Employees, companies and the economy all benefit when a qualified worker is brought from another country to fill a gap in the American workforce. Joseph T. Rhodes Law Firm gives individuals the chance to make a living in the United States while helping companies maximize their productivity. Mr. Rhodes is a seasoned Augusta work immigration attorney who provides skillful counsel in cases involving permanent employee placements in the United States as well as situations where businesses require the assistance of foreign workers on a temporary basis.
An employer looking to sponsor someone for permanent residency in the United States must first receive approval from the Department of Labor for a Permanent Labor Certification. This review is conducted to determine that there is not a qualified American worker who can fill the position. From there, the employer files Form I-140 Immigration Petition for Alien Worker with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As part of this petition, the employer declares that it will hire the worker if they are legally admitted to the United States.
Under USCIS rules, foreign nationals seeking work-related immigrant visas fall into one of the following categories, starting with the highest priority group:
As an experienced Augusta immigration lawyer, Joseph T. Rhodes can explain how the priority system and other rules apply to your situation. From there, we help you prepare the necessary forms and assemble the documents required to support your case, such as information on your personal background, criminal record and finances.
Several different nonimmigration visas exist for situations where employers have temporary labor needs that are not able to be met by available American workers. Specific visas in this area include the following:
Whether you are a business looking for employees to keep your operation running successfully or a worker seeking the chance to earn a living in the United States, our firm can help.
There are many potential obstacles that could frustrate your attempt to secure an employment-related visa. In addition to the processing delays and complex rules commonly associated with USCIS matters, policies relating to foreign-born workers are frequently the subject of controversy. This leads to rules that can change quickly based on current events and shifts in political power. Our firm stays on top of the latest developments in this field to help clients understand the legal landscape and avoid mistakes that could lead to a denial.
Joseph T. Rhodes Law Firm in Augusta assists prospective immigrants and businesses in cases where people seek to come to the United States in order to work. To make an appointment for a free consultation, please call 706-496-1616 or contact us online.