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Associate - Ashley E. Mendoza

Ashley E. Mendoza


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Ashley E. Mendoza is an associate in the Employer Defense and Labor Relations Practice Group, practicing primarily in the area of immigration law. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Treasurer of the Connecticut chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a member of the New York chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ashley has dedicated her career to immigration law, practicing exclusively in this area for the past five years.

Ashley has provided employment-based immigration advice and services for a variety of clients, ranging from small employers to Fortune 500 companies in the retail, entertainment, fashion, fine arts, culinary, sports, media, communications and marketing, and information technology industries. Ashley has extensive experience devising and executing comprehensive case strategies in order to timely obtain the desired immigration benefits for foreign nationals whose talents are crucial to the ongoing business and growth of U.S. employers.

Ashley has successfully filed employment-based EB-1-1, EB-1-3, EB-2 and EB-3 [PERM and National Interest Waiver] immigrant petitions as well as O-1A, O-1B, O-2, L-1A, L-1B, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-1B1, H-3, TN (NAFTA), J-1, and P-1 nonimmigrant visa petitions and applications for a wide range of professionals including company executives, investors, entrepreneurs, marketing analysts and strategists, physicians, biomedical researchers, teachers (primary through university level), computer science and information systems engineers, economists, architects, accountants and auditors, graphic designers, artist and model agents, artists (photographers, hair and makeup artists, stylists, sculptors, illustrators, etc.), models, actors, comedians, directors, producers and production support personnel, musicians, athletes and fashion and jewelry designers. She has also successfully filed family-based immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications. Upon petition approval from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ashley has regularly provided immigration advice and services to foreign nationals in connection with the consular process to timely obtain their visa stamps from U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. Ashley has also counseled U.S. employers regarding I-9 compliance and self-audits, as well as compliance with the federal anti-discrimination immigration laws.


  • New York Law School Moot Court Association Executive Board
  • New York Law School Legal Association for Women Executive Board

Professional Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Connecticut Chapter: Treasurer; Corporate Practice Committee, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter: Member; Pro Bono Committee, Member (2015-2016)
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New York Law School Moot Court Alumni Organization: Founder/Vice President
  • Alumni Admission Collaborative Participant for Wheaton College

Community Involvement

  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program
  • Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, Team Captain (2009-2014)


February 13, 2018  U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria
February 9, 2018  ICE Issues Policy on Civil Immigration Courthouse Arrests: A Precursor to More Such Enforcement Activities?
February 5, 2018  You Win the FY 2019 H-1B Lottery: Are Your Worries Behind You?
January 30, 2018  H-1B Visa Procedures to Remain the Same for Fiscal Year 2019: First Date to File is April 2, 2018
December 7, 2017  U.S. Supreme Court Allows Third Version of Travel Ban to Take Effect
November 10, 2017  USCIS Issues Scam Alert for Employers
July 17, 2017  USCIS Releases New Form I-9
June 29, 2017  Department of State Will Begin Implementing 90-Day Travel and Refugee Ban Beginning June 29, 2017
June 27, 2017  Supreme Court Decides to Hear Travel and Refugee Ban Case and Clarifies Enforcement of Executive Orders Pending Hearing
May 17, 2017  Redesigned Permanent Resident Card and Employment Authorization Documents
May 16, 2017  A Harbinger For Some U.S. Visa Applicants of More Rigorous Vetting and Longer Waits for U.S. Visas?
May 2, 2017  USCIS Announces Targeted Use of Site Visits to Certain H-1B Employers to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse
April 27, 2017  Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") Announces New Office for Victims of Illegal Immigrant Crime
April 26, 2017  Employers Should Review USCIS Fillable Forms I-9 Completed Based on Download From USCIS Website Between November 14 and November 17, 2016 for Social Security Number Glitch
April 26, 2017  United States District Court Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Withholding Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities
April 19, 2017  Starting May 1, 2017 USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents
March 8, 2017  President Trump Issues March 6th Executive Order Revising Travel Ban
February 27, 2017  Department of Homeland Security Issues Two Memos Regarding Implementation of Two Recent Executive Orders on Immigration Enforcement
February 10, 2017  Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds the Temporary Restraining Order on Enforcement of President Trump's January 27th Executive Order
February 7, 2017  Oral Argument Scheduled for Today on Enforcement of President Trump's January 27th Executive Order
February 2, 2017  Executive Orders Regarding Immigration
November 28, 2016, Updated February 3, 2017  USCIS Releases A Revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
October 26, 2016  USCIS Increases Application and Petition Filing Fees as of December 23, 2016
August 29, 2016  Compliance Conundrum -- Unauthorized Exports v. Discrimination: Find a Win in a Lose-Lose Scenario
May 6, 2016  Approaching the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's New STEM OPT Extension Regulations with Caution

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Practice Areas


  • New York Law School, J.D., 2010, cum laude
  • Wheaton College, B.A., 2007, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut

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