Bushra A. Malik
Bushra A. Malik is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Troy Office. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1998) and Michigan State University's James Madison College (B.A. in International Relations with High Honors, 1996 and an additional major in Japanese and Certificate of Asian Studies). Ms. Malik was named "Lawyer of the Year" (2022) and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Immigration Law), was named one of DBusiness magazine’s Top Lawyers in the field of immigration law, and is recognized as a Who's Who Legal Thought Leader for Corporate Immigration 2021.
Ms. Malik practices in the area of immigration law, focusing her practice on the representation of multinational and domestic clients' inbound and global migration needs. Ms. Malik's experience includes Employment based (Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher, Multinational Manager, and PERMs) and Family based Permanent Residence Petitions Non-Immigrant Petitions (H-1B/Specialty Occupation, J-1/ Exchange Visitor, L-1/Intracompany Transfers, O-1/Extraordinary Ability, TN/ NAFTA); Employer Compliance (I-9 Audits and H-1B Public Access File Audits); J-1 waivers; Compliance under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiate (WHTI); U.S. Passports; complex naturalization matters; and currency seizures. Ms. Malik has extensive experience in securing work and residence permits for numerous countries around the globe, including: China, India, Canada, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Malaysia, Hungary, Poland, Italy, and Belgium. Ms. Malik also routinely represents clients at U.S. Ports of Entry, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services District Office, U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad, as well as various Foreign Embassies and Consulates.
Prior to joining Butzel Long, Ms. Malik was a Vice Consul for the United States Foreign Service, Department of State in Seoul, South Korea. She also worked with the Executive Office of Immigration Review at the Chicago Immigration Court and had externships with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in New Delhi, India, and the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service, Office of the General Counsel in Washington, DC.
Ms. Malik is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association, the Michigan Muslim Bar Association, and the Japanese Business Society of Detroit. Ms. Malik is currently serving on the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Department of State National Liaison Committee. She previously served as chair of the AILA Michigan Chapter; on the AILA Board of Governors; chair of AILA’s Global Migration Section; and speaks regularly at AILA national and international conferences. Ms. Malik speaks Hindi, Japanese and Urdu.
- University of Michigan Law School 1998, J.D.
- James Madison College at Michigan State University Graduate 1996, B.A. International Relations
The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year, Immigration Law, 2022
The Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law, 2015-2022
DBusiness Top Lawyers, Immigration Law, 2015-2018, 2020-2021
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Immigration, 2021
AILA - Executive Committee for the Michigan Chapter (Chair)
AILA - Conference and Events Committee of the Global Migration Section (Vice Chair)
AILA - Program Vice Chair of the Global Immigration Forum 2014
AILA - Program Senior Vice Chair of the Global Immigration Forum 2013
AILA - Speaker at the Global Immigration Forum 2013 and 2012
AILA - United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Liaison Committee for the Michigan Chapter (Previous Chair)
American Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association
Michigan Muslim Bar Association
Japanese Business Society of Detroit
- Conducted in-house training on I-9 form compliance and retention, including electronic completion and storage of I-9 forms
- Preparation of J-1 Exchange Visitor and H-3 Trainee applications and petitions for employees of foreign companies with U.S. facilities
- Analyzed effect of corporate changes, including mergers and acquisitions, on foreign national’s immigration status.
- Represented employers during investigations conducted by USICE and USDOL regarding employment verification issues
- Prepared J-1 waivers of 2 year foreign residency requirement based on no-objection letters, interested government agencies, hardship and other grounds
- Assisted with preservation of residency for naturalization purposes for individuals transferred overseas
- Consulted with clients regarding special permanent resident card interviews
- Managed multi-country projects and obtained work authorizations in multiple jurisdictions for individuals of various nationalities.
- Analyzed eligibility for naturalization through parents or grandparents and prepare necessary documentation
- Represented clients in complex naturalization matters including restoration of U.S. citizenship, appeals for denied naturalization applications, and evaluate strategies for overcoming grounds of ineligibility.
- Obtained approval of Immigration Petition for Alien of Extraordinary Ability for various professionals including engineers, scientists, corporate executives, professional athletes, entertainers, coaches, and trainers.
- Obtained re-entry permits to maintain permanent residence status in the United States for individuals transferred abroad
- Assisted employers in obtaining appropriate nonimmigrant classification (TN, H-1B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, E-1/E-2, P) and immigrant classification (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-5).
- Represented clients at Port of Entry to process admission to US under NAFTA
- Obtained permanent resident status pursuant to registry provisions based on residence in U.S. since January 1972
- Conducted in-house training regarding preparing and maintaining H-1B public access files and Labor Certification Applications
- Conducted internal audits of I-9 forms for clients
- Evaluated retention of dual citizenship for U.S. and other countries such as Germany, Italy, Australia, Canada, etc.
- Obtained removal of conditions on permanent residency
- Advised employers regarding maintenance of employer/employee relationship when foreign national is placed offsite
- Represented clients in obtaining visas at various US Embassies and Consulates abroad
- Assisted family members in obtaining appropriate fianc
- Provided preventative counseling on Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor investigations and employer sanctions.
- Butzel Long attorney and former AILA Michigan Chair Bushra Malik celebrates AILA Platinum Level Award, highest honor achieved by a Chapter
- Butzel Long attorney Bushra Malik discusses President Donald Trump rescinding the rule barring immigrant students from taking all online courses on The Frank Beckmann Show
- Michigan Lawyers Weekly
- Butzel Long attorney Bushra Malik interviewed by National Public Radio on two new USCIS policy memos
- Butzel Long immigration attorney Bushra Malik to discuss ‘Fact Checking the Immigration Process’ on April 22 in Troy
- Butzel Long hosts 27th Annual Labor, Employment, and Immigration Law Forum November 7, 2014 in Dearborn
- Butzel Long attorney David F. DuMouchel ranked by Chambers USA 2014 in the First Tier in White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations firm's Immigration Practice ranked nationally
- Latest developments in labor, employment and immigration law to be highlighted during November 15 seminar
- Butzel Long immigration attorney is Program Vice Chair and a presenter for the AILA Global Immigration Forum on June 26 in San Francisco
- Bushra A. Malik featured at program by the Michigan India Chamber of Commerce and the South Asian Bar Association of Michigan
- May 3, 2021
- April 30, 2021
- February 11, 2021
- January 19, 2021
- October 2, 2020
- September 28, 2020
- June 23, 2020
- June 19, 2020
- April 27, 2020
- Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 OutbreakApril 24, 2020
- Update on Suspension of Operations of Certain U.S. Consulates in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) OutbreakMarch 20, 2020
- USCIS Field Offices, Asylum Offices, and Application Support Centers are Closed to Mitigate the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)March 18, 2020
- March 17, 2020
- Suspension of Operations of Certain U.S. Consulates in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) OutbreakMarch 16, 2020
- Presidential Proclamation Suspending the Entry of Foreign Nationals who have been present in Europe within the Schengen AreaMarch 13, 2020
- January 23, 2020
- June 28, 2018
- June 30, 2017
- March 16, 2017
- February 1, 2017
- January 30, 2017
- February 24, 2015
- Immigration - U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Begin Rollout of Automated Form I-94 Arrival/Departure record on April 30, 2013April 30, 2013
- March 15, 2013
- April 22, 2010
- January 6, 2009
- August 14, 2008
- January 25, 2008
- Detroit, MI
- Detroit, MI
- Detroit, MI
- Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Detroit, MI
- Dearborn, MI