In this video, Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) gives an overview concerning employment-based immigration to the United States through the following preference categories:
- Persons of Extraordinary Ability (EB1-A)
- Outstanding Researchers and Professors (EB1-B)
- Multinational Executives and Managers (EB1-C)
- Persons of Exceptional Ability & Advanced Degreed Professionals (EB-2)
- Professional, Skilled and Unskilled Workers (EB-3)
- Speciality Occupations (EB-4)
- Immigrant Investors (EB-5)
Attorney Shusterman also discusses how to speed up your immigration and keep your family together through the process by:
- Changing between categories
- Alternate chargeability
- Child Status Protection Act
- Immigrating through marriage, relatives, lottery, etc.
Most EB immigrants and their employers must go through the PERM process with the US Department of Labor. The employer is require to advertise the job and demonstrate that no minimally-qualified US workers applied for the job.
“I want to acknowledge the Law office of Carl Shusterman for their diligent and responsive attention to my case - from H1B to PERM to green card.”
- Ken Calvert, San Antonio, Texas
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However, the PERM process is only applicable to employees in the EB-2 (advanced-degreed workers) and EB-3 (professionals, skilled and unskilled workers) preference categories. Some EB-2 and EB-3 workers are exempt from the PERM process. For example, employers of workers in shortage occupations like physical therapists and registered nurses can skip the PERM process. Also, persons of “exceptional ability” and those who qualify for National Interest Waivers atr also exempt.
For additional information regarding employment-based immigration, see our Green Cards through Employment page or speak to one of our Attorneys.
The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman specializes in employment-based immigration. During the past 30 years, we have assisted many thousands of individuals in obtaining green cards through employment. We also represent over 100 employers across the US, assisting them in sponsoring employees for both temporary working visas and green cards.
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