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Angel Feng

Special Counsel

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Angel focuses her practice on business immigration matters and related compliance issues. She works with employers in designing and defining corporate immigration programs and policies, and in structuring short and long-term visa strategies for management, professional and specialized skill foreign employees.  She also advises employers on discipline, suspension and/or termination of visa sponsored employees and litigation prevention measures; and counsels clients on employment eligibility verification, I-9, and E-verify compliance and employer defense in ICE audits, and worksite investigations.    

Angel’s expertise includes developing visa strategies during M&A transactions (reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, divestments, etc.) and minimizing a transaction’s impact on key employees.

She has extensive experience in obtaining non-immigrant work visas and employment-based immigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, E-3, TN, P-1, O-1, E-1, E-2, PERM, EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories.

As a regular contributor to Mintz’s immigration blog, Angel often provides employers with insight on immigration-related developments that may affect their businesses and offers tips for responding to government agency activities, such as Department of Homeland Security worksite visits and inspections.

Prior to joining Mintz, Angel was senior counsel at a law firm in New York where she advised on corporate immigration strategies. She has also served as an Assistant Vice President & Counsel at Fortune 100 financial company where she oversaw all immigration and employment matters. Angel has practiced as an attorney at various national and regional law firms, as well as non-profits, where she has provided immigration and employment law counseling as well as employment litigation representation.

Angel has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Employment: Immigration as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and several other professional organizations. She is a director and a past president of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association and has served on the Connecticut Bar Association’s diversity committee, on the board of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association, and on the task force of the Asian Pacific American Coalition.

She is fluent in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.


  • American University (JD)
  • University of California - Irvine (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Named a “Next Generation Lawyer” and recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Labor & Employment: Immigration (2019)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Labor & Employment: Immigration (2018)


  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Diversity Committee, Connecticut Bar Association 2011-2012
  • Director and Past President, Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association 2002-2009
  • The Connecticut Interagency Task Force on Trafficking in Persons, 2005-2007
  • Task Force Member, Asian Pacific American Coalition 2005-2007
  • American Inns of Court, Oliver Ellsworth Chapter, 2003-2004


- Mandarin

- Spanish

- Taiwanese


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It’s Time to Prepare for the FY2021 H-1B Visa Filing Season

December 4, 2019 | Alert | By Angel Feng

This alert provides tips for employers preparing for the upcoming FY2021 H-1B cap season and reviews the requirements of the new H-1B registration system.
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Limited Expedited Processing Options for Dependents

July 24, 2019 | Alert | By Angel Feng

This Mintz article describes how recent changes in USCIS visa processing policies may affect dependents of nonimmigrant visa holders.
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Be Prepared: DHS Site Visits on the Rise

August 31, 2018 | Blog | By Angel Feng

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducts site visits at the offices of employers who petitioned or are petitioning for temporary work visas on behalf of their employees. These site visits are funded by the $500 “anti-fraud” fee that is a component of the filing fees for H-1B and L-1 petitions.
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Government enforcement activities at businesses have significantly increased this year. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has already conducted 5,200 audits this year compared to 1,360 audits in all of 2017.
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USCIS Revises Form I-9

July 19, 2017 | Blog | By Angel Feng

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published another revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. It will be mandatory for employers to use this new version of the form commencing September 18, 2017.
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Back to Work from Travel Abroad? Check Your Form I-94!

September 6, 2016 | Blog | By Angel Feng

As foreign national employees come back from summer vacations and travel abroad, one of the most overlooked immigration documents and pitfalls is Form I-94.
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What an afternoon!  When Winston Wild’s manager called me, indicating that he was detained at Pearson International Airport, we did not know what to do, which is why I called you. Thank you for calling Winston Wild so quickly and explaining that he was only delayed and placed in Secondary Inspection.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis announced on February 9, 2016 that the Commission would begin accepting requests for and issue U and T visa certifications. The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act in part created U and T visas.
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As students and scholars change status from F-1, J-1 or other FICA exempt statuses to H-1B starting October 1, these employees will become subject to FICA taxes upon the effective date of their H-1B status. All employers and employees are required to pay social security and Medicare taxes.
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News & Press

Immigration Special Counsel Angel Feng provides commentary in this feature article discussing how attorneys can prepare for the anticipated unprecedented numbers of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement I-9 audits this year.



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