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Immigration Lawyer Handling Employment Based Immigration Matters for Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and all of California Employment Based Green Cards Employment Based Visas

ImmigrationImmigration questions arise often in regards to the employment of foreign nationals in the United States. The United States will only release a limited number of immigrant visas each year in this category. Pursuant to The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), approximately 140,000 visas are available each year, plus any visa numbers that are not used under the family sponsored immigration categories. Also, no individual country may exceed seven (7) percent of the total immigrant visas available per year.

If you have any questions about Employment Based Green Cards, Employment Based Visas or any other immigration matter in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or anywhere in California, please click here to contact our immigration lawyer or call us now at 818-222-3400 or 1-866-465-8792 for an absolutely FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case consultation.

Employment Based Green Cards

The Immigration and Nationality Act categorizes employment based green card applications into five (5) preference categories. This is dependent on the level of the individual’s education, ability and value to the United States.

Five (5) preference categories:
  1. First preference (EB-1)

    The EB-1 is assigned to Priority Workers. Twenty eight (28) percent of worldwide visas are available in this category.

    The specific sub-categories of priority workers are as follows:

    • Persons of extraordinary ability employment, (EB-1-1)

      Individuals are required to prove that they intend to pursue work in the United States in their specific field of expertise.

    • Outstanding professors and researchers (EB-1-2)

      The EB-1-2 subcategory includes professors and researchers that are internationally recognized as outstanding in their area of academics.

    • Multinational executives and managers (EB-1-3)

      The EB-1-3 subcategory includes managers and executives of multinational companies that have been employed abroad for an affiliate, branch, parent or subsidiary of the U.S. entity for at least one (1) of the past three (3) years.

  2. Second preference (EB-2)

    The EB-2 category includes members of professions who:

    • Hold an advanced degree,
    • Aliens of exceptional ability in their field
    • National interest waiver cases (involving persons to be employed in positions that hold great merit and that will benefit this country).
  3. Third preference (EB-3)

    Included in this category are:

    • Skilled workers,
    • Professionals,
    • Other workers.
  4. Fourth preference (EB-4)

    The EB-4 category is for Special Immigrants, including the following:

    • Religious workers and ministers,
    • Certain former government employees,
    • Specific categories of other aliens.
  5. Fifth preference (EB-5)

    The EB-5 category is reserved for employment creation visas and investor Visas.

Employment Based VISAS

The E visa is designed for persons who are engaged in business in the United States pursuant to a treaty with the U.S. and the foreign national’s homeland. In order for one to qualify for a visa in this category, a commercial treaty must be in place between the United States and the individual’s homeland.

Employment Based VISA Catagories

There are two (2) Visas in this category, which include the following:

  1. E-1: Treaty trader

    One who is actively engaged in operating a business.

  2. E-2 Treaty investor

    One who is investing funds in an United States enterprise.

If you are interested in obtaining an Employment based Green Card or Visa, CALL OUR IMMIGRATION LAWYER TODAY!

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There is NO charge for our initial consultation – it is absolutely FREE and confidential!

We look forward to speaking with you and helping you resolve your Employment based Visa, Green Card and any other Immigration Law problem.


Our immigration web site pages were prepared when our personal injury & wrongful death law firm also provided assistance to some of our clients with immigration matters. Our law firm does not do that any longer. Our lawyers and law offices continue to concentrate in handling serious injury and wrongful death cases in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and all of California resulting from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, hit & run and uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) accidents, dog bites & dog attacks, premises liability accidents including slip & fall, trip & fall and burn injury cases. Our lawyers have handled personal injury and wrongful death accident cases for over 45 years. We have successfully resolved thousands of injury accident claims over that time, with a success rate better than 98%. However, if you need any immigration help we are happy to refer you to an immigration lawyer. Meanwhile, we have left these pages on our web site with this notice to continue to try to provide some useful general information to the public. As always, the information in this web site is general information only that is not intended to provide nor should it be relied upon to provide specific advice for any specific legal matter as, among other reasons, all facts and circumstances should be considered. You are advised and encouraged to consult with an experienced attorney for specific advice about your particular personal injury, wrongful death, accident, immigration or any other legal claim, case or matter. If you ever need any help or legal advice, please call us now at 818-222-3400 or 1-866 INJURY 2 or simply click here to reach us 24/7. On injury accident cases our initial consultation still is absolutely FREE and we work on a contingency fee. That means we do not receive any fee until we win. And then the fee comes out of the recovery which means that the fee is actually paid by the insurance company and does not come out of your own pocket. If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to helping you.

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