William C. Menard practices exclusively in immigration law and deportation defense.
William has represented both individual and corporate clients in all facets of immigration law. William has appeared on behalf of clients in deportation proceedings before immigration courts throughout the country, including in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. William has represented numerous clients before both the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and Board of Immigration Appeals, and conducted oral arguments before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. William has completed and advised on a host of permanent residence visas, including green cards for family members of United States Citizens (both consular processing applications and adjustments of status within the United States), and EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and EB-5 visas for business managers, executives, other professionals, and investors (including PERM labor certifications, when needed), as well as a wide range of temporary visas, including B1/B2 visas for visitors and tourists, F visas for international students, K visas for fiancé(e)s of United States Citizens, L visas for both international corporations and their executives and managers, U visas for victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes, TN Visas for professionals from Canada and Mexico, applications for asylum, applications for cancellation of removal from the United States for both permanent and nonpermanent residents, and many more. William represents clients at all stages of proceedings before the immigration court, including obtaining bail for detained individuals and applying for relief from deportation, as well as petitions and applications before the Departments of State and Homeland Security. William has represented clients from six continents spanning the entire globe, including: Mexico, Canada, and El Salvador; Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina; France, Germany, and the United Kingdom; Senegal, Egypt, and Ghana; China, Japan, and the Philippines; and Australia.
William is also active in his community on immigration matters, helping to write a town ordinance protecting immigrants from discrimination. William has also advised education professionals on how to help ensure that immigrant students feel safe in school.
Prior to that, in law school, William was selected to join his school’s prestigious Moot Court Honor Society. As a part of Moot Court, he earned the Joseph T. Tinnelly Best Brief Award for his year, and was twice chosen to argue in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, the largest and most respected moot court competition in the world. While an undergraduate student, William worked for the Claremont Courier, a Los Angeles-area newspaper, where he covered numerous areas as a journalist, including U.S. Congressional campaigns, immigration in Southern California, healthcare and abortion rights, and more. He also interned for a New York labor and employment law firm and worked as a public relations representative for the Harlem Children’s Society, promoting a New York-based organization that helped bright children from underprivileged backgrounds and communities pursue college degrees and careers in math and science.
Immigration Weekly Round-Up: NJ Immigrant Detainees Moved to Unknown Locations While Advocates Block NJ Turnpike to Request Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Workers; Supreme Court Denies Bond Hearings for Some Detained Immigrants
Weekly Immigration Round-Up: Organizations Sue to Stop High Wage-Based Visa System; Biden Administration Drops Health Insurance Mandate for New Immigrants; White House to Admit Small Number of Vulnerable Immigrants into United States
Weekly Immigration Round-Up: Congressional Reps Propose Increased Health Care for Immigrants; Fear of Undocumented Immigration Drops Significantly in New Jersey; New Wage Requirements Delayed For Highly-Skilled Foreign Workers
Weekly Immigration Round-Up: Landlord Sues Elizabeth, New Jersey, Detention Center; USCIS Agrees to Speed Up Employment Applications for Spouses of Temporary Workers; Federal Court Grants Immigration Judges More Power to Close Removal Cases
Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Supreme Court Decision Expands Relief for Thousands of Immigrants Facing Deportation; New Jersey to Begin Issuing Driver’s Licenses to All Residents Regardless of Immigration Status; ICE Limits Arrests at Courthouses
Immigration Weekly Round-Up: New Jersey Governor Considers Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Residents; Supreme Court Wary of Green Cards for Immigrants with TPS; Mexican President Discusses U.S. Visas for Work on Reforestation
Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Applications for Employment Authorization Now Online for Students; Biden Reaches Deal To Stem Immigration at Border; Central American Countries Agree to Anti-Corruption Plan
Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Visa Processing Resumes for Thousands of Foreign Workers; Report Finds Severe Overcrowding at Immigration Detention Centers; No Immigration Enforcement at COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
The Weekly Round-Up: Justice Department Delays Decision to Revoke Legal Fund for Immigrants, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Threatens to Sue ICE, and Private Prison Reports Expects Profit Increases Amid Multiple Lawsuits
The Weekly Round-Up: Federal Court Blocks White House from Punishing Sanctuary Cities, Florida Businesses Oppose Mandatory Electronic Employment Verification, and President Trump Drops Immigrant Legal Defense Fund
The Weekly Round-Up: ICE Spokesperson Resigns, Citing “Falsehoods;” H-2B Seasonal Worker Program Receives Increased Scrutiny; and Massachusetts Advocates Seek to Stop Immigration Arrests at Courthouses
The Weekly Round-Up: Department of Justice Sues California Over “Sanctuary Cities,” USCIS Likely to Suspend Speedy Processing for Skilled Foreign Professionals, and Employees, Employers, and Congress Discuss Visas for Farm WorkersSee More
William C. Menard was selected to the JD Supra 2018 Readers Choice Awards list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
William C. Menard was selected to the JD Supra 2019 Readers Choice Awards list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
William C. Menard was selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.