Whitney Hughes is an Associate at Fragomen’s San Francisco office. She focuses her practice on comprehensive immigration issues, including employment-based visa petitions and permanent residency applications. Her practice includes advising on nonimmigrant visas, as well as the PERM labor certification process.
Whitney first joined Fragomen as a Law Clerk in the New York office, where she assisted with clients’ immigration needs related to PERM, Adjustment of Status, L visas and I-140s.
During law school, she served as a Staff Editor and Associate Editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.
Whitney also interned at the Legal Aid Society, where she helped victims of abuse to obtain U visas.
Whitney speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Managed the nonimmigrant visa caseload for an H-1B dependent client.
Drafted Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for complex nonimmigrant issues.
Prepared petitions for various types of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, including O-1, TN, EB-1, EB-5, E-3, H1-B1, J-1, F-1 and B-1 visas.
Assisted clients with asylum, naturalization, Violence Against Women Act and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, and issues related to the legal consequences of criminal convictions, visa overstays and deportability.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law | J.D., 2016, cum laude