Employer Based Immigration

Houston Employer Based Immigration Attorneys

There are various means by which individuals can obtain legal immigration status in the United States. One of these is through employer-based sponsorship. This creates the opportunity for employers to hire employees who are foreign nationals presently without the required legal status to live or work in the U.S. The application process is complicated for both business owners and employees. Houston Attorney Craig L. Pena has been providing successful, personalized and high quality immigration legal services for many years, resulting in thousands of success stories throughout the various areas of immigration law. He offers a complimentary consultation to discuss your case.

Temporary Employment Based Immigration Visa

There are numerous temporary employment based immigration visas, including the following:

  • TN – for Mexican and Canadian nationals
  • J1 – for those in the academic world, researchers and those being trained to do this type of work who exhibit exceptional ability
  • H1B – applies to professional and technical employees and is often utilized in corporate environments
  • E1 – Treaty trader visas
  • E2 – Treaty investor visa
  • R1 – Religious area
  • L1A – Pertains to executives, management and leadership positions in the corporate
  • Ask your attorney for specific information

Permanent Employer Based Immigration

It is also possible for certain individuals who qualify to obtain permanent employment based visas based on their particularly evolved skills. These include the following:

  • EB1 – applies to those who have exceptional skills in:
    • Business, the arts, science, education, athleticism
    • This generally requires proof of professional membership, leadership and extraordinary ability
  • EB2 – applies to those who have exceptional skills in:
    • Business, science, the arts, and those who hold top degrees such as Ph.D’s.
  • The EB1 and EB2 are often documented by the showing of awards, prizes, national and international recognition.
  • EB3 – applies to skilled workers and those with basic college degree
  • EB4 – applies to individuals with advanced skills in religion, interpretation, etc.
  • EB5 – applies to investors who create jobs in the U.S. by investing $500,000 to $3 million
  • Ask your attorney for specific information

Complimentary Consultation with Houston Employer Based Immigration Attorney Craig L. Pena

As in all areas of immigration law, requirements change frequently and applications must be completed accurately and on time. Attorney Craig L. Pena is an experienced, qualified and highly skilled immigration lawyer who has been helping clients with their immigration needs, including in employee and employer-based cases.

Attorney Pena is an advocate for those seeking citizenship naturalization and he truly believes in sharing the American Dream of freedom with others. He provides compassionate, attentive legal counsel and aggressive, proactive legal representation. Attorney Pena is a member of numerous legal organizations, including The American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. He offers a free case review, which you can schedule by calling the Houston Law Office of Craig L. Pena at 832-833-6595.