When you have an immigration question or need assistance with your family or business immigration needs, you need answers or services from experienced Cicero Cicero immigration lawyers. While an experienced immigration lawyer is the one who can answer your specific questions and provide precise legal advice, the following is information you may find useful as you mull your options.
At Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., we handle all major areas of immigration law, including the following:
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) are allowed under U.S. immigration law to petition and have certain qualifying relatives to be granted permanent resident status. These relatives are grouped into two categories, and these are “immediate relatives” and “preference immigrant” categories.
Immediate relatives are spouses, children, parents, and siblings of U.S. citizens, but there are other restrictions that apply such that not all of them qualify. For example, the children must be unmarried and under the age of 21, and one can only petition for their parents in this category if they are over the age of 21.
The preference immigrant category is one where everyone else who is not an immediate relative falls but not all other relatives fall in this category. Rather, the category is specific to the following classes of relatives:
Employers who have positions they are unable to fill with American workers or have positions requiring the skills of a foreign worker they wish to hire may petition to have that foreign worker given either a temporary or permanent work visa.
These visas are made available in a limited number and way less than there is demand for them, which means many of those who qualify to get the visa are simply not able to because of the numeric limitations.
For example, there are only about 140,000 immigrant visas available through employment when the number of people who apply for them is many times more than that number.
This is where having the services of an experienced employment-based immigration lawyer can make a difference between approval and denial of the petition or application for the employment-based visa.
An experienced immigration lawyer who handles employment-based visa petitions and applications will not only know the law and regulations that are relevant, and they know how to navigate the system to avoid things that cause delays or denials of many of these petitions and applications.
If you are contemplating petitioning for a relative or foreign worker or if you are the relative or foreign worker that needs help in obtaining your immigration approval, contact Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. today for a consultation.