Business Employment Immigration Lawyer
Legal immigration is a critical component of the United States workforce. Experienced, adept workers coming into the United States bring new ideas and skills with them, allowing companies to build businesses using their essential services.
Despite how necessary or crucial an immigrant employee may be to their employer, earning permanent residency through seeking asylum or getting a green card application may not be the best option to gain the legal immigration status an employee needs. The employment-based immigration process can offer employees the immigrant visa they are looking for, but they are not easy to earn.
Even though the law grants you the opportunity to obtain an employment-based immigration or work visa, you may still need help securing it to bring a worker to our country or to maintain your residence here. Fortunately, The Law Office of Neelam Bhardwaj is a focused expert business and corporate immigration law practice that offers companies and foreign nationals the legal representation they need in their pursuit of immigrant visas. Attorney Bhardwaj has decades of experience in immigration law and is proud to represent clients from her office in Greensboro, NC.
Our Immigration Law Firm’s Level Of Experience
Ms. Bhardwaj previously spent 25 years as Chief Corporate Counsel to a wireless semiconductor telecommunications Fortune 500 company in Greensboro, NC that had 7,000 geographically distributed employees worldwide and $4 million in annual sales.
Also during the past 28 years as a business employment immigration lawyer, Ms. Bhardwaj and her dedicated immigration team have personally represented several businesses and multinational corporations across North Carolina and the U.S. Ms. Bhardwaj’s solid expertise in employment-based business law has been instrumental in her assisting companies successfully and ethically navigate this extremely complex area of laws in some of the following areas:
- Hiring and extending or transferring hundreds of key, professional workers on temporary nonimmigrant work visas (H, L, O)
- Initial and extension petitions
- Permanent Labor Certifications (PERM) and PERM audits
- Filing immigrant visa petitions (I-140s)
- Completing first, second and third preference petition categories (EB1, EB2, EB3)
- Securing permanent residence (green cards) by completing adjustment of status applications
- Change of employers
- Successor-in-interest (SII) petitions due to business mergers or acquisitions
- Requests for additional evidence (RFEs)
- Responding to denials, including filing Motions to Reopen and Reconsider on behalf of foreign nationals and corporate clients
- Cap cases and non-cap case concerns (nonprofit/institution higher education)
In terms of the latter bullet point above, many work-based visa programs have a cap on how many visas are issued. This “green card lottery” means that your business has to act fast to beat the cap. There is no room for error. Each delay can mean losing the opportunity to get the workforce that you need.
Our firm has also handled cases in which business immigration visa applications get denied by appearing before the Board of Immigration Appeals during the process. In that respect, our knowledge of every aspect of immigration law enables us to take on the most challenging cases.
Attorney Neelam Bhardwaj’s expertise in business immigration services has also been instrumental in her successfully preventing hopeful immigrants from deportation proceedings due to unlawful residency. Her confident leadership during these legal processes is an invaluable asset that can quickly benefit employers and their employees, allowing them to concentrate on business matters as opposed to complicated legal issues such as immigration matters.
In our business immigration practice, our priority is providing concierge-level services. We provide custom work while paying close attention to every detail. This approach has resulted in Ms. Bhardwaj’s impressive approval track record of 98% in immigration matters.
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Contact The Law Offices Of Neelam Bhardwhaj For Comprehensive Employment Immigration Law Assistance
Comprehensive Visa Assistance Our U.S. Immigration Business Immigration Law Firm Offers
The Immigration Law Offices Neelam Bhardwaj has the experience assisting corporations and their employee applicants apply for the more than a dozen different types of visas programs having to do with lawful employment listed on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website, including:
- H1B – for highly qualified workers with specialty skills that hold a Baccalaureate degree or higher
- E2 Treaty Investor Visa – is a business immigration visa reserved for foreign nationals with at least a 50% ownership stake in a business
- E1 Treaty Trader Visa – is an investor visa reserved for individuals and businesses that are engaged in international trade with the US
- H-2A or H-2B Visas – temporary worker program nonimmigrant visas reserved for workers coming to the United States to fill a temporary work shortage, such as seasonal labor types of positions, such as agricultural or non-agricultural jobs
- L-1 Visas – L-1A and L-1B visas grant employers the ability to transfer an executive from a foreign office to a local one
- O-1 Visa – Visas for specialists in their fields that are recognized as having extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, business, or athletics
- TN Visas (Trade NAFTA Visa) – The North American Free Trade Agreement visas allow highly skilled workers with Canadian or Mexican nationality
- I-140 – a petition to help someone classified as an alien (foreign nationals) as qualified for an employment-based visa; often needed for EB1, EB2, and EB3 visa holders
It’s important to note that not all of these visa programs work for each employee’s needs. This is why our immigration attorneys take the time to understand what your unique needs are before filing for a specific visa. It’s also critical that we mention that helping fill in a visa application isn’t all we do. We proudly assist our clients through every obstacle in their path to securing the outcome they deserve in their pursuit of an employment-based immigration visa.
