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Employers who face a shortage of U.S. citizens with certain professional skillsets sometimes turn to the PERM Labor Certification program (Program Electronic Review Management). Under this program, the government will grant green cards to foreign nationals if their prospective employer can prove there are no qualified U.S. workers for the position. If approved, these workers must be paid at the prevailing U.S. wage for their occupation, as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor.
This is a statistical-driven evaluation in which the government uses its labor databases to determine if there is a shortage of workers in a particular field. Obtaining these visas is one of the most difficult processes in immigration, requiring extensive knowledge of the government’s statistical analysis and finetuning of applications. We usually bring in a third-party labor expert who aids us in assembling the documentation for this visa. Clients benefit from our experience in obtaining hundreds of these visas and other work-related guest visas.