Employment Based Immigration

The employment based immigration categories are commonly referred to as EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 as follows:

First preference EB-1 (priority workers);

Second preference Eb-2 (members of the professions holding advanced degrees or individuals of exceptional ability); and

Third preference Eb-3 (professionals, skilled workers, and other workers).

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 provides for several employment based immigrant visa classifications, most of which have built in protections for the United States labor market. Indeed, employment based immigration generally requires either a strong showing that the foreign workers is the best in the field or that there are no U.S. workers who are able, willing, available and qualified to fill the position. The law allocates approximately 140,000 visas per year to these categories in total.

There are many requirements that the alien must demonstrate in order to receive the visa for the three different categories. Speaking with attorney Michael Phillips can prevent undue delay in obtaining the correct visa for the alien worker. In today’s business world nothing moves slowly. The internet has created a global demand for speed and communication. Business must keep pace with this on demand mobile world and that may require an international workforce. Getting it right the first time can make all of the difference in the world. Attorney Michael Phillips can sit down and consult with you about what your needs are and how best to accomplish them.