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Employment-Based Permanent Residence

Experienced Chicago Employment-Based Permanent Residence Attorney

There are many ways to achieve the American Dream, but no matter where you want that goal to lead you, all roads begin with obtaining permanent residence. Your permanent residence card, also called a green card, allows you to reside in the United States permanently. When a green card is obtained because of your employment, it means your job skills are needed and valued in the United States. This type of permit also allows immediate family members and spouses to stay in the United States with you, under certain circumstances and conditions. If you hope to immigrate to the U.S. for employment purposes, our firm can help you.

Why Choose Our Firm?

At Milla & Associates, LLC, we have ample experience working with immigrants from all walks of life. We handle various different types of immigration, including temporary and permanent. If you need help obtaining citizenship, we can also help you through the naturalization process. Or, for employment-based immigration, we can assess your current situation and determine the best course of action for you. Our firm is dedicated to providing personalized legal services through open communication so that you remain informed each step of the way.

Ready to get started? Contact our firm to request a consultation with our Chicago immigration attorneys.

About Permanent Workers in the United States

Each year, the United States government welcomes 140,000 immigrants, and their spouses and children, into our country based on their employment. There are a few different categories these workers fit into, depending on their job skills and a few other factors.

  • EB-1: Priority workers, also called first preference workers, includes individuals with extraordinary abilities that make their job skills extremely valuable to the United States. This may include individuals with gifts in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletic skills. This category also includes outstanding professors, researchers, and multinational executives and managers.
  • EB-2: The second preference of workers includes individuals with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities in their respective fields.
  • EB-3: Individuals who fall under the third preference are also skilled workers, usually in more common professions, but with qualifications similar to those in EB-2.
  • EB-4: EB-4 immigrants can fall under several categories, including religious workers, employees of U.S. foreign service posts and retired employees of international organizations. This may also include children from other countries who are wards of the courts in the United States.
  • EB-5: The immigrants permitted to enter the U.S. under EB-5 must invest $500,000 towards a targeted employment area, or $1 million in any new commercial enterprise that employs at least 10 people. The employees must be full-time, U.S. workers.

The PERM Process

In order to obtain a permanent residence card for employment purposes, you need to go through the PERM process. You must first file a Form I-140 or a Petition for Alien Worker. Or, if you are entering as a professor or researcher, your employer must fill out the Form I-140. If you are a multinational manager or executive, your employer must fill out the USCIS Form I-140.

If you have immediate family members who will be coming with you to the United States, you must also follow the appropriate application process for them as well. Spouses and children under the age of 21 may file for E-21 and E-22 immigration status, respectively, and your spouse may also file an Employment Authorization Document. In some cases, spouses of skilled workers or professionals will need to file E34 or EW4, and the minor children of skilled workers will file under either E35 or EW5.

Let Our Firm Help You

If you are interested in immigrating to the United States with a permanent residence card, or green card, our firm can help. Employment-based immigration issues can be complicated, which is why it is so important to have an experienced, skilled immigration attorney by your side. Our firm can evaluate your situation and work with you to determine which immigration option is best for you. We can help obtain your labor certification, which begins the process towards obtaining a green card and help you seek approval for PERM Labor Certification. The application process for these permanent residence cards is tricky, which is why we are here to help guide and advise you each step of the way.

Contact Milla & Associates, LLC today to get started on your employment-based immigration issue.

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