Employers must verify that an individual whom they plan to employ or continue to
employ in the United States is authorized to accept employment in the United States.
For more information about the employment authorization verification process, Please
As an employer, you may require the services of a foreign national to work at your
company or business. If the individual is already a permanent resident (green card
holder), you may hire that individual, but you must comply with the employment
If the alien is not already a permanent resident, you will need to file a petition so that
the individual may obtain the appropriate immigrant or nonimmigrant classification. You
may chose to file an immigrant petition (permanent) or a nonimmigrant petition
(temporary) on behalf of that employee. Fresno Immigration Attorney Phillip Kim
provide information on how to petition and the different eligibility categories.
No alien may accept employment in the United States unless they have been authorized
to do so. Some aliens, such as those who have been admitted as permanent residents,
granted asylum or refugee status, or admitted in work-related nonimmigrant
classifications, may have employment authorization as a direct result of their immigration
status. Other aliens may need to apply individually for employment authorization.
There are many ways in which a person may be able to work in the United States. You
may seek an immigration classification that permits you to live and work in the United
States permanently or temporarily. In most instances, your employer or potential
employer must petition for you. You will find more information about coming to the
United States to work temporarily or permanently and the many different eligibility