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Sponsoring a Foreign Worker for US Employment

Chicago Immigration Attorneys - Green Card Through Work

Our Chicago immigration lawyers can help employers to sponsor workers for a green card through employment.  There are many different nonimmigrant classifications that permit employment in the United States. Typically, the employment "sponsorship" process involves petitioning the USCIS for a determination of whether the job requirements and noncitizen's credentials match the requirements of the classification requested. Some nonimmigrant classifications do not require approval of a petition by the USCIS, as an application is made directly at the U.S. Consulate abroad. Whether a petition is first filed with the USCIS, or an application is made directly at the U.S. Consulate, admission to the U.S. in a particular nonimmigrant category is done at the U.S. port of entry.

Most noncitizens in EB-2 and EB-3 employment-based classifications cannot receive immigrant visa unless the Secretary of Labor has determined that there are not enough domestic workers available in the United States to perform the intended employment in the part of the United States where the noncitizen will be employed and that the noncitizen's immigration will not adversely affect wages and working conditions in the United States. The employer may not file an immigrant petition with USCIS unless the employer has obtained a labor certification, and includes the labor certification with the petition. The employer obtains this labor certification as provided in regulations published by the U.S. Department of Labor using PERM.

We can help you and your business navigate effectively through the maze of immigration and nationality laws to help you sponsor a foreign national who may have critical skills for your business. Our goal is to make sure you are able to hire and place employees with the skills your company needs in the appropriate office or geographic area.

Call us at 773-516-4100 or contact us online for a consultation to discuss your immigration law issues or questions.

Client Reviews
Someone rear-ended my car last spring and I was injured. Peter and Sofia Zneimer and they staff were professional and were always available by phone. I knew that the insurance of the other driver wasn't very good but they were still able to settle my case promptly and I was satisfied with the money I received. Overall, a very good trusted experience. Natig M.
I highly recommend the services of Zneimer and Zneimer. I often seek legal advice from them related to my immigration status and way forward. Both Sofia and Peter are very detailed and quick in answering any question. I laud their professionalism and a very efficient team that works for them. Suman S.
I totally recommend Sofia, she is the best lawyer in Chicago area. She is very professional, very detailed with her work and supportive. She always goes above and beyond to ensure the best outcome. Caring, compassionate and only the best for your family. I won my case because of her professionalism and her knowledge of the law. Aurel P.
I have dealt with Sofia Zneimer since 2009. She is a great lawyer and has helped me tremendously in navigating the process of green card. She is a great resource to have by your side. She is easy to reach. She responds very quickly, which was very important for me. If she can’t answer the question the same day, she does let you know that she is working on it. I would have no hesitation in recruiting her. Hemant S.
I called Zneimer & Zneimer after I was rear-ended on the highway. Peter and Sofia Zneimer have been very helpful in dealing with the insurance company and getting money for my car damage. They are also handling my injury case. They answer all my questions and I am always able to reach them on the phone anytime I want to talk to them. I am confident in having them represent me. The best choice i ever made. Thank you! Emil G.