SERVICES & VISA OPTIONS

EMPLOYMENT-BASED NON-IMMIGRANT VISA OPTIONS

There are a number of non-immigrant visas available for work, travel, and living in the United States. Many companies and/or individuals seek to invest, trade, and/or participate in business transactions in the US. Do you know which visa is right for you?

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At Dagher Khraizat Immigration law we stay current and informed on all non-immigrant visa rules and regulations. We begin with a thorough consultation and ask the right questions to help you not only see your case holistically but also understand the details and long-term expectations that you may not otherwise be aware of. We assist you in finding the right visa category, prepare your documents, and file your petitions. With over 25 years of experience in evaluating and strategizing workable paths through the U.S. immigration laws, we are confident that you’ve come to the right place.

The H-1B Visa Program

For employers seeking to recruit foreign professional employees in various fields of employment, including, but[R1]  not limited to, the fields of medicine, pharmacy, engineering, business, law, Dagher Khraizat Immigration law stay up-to-breast on all changes and challenges of the H-1B visa category to ensure the employees consideration under the proper category in the annual H-1B visa lottery selection process.

The H-2B Visa Program

 

For employers seeking to recruit nonprofessional, nonagricultural workers to the United States to fulfill seasonal, peak-load, one-time occurrences or on an intermittent-need basis, it is important to start H-2B petition as early as allowed, as timing is important to obtain an H-2B visa number.

The O-1B Visa Program

 

For Artists, Musicians, Entertainers, Actors, and Athletes, the O-1B visa category requires careful preparation to ensure timely arrival in the U.S. for performances and athletic competitions.   At Dagher Khraizat Immigration Law, we pride ourselves in diligent preparation of your O-1B petition and visa application.

The H-2A Visa Program

 

For agricultural employers seeking to recruit temporary or seasonal agricultural workers to the United States.  It is important to start the H-2A petition as early as allowed, as timing is a critical factor in terms of employing the worker during specific season(s).

The E Visa

 

Essential for both individual investors and multinational companies that wish to invest in a U.S. Company or conduct trade in goods and services with the United States. 

L-1 Visa

 

For companies with multinational offices and locations around the world the L-1 Visa program is a great option for transferring employees or opening a new office in the United States.

The O-1 Visa for Extraordinary Ability

 

For employers with employees who have an extraordinary ability the O-1 visa category offers excellent options for nonimmigrant status and work authorization. The United States benefits from talented immigrants who enhance and contribute to our society in the development of business, education, science and athletics. The O-1 visa category becomes even more important when we consider the limited visa numbers in the H-1B category for professionals.

The P Nonimmigrant Visa Program for Performers, Entertainers, and Athletes

 

The P nonimmigrant visa program includes three types of P visas and provides an excellent option for entertainers, entertainment groups, and athletes to work, play and perform in the United States.

The TN Status Program for Canadian and Mexican Citizens

 

The TN nonimmigrant category provides for work visas specific to Canadian and Mexican citizen employees.  This program allows for individuals in designated to apply for permission to work for a U.S. employer.

The TN Status Program for Canadian and Mexican Citizens

 

The TN nonimmigrant category provides for work visas specific to Canadian and Mexican citizen employees.  This program allows for individuals in designated to apply for permission to work for a U.S. employer.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRANT VISA OPTIONS

Many businesses and employers are in need of foreign employees possessing specialized skills, training and knowledge from across the world.  Navigating the complex arena of visa applications and processing is made simpler with effective professional knowledge and experience.

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Whether you’re an investor, looking to employ, or come to US as an employee in a professional field of employment; whether it’s a seasonal recruitment, or nonprofessional employment; whether you’re an artist, athlete, performer or person with extraordinary abilities, Dagher Khraizat Immigration Law is armed with the experience that you need for your immigration course of action. With over 25 years of professional practice, we are highly skilled at every step of the process; preparation, filing, representation, anticipating the limitations, and overcoming every single challenge you may face during the application or filing course.

