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Employment immigration fraud situation ends in guilty plea

Many Florida companies hire immigrant workers from various countries of origin. U.S. immigration law is very specific when it comes to the rules regarding entering the United States to secure gainful employment. U.S. employers are also bound by strict protocol regarding applications for work visas and hiring non-citizen employees. An employer in another state has pleaded guilty to employment immigration fraud.

What happens when U.S. immigration law and state law conflict?

Florida is home to many immigrants who came to the United States in search of better lives for themselves and their families. Many are able to fulfill their dreams of obtaining gainful employment, buying homes and building successful lifestyles here. Others, however, wind up facing serious challenges regarding U.S. immigration law, in particular those whose statuses are not secure.

What should immigrants know about language-based discrimination?

If you have immigrated to the U.S. for work, or have plans to relocate in order to pursue a job opportunity, there are a number of things you need to take care of and recognize, from the immigration process to adjusting your life after relocating. In Miami, and in all of the cities in Florida, it is pivotal to make sure that your rights are not violated during the immigration process or in the workplace once you have settled down. For example, you may want to review language-based discrimination if you believe you have experienced it firsthand or are concerned it may affect you.

Immigrants and workplace accidents

Regarding employment immigration, multiple challenges may arise and employment immigrants could have to work through a number of issues, from finding a job to obtaining a visa. Unfortunately, some people face hardships even after they have relocated to the U.S., such as a workplace accident. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, our Miami law firm knows how difficult these issues can be for those who have moved to Florida from another country for work.

What are some temporary work visas?

When it comes to work visas, there are an array of options that are available for people employed in diverse fields. Sometimes, people move to the U.S. for work permanently, while others will only work in the country on a short-term basis. If you are thinking about taking a temporary job or working for a short while in Miami, Florida, or any other U.S. city, you should be aware of which visa you will have to apply for.

Are immigrant workers more likely to lose their lives?

For people who are employed in a variety of fields, the workplace can be a dangerous place. Whether you work in an office, on a construction site or in any other environment, there may be a multitude of hazards that you have to keep an eye out for. In Miami, Florida, the workplace can be especially dangerous for immigrant workers, some of whom find themselves working in dangerous occupations. While immigrants have all sorts of stressors to work through, such as paperwork and immigration-related challenges, they may also face an especially high risk of fatal work accidents.

How common is national origin discrimination?

On this blog, some of the different challenges that employment immigrants may face have been covered in detail, including discrimination based upon a worker’s national origin. Unfortunately, some people who immigrate to the U.S. for employment purposes may experience discrimination based on their national origin in Miami-Dade. Whether you are already working in Florida or expect to relocate in the near future, you should understand how widespread this type of discrimination really is.

What is the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section?

Regrettably, people who relocate to the U.S. for work purposes, or any reason for that matter, may experience an array of hurdles, including discrimination. If you believe that your rights may have been violated in the workplace, it is crucial to address your circumstances immediately. In Miami, Florida, and other American cities, some immigrants are not aware of their rights or do not know if they should try to hold their employer accountable for illegal activity. As a result, it is essential to understand how laws, such as the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section, protect workers.

A closer look at discrimination over national origin

In the private and public sector, employees experience an assortment of unfair and sometimes illegal problems, such as wrongful termination, denied wages, etc. Unfortunately, discrimination remains widespread in Miami-Dade, Florida, and affects workers in many ways. Sometimes, employees are unlawfully discriminated against as a result of their national origin.

Limit reached on H-1B applications

For those who are thinking about moving to the U.S., there may be a number of paths to immigration. Some people immigrate through marriage, while others move to the country through employment. In Miami-Dade, and other parts of the state of Florida, H-1B visas may be an option for some immigrants. Unfortunately, successfully applying for one of these visas can be complicated for various reasons. In addition to the application process and different requirements, openings fill up quick.

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