Employment-Based Immigration in Wakefield
Help from our Wakefield Immigration Lawyer
The United States has always attracted a skilled and talented workforce
from all over the world, which is why the law provides employers with
several limited ways to bring foreign workers into the U.S. on a temporary
or permanent basis.
While there may be some challenges for some to live and work in the United
States, many find the path to employment-based immigration to be smooth
and rewarding. That path is made even smoother with the guidance of a
skilled and compassionate Wakefield immigration lawyer.
Attorney Giuseppina A. DiSisto has the experience and resources to assist
with your employment-based immigration needs.
Contact DiSisto Law, P.C. online today to learn more.
Employment-Based Work Visas
Work visas and the possibility of permanent residence helps businesses attract the
most talented professionals from around the world. These professionals
can then fulfill life-long personal and professional goals. However, not
all professions are treated equally.
When it comes to obtaining employment-based visas, there are preference
categories. This includes:
- The first category: Those with extraordinary ability or talent. This pertains
to knowledge and skill in education, science, art, athletics, and research.
Professors and business professionals often fall into this category
- The second category: For those with advanced degrees. Typically includes
- The third category: Skilled professionals not included in category one or two
- The fourth category: Religious workers
- The fifth category: Investors and entrepreneurs
- Temporary work visas for other professions not listed above
It may be difficult to know what category you fall under or which type
of employment-based visa to pursue. The laws pertaining to employment-based
immigration also often evolve, which makes retaining the services of a
skilled Wakefield immigration lawyer more important.
Labor Certification - Green Cards through Employment
Labor certification for employment in the United States is one way companies
and employers can keep valuable and talented workers to enhance their
workforce in the U.S. An employer can seek labor certification to hire
qualified foreign national employees through the labor certification process,
which is the first of three steps when applying for a green card through
There are very strict sets of circumstances and criteria that need to be
met for a U.S. employer to successfully petition for labor certification
for a foreign worker. This includes:
- The employer must describe the duties and qualifications for the job and
obtain a Prevailing Wage Determination. There must be adequate advertising
for the job and the job must be made available to workers in the United States.
- The sponsoring employer must be able to certify that there were not any
qualified U.S. workers who were able, willing, or qualified to take the
job in that area and for that wage. The petition is filed through program
electronic review management (PERM), then a decision is made by the Department of Labor.
Because the regulations, timelines, and process in general can evolve over
time, it is best to seek advice and guidance from knowledgeable and up-to-date
immigration law attorney in Massachusetts. A local immigration lawyer
can guide employers through the process and ensure each step is taken
in accordance with the current laws and regulations.
These types of immigration visas apply to managerial and executive positions
in international companies. With an L1-A visa, a professional can be transferred
from the foreign branch of their company into a position with a U.S. affiliate
for us to seven years.
The employer must go through the process of filing for an L1-A visa on
behalf of their manager or executive. This process can be complicated,
and immigration laws change all the time. This is why it is important
if you are an employer to seek the professional advice of a skilled Wakefield
Disisto Law, P.C. Can Help You Obtain Your Visa
Attorney DiSisto has been providing creative business immigration solutions
to employers, corporations, hospitals, non-profits, and the like for over
13 years. She works tirelessly to ensure professionals obtain the type
of visa they need and that they understand the process.
In order to ensure a smooth path and successful immigration experience,
it is necessary to have a knowledgeable and trusted immigration team involved
in the process. If you are a business interested in attracting top talent
or a skilled professional wishing to expand and share those talents, let
our Wakefield immigration lawyer assist with your employment-based immigration needs.
Call our office today at 781.819.0700 for a
free 15-minute consultation.