Immigration Lawyers Facilitate Employment-Based Visas
Assistance focused on employer needs and employee talents
At JMA Firm, PLLC, our attorneys help employers resolve their immigration issues in a wide range of industries, including research, finance, information technology, telecommunications, healthcare, and oil and gas. If you are hiring foreign national employees and are concerned about complying with the regulations and guidelines outlined by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) or have concerns about navigating the complex U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) process, our firm has a proven record of success. We have helped businesses secure non-immigrant, temporary employment visas for foreign national employees. We have also helped employers secure legal permanent resident status (“green cards”) through employment for their foreign national workers.
Experienced legal assistance leading to positive results
We are experienced and attentive attorneys devoted to finding a solution that helps employers achieve their goals of having their foreign national workers employed in the United States. Our knowledge in non-immigrant temporary employment visas and immigration matters includes:
- B-1 visitors for business and B-2 visitors for pleasure
- E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor
- E-3 specialty occupations for Australian citizens
- F-1 academic student
- H-1B specialty occupations
- H-1B1 specialty occupations for Chilean and Singaporean citizens
- J-1 exchange visitor
- L-1A executive and managerial transferee visas
- L-1B specialized knowledge
- O-1A: Individuals with an extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics
- O-1B: Individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry
- P-1 athletes and group entertainers
- TN NAFTA Professional (TN visas for Canadian and Mexican citizen professionals)
Providing thorough attention to your unique immigration case
We meticulously assess your situation in order to provide you with an individualized strategy that meets your needs. Every visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which your foreign national employee’s qualifications must match precisely. Accordingly, it is necessary to have an experienced immigration attorney on your team who can gather the documentation and evidence that supports your foreign national employee’s eligibility. As immigration laws and policies often change, our dedication to maintaining and deepening our knowledge ensures the smooth advancement through USCIS’s complex visa process.
Knowledgeable attorneys help you with complex rules and regulations
Even if your business has just one employee, you are required to comply with INA requirements on employment eligibility. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enforces INA provisions addressing employment eligibility, employment verification and nondiscrimination. The consequences of an employer hiring unauthorized workers or failing to properly complete and retain an Employment Eligibility Verification Form, commonly known as a Form 1-9, can include criminal charges and penalties.
We are able to thoroughly review and strategize your I-9 procedures and processes to ensure compliance. Our attorneys can also provide you with proactive measures to help protect against discrimination lawsuits arising from improperly handled 1-9 forms under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).