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Labor Certification Attorney Serving El Paso

How Labor Certification Works

The first step in the process to obtain an employer-sponsored green card is called labor certification. A primary purpose of labor certification is to prevent employers from filling jobs that could be held by qualified U.S. citizens, with foreign workers. For this reason, a major part of the process is proving that there is no American qualified to hold the job. The employer has to show evidence, such as ads, interview records, screening tests, etc., that serious attempts were made to hire a qualified U.S citizen for the job. Often the foreign worker is already working in the U.S. with a temporary work visa, which can add some complexity to the process. An El Paso immigration attorney from our firm with decades of experience in these cases will be able to help you accomplish your goals with the least amount of wasted energy.

El Paso Labor Certification Lawyer

The process of labor certification is notoriously long and drawn out. Originally the process took years; in 1998 it was streamlined to bring it down to months. In 2005 a completely electronic labor certification system was put into use. It is called the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) and it was designed to make labor certification possible in less than 60 days. As congress mandates annual quotas of green card approvals, there can be significant backlogs created; people who have been approved for a green card find they cannot get the job as the quota of green cards given for that type of job has already been filled.

It is a well-known fact that immigration law is complex and intricate and can be one of the most difficult sets of laws to understand. If you need legal assistance with the labor certification process, an attorney from our firm brings decades of experience in and knowledge of immigration law.

Make the labor certification process as simple and efficient as possible and contact an El Paso immigration lawyer in our office today.

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Maney Gordon - El Paso Immigration Attorney
Located at 1535 Hawkins Boulevard, Suite A, El Paso, TX 79925.
Phone: (888) 630-4882.
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