Employment Based Immigration

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Outstanding Professors & Researchers

Professors and researchers who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in a specific academic field – and who have a minimum of three years’ experience teaching or researching in that field – may be eligible for this visa category. This category requires employer sponsorship.

Multinational Executives & Managers

This employment-based category is for an international executive or manager who has been working outside of the U.S for a multinational company for at least one of the past three years and who is seeking to enter the U.S. to continue working for their company (as an executive or manager).

Extraordinary Ability

EB-1 visas for extraordinary ability are for those who can demonstrate recognized achievements in the sciences, arts, business, athletics or education. Nobel prize winners and others may be eligible for these visas.

National Interest Waivers

If the foreign national can establish that his or her work will benefit the national interest, the labor certification requirement can be waived.  Employer sponsorship is not required.

PERM Labor Certification Applications

This is the typical  or “basic” labor certification process used to establish the foreign national is not taking the job away from  a qualified U.S. worker.  This is the first step in the permanent residence process.

EB-5 Immigrant Investors

A business investor who makes a qualifying investment in a new commercial enterprise in the U.S. that creates jobs for U.S. workers may qualify for an EB-5 visa.

Special Handling for University Professors

This is a nice option for professors who do not qualify as outstanding.  The university may be able to avoid a new market test if certain requirements are met.

Special Immigrant Religious Workers

Religious workers may be eligible to apply for permanent residence in the EB-4 category based on their religious work.

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January 22, 2019

15 Cantey Hanger attorneys named Super Lawyers.

September 10, 2018

Best Lawyers’ recognizes 11 Cantey Hanger LLP attorneys.

August 15, 2018

Cantey Hanger is Recognized as One of 20 Companies in Fort Worth to Break the 100 Year Mark.

December 11, 2018

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Experienced business immigration law attorney Susan Lane has joined Cantey Hanger LLP as a partner.

Since being licensed in Texas in 1986, Lane’s practice has focused exclusively on immigration and nationality law. She has a wealth of experience representing a wide range of employers – such as universities, high tech companies, multi-national corporations, start-up businesses, manufacturers and churches – in complex, employment-based immigration matters.

Her practice includes non-immigrant petitions as well as immigrant cases, including PERM labor certifications, petitions for outstanding professors and researchers, petitions for multi-national executives and managers, and national interest waivers.

Lane earned her J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1986. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Letters. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Tarrant County Bar Association and Southlake Chamber of Commerce.

She has a son in college and a daughter in high school. They live in Southlake.

15 Cantey Hanger Lawyers including Susan E. Lane have become Fellows of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation in 2018.

November 29, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website:  www.uscis.gov

Retrieve I-94 record and travel history:  www.cbp.gov/I94

Monthly Visa Bulletin:  https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin.html

AR-11 link for change of address:  https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/addressChange.do

Physician link for medical exams for permanent residence: https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor

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