Sarah Thomas specializes in employment-based immigration and worksite compliance at Noble & Vrapi, P.A. Her practice includes employment-based and employer-sponsored immigration, I-9 compliance, and highly qualified, self-petitioner cases, among others. Ms. Thomas works with clients to strategize the visa, status, and work authorization needs of U.S. and global entities and staff/personnel: This includes managers and executives, professionals, treaty investors and treaty traders, essential workers, ‘extraordinary ability’ petitioners, students, and trainees. Her work in the I-9 compliance arena involves conducting training sessions for HR personnel, assisting clients in implementing internal I-9 audits, and representing clients in Form I-9 inspections, when a U.S. employer has been served a subpoena for all required I-9 documentation for HSI (Homeland Security Investigations) review.
Ms. Thomas is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Law and earned her B.A. summa cum laude from UNM in 2007. Ms. Thomas is based out of the Albuquerque office.
Ms. Thomas is an Amigos de las Americas alumna volunteer where she was placed near La Esperanza, Honduras, building stoves with chimneys to help alleviate respiratory illness there. She is married to fellow native New Mexican, Shawn Thomas, and enjoys traveling, camping, reading, and making art.