Employment-Based Immigration

Team Up With a Baton Rouge Immigration Lawyer

Are you seeking to obtain permanent residency based on employment? Our immigration attorneys in Baton Rouge can assist you through the immigration process.

Three phases are included in the employment-based immigration process:

  1. The labor certification - Also called Program Electronic Review Management (PERM), labor certification will come from the Department of Labor. The sponsoring business must prove that there are no available candidates in the United States who are willing, available, competent, and ready to perform the necessary job.
  2. The visa petition - If you receive an approved PERM labor certification, you will then need to file the visa petition, which must be submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  3. The application for permanent residence - The final phase of applying for permanent residency is to apply for an immigrant visa or to adjust the status of the employee. In these steps, a great amount of documentation will be required by USCIS.

Categories of Workers - Five Preferences

Acceptance into the country as an employee is based on preference. Employment first preference (E1) is the category that includes priority workers who have the approved Immigrant Petition for Foreign Worker, Form I-140.

Individuals placed in the employment second preference (E2) category are professionals who hold advanced degrees and are persons of exceptional ability. Skilled workers, professionals, and unskilled workers are placed into the third category, which is employment third preference (E3).

Employment fourth preference (E4) includes certain special immigrants. The applicant must be the beneficiary of an approved Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, Form I-360. The last category, employment fifth preference (E5), includes immigrant investors who are engaging in business endeavors.

Filing for Legal Residency

As you file the necessary fees and fill out the visa application, our firm can help you perform the necessary steps. We are here for you and want to help you achieve success.

Practice Areas

Bond Hearings

The interaction of the criminal justice system and our immigration system can tear families apart. Detention creates incredible financial and emotional tolls on the families of those who have been detained. A person may have been detained in California and then sent to Louisiana. It is hard to overstate the impact detention has on families. We can help you pursue a bond hearing as soon as possible to help ensure your release from detention. Our experience and skill can help you secure a bond hearing in a short amount of time and can help you secure a reasonable bond.

Committed To Helping Immigrants Fight Deportation

At Mayeaux & Associates, we understand the dire situation many immigrants face once they are in detention. With so few lawyers and so many people detained at the LaSalle Detention Facility, we have gone to great lengths to help as many people as we could. In the past, attorney Kenneth Mayeaux developed a legal orientation program to help educate detainees on their legal rights. While the program is no longer in place, we still work to make ourselves as available as possible to help detainees. Our experience helping detainees to navigate the immigration system and to enforce their rights can be invaluable to those who are detained and their loved ones.

Deportation Defense Lawyers In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

When you or a loved one has been detained prior to deportation, you cannot afford to work with anything less than the most effective legal representation. At Mayeaux & Associates, we are dedicated to giving people the help they need. To schedule a free consultation, call 225-754-4477 or contact us online.

Los abogados y los asistentes hablamos español.


Mayeaux & Associates
321 Saint Joseph Street. Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Toll Free: 225-754-4477Fax: 225-341-8755
Map & Directions

Connect With Us

Connect With Us in Facebook Connect with us in Twitter Watch us in Youtube Find us in Google Maps Connect with us in Google Plus