Ashley Q. Rotchford

With years of experience specializing in business immigration, Ashley’s goal has always remained advocating for clients, and providing up-to-date counsel on emerging immigration issues and concerns. Representing clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies, professional sports teams, and everywhere in between, Ashley can assist with  all types of client challenges  in the immigration sector. She has extensive experience with nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, the U.S. Embassies/Consulates, family-based petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, and the PERM process, among others.

Treating the immigration system like the puzzle it is, Ashley and the entire Immigration & Mobility Group work hard to come up with creative solutions that meet each individual client’s needs. This includes overcoming consular concerns, and obtaining waivers at USCIS or the consulate to overcome inadmissibility issues, as well as handling matters with numerous federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, United States and Immigration Services, the Department of State, and the Department of Labor.

Ashley understands how stressful the immigration process can be, which is why communication is key. She makes sure to answer all questions thoroughly, and is always happy to set aside time to talk in greater detail to allay concerns. She further sends regular written updates to clients to ensure they remain apprised  of the overall process, timing, and, most importantly, the outcome.

As a facet of her work in immigration, Ashley has expanded her practice within the Sports & Entertainment Group.  She works with colleges and universities, as well as professional and amateur sports teams and players, to counsel on NCAA compliance, NIL (Name Image and Likeness), and more.

Prior to joining Archer, Ashley was an associate in the Immigration department of a Mid-Atlantic regional Top 200 law firm. Following law school, Ashley served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven J. Polansky P.J.Cv., New Jersey Judiciary, Camden, NJ.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (2019 – Present)
  • Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (2022)
  • Esports Trade Association (2022)

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