EB-5

 

The immigrant EB-5 investor visa allows individuals with significant assets to invest in the U.S. and obtain legal permanent residence for themselves and their families

EB-1 Category Immigrant Visas

 

Employment-based, first-preference visas exist in three categories: Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professor or Researcher, and Multinational Executive or Manager.

  • Extraordinary Ability: You must be able to prove extraordinary ability in the fields of art, science, education, business or athletics through documented and sustained national or international acclaim. Must meet three of ten criteria or provide evidence of a one-time achievement such as a Pulitzer, Oscar or Olympic medal. Qualifying for this category allows you to skip the Labor Certification Process of demonstrating that no U.S. citizen workers are qualified for the position.

 

  • Outstanding Researchers: You must show international recognition for achievements in a particular field. Minimum three years in teaching or research and must be entering the United States to pursue tenure, tenure teaching track or comparable research position. Must meet two out of six criteria and have an offer of employment from a U.S. employer. Qualifying for this category allows you to skip the Labor Certification Process of demonstrating that no U.S. citizen workers are qualified for the position.

  • Multinational Executives/Managers: You must show executive or management employment outside of the U.S. for 1 year out of the immediate prior 3 years by a foreign corporation that shares at least 50% joint ownership with a U.S. corporation.  You must be requesting the immigrant visa petition so that you can continue services for the U.S. Corporation in an executive or management position. Qualifying for this category allows you to skip the Labor Certification Process of demonstrating that no U.S. citizen workers are qualified for the position.

EB-2 Category Immigrant Visas

 

Employment-based second preference petitions allow for three types of petitions: the exceptional ability applicant, the National Interest Waiver, and the applicant holding an advanced degree processing after approval of the standard labor certification application.

  • Advanced degree:  The position you apply for must require an advanced degree or a bachelor’s degree plus five years of work experience in the field. This application requires the employer to obtain a Labor Certification from the Department of Labor which confirms that there are no qualified U.S. workers for the position.

 

  • Exceptional ability:  You must have an advanced degree or a bachelor’s degree plus five years of work experience and prove a level of expertise significantly above the norm in art, science or business and meet at least three of seven criteria. Qualifying for this category allows you to skip the Labor Certification Process of demonstrating that no U.S. citizen workers are qualified for the position.

  • EB-2 National Interest Waiver:  Dagher Khraizat Immigration Law Group can prepare and file your National Interest Waiver (NIW).   This application allow you to skip the PERM labor condition test of the labor market by showing that you possess skills that will benefit the U.S. national interest.  We can guide you to successfully demonstrate your past and future ability to benefit the United States. 

EB-3 Category Green Card Visas

 

Employment-based third-preference visas are for skilled workers, professionals or other workers.

  • Professionals:  You must prove possession of a U.S. bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent and that it is necessary for the specified occupation that requires a bachelor’s degree as a minimum requirement for the job. Must also show that qualified workers are not available in United States. Labor Certification and a permanent, full-time job offer must be presented.

 

  • Skilled Workers:  You must demonstrate at least two years of work experience for a position requiring at least two years of work experience and must show that qualified U.S. workers are not available. Labor Certification and a permanent, full-time job offer must be presented.

  • Unskilled Workers:  You must show ability to perform unskilled labor that isn’t seasonal or temporary for which qualified U.S. workers are not available. Labor Certification and a permanent, full-time job offer must be presented.

PERM Labor Certification

 

Legal Permanent Residence Process for Employment-based 2nd and 3rd Preference Petitions requiring PERM Labor Certification

Dagher Khraizat Immigration Law Group can work with an employer to develop a compliant PERM labor certification application.  We are highly experienced in assisting employer through the complex PERM rules, prevailing wage applications, advertising requirements, recruitment requirements, business necessity compliance, and retention of documents requirements for the employer.

