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About Robert C Divine
Robert C. Divine is an EB-5 immigration attorney who leads the immigration practice group of Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC from their Chattanooga and Washington, D.C. offices. Attorney Divine concentrates his work on litigation and business immigration and has widespread experience assisting clients from throughout the world with various business-based and temporary immigration status cases. His clientele includes investors, traders, transferee program participants, those seeking labor certification, religious workers, medical workers, extraordinary ability aliens, and those seeking national interest waivers.
Divine has represented numerous business developers that utilize EB-5 Regional Centers. He was elected as the vice president of the Association to Invest in the USA, the national EB-5 Regional Center industry association. Divine also represents individual investors seeking to obtain permanent residence through the EB-5 program. He has spoken before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the EB-5 program’s job creation effects and the importance of reauthorizing EB-5 Regional Center legislation.
Divine served as chief counsel of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for two years, and subsequently served as the USCIS acting director and acting deputy director for one year. During this time, he increased the agency’s procedures and rules, spearheaded the USCIS Transformation Program, enhanced operational security, and testified before Congress regarding the E-Verify program. He has also testified on immigration law within courts throughout the United States and abroad, and served as an expert on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Divine earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in 1982 and his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1985. He is admitted to practice in the state of Tennessee.
Any opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of Robert Divine, but do not constitute legal advice. Content published here is not reviewed or approved by Baker Donelson before it is posted and does not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Baker Donelson. Robert Divine is expressing personal opinions and not legal opinions and disclaims any and all legal responsibility and liability for his personal comments posted on this site.
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