Baton Rouge Employment Immigration Attorney
Obtain Experienced Immigration Legal Services in Louisiana
One of the main reasons why people immigrate to the United States is to take advantage of the job opportunities available in this country. Employers who are interested in hiring and sponsoring individuals from oversees may apply for an employment-based green card on their behalf.
If you are an employer in Louisiana who wants to sponsor an immigrant worker, our Baton Rouge employment immigration lawyer at The Scott Law Firm, LLC can help you obtain the outcome you desire. We can answer all your questions about employment-based immigration visas, help you navigate the legal process, and resolve any immigration issues while you focus on your business. We provide guidance to both employers and potential employees.
Our firm can help employers and employees obtain the following work visas:
- EB-1 Visas – This type of visa is given to immigrant workers who are considered “priority workers,” which grants them first preference in obtaining a green card. Priority workers are classified in three sub-groups: (1) persons with extraordinary ability in the field of science, art, education, business, or athletics, (2) outstanding professors and researchers, and (3) executives and managers of multinational companies interested in starting a new business/office in the U.S.
- EB-2 Visas – This type of visa Is given to immigrant workers who have advanced degrees or considered individuals of exceptional ability in science, art, or business. These immigrants are considered second-preference applicants.
- EB-3 Visas – This type of visa is for third-preference immigrant workers, such as skilled workers (who have at least two years of experience or training), professionals with bachelor’s degrees, and other workers who are able to work in positions that require less than two years’ experience or training.
- EB-4 Visas – This type of visa is for special immigrant religious workers, as well as other types of applicants, such as broadcasters, physicians, members of armed forces, employees of an international organization, retired NATO-6 employees, Iraqis who have offered aid to the U.S., Iraqi and Afghan translators, and others.
- EB-5 Visas – This type of visa is for employment creation investors who must invest between $500,000 and $1,000,000 in a U.S. commercial enterprise that creates at least 10 new full-time jobs for U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.
- H-1B Visas – This type of visa is for immigrant workers in a specialty occupation that requires a bachelor’s degree or higher in a specialty field. Other immigrant workers who are eligible for this visa include individuals who will work on cooperative research and development projects for the U.S. Department of Defense and fashion models of distinguished ability and merit.
- L-1 Visas – This type of visa is for immigrant workers who hold positions in foreign companies that are a parent, affiliate, or subsidiary of a U.S. business.
- O-1 Visas – This type of visa is for individuals with extraordinary talent in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics.
- P-1 Visas – This type of visa is for artists, entertainers, and athletes who wish to compete in a specific event in the U.S.
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The Employment Immigration Process
According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, a minimum of 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are granted each year. As an immigrant worker, in order to obtain such a visa, you must have a job offer from a U.S. employer and you must meet all the education and experience requirements.
Three main phases of the employment immigration process include:
- The labor certification – Known as Program Electron Review Management (PERM), an employer must obtain a labor certification from the Department of Labor. The employer sponsoring the worker must prove that there are no viable U.S. citizens who are qualified to perform the job.
- The visa petition – Once an employer is approved for a PERM labor certification, they must file the visa petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
- The permanent residency application – Lastly, the immigrant worker must apply for permanent residency with the USCIS, backed by his/her employer’s petition.
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Filing the employment-based immigration documents can be quite complex. One mistake could mean reapplying or even rejection, which is why having a skilled attorney assist you throughout the process can ensure you get the job done right the first time around.
Do not hesitate to call The Scott Law Firm, LLC at (225) 396-5262 for employment immigration services.
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