Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Sponsoring an employee for permanent resident status

As an employer, you may come face-to-face with a situation in which you want to sponsor an employee for permanent resident status. If you find yourself in this situation, you and your soon-to-be employee need to take on a variety of steps.

First things first, you should contact the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to request an approved Application for Permanent Labor Certification. Upon approval by the DOL, the employer is ready to take on the next step: filing form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Can you file for any employee?

Employers have the opportunity to sponsor a current foreign national employee or prospective hire that is currently living inside or outside the country and may qualify under one of the many employment-based (EB) immigrant visa categories.

There are four categories and they include:

  • EB-1 – Priority Workers
  • EB-2 – Persons with Exceptional Ability or Professionals with Advanced Degrees
  • EB-3 – Professional or Skilled Workers
  • EB-4 – Special Immigrants

What does this mean to an employee or job candidate?

By filing a petition, you prove your intention to hire the employee upon approval. With this in place, the employee will have the opportunity to apply to immigrate to the country once they reach the front of the line.

As you can see, there is a lot that goes into sponsoring an employee for permanent resident status. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, you’ll want to learn more about the steps you should take and your legal rights as an employer.

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, “I am an employer: How do I sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent resident status?,” accessed Feb. 09, 2018


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