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Chicago Employment Immigration Lawyers

Chicago Employment Immigration Lawyers

In today’s economy, businesses and employers connect across the globe. Unfortunately, immigration laws can present certain challenges. Whether you are an employer or someone looking for a job, knowing how to overcome those obstacles is critical if you want to accomplish your goals. 

The Chicago employment immigration lawyers at Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. have over 40 years of experience in helping businesses and employees navigate the employment immigration process. No matter what challenges you are facing, we can help – call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our immigration attorneys today. 

Helping Workers Secure Their Jobs

For many people, finding a job in the United States is the fulfillment of a life-long dream. Unfortunately, getting hired is only the first step. You then have to obtain the correct employment visa. Permanent employment visas are divided into five categories:

  • EB-1: For professionals of extraordinary abilities such as multinational executives, university professors, athletes, or researchers.
  • EB-2: For professionals with advanced degrees or people with exceptional abilities in the arts, sciences, or business.
  • EB-3: For skilled and unskilled workers.
  • EB-4: For “special immigrants” – religious workers, retired employees of international organizations. 
  • EB-5: For business investors who invest over $1 million in a new business that employs at least 10 U.S. workers. 

Categories EB-2 through EB-4 are the most common type of employment visa. Each type of visa has unique requirements and procedures. It’s critical to understand which visa you qualify for and what you will need to do to successfully gain legal immigration status. Failing to obtain a visa means that you will not be able to begin working in the United States. An experienced immigration attorney can help you navigate the process so that delays are minimal, and you can start working right away. 

Helping Employers Hire the Right Employees

Most employment visas require that the employer file a petition on behalf of the worker seeking legal immigration status. You will also have to obtain a certification from the Department of Labor that indicates the following: 

  • There is an insufficient number of workers in the U.S. who are willing and able to fill the position; and 
  • That hiring a foreign worker will not adversely impact the wages or working conditions of U.S. workers in the same industry or qualified for the same position. 

As part of the petition, you will need to document your prospective employee’s education, training, and skills in order to demonstrate that they are qualified for the position.

Though the process may sound straightforward, numerous obstacles can delay the application or result in denial. We work with multiple businesses every step of the way to ensure that their workers are legally authorized to work and reside in the United States. 

Contact Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. for All of Your Employment Immigration Needs

At Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., we work to serve the Chicago economy by helping employers and workers meet their immigration needs. We work with all types of businesses and individuals and can help no matter what your immigration needs are. Call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our Chicago employment immigration attorneys.

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