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Dilnaz Saleem

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Dilnaz Saleem focuses her practice on corporate immigration and employment matters.

Featured Videos

Immigration Matters: Navigating Foreign Hiring and Compliance in the Long Term Care Industry August 14, 2019
Dazed and Confused: The Realities of Immigration Law Today April 9, 2019
I-9 Best Practices for Employers in the Health Care Industry July 12, 2018
Navigating the Complexities of U.S. Immigration May 15, 2018
The Inside Scoop: Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Employment-Based Immigration October 12, 2017
Managing Global Immigration Trends in a Trump Administration August 10, 2017

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Saleem works closely with local, national and international clients to provide legal advice and counsel in all areas of global immigration. She provides strategic direction and implements best practices for clients. She focuses on all aspects of employment-based immigration, policy design and program management to align with clients' global business objectives.

Ms. Saleem offers strategic counsel on all aspects of business immigration, including labor certification PERM applications, immigrant visa petitions, consular processing and adjustment of status applications, reentry permits and naturalization applications. She also manages H-1B petitions, TNs, L-1s, E visas and O visas. Her practice focuses on counseling large multinational corporations on immigration issues arising from corporate reorganizations, mergers and layoffs; managing PERM recruitment programs; immigrant visa petitions under the extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, multinational manager and executive, and national interest waiver categories; as well as policy and procedures development.

Ms. Saleem counsels her clients on various federal regulations to ensure compliance with matters including reductions in force, government contractor regulations and employment issues involving mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Representative Matters
  • While working in London, maintained network of relationships with U.S. Department of State officials worldwide as well as ongoing relationships with clients to proactively offer U.S. consular services. Served as the direct point of contact and Subject Matter Expert for all consular projects and provided innovative solutions to complex legal issues arising at U.S. Embassies/Consulates.

  • Designed and streamlined PERM labor certification programs for large telecommunication, technology and engineering companies.

  • Provided full U.S. consular assistance for nonimmigrants and immigrants, including Department of Homeland Security and American citizen services, immediate relative filings and waiver of inadmissibility applications.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Member Relations Committee – Rome District Chapter
    • AILA International CBP Committee – Latin America and Caribbean Chapter
  • Member – State Bar of Texas
    • Immigration and Nationality Committee
  • Member – Houston Bar Association
    • Speaker's Bureau Committee
    • CLE Committee
Publications
Speaking Engagements

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2005
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A. in Psychology and B.B.A. with honors, 2002

Admissions

  • Texas

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