Employment-based second and third preference petitions are most commonly accompanied by the PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) Labor Certification application designed to test the U.S. labor market to determine if there are any available U.S. workers for a specific position. The employer-based application for permanent residence for an employee in the EB-2 and EB-3 categories is a three step process including the PERM labor market test application, the I-140 Immigrant Visa Petition by an Employer, and the employees Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident or Immigrant Visa Application at a U.S. Embassy.

ASYLUM

Asylum

 

Eligibility: If returning to your home country poses great danger to you because of your race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs, you may be eligible asylum in the United States. You have one year from your last entry into the United States to file for asylum. Your application can include your spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 who are also currently in the United States.

Our Commitment: We at Dagher Khraizat Immigration law are committed and prepared to zealously fight for the protection of refugees.   We are dedicated to the protection of human rights and vow to preserve our asylum laws for the protection of vulnerable persons who suffer persecution. If you are granted asylum, you do not have to return to your home country and can live and work in the United States and are eligible for permanent residence after one year.

DEPORTATION

Deportation Risk

Once you have created a life here in the United States, the prospect of being deported/removed is almost unimaginable. Unfortunately, for many the unimaginable becomes all too real. Fortunately, the immigration laws of the United States allows immigrants facing deportation or removal to apply for asylum, cancellation of removal, and waivers from deportation.

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At Dagher Khraizat Immigration Law Group, we understand the dire consequences a deportation/removal presents for you and your family and we will do everything in our power to get you relief from removal. We begin with a thorough consultation and ask the right questions that help you to see your case in the “big picture” as well as understand long-term expectations.

Immigration proceedings before the immigration court can be very ridged in terms of appearances and if one does not understand the procedures and deadlines one may end up ordered removed. Get started today and discover the Dagher Khraizat Immigration Law difference.

NATURALIZATION

Becoming a U.S. Citizen is the goal and dream of so many immigrants.  USCIS will review your entire immigration history during the naturalization interview.  It is important to have a throughout review of your immigration history prior to applying.  At Dagher Khraizat Immigration Law Group, we have over 25 years of experience in preparing and representing individuals in the naturalization process.

Eligibility:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Be a permanent U.S. resident for at least five years*

  • Live within the state for at least three months

  • Have been physically present within the U.S. for at least 30 months of the past five years*

  • Reside within the United States continuously from the date of application to the date granted naturalization

  • Be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Have knowledge of U.S. history and civics

  • Be of good moral character

  • Be faithful to the principles of the U.S. Constitution and loyal to the United States

*Additional naturalization qualifications can include being a permanent U.S. resident for at least three years and meeting all eligibility rules as a spouse of a U.S. citizen; serving in the U.S. armed forces and meeting all other eligibility rules; or being the child of a U.S. citizen born outside the U.S., currently residing in the U.S. and meeting all other eligibility rules.

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There are many advantages to becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States but the process and requirements can be lengthy and complex. At Dagher Khraizat Immigration Law, we have 25 years of experience in this legal process and guarantee you a smooth course of action and successful outcome. Get started today and discover the Dagher Khraizat Immigration Law difference.

IMMIGRATION WAIVERS

There are waivers for many grounds of inadmissibility. For example if you have been removed, excluded, or out-of-status in the United States, you may require waivers of your grounds of inadmissibility in order to reenter the U.S. as either an immigrant or non-immigrant.

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At Dagher Khraizat Law we help you determine if you are inadmissible and quality for a waiver to allow your reentry for purposes of living with relatives as a permanent resident, work, or visiting for pleasure. The process differs for each waiver and depends on your individual circumstances and we are ready to help guide you through the details.

 

Recently there has been an expansion in the unlawful presences waiver.  The new I-601A provisional waiver waives the three and ten-year bars; the benefits of which are that immigrants wait for the approval of the waiver in the United States with their families. There is no issue of uncertain separation and the immigrant knows whether the waiver is granted or denied before leaving the United States.