MIAMI BUSINESS IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS
U.S. Business Visa Attorneys in Miami
Davis & Associates are your business immigration attorneys of choice in Miami and surrounding areas.
Our attorneys provide expert legal counsel for all areas of business immigration law, including employment-sponsored immigration, investment immigration, employer compliance, temporary visas for work, permanent residence, consular visa processing, waivers, and appeals.
If you're trying to receive a work visa or green card, Davis & Associates are your work visa lawyers of choice in the greater Miami area including Miami, Pembroke Pines, Ft Lauderdale, Miramar and surrounding cities. Our work visa lawyers provide expert legal counsel for all facets of business immigration law, including:
- employment-sponsored immigration
- H1B employment visas
- EB5 investor green cards
- temporary work visas
- permanent residence
- consular visa processing
We strive to be the best business visa attorneys in Miami, period. If you or a family member is aiming to get into the USA through a work visa or green card, reach out to our caring and expert work visa attorneys at (305) 537-4242 or schedule a free consultation here.
Our business immigration law office and experienced work visa lawyers are focused exclusively on the practice of US Immigration Law. We assist businesses of all sizes on employer compliance issues and offer auditing and educational services to minimize their exposure to discrimination suits and audits by the government.
We help businesses (and individuals) with:
- Employer compliance
- Green cards through employment
- Business/work visas
- EB-5 Employment creation green cards
- H-1B Employment visas
Contact our expert business immigration attorneys at (305) 537-4242 or schedule a free consultation here.
MIAMI BUSINESS IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS
Our business immigration law firm is focused exclusively on the practice of U.S. Immigration Law.
We counsel businesses of all sizes on employer compliance issues and offer auditing and educational services to minimize their exposure to discrimination lawsuits and audits by the government.
We also help businesses and individuals with:
- Green card via employment
- Business visas
- EB-5 Employment creation visas
- H-1B Employment visa
- Navigating the difficult waters of U.S. Immigration Law is becoming more and more difficult for employers. The safe harbors that were once available to safeguard employers from repercussions for hiring illegal workers are failing. Raids on employers are becoming more routine, with a higher rate of management-level employees going to prison for hiring unauthorized workers.
- Large companies, including Tyson Foods, Wal-Mart, and various other businesses throughout the US, have been raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and have forced the organizations into litigation and the local communities into disarray. Consequences for hiring illegal workers range from stiff fines to jail time.
- Overly dedicated employers who choose not to hire someone they believe has no legal status to work in the U.S. may face discrimination lawsuits-- even if the worker was in fact not authorized to work in the U.S. Employers and their human resources staff must balance the requirements to only enlist the services of those authorized to work with the equal protection demands of the Constitution and federal and state laws. How does a business defend itself from the potential exposure from discrimination lawsuits and from enforcement measures by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Department of Labor?
- Our business immigration firm is concentrated entirely on the practice of U.S. Immigration Law. The founder of the firm, Garry Davis, is certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and we all focus our efforts exclusively on practicing Immigration Law. Our business immigration attorneys consult with businesses of all sizes on employer compliance issues, and offer auditing and educational services to minimize their exposure to discrimination suits and audits by the government. In the event of an audit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or the Department of Labor, we provide representation to aid in prompt settlement of the audit with as little difficulty as possible.
High net worth individuals who are looking for business immigration options may consider an Employment Creation Visa, or EB-5 Investor Visa. This is an investor visa that the business immigration attorneys in our firm have helped many clients with. Learn more about an EB-5 Employment Creation Visa or read Attorney Garry L. Davis' recent article "Introduction to the Employment Creation Visa (EB-5)".
For numerous people, the easiest way to get a U.S. Immigration Visa or Green Card is through employment immigration or "work visa".
The H-1B employment visa allows for a person to be an employee of a sponsoring employer to carry out duties that require "specialized knowledge." That means that the duties of the job provided to the H-1B employee must call for someone with a higher education and/or specialized work experience. To learn more visit our H-1B Employment Visa page.
GREEN CARD THOUGH EMPLOYMENT
One of the ways for a person to immigrate to the U.S. or obtain a green card to live and work in the U.S. is through employment sponsorship. Immigration through employment, or "employment-based" immigration, is typical-- so typical actually that there is a serious backlog in the available green cards through employment sponsorship.
Business sponsor their employees or possible employees for permanent residence.
For most categories, getting a green card through employment takes several years to process to the actual visa. That being said, employment-based green card sponsorship is a process that works and is effective for those who are more than willing to try and have the flexibility to be patient with the process.
Immigration through employment initiates with a process called Labor Certification. For a Labor Certification application, an employer must first obtain a salary requirement from the Department of Labor, called a Prevailing Wage Determination.
Once we have the requested salary, the employer must hire for the position as if it were available, by sponsored advertisements in the regional newspaper and online.
As long as no qualified U.S. workers apply for the job, a Labor Certification application is filed with the Department of Labor.
The Department of Labor assesses the recruitment efforts and the employee's qualifications for the job. If the case was handled to its complete satisfaction, the Department of Labor approves the application.
The second action in the employment-based green card procedure is a petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office.
The petition must incorporate the approved and executed Labor Certification Application, proof of the employee's education and experience, and proof that the employer has the funds to take care of the required wage to the employee upon approval of the green card.
If USCIS is satisfied on those points, the petition should be approved.
The final step in acquiring permanent residence through employment support is the actual green card application for the employee.
This stage cannot be filed unless the quota is available for the category of employment-based green card. The Visa Bulletin is a report that is released every month from the U.S. Department of State, and can be found at travel.state.gov.
The report advises what cases can start the concluding process for the employment-based green card, according to when the Labor Certification was filed with the Department of Labor.
Once the work visa is provided, the employee can continue with obtaining the green card. The green card through employment can be processed either in the U.S. through Adjustment of Status, or through the U.S. Consulates, called Immigrant Visa Processing.
Bringing employees to the U.S. can be a frustrating and challenging process. Whether your business is seeking to hire the absolute most proficient candidate, who happens to be from outside the U.S., or attempting to transfer in an executive or manager from your international office, the business immigration attorneys at the Law Offices of Garry L. Davis can help.
Our firm focuses exclusively on practicing U.S. Immigration law. Garry Davis, the Founder of the firm, is Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law.
We stand for corporate clients ranging in size from one employee to hundreds.
Whether your company is a start-up, an investment purchase of an existing business, or a well-established company with a need for talent that can only be found outside the U.S., our immigration lawyers can help.
Our attorneys have effectively filed intracompany transfer work visas for executives, managers and those employees with proprietary knowledge of the company's offerings (L-1A and L-1B visas).
We also file for professional worker visas and work visas provided for under the NAFTA treaty (H-1B and TN-1). For natives of those countries with whom the U.S. has a treaty of trade and camaraderie that provides for them, we file E-1 trader and E-2 investor visas.
If you are a religious organization and hope to bring a foreign clergyman to head up or launch an ethnic congregation, we file R-1 religious worker visas.
Once the work visa owner has made it to the U.S., there are a variety of options for allowing that person to become a permanent resident as well.
Our work visa attorneys provide assistance in getting through those processes as well, whether the applicant is an individual of astounding ability, a multi-national manager or executive, a high net worth investor, or an outstanding professor or researcher.
Our immigration attorneys also process applications for labor certification.
If you are an investor, executive, manager or employer that has a need for work visa processing, the business immigration lawyers in our office will be pleased to offer you the assistance you need.