Did you know that if you work for a U.S. based company, they can sponsor an employment-based Green Card for YOU?
This Green Card offers foreign nationals the privilege of living and working permanently in the United States. The employment based green card is allocated by employment type and “preference,” and each have specific requirements.
First Preference is given to persons with extraordinary ability, such as outstanding professors and researchers or managers and executives in multinational companies.
Second Preference is given to professionals with advanced degrees, persons with exceptional ability and also to exceptional professors and researchers. There is also another category for Second Preference, with a National Interest Waiver (NIW). This is available for persons with exceptional ability involved in activities that will substantially benefit the U.S. national interest or to people with advanced degrees involved in activities that will substantially benefit the U.S. national interest.
Third Preference is provided to professionals with a U.S. bachelor’s degree or a foreign equivalent. It may also be available to skilled or unskilled workers.
There are a number of specialized jobs that may allow you to get a green card based on a past or current job, such as: Afghan/Iraqi Translator, Broadcaster, International Organization Employee, Iraqi who assisted the U.S. Government, NATO-6 Nonimmigrant, Panama Canal Employee, Physician with a National Interest Waiver, and Religious Worker.