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Maryanne Kline

Practice Group Associate

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Maryanne’s practice focuses on US federal immigration law, with a concentration on business-based immigration issues.

She has experience representing and counseling private clients, business professionals, and entrepreneurs on the development of and strategy for the US employment of foreign nationals, executives, managers, and other workers.

Maryanne also specializes in immigration-compliance issues, business reorganizations and their immigration consequences, and immigration-related due diligence.


  • Suffolk University Law School (JD)
  • Wellesley College (BA)


  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Boston Bar Association Immigration Law Committee (2003 – 2005)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association


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Department of State Releases October 2019 Visa Bulletin

September 18, 2019 | Alert | By Maryanne Kline

This alert covers the State Department’s October 2019 visa bulletin and the news that employment-based immigrants may use the “filing date chart” in establishing eligibility to file I-485 applications for adjustment of status.
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The Thrill of a Visa, the Agony of Denial: Visa Challenges for the Esports Athlete

February 22, 2019 | Advisory | By Maryanne Kline, Elizabeth C. Egan

This article considers the use of P-1 athlete visas as a viable option for international esports competitors.
On August 31, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a final rule increasing the premium processing filing fee for all eligible applications postmarked on or after October 1, 2018. USCIS’s stated reason is that the fee increase is consistent with inflation as the premium processing fee was last adjusted in 2010.

The new premium processing fee represents an increase of almost 15% and changes the filing fee from $1,225.00 to $1,410.00. Individuals with specific questions are encouraged to consult with their Mintz Levin immigration attorney to fully assess how his or her immigration situation may be affected by this new rule.
This afternoon, USCIS announced that it is extending the temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions. In addition, starting September 11, 2018, USCIS will expand the suspension to include additional types of H-1B petitions. The suspension is expected to last until February 19, 2019.

US Supreme Court Upholds Latest Travel Ban

June 26, 2018 | Alert | By Maryanne Kline

The US Supreme Court issued a decision today upholding the third version of the travel ban established by the Trump administration. This ban, issued via Presidential Proclamation, imposes travel restrictions on citizens of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia.

Federal Court Orders Restoration of Additional DACA Provisions

April 25, 2018 | Alert | By Maryanne Kline

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, a District of Columbia federal District Court judge issued an order vacating the decision to rescind the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue to accept and process both new and renewal DACA applications.
In early October, we reported that US visa processing in Turkey had been suspended amid security concerns, and that the government of Turkey had responded with a suspension of visa processing for US citizens.
In early October, we reported that US visa processing in Turkey had been suspended amid security concerns, and that the government of Turkey had responded with a suspension of visa processing for US citizens.

US State Department “Reboots” the Diversity Visa Lottery

October 17, 2017 | Alert | By Maryanne Kline

On October 16, 2017, the US Department of State (DOS) shut down registration for the FY 2019 Diversity Lottery due to a technical problem and will restart the registration period on October 18, 2017. All entries submitted online prior to October 18, 2017 are not valid and have been excluded from the system. 
The U.S. Mission to Turkey has announced that it has suspended all nonimmigrant (temporary) visa processing at posts in Turkey. This includes all nonimmigrant visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul.



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