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Green cards plan intended to attract "top talent"

Most people in Washington, DC are aware of the role that the topic of immigration has held in national discourse over the last several years. Despite both political parties wanting reform, it seems that neither can come to an agreement over what appropriate reform should entail. Along these lines, President Trump has recently proposed a change that would impact how green cards are awarded.

Man with green card granted Supreme Court hearing

Many people living in Washington, D.C. and other areas of the country spent years longing for better lives. They ultimately make the move to the United States in hopes of a new start that will allow them to live a happier, more fulfilling life. Unfortunately, the processes that govern whether a person can earn and keep a green card, thus allowing the individual to be a permanent resident can often be overwhelming.

The requirements for obtaining green cards

For many people, the United States represents opportunity to lead a happier, safer, and more fulfilling life. For this reason, individuals may seek lawful permanent residence, also known as a Green Card, here in the U.S. Potential immigrants should be aware, though, that it can be a lengthy and complicated process to reach this goal and create a new life in Washington, DC or other areas of the country.

Transferring To A New Employer: I-140/I-485 Portability

Each year thousands of workers are sponsored by their employers for Green Cards, including in the Washington, DC area. However, with increasingly lengthy processing times and priority date backlogs, employees may face challenges with their prospective employers including the company shutting down, internal managerial conflicts, or even workplace harassment. This can leave workers in a difficult position where they do not want to risk their lawful permanent residence, but also may not be able to continue in the job. Not to fear though, as there may be ways for these workers to leave their employment and still receive permanent residence.

G-4 to Green Card: EB-2 Professionals with Advanced Degrees and National Interest Waivers (NIW)

Here in Washington, DC, we often meet potential clients who hold G-4 visas who, after years here in the U.S., are interested in transitioning to lawful permanent residence. One way we recommend obtaining their Green Cards is through a self-petition as an EB-2 Professional with an Advanced Degree and National Interest Waiver (NIW).

G-4 to Green Card: EB-1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability

Here in Washington, DC, we often meet potential clients who hold G-4 visas who, after years here in the U.S., are interested in transitioning to lawful permanent residence. One way we recommend obtaining their Green Cards is through a self-petition as an EB-1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability.

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