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Employment-Based Green Cards

Often foreign nationals would like to immigrate and live in the U.S. permanently (usually those who are currently in the U.S. on a temporary work visa). The multi-step process to getting a green card can seem overwhelming, and foreign nationals and their employers may not know how to even begin. We can facilitate and ease the daunting process that can take years (and in some cases more than a decade), as we are experienced in assisting with these immigrant visa cases and routinely help foreign nationals obtain employment-based green cards. We provide specialized, individual attention to assess each case and find the best and quickest option to becoming a permanent resident in the U.S.  

Our business team at Murray Osorio PLLC led by Senior Counsel, Head of Business ImmigrationH. Heidi Son, provides a comprehensive range of customized employment-based green card services for clients from all walks-of-life. Whether you are a machine learning research scientist, a robotics engineer, an accountant or a confectionary baker, we can help you. Our team is always excited to learn the extraordinary stories of those who do not fit into the usual mold of “traditional” work-visa requirements, and have assisted many renowned producers, sculptors, architects, writers, and chefs, to overcome their unique immigration challenges and achieve their hopes and dreams in the U.S. 

Employment-Based Green Cards:

Expert Legal Representation for Employment-Based Green Cards

At Murray Osorio PLLC, our experienced business immigration team helps individuals and businesses navigate the complex process of obtaining employment-based green cards. Whether you are an employer sponsoring a foreign national employee or an individual seeking permanent residency through employment, our dedicated attorneys can provide the legal guidance and support you need.

Our services for employment-based green cards include:

  • Assessment of eligibility and case evaluation
  • Preparation and filing of immigration petitions and applications
  • Guidance on labor certification and prevailing wage requirements
  • Representation in immigration interviews and appeals
  • Compliance with immigration laws and regulations

Let us put our knowledge and expertise to work for you. Contact Murray Osorio PLLC today to schedule a consultation and receive honest counsel regarding your employment-based green card needs.


Commonly Asked Questions

What is the process for obtaining an employment-based green card?

The process for obtaining an employment-based green card involves several steps, including labor certification (PERM), filing an immigrant petition, and in some cases, adjustment of status or consular processing. Each step has its own requirements and documentation. It is advisable to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney to navigate through the complexities of the process.

What is the difference between EB-1-1, EB-1-2, and EB-1-3 employment-based green cards?

The EB-1-1, EB-1-2, and EB-1-3 categories are different subcategories within the EB-1 employment-based green card classification. EB-1-1 is for individuals with extraordinary ability, EB-1-2 is for outstanding researchers and professors, and EB-1-3 is for multinational managers and executives. Each category has its own eligibility criteria and documentation requirements.

What is a National Interest Waiver (NIW) for employment-based green cards?

A National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a provision that allows certain foreign nationals to apply for an employment-based green card without the need for a specific job offer or labor certification. This waiver is available to individuals who can demonstrate that their work is in the national interest of the United States. It is a complex process that requires careful documentation and evidence of the individual's impact on the national interest.

What are the common challenges faced by foreign nationals in obtaining employment-based green cards?

Foreign nationals often face challenges such as lengthy processing times, changing immigration policies, and complex documentation requirements when applying for employment-based green cards. Additionally, the specific eligibility criteria for each green card category can pose challenges. It is essential to work with an experienced immigration attorney who can provide guidance and support throughout the process.

    They always considered our company's and employees' interest first.

    “Heidi and her team took utmost care to prepare our Research Scientists' EB1-2 Outstanding Researcher petitions in the best light possible, making sure to provide a complete list of evidence needed and following up often to ensure that the petitions are submitted on a timely basis. Due to their efforts, the greencard petitions were quickly approved, usually without any RFE. I really appreciated that they always considered our company's and employees' interest first. Thank you.”

    HR Manager at an AI/Data Management R&D Lab
    Heidi was not only knowledgeable but super patient in explaining every step.

    “I had just graduated with a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University and on OPT status.  Heidi made the nerve-wracking process of going through the entire H-1B Cap lottery process seem easy.  She was especially patient in explaining and guiding my sponsoring architectural firm who had never sponsored an H-1B visa before.  I really appreciated Heidi's confidence and professionalism. After obtaining my H-1B, Heidi also helped with my greencard application.  My architectural firm had never sponsored a foreign national for a greencard before.  Heidi was not only knowledgeable but super patient in explaining every step. She always made herself available answering all my questions and my HR manager's questions quickly and thoughtfully.  Heidi made my immigration experience seem easy and I didn't have to stress as I knew I was in good hands.  I would recommend Heidi wholeheartedly.”

    Architect at Architectural Firm
    I was really anxious but Heidi was reassuring throughout the whole process.

    “USCIS issued an RFE for my change of employer H-1B petition because they did not understand how important it was to have a degree in Chemistry, Cosmetic Sciences and an MBA for the position. Heidi was able to provide an articulate explanation that was effective to convince USCIS to approve my H-1B. I was really anxious but Heidi was reassuring throughout the whole process. In addition to my H-1B, Heidi also handled my green card application and it was as smooth as it could be from PERM, I-140 to I-485. Now I have my green card and it is nice to know that Ican stay and work in the USA as long as I want. I am grateful that Heidi was there to guide me through the entire process.”

    Marketing Manager of a Cosmetics Company

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