many seeking an H-1B, H-2B, I visa for representatives of foreign media, L-1A visa for intracompany transferees as executives or managers, an E-1 and E-2, O-1 for extraordinary ability and P-visas for athletes and performers, among others. The firm provides employment immigration services for businesses that want to hire employees from abroad. We acquire labor certifications for foreign national employees and ensure compliance with the I-9 process. The employment-based immigration process aimed at Permanent Residency begins with labor certification.
STATE BAR ADMISSIONS
District of Columbia
FEDERAL COURT ADMISSIONS
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, 1986
Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctor, 1992
MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association