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Tag: PERM

  • Understanding the Physician National Interest Waiver: An Alternative Pathway to US Permanent Residency

    Navigating the complex landscape of U.S. immigration can be daunting for international medical graduates who wish to practice medicine in the United States. One such pathway that often goes under-explored is the Physician National Interest Waiver (PNIW). This option can be particularly advantageous compared to the traditional PERM-based green card petition. In this blog post, […]
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  • PERM Layoffs

    The PERM labor certification process, overseen by the Department of Labor (DOL), requires U.S. employers to prove that there are no available, qualified U.S. workers for a position in which they want to permanently place a foreign worker. In the event a company has layoffs while undergoing PERM for foreign national talent, there are special […]
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  • Green Card Backlogs & the Visa Bulletin: Breaking Down the Basics for Employment-based Applicants

    When you’re told you are subject to a green card backlog, especially in the context of employment-based immigration, it means there is a delay or wait time before you will receive your physical green card. The U.S. limits the number of employment-based green cards issued each year, and the backlog occurs because the demand for […]
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  • NIW vs. PERM Labor Certification: Differences, Pros & Cons

    If you’re considering applying for an employment-based green card, you may wonder what the differences are between the PERM labor certification process and the National Interest Waiver (NIW). The two processes are designed to meet different criteria. Generally, applying for either an EB-2 or EB-3 visa requires a specific job offer and a PERM labor […]
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  • Why You Need an Immigration Lawyer for a NIW

    The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a way for employment-based, second preference (EB-2) visa petitioners to avoid the PERM labor certification process. Unlike the PERM labor certification process, the NIW allows foreign nationals to self-petition for their EB-2 without being sponsored by a U.S. employer. The NIW process requires thoroughness and meticulous documentation. With the help of […]
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  • Client Spotlight: Youssef

    We are elated to celebrate the success of our client Youssef’s green card journey. As advocates for those seeking to navigate the complex U.S. immigration system, we are honored to have played a pivotal role in helping Youssef achieve his American dream of living and working in the United States. Born in Saudi Arabia, Youssef […]
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  • “Good Faith” Recruiting in PERM Labor Certification Applications

    PERM is a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Program, which stands for Program Electronic Review Management. There are three steps in acquiring a PERM labor certification:  During Step 2, sponsoring employers must engage in a series of good faith recruiting steps, meaning they must make a good faith effort to first hire “able, willing, qualified, […]
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  • When to Start the PERM Process: Current Processing Delays

    Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli discusses when to start the PERM process in the light of current processing delays in the video below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • PERM Green Cards & The Mobile Workforce

    Is the PERM position remote? In the office? Or hybrid? Check out the video below to see why it matters and check out Berardi’s PERM/Green Card Center for more info. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Good Faith Recruitment for PERM Green Card Cases

    Berardi Immigration Law has an excellent PERM Green Card team that can help your company navigate the complex PERM green card process, especially when it comes to tricky recruitment issues. What does good faith recruitment mean exactly? Partner Jennifer Behm shares more on everything you need to know in the video below. Be sure to […]
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