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Employment Immigration Archives

Sanctuary restaurants create havens for undocumented workers

Since President Trump took office a year and a half ago, the administration has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration—a promise which has caused a great deal of anxiety for undocumented workers across the country. There are growing stories of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers raiding workplaces, in search of undocumented farm laborers, kitchen staff and construction workers—among others.

Am I eligible for an employment-based green card?

You want to become a lawful, permanent resident in the U.S., and for that, you need to get a green card. There are many pathways to apply for a green card. You could be engaged to an American citizen. Perhaps you have a close relative who’s a U.S. citizen or green card holder. Maybe you’re eligible for refugee or asylum status.

Understanding the labor certification requirement

There are many types of work visas that one can apply for when trying to come to the United States for a job. Different factors—such as your area of employment, job ranking and any outstanding achievements in your field—affect the type of visa you may be eligible for.

USCIS defines “economist” for NAFTA TN visa applicants

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) creates opportunities for bilateral trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Under this agreement, the U.S. government developed what is known as the TN visa—a nonimmigrant visa for qualifying professionals from Mexico and Canada to work in the United States for up to three years.

Immigrant investor visa requirements could trip you up

If you want to immigrate to the U.S. for employment reasons, it pays to pay close attention to the various ways this is possible, and the specific requirements for employment immigration. You may not know that employment-based immigration to the U.S. can fall under five different categories, with 7% of these visas authorized for the category of Immigrant Investors, also known as Immigrant Entrepreneurs.

Don't work up problems in the E-visa program

Texas is one of the largest of all 50 states. Its vast landscapes are filled with people of diverse backgrounds, races and ethnicities. Many are born and raised right here in the Lone Star State. Others emigrate from across the nation. Then, there are those who cross Texas borders from lands across the sea, many of whom take up residence through employment-based visa programs. If you came to the United States to work, the last thing you need is for problems to arise with your visa or status.

What is employment-based immigration?

People who are aiming to move to Texas just like you have different options available to them in regard to green card options. One potential path that you might look into is employment-based immigration, and we at Trevino Immigration Law wish to help you understand what to expect from it.

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