Susanna Visconti

Attorney / Shareholder

Contact Info

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Areas of Concentration

Immigration & Nationality Law

– Employment visas
• L-1A/L-1B
• H-1B,H-2A/2B
• TN
• O, P, R
– Investor visas
• E-1/E-2
– Permanent visas
• EB1-EB5
– Labor Certifications
– I-9 Employment Verification and
– Family-based adjustment-of-status,
I-751 Removal of Condition
– Immigrant visas, Fiancée’ visas
– Naturalization, Derivative Citizenship
– Waiver Cases
– Consular Processing Issues
– El Paso Port of Entry Issues


St. Mary’s University
Juris Doctor

Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts
Political Science/Italian
cum laude

Admissions & Qualifications

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court
Western District of Texas


– English
– Spanish
– Italian
– French

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Susanna Visconti, a shareholder, has focused her practice entirely in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law for the past 27 plus years. Her practice includes business and family-based immigration, consular processing, employer sanctions/worksite enforcements, citizenship and naturalization, waivers, and port of entry issues.

Ms. Visconti’s clients have included large international corporations, global manufacturing companies, construction companies, transportation companies, agricultural businesses, educational institutions, hospitals, and medical schools, sports teams, restaurants and food franchises, religious entities, investors, scientists, researchers, non-profit organizations, families, and individuals. Her client base includes individuals and companies from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Ms. Visconti is a graduate of Wellesley College and St. Mary’s Law School. She is a member of the El Paso Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Ms. Visconti is a frequent lecturer to local professional and business groups on immigration law. She also serves as the local AILA liaison between local AILA attorneys and US Customs Border Protection. In the past, she has served on AILA’s USCIS International Operations National Committee and more recently, AILA’s Department of State National Committee.

Representative Matters
  • Represented investors from foreign countries in order to obtain E‐1/E‐2 visas to work at their investment enterprise in the U.S.
  • Represented multinational companies in the transfer of executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to work at U.S. affiliates, subsidiaries, or parent companies in the U.S. with L‐1A or L‐1B visas.
  • Represented foreign professionals in obtaining TN or H‐1B visas to work at sponsoring petitioner companies.
  • Represented farming businesses in obtaining H‐2A visas for temporary agriculture workers.
  • Represented individuals in obtaining waivers to immigrate to the U.S.
  • Represented individuals in obtaining their U.S. citizenship.
  • Represented individuals in obtaining paroles to enter the U.S. for emergent reasons.
  • Represented companies in negotiating fines issued by ICE for I‐9 violations
  • Represented outstanding researchers and scientists in obtaining U.S. legal residence through their research and work known internationally.
Presentations & Publications

March 2019. Workplace Immigration Law in the Current Era. Lecture presented at 11th Annual ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar, El Paso, Texas

April 3, 2018. Presenter: ScottHulse I-9 Audit Seminar, The El Paso Club, El Paso, Texas.

July 2017. “Perscriptive Easements in Texas”. Presentation given to El Paso Electric


El Paso Museum of Art Advisory Board

County Civil Service Commission (2008‐2009)

County Ethics Commission (2011‐2015)

Leadership El Paso 2010

YWCA Board Member (2015 – 2020)

AILA USCIS International Operations National Committee ( June 2015 – June 2016)

AILA Department of State National Committee (June 2016 – March 2018)

AILA local liaison to USCIS and CBP

El Paso Police and Firemen’s Pension Fund, Trustee

Las Artistas, Current President (2018 – Present)