Ray said, “Most of these students are in the United States under an F-1 student visa, which is quite restrictive in that it does not permit a student to work in the United States.”
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About Raymond G. Lahoud
Raymond G. Lahoud has established himself as a preeminent immigration lawyer with a global practice focused on corporate and employment immigration issues as well as immigration litigation.
As Chair of Norris McLaughlin’s Immigration Law Practice Group, Ray represents individuals and families, domestic and multinational businesses and corporations, employers, international employees, investors, students, professors, researchers, skilled professionals, athletes, and entertainers. He skillfully assembles a team to strategically work together, including the firm’s immigration attorneys, employer immigration auditors, and other immigration professionals to help domestic and foreign clients navigate every type of immigration or deportation defense matter. Ray has distinguished himself as an attorney who provides tailored solutions and valuable guidance to his clients, based upon his in-depth knowledge of immigration law. Ray’s extraordinary creativity, distinguished advocacy skills, and true passion for his immigration practice have helped countless individuals, families, and organizations of all types and sizes to resolve the most complex of immigration concerns.
Throughout his legal career, Ray has been recognized for both his knowledge of immigration law and the level of service he provides to his clients. These honors include the following:
- New York State Bar Association’s Empire State Counsel Award (2012 – present), recognizing members who performed 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services.
- Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award (2021)
- New York Super Lawyer “Rising Stars” in Immigration Law (2013, 2016, 2020-2021)
- EB5 Investors Magazine “Top 5 Rising Stars in the EB-5 Industry” (2017)
- Lehigh Valley Business 2021 “Power 30 in Law”
- Lehigh Valley Business “Forty Under 40” Class of 2017
Ray is often called on to lecture and write about, discuss, and provide insight into the complex area of immigration law by universities, researchers, and media outlets from all corners of the globe, including an NBC News special on his practice – Living in Limbo: Lawyer Navigates Trump Stance on Immigration.