Employers – whether in Florida or other states — ask Blandon Law attorneys how their foreign workers can get legal permanent residency through the labor certification system, or other preference category. This “green card” status, as it is sometimes called, authorizes foreigners to work and live in the U.S. They can also travel internationally.
There are several categories of foreign workers who can get legal permanent residency. This “green card” status, as it is sometimes called, authorizes foreigners to work and live in the U.S. They can also travel internationally.
For most categories, the employer will have to submit applications to Citizenship and Immigration Services and possibly the Department of Labor or the Department of State. Prior to submitting the petition to Immigration, the U.S. employer might first be required to obtain a Labor Certification from the Department of Labor. The labor certification process involves submitting evidence to the Department of Labor that proves a foreign worker is needed because qualified U.S. workers are not available to fill the job.
At each step of this process, Florida-based Blandon Law attorneys provide counsel and support about the labor certification, I-140 petition, I-485 residency process, to employers, accountants, consultants, and human resource personnel. Our lawyers then represent the employees and those offering the job before the Dept. of Labor, Citizenship & Immigration Service, or a judge of Immigration Court.