A primary focus of ILG is helping companies petition the USCIS to allow the hiring of temporary US workers. There is a wide array of temporary (nonimmigrant) visas available to those who seek to work in the US. These visas allow for temporary travel to the US for a finite purpose -- although the period of admission may last for many years, depending upon the type of visa. Common temporary visas that allow employment in the US include, but are not limited to, the H-1B (professionals), the TN (professionals from Canada and Mexico), the L-1 (intra-company transferees), the E-2 (for investors) and the O-1 (aliens of extraordinary ability. ILG has a long and successful track record with all employment-based visa types.
GREEN CARD SPONSORSHIP
There are a number of paths to US Permanent Residency. Permanent Residents have unlimited work and travel authorization. After a certain number of years as a Permanent Resident, one may apply for citizenship. The “Green Card” is generally obtained through the issuance of an immigrant visa at a U.S. Consulate or through adjustment of status in the U.S. Permanent Residency can be obtained through Family Sponsorship, Employer-Sponsored Labor Certification, other employment-sponsored means, or through the annual green card lottery (Diversity Visa). ILG routinely represents employers and individuals in permanent residency cases of all varieties.
INVESTIGATIONS & INTERNAL AUDITS
Ensuring compliance with U.S. immigration law is charged to a number of different agencies: Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Labor, Department of State, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, etc. Each agency has its own procedures and practices for conducting audits and investigations of businesses and individuals. ILG represents these parties during agency investigations and internal audits concerning I-9 and other obligations of employers, Labor Condition Applications, anti-discrimination practices and related employer-sanction issues.