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Working with a student visa

Many people who attend school in Florida also work part-time or full-time jobs to help pay for tuition, fees and other living expenses or to gain experience in their field of study. An immigrant who is in the United States with an F-1 student visa may be in a similar position, but without a work visa, it may not be clear what avenues of legal employment may be available. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains that immigration law does address this issue so that foreign students may benefit from job opportunities.

Are you protected from workplace discrimination?

When you are applying for jobs in the Miami area, the terms of your work visa may affect what kind of job you may be offered. Unfortunately, many foreign nationals with valid work visas encounter unfair barriers to employment. However, an employer who considers your application or hires you is limited by certain U.S. employment laws when it comes to which circumstances may be relevant to your eligibility for the job.

Religious workers may qualify for employment visas

If you are a religious worker who is seeking an employment visa to work in California or elsewhere in the United States, you may be eligible for this documentation based on your position within your denomination. At Cuevas and Garcia, P.A., Attorneys at Law, we understand the laws regarding the Ministers of Religion category of work visa, and what requirements you may have to fulfill in order to qualify.

When an H-1B applicant doesn’t have a U.S. degree

As a U.S. employer based in Miami, you may discover that the ideal candidate for a position within your company lives in another country. Filing for an H-1B visa may be the best way for you to bring the person with the special qualifications you need to the United States. At Cuevas and Garcia, P.A., Attorneys at Law, we are aware of the challenges that may arise when you are attempting to meet the requirements for this employment visa.

The E-Verify system

Employers in Miami, Florida, are not allowed to discriminate against you based on immigration status. However, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains that they do have authorization to check your eligibility to work using information provided on Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification Form. This form was discussed in more detail in a previous post. At Cuevas and Garcia, P.A., Attorneys at Law, we often answer questions about the employment process for immigrants living in the United States.

Form I-9: The Employment Eligibility Verification Form

Ensuring that you and everyone else employed in Miami, Florida, are legally authorized to work is important to the U.S. government. To verify eligibility, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires every employer to have new workers fill out Section 1 of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form. We at Cuevas and Garcia, P.A., Attorneys at Law are familiar with the importance of this form and how it protects your ability to work in the U.S.

What type of visa do you need to work permanently in the U.S.?

Like many foreign residents of Miami and elsewhere, you might want to work in the country in order to live here. Some immigrants come to the United States on a temporary basis for employment or education purposes. Others hope to gain permanent residency or citizenship by performing a valuable work service. Depending on your skills, you would need to apply for a certain type of employment visa.

U.S. companies forced to deal with decreased L-1B visa approvals

Bringing skilled foreign workers into the United States may help to strengthen companies and improve the job market in the long run. Employers in Miami and elsewhere who need the knowledge and skills of people overseas may apply for the L-1B visa, also known as a visa for specialized workers.

Addressing immigrant employment and benefit myths

Ever since the United States became a melting pot of diversity, people have been concerned about how immigrants fit in when it comes to jobs and social services. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., we understand that addressing these concerns can help to foster better relations among citizens and immigrants in Miami and elsewhere. Here, we’ll discuss some common employment and government benefit misconceptions as they apply to immigrants.

A brief look at employment trends among immigrants

Economic trends may affect the type of employment that immigrants gravitate to in the United States, but regional tendencies can also have an impact. For example, more foreign-born people in Florida work in housekeeping than in other industries, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s yearly American Community Survey. This profession is shared among eight other states as the top immigrant-employed job, although a wide range of industries are represented across the United States. According to the Voice of America, janitors, construction workers and agricultural laborers are a few of the other jobs most popular among foreign workers.

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