Mona Movafaghi is a member of the Immigration Practice Group. She has extensive experience in business and family immigration and has represented many businesses in complex immigration, employer, and corporate compliance issues including labor condition applications, I-9s, and deemed export controls. In recognition of her expertise and professionalism, Mona has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyer’s in New Hampshire as well as Best Lawyers in America in the category of Immigration Law.
Mona has been a presenter in the area of business immigration, including labor certification practice, at New Hampshire Bar Association seminars. In addition, she has presented at the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association annual conferences and has authored numerous publications on immigration law issues.
Prior to joining Drummond Woodsum, Mona was the Chair of the Immigration Practice Group at Wiggin & Nourie, PA. She also practiced with a premier immigration law firm in Boston where she provided expertise in the area of labor certifications and designed workflow for case processing.
In addition to an active business immigration practice, Mona has represented families and unaccompanied minors before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. She has a passion for children’s issues and is on the Board of Directors of New Hampshire Child and Family Services.
University of New Hampshire School of Law f/k/a/ Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D.
University of Massachusetts, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan, Monbusho Scholarship Student
Urasenke Gakuin, Scholarship Student
Best Lawyers USA, Immigration Law 2007, 2014-2022
Lawyer of the Year, Manchester, NH (Awarded by Best Lawyers), Immigration Law, 2022
“Employers beware of Form I-9 changes” New Hampshire Business Review (July, 2013)
Employment Based Immigration, Article and Panel Presentation, New Hampshire Bar CLE (May 2010)
Immigration Enforcement Targets Employment Verification Forms, NH Business Review (April, 2010)
Affidavits of Support – Advanced Topics for Seasoned Practitioners, Article and Presentation, 2009 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV – Article Author and Panel Presentation
Select Federal Law Issues of the Divorce Practitioner, Affidavits of Support, Article and Panel Presentation, New Hampshire Bar CLE (October 2007)
Affidavits of Support, Article and Presentation, 2007 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL-Article Author and Panel Presentation
Advanced Topics on Labor Certification, 3rd Annual AILA New England Immigration Law Symposium, Suffolk Law School, Panel Presentation, April 2006Immigration 2006, New Hampshire and the Nation, Presentation, Mayor’s Ethnic Awareness Committee, Nashua, NH (March 2006)
Contemporary Immigration Issues 2006, Presentation, University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH (March 2006)
Current Issues in the Immigrate Community, Presentation, 3rd Annual Latino Summit (October 2006)
Immigration USA 2005 – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Presentation, The Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA (November 2005)
Immigration USA 2005 – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Presentation, New Hampshire Institute of Politics, St. Anslem’s College, Goffstown, NH(November 2005)
Immigration Issues 2005 – USA 2005, Presentation, The Brazilian Woman’s Conference, Stamford, CT (October 2005)
Immigration USA 2005 – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Presentation, Consular Offices of Mexico in the USA, Denver, CO (September 2005)
Immigration Law – Labor Certification, Article and Panel Presentation, New Hampshire Bar CLE, Merrimack, NH (January 2004)
Immigration Law Issues, Panel Presentation, New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, Boston, MA (1994)
Immigration Law and Its Impact on New Hampshire Practice, Article and Panel Presentation, New Hampshire Bar CLE, Manchester, NH (February 1991)
American Immigration Lawyers Association
New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
New Hampshire International Practice