We represent large, multinational companies in connection with the temporary employment
of professionals and intra-company transfers, the periodic entry of business visitors,
and permanent employment of foreign workers.
WORK VISAS FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS
If your company wishes to hire a foreign employee, it is often necessary to file
a petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services before employee’s
admission to the United States. We will help you follow complex federal immigration
regulations as well as guide you through the application process in order to get
the desired results as fast as possible. We advocate on behalf of clients before
the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, U.S. Consulates
and the State Department.
Non-immigrant visas are as follows:
Permanent Employment for Foreign Nationals
Your company might want to employ a foreign national permanently. Permanent resident
status is given to people who are classified under Employment Preference System.
The Employment Preference System allows certain immigrants to obtain permanent
residence ("green cards") in the United States. The Employment Preference
System is divided into the following categories:
Foreign nationals who have "extraordinary ability," outstanding professors
and researchers, and certain multinational executives and managers.
Foreign nationals who hold advanced degrees or have exceptional ability in their
Skilled workers, professionals, and other workers. The other workers
category covers workers who are "capable of performing unskilled labor,"
and who are not temporary or seasonal. Skilled workers must be capable of
performing skilled labor requiring at least two years training or experience.
Certain religious workers, ministers of religion, international organization employees,
and recommended current and former US government employees.
IMMIGRATION – EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE
We will help you avoid steep fines for violation of immigration laws by guiding
you through complexities of complying with federal regulations.
We can help you obtain foreign talent and protect your business from immigration-related
The employment-based 5th preference category, also known as employment-creation
visas, is available to those investors, who have invested, or are in the process
of investing, lawfully obtained capital in a new commercial enterprise employing
at least 10 full-time US workers. The amount of the investment must be at least one
million dollars, unless the investment is to be in a targeted employment area, in
which case the investment need only be five hundred thousand dollars. To qualify
as an immigrant investor, the alien must invest in a new commercial enterprise. This
can be done by starting a new business; by purchasing and restructuring a new business;
by expanding and substantially changing the net worth or number of employees in a
business; or by investing in a troubled business, so that there is a forty percent
increase in the net worth or in the number of employees of the business.
Political asylum is a form of protection that allows individuals to remain in the
United States if they are afraid of returning to their home country because of persecution
due to political opinion, race, religion, nationality, or membership in a particular
A person granted asylum may receive a green card after one year of being in asylum
REPRESENTATION BEFORE IMMIGRATION COURT, BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS AND UNITED
STATES DISTRICT COURTS
Very often foreign nationals will finds themselves in removal (deportation) proceedings
from the United States due to overstaying the term of an approved nonimmigrant visa
or otherwise violating immigration laws. Our attorneys regularly appear before judges
in the United States Immigration Courts on our clients’ behalf to prevent deportation
If you would like additional information or a consultation, please contact our
offices at (215) 963-1555, or click here for our contact form.