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Raleigh Employment-Based Immigration Attorney

Raleigh Employment-Based Immigration Attorney

Work-Related and Non-Immigrant Visa Lawyers in Wake County

The global economic system continues to become more and more connected across international borders. With this in mind, it is hardly surprising that many American businesses and corporations have developed an increased interest in sponsoring foreign nationals to come to the United States to work.

At Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, our skilled immigration attorneys work closely with companies of all sizes and types to help obtain the appropriate visas for their non-citizen workers. The United States government offers a wide range of work- and employment-related visas, and we will assist you in determining the option that will best fit your business needs. We will also help you in preparing and submitting the necessary documentation while complying with all applicable laws and regulations.

Temporary Work Visas

Immigration laws in the United States offer temporary visas for foreign nationals to work in this country for a relatively short period of time. These visas are categorized as "non-immigrant" visas because, in general, they are not meant to be used as a means to obtain a Green Card or United States citizenship. Our team can help you work toward any kind of non-immigrant work visa, including but not limited to:

  • H Visas: American businesses can get H visas, including H-2B visas, for foreign nationals and students who will work in jobs that require specialized knowledge, skills, or experience.
  • L Visas: Also known as "Intracompany Transferee visas," L visas help multinational companies bring existing foreign employees to the United States to continue working for the company in specified roles.
  • E Visas: The category of E visas helps facilitate international trade between the U.S. and specific nations with whom the United States has trade treaties. Traders and investors can secure E visas to come to the United States for the purpose of conducting business in accordance with the terms of the agreement between the worker's home country and the U.S.

Immigrant Visas and Lawful Permanent Residency

Each year, the American government provides a specified number of employment-based immigration visas that permit workers to enter, work, and remain in the United States permanently. This category of visas—called EB visas—is typically reserved for workers whose skills or work are identified as valuable to the U.S. economy. Generally, workers who come to the U.S. on EB visas do so with the intent of obtaining a Green Card and/or seeking United States citizenship.

Immigrant work visas are processed using a preference system set by the federal government:

  • EB-1: First preference is given to applicants with extraordinary abilities or talents, including noted educators, Nobel Prize winners, and leaders of international companies.
  • EB-2: Second preference is given to applicants with advanced degrees in valuable fields.
  • EB-3: Third preference is given to professionals, skilled workers, and unskilled workers who perform work for which there are not enough qualified workers in the United States.
  • EB-4: Fourth preference is given to religious workers, special immigrant juveniles, and certain physicians, as well as current and former employees of the U.S. government.
  • EB-5: Fifth preference is given to applicants who intend to start businesses that would create new employment opportunities for American citizens.

Working Out the Details

If you run an American business or you represent an international company with a presence in the U.S., and you want to bring a foreign national to the United States so that he or she can work for you, there are likely to be many challenges ahead. The team at Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, will help you analyze your situation and work with you in determining the right option for you and your business. We will ensure that your best interests—as well as those of your intended employee—are fully protected throughout the entire visa application and entry process.

Call 1-844-YO-PELEO Today

To learn more about our firm and how we can help with employment- or business-based immigration, contact the offices of Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC. Call 1-844-YO-PELEO for a free consultation and case evaluation with a member of our team today. We serve clients in and around Raleigh, Wake County, Smithfield, Johnston County, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and the surrounding communities. Hablamos Espanol.

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