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

Can I get a green card through my employer?

A green card does not make you a citizen, but it does allow you to live permanently in the United States. You can then pursue citizenship, if you would like, or you can simply keep your status under the green card for as long as it applies.

If you’re looking at the green card as the first step, and you’re also considering immigrating to the United States for work, your question may be whether or not your employer can help you get that green card. Perhaps you’ve even been offered a job by an American company that wants to bring in outside talent. To make it possible for you to take the job, you need a green card, so what steps need to be taken?

Your employer can sponsor you

The good news is that yes, your employer can sponsor you to get a green card. A prospective employer can also do this, per the USCIS. When an employer sponsors you, this gives your application a lot of strength because it shows that there’s a valid reason for you to immigrate and demonstrates that you will be financially successful upon arrival. It doesn’t guarantee the green card will be granted, but it helps. Your employer can sponsor you by starting with the Department of Labor’s Application for Permanent Labor Certification.

How soon will you get the green card?

When you apply for a green card, it essentially puts you in line. You’re not the only individual who is trying to obtain one, and the process can take time.

But when you have an employer-sponsored application, it’s been given a priority date. This date is assigned based on when that certification is turned in to the DOL or when the petition is filed on your behalf. Therefore, as soon as the employer knows that they do want to give you the job on a permanent basis, it’s advantageous for them to start the process. This will mean that you get your green card as soon as possible. But it is also important to know that you will not get it instantly.

What should you do next?

Seeking a green card can be the first step to creating the life you want for yourself. It can allow you to live without worry in the United States and take a job that is important to your career. Make sure you know what steps you need to take to make this happen.


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