Immigration Lawyer in Orlando
Understanding Labor Certifications
Immigration is a highly contentious subject in today's political landscape, perhaps due to the fact that immigrants pose a threat to workers in the United States. In times like these, when unemployment rates are the highest they've been in decades, many people in this country want to limit the number of immigrants who are allowed entry into the U.S. Some people strongly believe that immigration steals jobs away from U.S. citizens. The Federal Government, however, strictly regulates the flow of immigrants coming to the United States for purposes of employment and requires companies planning to hire foreign nationals to secure labor certification before doing so.
If your company has not been able to find qualified workers to fill a position out of the local labor pool, labor certification is most likely the best method for hiring a potential employee from another country. This process, also referred to as an application for alien employment certification, allows for employers to recruit workers from other countries. It is possible to hire a foreign national on a temporary basis provided that he or she holds a non-immigrant work visa. If, however, the individual plans to use his or her employment with your company as grounds for securing a
green card based on work, labor certification will most likely be necessary. Labor certification is the first step in what is often a complex, drawn-out process to achieve
lawful permanent resident status, and allows foreign workers to work within the country without being a citizen.
Guiding You Through the Certification Process
At S.A. Young Law Firm, P.A., we understand how important hiring foreign nationals may be to the success of your business, particularly if there is a lack of qualified employees in this country. The process of labor certification is, unfortunately, often highly complex and lengthy. It is not advisable to take any action toward applying for labor certification without having an experienced Orlando immigration attorney on your side to help you prepare your application and represent you with authorities. Even simple mistakes could result in the denial of your application. Let us guide you throughout the entire process - we are ready to begin working on your case today! Contact our firm to begin discussing your legal options.