A sizable segment of the American labor force consists of individuals who are recognized in the country as foreigners. Nonetheless, the largest concentration of immigrant workers in the United States can be found only within the borders of LA. Having said that, you need a work visa in order to legally work in one of the world’s top economies and it is vital to have employment authorization in the United States whether you’re an individual worker or a business owner wishing to hire new people. Employment immigration is a possibility if you have the necessary credentials in terms of education, work experience, and abilities. Helping you join the Los Angeles workforce is the goal of our employment immigration attorney in Los Angeles. We have together a group of the best employment-based immigration attorneys who can handle the technical parts of your application, answer any concerns you may have about immigration, and help you advance in your job.
A lot of people with outstanding skill, knowledge, or means see the United States as the natural next step in their professional development. Doing so requires mastery of the intricate procedural rules governing immigration to the United States. Sidman Law Group’s employment-based immigration attorneys can aid you in doing this as they have done so for countless other U.S. immigrants since 1983.
There are prerequisites for working in the United States legally. The United States government rejects employment-related visa applications from foreign nationals if they adversely affect the job prospects of American citizens and legal permanent residents. That said, certain considerations must be made to be qualified for employment in LA. Those things are:
Actual and prevailing wages
All work permits to foreign workers that fulfill the conditions of “prevailing wage” or “actual wage”, whichever is higher, can be attested by an employment and immigration attorney. For the avoidance of doubt, this is done to protect non-native workers from being taken advantage of by their employers.
Availability of work visas
Researchers conclude that the United States requires only highly skilled people for professional and managerial roles, also known as “white collar” jobs. The US does not need to bring in foreign employees because it has a large enough labor pool to fill non-professional jobs. An employment-based immigration attorney can advise you on whether or not an employment-based visa is available in your case.
You may either need a temporary work visa or an employment-based immigration visa in order to work in LA. With an immigrant visa that is based on your ability to gain employment, you will be granted permanent resident status in the United States. However, the process of applying for employment immigration in LA is complex, and you should consult an immigration and employment attorney for assistance. The following procedures must be followed in order to apply for this type of visa:
Employment-based immigration can be broken down into a few distinct subsets. A lawyer that practices both immigration and employment law will be able to advise you on which option is best for you. The following are the types of workers eligible for an immigration visa based on their prospective employer:
EB-1 – Extraordinary Ability “First Preference”
The United States Department of State defines employment-based immigration as falling into one of three categories: (1) people with extraordinary ability, i.e., those who have achieved a high level of acclaim and recognition in their fields; (2) outstanding professors and researchers on the path to tenure; or (3) executives or managers employed by multinational U.S.-based corporations.
EB-2 – Extraordinary Ability “Second Preference”
As the “second preference” visa category, EB-2 visas are awarded by the United States government. The EB-2 visa is available to: (1) professionals with an advanced degree (more than a baccalaureate) or (2) people with “exceptional ability” in the arts, sciences, or business who can show they will contribute significantly to the economy of the United States.
EB-3 – Employment-Based“Third Preference”
Accessible to both highly-trained specialists and others with less formal education (other workers). In order to qualify, you must have both a permanent, full-time employment offer and a labor certification.
EB-4 – Employment-Based “Fourth Preference”
Eligible individuals include those who work in the religious sector, those under the age of 21, broadcasters, members of the armed forces, employees of the Panama Canal Zone, certain doctors, Afghan and Iraqi translators, and Afghan and Iraqi nationals who have provided religious service in support of U.S. operations.
EB-5 – Immigrant Investors “Fifth Preference”
To encourage economic and job growth, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program was created. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services states that entrepreneurs and their families may immigrate to the United States (and be green card eligible) if they satisfy two primary criteria: The ability to (1) make an investment in a commercial U.S. business and (2) generate or maintain ten jobs in the United States.
Our law office has an experienced Los Angeles employment immigration attorney available 24/7 to assist you. You may rely on us to help you in determining your immigration and employment requirements. Our Los Angeles employment based immigration attorneys are highly skilled in their field and have extensive expertise resolving a wide range of visa applications for American workers and their companies. Call (818) 981-0352 or send an email to get in touch with our employment immigration attorney.
As per the U.S. State Dept., employment-based immigration involves three categories: (1) People with extraordinary ability, meaning those who have reached a high level of acclaim and recognition in their fields; (2) outstanding professors and researchers on the path to tenure; and (3) executives or managers employed with multinational U.S.-based corporations.
The EB-2 visa represents the so-called “second preference” under U.S. immigration law. There are two categories under the EB-2 visa: (1) Professionals who have an advanced degree (above and beyond the baccalaureate degree), or, in rarer instances, those who have only a baccalaureate degree but relevant experience in his or her field; and (2) those with “exceptional ability” in the arts and sciences or in business, as demonstrated by evidence.
Available for skilled workers, professionals and unskilled workers (other workers). A labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer are required to become eligible.
Available for ‘special immigrants’ including religious workers, special immigrant juveniles, broadcasters, G-4 International Organization or NATO-6 employees and their family members, armed forces members, Panama Canal Zone employees, certain physicians, Afghan and Iraqi Translators, Afghan and Iraqi nationals who have provided faith service in support of U.S. operations.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is designed around economic job growth. As per U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, entrepreneurs and their families may immigrate to the U.S. (and are green card eligible) provided that they meet two basic criteria: (1) Can invest in a commercial U.S. business (2) Can create or preserve 10 jobs for U.S. workers.
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