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Louisville Employment Green Card Lawyers

Bringing workers in from outside the U.S. is a good solution to labor shortages for many Kentucky employers, but obtaining the necessary green card (for permanent resident status) is not an easy thing.

An Involved Labor Certification Process

First, the employer must demonstrate to the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Homeland Security that the position is essential and that no one who can do the work can be found in the U.S. This means advertising the position and keeping track of applications received. The employer has to certify that people with the necessary skills cannot be found in this country.

It's a long process, taking as long as six years. Quotas are in place, so you can only bring in so many persons.

Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, in Louisville, has worked with individuals and employers to surmount these hurdles and bring in qualified workers. These qualified workers are often people of exceptional ability, with advanced skills in needed areas, such as management skills within a particular industry, researchers, intracompany transferees, engineers and software developers. In some cases we have successfully brought teachers. We have brought in farm workers on occasion, but bringing in people without a master's degree or better is harder, and takes longer.

Questions About The Employer Immigration Process? Call Our Kentucky Attorneys

Do you seek permanent resident status in the U.S.? Call the Louisville employment green card attorneys at Vickerstaff Law Office at 502-442-2039, toll free 888-832-2944 — or describe your immigration law problem to our lawyers using this email form.