Innovative Immigration Solutions for Employment-Based Green Cards
If your company is hiring for a position that requires unique skills or experience, foreign workers can often be excellent candidates. Retaining an employee long term may require permanent residence sponsorship. Whether you are looking to hire an international student who recently graduated from a US university, or you are simply looking to add an outstanding foreign worker to your company’s roster, it may be necessary for you to sponsor your candidate for employment-based permanent residence—better known as a “green card”—to retain that employee long term.
Eligibility for employment-based green cards are categorized into preference categories. Williams Immigration can assist with the following preference categories:
The first preference category applies to persons of extraordinary ability who, as in the nonimmigrant O-1 category, have demonstrated extraordinary ability or achievement in a specific field. It can also include outstanding professors or researchers, as well as multinational executives and managers, similar to the nonimmigrant L-1 category.
Second preference is reserved for members of professions who hold advanced degrees (degrees higher than a bachelor degree). It can also apply to aliens of Exceptional Ability in the sciences, arts, or business. Individuals whose employment benefits the nation may qualify for a National Interest Waiver.
Skilled workers, professionals, and other workers fall into the third preference category. Skilled workers hold a position that requires a minimum of two years training or work experience; professionals must have a job that requires at least a bachelor degree in the specified field; and other workers must have positions requiring less than two years of training or experience.
Certain Religious Workers
Reserved for individuals to work in a religious occupation for a religious organization.
Dependent Status for Immediate Family Members
A permanent resident, or green card holder, may also bring immediate family members to live in the US with their own green cards.
Employment immigration law is complex, but that doesn’t mean international hiring has to be difficult for you, your company, or your prospective employee. The benefits far outweigh the challenges, and doing so can provide one of the most effective paths for foreign-born workers seeking to permanently reside in the United States. Our law practice is here to help you streamline the process so contact us today to set up a consultation where we can discuss your needs and goals regarding employment-based permanent residence and ensure that every step of the process is handled in full compliance with the law. We can offer assistance to businesses nationwide.