Julie Aponte, Managing DirectorOver her 28 years of professional experience in employmentbased immigration law, Julie Aponte, managing director of J. Aponte & Associates, has helped numerous individuals and multinational corporations navigate the complexities of U.S. immigration laws. Prioritizing excellence in customer service and quality of work, the firm helps employers secure temporary and permanent immigration benefits for foreign national professional employees working in the U.S.
“As an immigrant, I have a personal understanding of what an immigrant would experience. While each client has their own story, it is the shared experience of assimilating into a new culture that ties us together,” says Aponte.
J. Aponte & Associates enables multinational and local companies of all sizes to navigate the complexities of employment-based immigration law. The firm absorbs and understands changes in laws and government policies from various agencies, including the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Department of Labor, to proactively counsel clients on the impact of these changes. It works with them, helping them embrace the changes to ensure compliance and revise existing legal strategies into their corporate immigration policies and practices.
“We offer immigration strategies and solutions to ensure smooth process flow across all government agencies. To prevent gaps in employment authorization and make internal strategic business decisions, we help corporate clients with resource distribution based on visa issuance and work projects. We also provide them and their employees with detailed information for planning the detailed logistics in securing work visas for international relocations,” adds Aponte.
J. Aponte & Associates focuses on the most efficient way to obtain work authorization for transferring employees from overseas to the U.S. while ensuring the company’s priorities are met. Similarly, it provides corporate clients with a thorough review of a candidate’s need for employment-based immigration sponsorship. It also addresses legal strategies, timing, maximum periods of stay, and costs with the corporate contact to set expectations and provide them with the information for making strategic business decisions that would increase the success of their businesses.
J. Aponte & Associates’ approach toward client engagement has garnered strong, long-term relationships spanning decades. For instance, it has represented a corporation for over 24 years. Working with them on hundreds of petitions and applications, it has created a solid corporate immigration policy and systems to meet and overcome strict government standards and ensure the highest probability of success for each petition.
We offer immigration strategies and solutions to ensure smooth process flow across all government agencies
“During the last seven years, though the rules, regulations, and restrictions in employment-based immigration law have been the toughest—including numerous pandemic-related travel restrictions, global consular closures, and substantial and unprecedented government processing delays—we navigated and overcame them to ensure continued employment authorization of our clients’ foreign worker population,” says Aponte. J. Aponte & Associates also guided the client’s foreign worker population on complex immigration rules and created a successful strategy for their permanent residence applications and petitions.
Over the years, J. Aponte & Associates has distinguished itself in the employment-based immigration sponsorship arena by prioritizing customer service, presenting quality work, and offering solid immigration counsel to its clients. It will continue to be passionate about what it does to ensure the most efficient solution for employees and companies.