Types of Foreign Workers Our Business Employment Immigration Lawyers Have Experience Helping
We have extensive experience with a wide range of business employment visa applicants, including:
- Electronic and electrical engineers
- Mechanical engineers
- Material/industrial engineers
- Engineering managers
- Test engineers
- RF design engineers
- Application engineers
- Computer-based professionals
- Interior designers
- Finance managers/analysts
- Quality Control managers/analysts
- Medical professionals
Avoid The Consequences of Not Getting a Visa
Employment law in the United States is very clear when it comes to work permits and the legal status of every employee. Immigration laws are very stringent and upheld strictly. It’s an employer’s job to ensure their workers have proper employment authorization and their employees secure the right type of visas.
While countless individuals come to the U.S. and attempt to work without first securing the proper visa, it’s not recommended. Employers can incur penalties, including severe fines ranging from several hundred to several thousand dollars per undocumented employee, and even face harboring charges, which can carry with it a potential prison sentence of up to 10 years upon conviction.
Employees who work without a valid employment-based visa risk being subjected to removal proceedings. If an immigration judge orders deportation, a person may be temporarily or permanently barred from the United States. This same outcome may also apply to people who come here on a visitor visa and then begin working. Being prohibited from reentering the United States can keep an employee from career advancement opportunities and may also keep them from their US-based family.
A corporate immigration lawyer from our office can help to protect your business from being targeted by the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Secure The Visa You Need With Our Business Employment Immigration Lawyers’ Help
The immigration and naturalization process makes securing a visa challenging, but it’s not impossible to earn what you are looking for. The Immigration Law Offices of Neelam Bhardwaj can help you pursue the visa you need to enter this country and work here legally. Our immigration law practice knows the hardships that come from the process of American immigration, and our in-depth and extensive experience can be the advantage you need to secure the outcome you deserve. We work quickly and efficiently to lessen the processing times of immigration courts.
Immigration law issues are best not left to chance. Not every attorney has the in-depth experience with the processes and intricacies of immigration law as we do. Contact our immigration firm today if you are ready to schedule your initial consultation with a North Carolina immigration lawyer who can help you legally enter and work in the United States. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can get to work for you, so act now.
Why We’re the Ideal Law Firm for Business Employment Immigration Legal Services in North Carolina
If you’re a corporation, our immigration law firm understands how important securing work visas is for the labor force that you need. Whether you are interested in temporary visa programs like the H1, H2B, or L1 programs or something more long-term, we have the expertise to ensure your business is successful in helping your worker secure their visa and making sure you comply with all appropriate filings.
Just know that securing a work permit for an immigrant worker is a multi-step process. At the Law Offices of Neelam Bhardwaj, we have the experience and the skill set to navigate the process from consular processing to ensuring the right forms are filed with USCIS to help your workers get the work permit they need and avoid long delays.
Legal representation from an experienced immigration attorney can help to keep the process moving forward so that your workers can enter the United States with a green card, be lawful, and avoid the threat of deportation. Protecting your workers is protecting your business.
Our law firm provides a wide range of legal services focused on immigration law and working within the immigration system — from filing petitions to labor certification, to adjustment of status, to a complete turn-key approach to immigrant visa filings, we do it all.
We are here to provide advice, answer questions and manage your immigration needs completely. We also keep our clients abreast of the latest immigration news and U.S. immigration policy changes to help them better prepare for changes.
Additionally, our immigration law firm utilizes state-of-the-art cloud-based software in providing our clients with the latest updates on their case statuses. This allows you to continue to focus on your business or work, knowing that the latest information about you and your prospective employee’s immigration status is right at your fingertips.
Until there is positive immigration reform, you can expect that the road to bring workers to the United States will be a bumpy road. A phone call to the Law Offices of Neelam Bhardwaj can help you get the work authorization that you need for yourself or your workers. Schedule a consultation to speak with a business employment immigration lawyer today.