Melissa R. Santiago

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.3025
Fax 614.719.4819

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Melissa is an associate in the Columbus office and a member of the corporate group.  Her practice consists of comprehensive U.S. immigration law, including both nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing with a focus in the employment context.  She provides analysis and strategy regarding international intracompany transfers, hiring new talent, and retaining existing talent.   Melissa also provides guidance on issues related to I-9 and E-Verify, as well as matters outside the scope of business immigration, including DACA, naturalization, family-based petitions, and permanent residency applications.

Melissa received her J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law, where she was associate editor for The Ohio State Business Law Journal and Vice President of the Immigration Law Society.  She received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Before joining Vorys, Melissa taught elementary school students with AmeriCorps in Columbus City Schools.

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