Shireen J. Karcutskie concentrates her practice in various aspects of immigration law, including employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, employment eligibility verification and related compliance issues, as well as investment-based immigration. She has a particular focus on the immigration processes related to colleges and universities, and significant experience working with professors and researchers to help them secure permanent residence. Her focus in immigration began in 2012, initially as a paralegal prior to law school, as a summer associate with a prominent immigration firm during law school, and as an associate with the same firm after law school.

During law school, Shireen served as a law clerk with Americans for Immigrant Justice. She also served as a student attorney with the University of Miami’s Immigration Clinic, where she successfully advocated on behalf of a client in removal proceedings, and wrote and submitted an amicus brief to Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Immigration Lawyers Association

News, Analysis & Press

Social Security No-Match Letters Return

SHRM Online

January 14, 2021

USCIS Announces Fee Increases


August 11, 2020

WPI Labor Day Report 2019

WPI Report

September 3, 2019

Littler's WPI Labor Day Report 2018

WPI Report

August 30, 2018

An Increase in Work Site Enforcement and Raids

Bloomberg Law

February 1, 2018

Speaking Engagements

Breaking Down the Basics: Defining the Fundamentals of Employer Compliance and Immigration Policy

August 14, 2018


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2015
  • B.A., University of Georgia, 2009

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