Andrew W. Merrills: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Andrew W. Merrills


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  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Business Immigration
  • Permanent Visas
  • Citizenship
  • Employment Visas
University Duke University, A.B., 1988
Law SchoolWalter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, J.D., 1991
Admitted1991, North Carolina
Memberships North Carolina Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association.
BornMontreal, Quebec, Canada, September 13, 1965

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The Impact of the President’s Executive Action Upon U.S. Employers
Charles Edward Gillman,Andrew W. Merrills, November 28, 2014
On Thursday evening, November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he was taking executive action that will primarily shield up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. U.S. employers will benefit from business-related portions of the executive action, but these provisions will be...

Heavy Demand Results in Untimely Retrogression for EB-2 India
Nicole Brooks,Justin Coffey,Andrew W. Merrills, January 29, 2014
Employers and their attorneys monitor the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin to determine when sponsored employees may file adjustment of status applications on Form I-485 (the last step in the permanent residence process). While, in general, the adjustment application may be filed during...

California’s New Anti-Retaliation Protections for Foreign Workers Effective January 2014
Nicole Brooks,Justin Coffey,Andrew W. Merrills, January 28, 2014
In October 2013, California enacted several new laws that provide California workers, who are seeking to change their personal information, engage in whistleblower activity, or exercise their workplace rights, with expanded protections against adverse employment actions, including specific...

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Andrew W. Merrills

4208 Six Forks Rd., Ste. 1100
RaleighNC 27609


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