TX 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 an employee from overseas, 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 international employees. We have also helped many foreign national workers obtain legal permanent resident status (“green cards”) through employment or investment.
Experienced legal assistance leading to positive results
We are experienced and fastidious attorneys devoted to finding a solution that helps our clients achieve their goals of or working in the United States temporarily or living here permanently. We are knowledgeable in non-immigrant temporary employment visas and immigration matters involving:
- B-1 visitors for business and B-2 visitors for pleasure
- E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor
- F-1 academic student and F-2 for the spouse or child of F-1
- H-1B specialty occupations
- H-1C nurses working here for up to three years
- H-2B temporary or seasonal workers: skilled and unskilled
- J-1 exchange visitor
- L-1A executive and managerial transferee visas
- L-1B specialized knowledge
- O-1 extraordinary ability in arts, education, business, sciences or athletics
- P-1 athletes and group entertainers
- TN NAFTA Professional (TN visas for Canadian and Mexican 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 qualifications must match precisely. Mistakes on your application can mean delays or even denial. That is why it is necessary to recruit an experienced immigration attorney who can gather the documentation and evidence that supports your eligibility. Because immigration laws and policies change often, we are dedicated to maintaining and deepening our knowledge so that you can advance smoothly through USCIS’s complex visa process.
Knowledgeable TX attorneys help you cut through red tape
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 thoroughly examine acceptable forms of documentation, confirm your employees’ citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States, and help you conduct self-audits of your 1-9s each year to ensure they been completed accurately. Our attorneys also provide you with personalized immigration counsel so you can take proactive measures against discrimination lawsuits arising from improperly handled 1-9 forms under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).