Anu Gupta is and has always been an achiever. When she sets her mind to do something, you can rest assured she does it. That’s how Immigration Desk was founded. It was merely an idea until she transformed it into something real. The concept was simple enough: leave no client behind. Regardless of whether the client is a corporation or an individual, Anu Gupta was determined to create an immigration practice where creative thinking, a deep understanding of the immigration system, and expert knowledge of the law combine to ensure each client’s immigration needs are met as seamlessly and painlessly as possible.
As it is, over 99% of thousands of petitions filed in a span of 20+ years have been approved through Anu Gupta’s Immigration Desk.
A Business Immigration Attorney Who Builds Strong Partnerships
Anu founded Immigration Desk in 1999 in Silicon Valley, after she moved to California from New York where she had been working at a mid-Manhattan law firm handling international contracts and business litigation. She was in Silicon Valley for the tech boom, and she was also there when the tech bubble burst. Anu worked with think tanks, entrepreneurs, foreign investors, college professors, innovators, IT startups, and corporations, helping them grow their businesses and acquire the skilled workers they needed. Then – during the recession – she ensured these same businesses complied with rules and regulations on layoffs and mass terminations and helped some of their employees transfer their work visas to legitimize their continued stay in the United States.
During the economic downturn and the intensified ICE crackdowns and increased Department of Labor audits that followed, Anu met every challenge with a fresh perspective and renewed energy for each of her corporate clients. Whether a corporate client was undergoing an immigration audit or fraud investigation, Anu strategically represented and handled each matter. She positioned Immigration Desk to advise businesses on best practices and in-house procedures for self-auditing and compliance with immigration regulations, LCA audits, mandatory document maintenance, among other things.
Each prior corporate immigration matter informs the present. Now, even though Anu Gupta is based in Massachusetts, she continues to handle immigration matters for companies she represented when she started Immigration Desk in California – this is a testament to the trust she builds between herself and her clients. She has built a large clientele because when she provides business immigration legal services, she does so with long-term ambitions that are mutually beneficial. Through this process, she builds relationships that are more akin to partnerships than anything else.
A Family Immigration Lawyer Who Understands Her Clients
At Immigration Desk, we know that while businesses are the backbone of the economy, families are the backbone of our communities. Whether you want to be reunited with loved ones in the United States or meet someone while in the United States, family-based immigration is the answer to staying and building stronger communities together. Many of you may come to the United States on a student visa and meet someone and want to stay, and later you may want to bring family members from your country of origin to the United States – whatever it is, Anu Gupta sees each client as a person and not a case, and she will use her skills, experience, and resources to help.
Born in India herself, Anu Gupta came to the United States when she was 20 years old. She had only $20 in her pocket and a place to live. Unlike many myths about international students, Anu Gupta was not rich, and she worked throughout undergraduate school at DePaul University in Chicago. Often having to trudge through the snow at 5:00 am to go to work, she would return to her room later in the day, exhausted but bright-eyed and ready to study. As a straight-A student, she successfully completed 10 courses each semester, graduated summa cum laude, took the LSAT, and was accepted to DePaul University College of Law – her alma mater – all in one year.
During her extended studies, Anu was creating a life for herself in the United States. Though she missed her family in India, she stayed in the United States, eventually becoming a naturalized citizen.
It is the combination of these experiences that nurtured Anu’s desire to focus her law practice on immigration. She wants to give back to the very thing that got her to where she is today. She understands the emotional roller coaster that the convoluted immigration process entails. She shares her clients’ anxieties and worries. She also knows their hopes and aspirations. As such, Anu Gupta wants to help each client who possesses the same ambition, desires, and dreams. Though different, these dreams are still grounded in the same principle that immigration is what makes this country thrive economically, academically, and socially.
Immigration Services with Strong Roots
Deep roots are the support needed for a person to branch out and reach boundaries never thought possible. Anu Gupta is deeply rooted to her home in India. These roots taught her a love for education and the fulfillment of hard work. She learned from her parents that honesty, integrity, and determination are the keys to achieving life’s goals.
When thinking of home, Anu cannot help but hear her father’s words reverberating in her head:
A good surgeon knows the complications that can arise.
An excellent surgeon knows how to manage those complications.
Only the best prepares the case so that the complications never arise.
The moral behind his words also echoes in her head: Brilliance is working hard to learn everything you can, so your cases never have complications. She applies this philosophy to each case – it is this philosophy that acts as the baseline for Immigration Desk’s sterling reputation and almost perfect petition approval rates.
The teachings of her parents in India are the roots that allowed Anu to branch out on her own when she came to the United States to study, when she stayed in the United States to start her own family and immigration practice, and when she expanded that practice from India to the United States and beyond.