Employment-Based Green Card Lawyer
New Jersey Immigration Attorney
Green cards can be obtained through certain employment relationships under
one of USCIS' preference paths to lawful permanent residency. Some
preference categories require employer sponsorship others do not. The
Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. can assist in evaluating the
situation and provide the guidance necessary to obtain approval from the
U.S. Department of Labor and the USCIS.
Most employment based green cards require the US Department of Labor to
certify that there are no qualified U.S. workers able, willing, qualified
and available to accept the job offered at the prevailing wage for that
occupation in the area of intended employment and that employment of the
alien will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly
employed U.S. workers. However, some do not carry this requirement.
- Most employment categories require that the U.S. employer complete a labor
certification (for the applicant, and submit it to the Department of Labor's
Employment and Training Administration. Labor must either grant or deny
the certification request. The labor certification contains various attestations
about the position offered in a effort to protect American jobs.
- If the certification is required and obtained USCIS must review and approve
an immigrant visa petition, Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker, for
the person wishing to immigrate to the United States. The employer wishing
to bring the applicant to the United States to work permanently files
The State Department must give the applicant an immigrant visa number,
even if the applicant is already in the United States. When the applicant
receives an immigrant visa number, it means that an immigrant visa has
been assigned to the applicant. You can check the status of a visa number
in the Department of State's
- If the applicant is already in the United States, he or she must apply
to adjust to permanent resident status after a visa number becomes available.
If the applicant is outside the United States when an immigrant visa number
becomes available, he or she will be notified and must complete the process
at his or her local U.S. consulate office.
Entering the United States can be complex for a foreign national. Therefore,
it is very important to find a knowledgeable and helpful New Jersey immigration
attorney to deal with your immigration process.
More Than Two Decades of Immigration Experience
In addition to being complex, the immigration process is time consuming
and can be delayed at any point in the procedure. If you are an employer
or foreign national and want to receive a green card for an employee or
yourself, but are having problems getting one, the
New Jersey immigration lawyer at The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. is ready to assist.
We have over 25 years of experience in helping employers and foreign nationals
in New Jersey get green cards. With our extensive experience in this area,
we can minimize the trouble and provide quick, effective legal representation
for your immigration needs. SE HABLA ESPANOL
Contact a New Jersey immigration attorney if you need help getting an employment based green card with a minimum
of hassle and delay.