David Hirson & Partners, LLP

David Hirson & Partners, LLP (“DHP”) has more than three decades of experience in U.S. immigration law and has been specially recognized for years of successful cases in business and investment immigration. David Hirson is the founding and managing partner of DHP, and he is internationally-recognized for his decades of success in investment immigration. He has been certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization continuously since 1990. David’s success with investment immigration has spanned decades, as seen by his involvement with the EB-5 program since its inception in 1990. DHP’s attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience in advising individuals, start-ups, large corporations, hospitals, and universities in navigating complex areas of employment immigration. The firm’s business and employment-based immigration practice provides a full range of services, including EB-1-1(A), EB-1-2(B), EB-1-3(C), National Interest Waivers (NIW), EB-2, EB-3, EB-5, H-1B, E-1/2, L-1(A)/2(B), H1B, and other immigrant and non-immigrant visas. DHP is one of a select few firms that also specialize in immigration for franchise businesses who have foreign partners/managers. As a full-service immigration law firm, DHP works closely with all clients to understand their needs and customize an immigration plan that surpasses expectations.

  On February 18, 2021, President Biden’s immigration reform bill was introduced in Congress this week by Senator Bob Menendez and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez. The legislation is called the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 and it includes the main tenants that President Biden announced during his first days in office. The legislation is co-sponsored by several Senators and Representatives and the focal point of the legislation is an 8-year path to citizenship for many of…
Many students from across the world come to the U.S. in order to study in an American university. These students have had to go through the process required for a student visa. If your dream is to leave your country for a few years to study in the United States, you might have looked at the requirements for obtaining a student visa, and you might feel overwhelmed by how long and complex the process is.…
  On February 17, 2021, DHP Attorney Megan Guzman presented at the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA) Southern California’s Webinar on Federal Immigration Litigation 101. Megan presented to other immigration attorneys alongside Attorneys Brian S. Green and Jennifer Rozdzielski. Megan was able to share her experience handling tough and unique immigration litigation cases in federal court. Helping her clients through court proceedings over the years have provided her with the experience necessary to best strategize…
  This year’s (Fiscal Year 2022) initial H-1B cap registration will start online at 12:00 pm Eastern (9:00 am Pacific) on March 9, 2021. This registration period will run for 16 days and end at 12:00 pm Eastern (9:00 am Pacific) on March 25, 2021. All H-1B registrations are to be completed online and each registration has a $10 fee. If enough registrations are received by March 25, USCIS will complete the random selection process…
  On February 2, 2021, Alejandro Mayorkas was confirmed by the US Senate and sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”). Secretary Mayorkas previously served as Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security under the Obama administration. After Secretary Mayorkas was confirmed and sworn in, President Biden issued three executive orders on immigration issues. First, President Biden signed an…
On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Megan Guzman, attorney at David Hirson & Partners, LLP (DHP), spoke on litigation in U.S. immigration at the Orange County Bar Association‘s (OCBA) Immigration Law Section Webinar. Emily Singer Hurvitz, attorney at David Hirson & Partners, LLP, is the OCBA’s Immigration Section Chair-Elect. Megan worked at several immigration law firms and nonprofits in DTLA before joining DHP in 2018. She has successfully litigated cases in several district…
While there have been moves to restrict immigration to the United States in recent years, immigrants who wish to move to the U.S., either temporarily or permanently, still have options. The difficulty is determining which type of visa will help you best achieve your goals. H-1B visas are reserved for employers who want to sponsor a worker in a specialty occupation to bring their talents to the U.S. Typically, these individuals work in highly specialized…
The pandemic wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy that is now in search of recovery. Some see the EB-5 investor program as one of what will be many paths towards that goal. The history of the program reveals a track record of success in creating jobs and facilitating economic development. The most recent example was the Great Recession of 2008 that saw $20.6 billion in investments and the creation of more than 700,000 jobs. Much-needed…
For decades, immigration activists have decried what they consider discrimination in the visa allocation system based on nationality that also created an onerous backlog considered the rule, not the exception. A recent move by legislators could end that process and open the door for more immigrants seeking to work in the United States. The US Senate approved passage of the High-Skilled Immigrants Act by unanimous consent, lifting caps on those seeking permanent residency permits. Formally…