In addition to immigration law, Mr. Resnick practices in the areas of labor and employment law, civil rights, and constitutional law.
Mr. Resnick has practiced immigration law since 1973. He has extensive experience in virtually every area of immigration practice, including business immigration, family unification, asylum and refugee matters, nationality and citizenship issues, employer sanctions and other employment related immigration matters, and the defense of foreign nationals under removal proceedings.
He has litigated immigration cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals, including litigating Silva v Bell, 605 F. 2d 978 (7th Cir. 1979), which resulted in the recapturing of 144,999 visa numbers that were illegally charged against the Western Hemisphere numerical limitation and the distribution of these numbers to natives of the Western Hemisphere awaiting immigrant visas. During the pendency of Silva v Bell, the Court of Appeals protected over 500,000 natives of the Western Hemisphere from deportation and granted them employment authorization.
Mr. Resnick’s clients include multinational corporations, medium and small-sized businesses, universities, medical centers, and individual foreign nationals and their families. He counsels corporations, unions, universities, and other non-profit organizations concerning institutional immigration policies and practices, including employment-related immigration issues.
Mr. Resnick has decades of experience representing clients in the fields of labor and employment law. He has extensive experience in collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitration, wage and hour matters, and the litigation of labor and employment matters.
Upon graduation from law school in 1973, Mr. Resnick received a Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship to work at the 18th Street Neighborhood Legal Services Office of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. In 1976, he obtained private foundation funding to open the Legal Services Center for Immigrants, one of the nation’s first legal services advocacy centers for immigrant rights.