Miguel A. Manna

Of Counsel || Raleigh

Miguel works closely with both large multinational corporations and individuals to strategize the most successful pathways to accomplish their immigration goals.  In so doing, he balances the needs of his clients with the complex requirements of the federal statutes and regulations.

Miguel is a native of Caracas, Venezuela.  Before moving to the United States, he lived in Panama, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan.

Learn more about Miguel A. Manna
  • Assisting large multinational corporations and small businesses in strategy planning, preparation and filing of business-based, immigrant and non-immigrant visas and labor certification applications; for their foreign employees. Provides immigration counsel to information technology companies, financial and banking institutions, manufacturers, health care providers and higher education.
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of Family-based immigrant visas petitions;
  • Represent foreign nationals before Department of Homeland Security, the Executive Office of Immigration Review and the Department of State;
  • Assists U.S. companies in preparing an employment eligibility compliance program and related corporate policies to achieve improved I-9 compliance and defend against government investigations.


  • J.D., St. Mary's University, 2004
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1998

Admittance to Practice

  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Professional Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association


  • Capital Associated Industries (CAI) - "Immigration Compliance Seminar" - Raleigh - 2010
  • The Employer’s Association - "I-9 Compliance Seminar" - Charlotte - 2008
  • North Carolina Association of Police Attorney Association - "Challenges in Implementing 287(g)" - Asheville - 2007
  • March 13, 2019 - Law360 - "Processing Delays Reveal USCIS Stretched To Its Limits"
  • July 13, 2018 - Law360 - "USCIS Policy May Push Business Immigration Attys To Litigate"
  • May 18, 2018 - Triangle Business Journal - "How local colleges are bucking a national trend of lower enrollment of foreign students"
  • December 29, 2017 - Triangle Business Journal - "Looking to 2018: How new tax, security rules may impact Triangle businesses"
  • July 18, 2017 - Law360 - "Attys Get Ready To Sprint For Coveted H-2B Worker Visas"

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