I am pleased to announce that I have merged my practice with Felhaber Larson in Minneapolis. This will allow me to offer a greater range of immigration services to my existing clients and new clients. Please contact me to schedule a consultation or call me at
The employment immigration process can be complex. Many employers first sponsor employees on a temporary work basis because the process leading to a green card can take years.
I work with both employees and employers who are navigating this journey and I understand what to expect. Because every case is unique, I will work with you to understand what the best path is for you.
Almost every employment-based immigration case requires that an employer files an immigration petition. There are only a few situations where an employee of exceptional ability can file without his or her employer’s help. During this entire process it is important to remain in valid immigration status.
How I Can Help You
I help employers understand the timelines, costs, and processes involved with temporary and permanent employment of foreign workers. I can help you apply for temporary employment or permanent resident status for your employees to help you grow your business and retain valuable and trusted workers.
I can assist with almost any type of employment, student, professional, academic or unskilled visa application, including the following:
IMMIGRANT VISAS AND EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS
- EB-2 and EB-2 National Interest Waiver applications
- EB-3 Skilled and Unskilled Workers including farm and agricultural workers
- EB-4 Special Immigrants and Religious Workers
- O-1/2 Individuals of Extraordinary Ability, Professors and Researchers and Intracompany Transferees
- E-1, E-2 Treaty Traders and Investors
- H1-B and TN Canadian/Mexican Temporary, Professional Workers
- H2-A and H-2B Temporary Agricultural and Seasonal Workers
- B-1/2 Business Visitor or Tourist
Employment Immigration Priority Categories
- EMPLOYMENT FIRST PREFERENCE: Includes persons with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational managers or executives.
- EMPLOYMENT SECOND PREFERENCE (E2): Includes professionals holding advanced degrees and persons of exceptional ability.
- EMPLOYMENT THIRD PREFERENCE (E3): Includes skilled workers, professionals and unskilled workers (workers with the ability to fill jobs that require less than two years of training, but not including temporary or seasonal positions).
- EMPLOYMENT FOURTH PREFERENCE (E4): Includes certain special immigrants. This category receives 7.1% of the yearly limit of employment based immigrant visas.
- EMPLOYMENT FIFTH PREFERENCE (E5): Includes immigrant investors for new commercial enterprises that will create jobs in the U.S.