Ralph Hua is a partner in Fisher Phillips’ Seattle office. His practice focuses on business immigration. Ralph helps employers and their foreign national employees navigate the complex U.S. immigration system from temporary worker status all the way to permanent residency. He helps employers of different sizes and industries build and improve their customized immigration and compliance policies. Ralph’s clients include household names in information technology, retail, gaming, art design, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing.
In addition to business immigration, Ralph also handles a wide range of immigration cases including family-based petitions, naturalization, waivers, and removal defense appellate practice. He has extensive experience handling complex issues arising in immigration context, such as immigration consequence of criminal offenses and allegations of immigration violations.
Ralph represents clients in appeals of adverse agency actions both at the agency level and at the federal court. He successfully litigated mandamus lawsuits against immigration agency adjudication delay, and lawsuits under the Administrative Procedure Act against arbitrary decisions in immigration cases.
Ralph also has extensive experience in employer I-9 compliance. He advises employers in I-9 best practice, and represents them in defending I-9 audits and litigations at the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO).
Ralph is a native Mandarin speaker.