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Employment-Based Visa

Experienced Employment-Based Visa Lawyer in Miami

Sound legal advice on obtaining green cards and work permits

A worker can come to the United States as an immigrant or a temporary worker. The Law Offices of Arthur D. Lake, LLC helps businesses that want to bring employees to the United States and individuals seeking to qualify as immigrant workers. Attorney Lake’s experience in international business enables him to provide a level of representation that’s a cut above. As an immigrant himself, Attorney Lake is sensitive to the rigors of the process, and attempts to present a human face to an impersonal government bureaucracy. Through his hard work and perseverance, Arthur Lake helps immigrant dreams come true for new citizens and the companies that rely on them.

Employment-based immigration to serve the U.S. economy

Besides workers of proven extraordinary ability and investors ready to create jobs, U.S. immigration law also recognizes the need for other categories of workers. These positions usually require a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor, to ensure that American workers are not unfairly disadvantaged. Still, these make up about two-thirds of all employment-based immigration visas annually. The categories include:

  • Employment Second Preference (E2):
    • Professionals holding an advanced degree, or a baccalaureate degree and at least five years’ progressive experience in the profession
    • Persons with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business
  • Employment Third Preference (E3):
    • Skilled workers whose jobs require a minimum of two years’ training or work experience
    • Members of professions whose jobs require at least a baccalaureate degree
    • Unskilled workers capable of filling positions that require less than two years’ training
  • Employment Fourth Preference (E4): Special immigrants
    • Broadcasters in the United States
    • Ministers of religion and religious workers
    • Employees or former employees of the U.S. government abroad
    • Former employees of an entity related to the Panama Canal
    • Iraqi and Afghan interpreters/translators who have worked with the U.S. armed forces
    • Iraqi and Afghan nationals employed by the U.S. government in Iraq or Afghanistan
    • Foreign medical school graduates
    • Retired international organization employees, their spouses and unmarried children
    • Special immigrant juveniles
    • Persons recruited outside of the United States who served in the U.S. armed forces
    • Retired NATO-6 civilians, their spouses and unmarried children

Temporary permits open the door for industrious workers

Immigration law limits the number of visas, so businesses in need of particular skills and foreign nationals looking for work must often settle for temporary work permits. With this permit, the worker visits the United States as a nonimmigrant. This arrangement allows a talented immigrant the opportunity to prove his worth to an employer and develop his resume. In time, a Miami employment-based immigration attorney can help the worker apply for a change of status and become a legal immigrant.

Contact a capable employment-based visa attorney for a free consultation if retained

The Law Offices of Arthur D. Lake, LLC counsels businesses that need immigrant workers and the immigrants themselves on employment-based immigration. To discuss how to obtain a visa for yourself or a prospective employee, call 305-378-1414 or contact the Miami office online to schedule a free initial consultation.

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