U.S. citizens may petition for spouses, parents, children and siblings.
Permanent residents may
petition for spouses and children.
Business Sponsored Immigration
Visa holders in this category normally must have a job offer and the potential employer
complete the Labor Certification process. The Labor Certification process involves a
the job market to demonstrate that the potential visa holder is not taking a job away from
All aliens facing deportation have a right to a fair hearing
under the due proces clause of the U.S
Constitution. The federal government must prove that an alien is deportable.
Nonimmigrant Status: H-1B and H-2B
The H-1B category is open to aliens seeking to enter
the United States temporarily for the purpose of
working in a specialty occupation or profession or as a fashion model of distinguished
merit and ability.
The H-2B category is available to an alien coming to
the United States to perform either skilled or
unskilled labor on a temporary basis.
Family sponsored immigration is based on the relationship with a person who is a U.S.
a lawful permanent resident and on a family member's wish to immigrate from another
Labor certification is the process of getting your "green card"
through being sponsored by an
employer in the United States.
Appeal is the process used for stopping the Immigration Service from deporting you.
If you are a permanent legal resident for 5 years or 3 years, if you became a legal
marrying a citizen, you can apply to the Immigration Service to become a U.S. citizen.