Work Visa Lawyers in Miami
Green Card through Employment
Each year, the United States issues approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas. These visas are intended for foreign nationals who have specific education, skills, and work experience that are beneficial to a range of U.S. employers.
At Cifuentes-Marrero, P.A., our work visa attorneys in Miami have helped many individuals obtain a variety of employment-based visas, including:
Employment-Based Visa Preference Categories
U.S. immigration authorities determine the distribution of work visas based on five preference categories.
The five preference categories include:
- First preference (EB-1): for workers with extraordinary ability in the field of education, business, athletics, the arts, or the sciences; outstanding researchers or professors; and multinational managers and executives
- Second preference (EB-2): for professionals who have advanced degrees and workers with exceptional ability in business, the sciences, or the arts
- Third preference (EB-3): for skilled workers, professional workers, and unskilled workers
- Fourth preference (EB-4): for those who qualify as special immigrants, such as certain religious workers
- Fifth preference (EB-5): for immigrants who make a significant business investment in a new commercial enterprise that hires a minimum of 10 U.S. employees who work full-time
First, second, and third preference visas each make up 28.6% of all employment-based visas each year. The remaining 14.2% of work visas are divided between EB-4 and EB-5 workers.
PERM Labor Certification
Prior to hiring a foreign national to fill most EB-2 and EB-3 positions, employers must obtain a PERM Labor Certification from the Department of Labor. This step ensures that there is no U.S. worker available, qualified, and willing to accept the job offer. It also establishes that employing the foreign worker will not have a negative impact on the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers with similar positions.
If you are a U.S. employer, Cifuentes-Marrero, P.A. can help guide you through the PERM process and ensure that you meet all the regulations and requirements.
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