Beaumont Employment Immigration Lawyers
OFFERING SKILLED LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR EMPLOYERS THROUGHOUT THE AREA
Are you an employer looking to recruit or internally transfer managers, executives, or specialized knowledge workers from abroad, or a foreign national who is interested in owning a business in the United States? Employment immigration is a complex legal area with a long list of qualifications and requirements; a skilled employment immigration attorney from Wendler Law Group can help you navigate the process and determine the best option for you.
If you need reliable legal assistance to help with your U.S. employment plans, Wendler Law Group is here to help. We have extensive experience in this area and are committed to finding the best strategy to have your employment visas approved.
WHY YOU NEED AN EMPLOYMENT IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY
If you are an employer looking to fill a highly specialized, or management, position by a foreign worker, or a foreign national entrepreneur who would like to invest or start a business in the United States, you have a few options available, all of which should be considered carefully. It's important to understand that even a small misstep in the handling of paperwork, applications, or filings can deter or derail your business goals. This is why having the guidance of a skilled employment immigration attorney during this time is so crucial.
The following are a few of the employment visa categories our employment immigration attorney can help with:
Temporary Worker Visas
OUR SKILLED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS CAN HELP
Temporary work visas offer people a limited stay of employment in the United States. They come in many types and apply to various occupations. In some cases, they need to be applied for by the individual, while in others the employer must apply on behalf of the employee. If you’re unsure whether or not you are eligible for a temporary work visa, we can help.
Wendler Law Group has dedicated its practice to navigating the legal immigration process. We understand the rules and regulations regarding immigration to the United States can be complicated and often overwhelming. Let us see how we can help you.
TYPES OF VISAS
Our firm can help people who are interested in applying for all kinds of temporary work visas, including the following.
H-1B SPECIALTY OCCUPATION
The H-1B visa covers a lot of specialty “professional” occupations. To qualify for one, you need to possess highly specialized knowledge. At minimum, you need to have achieved a bachelors-level degree in the field and have that level of highly specialized knowledge.
H-2A AGRICULTURAL WORKER
These visas are granted to people for temporary or seasonal agricultural work. It is limited to citizens of particular countries, with limited exceptions. It may also apply to other occupational areas for which there are insufficient U.S. workers.
H-2B NON-AGRICULTURAL WORKER
H-2B visas are granted to temporary or seasonal workers unrelated to agriculture. These are usually issued for employers in need of temporary workers to fill a need intermittently. For example, during peak-load needs, an employer may not be able to find enough U.S. workers to meet their employment needs; they, therefore, will ask the government for a number of H-2B visas for workers outside the country.
H-3 NON-IMMIGRANT TRAINEE
These visas are granted for people who need to receive training unavailable in the trainee’s home country. For example, if a person’s country doesn’t have sufficient resources to train in the education of children with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities, that person will apply for an H-3 visa to receive the training necessary to do his or her job.
L-1A INTRA COMPANY TRANSFER EXECUTIVE OR MANAGER
The L-1 visa is granted to an executive or manager of a foreign company who is coming to work in a U.S. office or company in a similar capacity. If an executive or manager comes from the home office to assist with operations in a U.S. office of the same business, for example, he or she would be granted an L-1A visa.
L-1B INTRA COMPANY TRANSFER SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
An L-1B visa applies in similar circumstances to the above. However, with an L-1B visa, the employee will have a specialized knowledge needed by a company. Typically, for both L-1 visas, they must have worked for the same employer abroad for 1 year within the 3 preceding years.
R-1 RELIGIOUS WORKER
The R-1 visa allows religious workers to come to the United States to work for an affiliate of the foreign religious denomination. For example, if someone abroad is coming to the United States to be a minister, or will be employed at least part-time by a non-profit religious organization, he or she will be eligible for this type of visa. The person applying must have been a member of a religious denomination having a bona fide non-profit religious organization in the United States for at least 2 years immediately before filing the petition for the visa in order to qualify.
CALL OUR SKILLED ATTORNEYS TODAY
If you need help determining which visa you qualify for, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our experienced immigration attorneys can assist you through every step of the process. We are dedicated to helping people achieve their goals by working toward the best possible outcome for you and your family. We are also one of the only firms in the area that focuses almost entirely on immigration. Let us see what we can do for you in your situation.
Permanent Worker Visas
OUR IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS CAN HELP YOU THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Every year, many people are approved to enter the United States on permanent worker visas. These are the types of visas that can eventually lead to lawful permanent residency and are used to allow entry for people with a desirable combination of job skills, education, and/ or work experience.
If you need help applying for a permanent worker visa, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our immigration attorneys. Wendler Law Group has navigated hundreds of clients through complex immigration matters, including applying for visas. We are one of the only firms in the area that focuses almost exclusively on immigration, and we proudly offer Spanish-speaking services to better assist our clients.
TYPES OF VISAS
There are many types of permanent worker visas, but they are mostly divided by preference. The visas we can help with are as follows.
EB-1 1ST PREFERENCE
These visas are given the highest priority. They are granted to individuals of extraordinary ability, such as researchers and professors of high renown and multinational managers or executive. Specific criteria must be met for these visas in order to qualify; however, if you do meet these expectations, the visa is usually easier to obtain compared to other EB visas.
EB-2 2ND PREFERENCE
EB-2 visas are available to people with an advanced degree or exceptional ability. Unlike with EB-1 visas, these will require labor certification, which is issued by the Secretary of Labor to verify the lack of availability of U.S. workers and the absence of adverse effect on U.S. workers because of hiring an immigrant to that position. However, there is an exception called a national interest waiver, which allows them the visa if they can demonstrate their employment would benefit the national interest.
EB-3 3RD PREFERENCE
These visas cover skilled workers, professionals, and other unskilled workers. Applicants for this visa are required to have a labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer. These tend to be some of the hardest visas to apply for, because the United States has a lower annual limit and has less stringent qualification criteria. Skilled workers must be able to prove they have at least 2 years of training or experience, and other unskilled workers only require the ability to perform unskilled labor.
EB-4 4TH PREFERENCE
This type of EB visa covers a group called “special immigrants.” These immigrants can include religious workers, Afghan and Iraqi nationals supporting U.S. operations, broadcasters, some juveniles, and others. Employer sponsorship is usually required, but there are some cases where applicants can self-petition for one of these types of visas.
CALL US ABOUT YOUR CASE FOR ASSISTANCE
Applying for a visa can be a lengthy and complicated process. If you’re unsure whether you qualify for one of these visas, or you need help throughout the process, we can help. Our attorneys are extremely dedicated to guiding immigrants on the path to U.S. citizenship. We understand the process can be daunting and exhausting, which is why we do our best to make the process as streamlined and stress-free as possible. Wendler Law Group can work efficiently to reach a favorable outcome for you and your family.