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Danielle A. Porter

Practice Group Associate

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Danielle provides immigration advice and legal strategy to corporate human resources and global mobility teams in a variety of sectors, including information technology, management consulting and financial services.  

Prior to joining Mintz, Danielle was a business immigration staff attorney in the Boston office of an international law firm, where she handled NIV and IV applications and petitions, including AOS, I-140, PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3, H-1B1, and F-1 OPT, and provided legal analysis and comprehensive responses to government inquiries, including Requests for Evidence.

Earlier, Danielle worked as an immigration case manager in a global law firm’s labor and employment practice, where she represented clients in securing non-immigrant and immigrant visas pertaining to multinational executives and managers, investors, individuals of extraordinary ability, foreign entrepreneurs, scientists, and other specialty occupations. Before she earned her law degree, Danielle worked as a paralegal for law offices in Boston and in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School (JD)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (BA)

Languages

- Spanish

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Travel Alert – Update on U.S. Travel Bans

January 28, 2021 | Alert | By Maryanne Kline, Danielle Porter

This alert advises caution regarding international travel and covers the CDC’s January 26, 2021 order on COVID-19 testing, current travel bans and their exemptions and waivers, visa processing, and additional notes on entry into the US.
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President Biden Rescinds Muslim travel bans

January 26, 2021 | Blog | By Danielle Porter

On his first day in office, President Joseph Biden sought to end a series of discriminatory travel bans set forth by the previous administration. President Biden focused his initial presidential actions on returning to this country’s tolerant and welcoming principles and values, the traditional American sentiment laid out in the inscription on the Statue of Liberty itself.
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Form I-9 Requirements Flexibility Extended until December 31, 2020

November 19, 2020 | Blog | By Danielle Porter

On November 18, 2020, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced they would again extend flexibility relating to in-person Form I-9 compliance.
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Important Reminders as the Holiday Travel Season Approaches

November 18, 2020 | Blog | By Maryanne Kline, Danielle Porter

As the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions continue, many who have endured long separations from home and family are eager to travel as the holidays approach. Everyone considering holiday travel is urged to carefully consider the risks and be fully aware of how ongoing conditions may impact travel.
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New Regulations will Significantly Restrict H-1B Visa Eligibility — Part 2 of 2

October 8, 2020 | Alert | By John Quill, William Coffman, Danielle Porter

This alert analyzes regulations announced by DOL and DHS on October 6, 2020 that will significantly impact the H-1B visa program. They take effect on December 7, 2020.
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This alert reviews the cut-off dates for the EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and Other Worker employment-based categories that determine if an individual may file a Form I-485 Adjustment of Status application (“green card” application) to USCIS.
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October 2020 Visa Bulletin: Significant Advancement for Most Employment-Based Categories

September 24, 2020 | Alert | By Danielle Porter, John Quill

This alert covers the Department of State’s per-country priority date cut-offs for the October 2020 Visa Bulletin, including the dates found in the bulletin’s Final Action Chart and Dates for Filing Chart.
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DHS Terminates COVID-related Flight Arrival Restrictions

September 14, 2020 | Blog | By Danielle Porter

On September 15, 2020 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish an announcement that it will terminate arrival restrictions applicable to certain international flights starting on September 14, 2020.
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Coronavirus – Further Updates on Travel Impact

March 2, 2020 | Alert | By Danielle Porter

Read about updated CDC and DOS travel guidance for Iran, Italy, China, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong and President Trump's entry ban for foreign nationals who have been in Iran within 14 days.
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