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John F. Quill

Member / Chair, Immigration Practice

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John’s practice encompasses all aspects of immigration and nationality law. John draws on over two decades of experience to help companies and their employees obtain nonimmigrant visas, including B, E, H, J, L, O, and TN visas. He also handles applications for PERM labor certification; extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, and national interest waiver petitions; adjustment of status procedures; consular processing; and naturalization. John has distinguished himself in the use of legal operations and technology to streamline practices and develop innovative solutions to challenging legal and case production issues. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including biotechnology, FinTech, hospitals & health systems, insurance, financial services, retailers, education, consulting, and staffing services.

Prior to joining Mintz, John was a partner in the business immigration group of an international law firm. Earlier, he was an immigration attorney at a Boston-based law firm.

In addition to his practice, John is a frequent panelist at seminars on immigration topics, and he regularly writes articles about business immigration. He has also served as co-chair of American Immigration Lawyers Association regional conferences.

 During law school, John was a finalist in the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition.

Education

  • University of Colorado (JD)
  • University of Massachusetts (BA, cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Labor & Employment: Immigration (2020)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Immigration Law (2017 – 2021)

Involvement

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Volunteer attorney, Irish International Immigrant Center

Recent Insights

News & Press

Viewpoints

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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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Form I-9 Flexibility Updates

August 21, 2020 | Blog | By John Quill, Eleanor Shea

On August 18, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced they would again extend flexibility relating to in-person Form I-9 compliance.
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Update - USCIS Filing Fee Increases

August 19, 2020 | Blog | By John Quill, Angel Feng

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USCIS Conducts Second H-1B Cap Lottery

August 17, 2020 | Blog | By John Quill

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This alert reviews August 12, 2020 guidance regarding the “National Interest” exemption to the Presidential Proclamation that bans entry to the US for H-1B, H-2B, L-1 and certain J-1 travelers who were outside the US and not in possession of a valid visa or travel document as of June 24, 2020.
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USCIS to Significantly Increase Filing Fees

August 4, 2020 | Alert | By John Quill, Angel Feng

On August 3, USCIS issued a Final Rule, which will dramatically increase filing fees for many common petitions and applications and reduce other filing fees.
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This alert provides an update on the government’s implementation of its June 22, 2020 Presidential Proclamation restricting entry of H, L and J visa holders into the United States.
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This alert outlines President Trump’s June 22, 2020 travel ban proclamation, which extends a temporary travel ban announced on April 22, 2020 that restricted certain individuals issued immigrant visas at U.S. consulates from entering the US.
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USCIS Settlement a Win for Staffing Companies and H-1B Workers

May 26, 2020 | Alert | By Lindsey Steinberg, John Quill

This alert provides insight on USCIS’s Serenity Info Tech et al. v. Kenneth T. Cuccinelli settlement, which overturns 10 years of policies limiting employers of certain H-1B visa holders.
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News & Press

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In the latest guide, Mintz garnered rankings as a top national firm in eight practice areas, and 32 firm attorneys were individually recognized.
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Member and Chair of Mintz’s Immigration Practice John F. Quill was quoted extensively in an article published by Law360 on technological concerns in advance of the March 1 launch of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new online system for filing H-1B visa requests.
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Chair of Mintz’s Immigration Practice John F. Quill was quoted in a recent Law360 article detailing the top five immigration policies to watch in 2020. In particular, Mr. Quill provided commentary on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ planned revisions to the definitions of “specialty occupation,” “employment” and “employer-employee relationship” for the H-1B visa program.
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On December 6, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will implement a new online registration process for employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2021. In this Law360 expert analysis column, Member and Chair of the Immigration practice John F. Quill provided guidance for employers as they prepare to navigate the new system.
Member and Chair of Mintz’s Immigration Practice John Quill authored an expert analysis column published by Law360 that provided key takeaways from the United States Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule regarding a filing fee for cap-subject H-1B petitions.
John Quill has joined Mintz’s office in Boston, where he will focus on business immigration matters and improving immigration data reporting. The firm’s Immigration Practice attorneys serve as trusted business advisors for top-tier companies with offices throughout the world.