January 02, 2012

Top Three Reasons You Should Apply for Your Green Card in 2012!

As you look to the New Year, we want you to know that there are several reasons you should start your permanent residence “green card” process now to secure your future in the United States.

First, there’s a limited number of employment based immigrant visas (green cards) issued each year because of the heavy demand. Some people wait for years! Processing time depends on the date you applied. So the longer you wait, the longer it will take to get your green card. There is already a long waiting list right now for green cards for physicians from India and China. And in fact, a recent bill in Congress, H.R. 3012 – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, could create a two or three year waiting list for physicians and others from ALL countries if it becomes law! Even if the bill does not pass, acting now will start the process sooner and could cut years of waiting for your green card. Click this link for more information about green card quota.

Second, one way to get a green card is through PERM labor certification. But the employer must prove that qualified U.S. citizens or permanent residents are not available for your job. So if a qualified U.S. citizen applies for your job, you miss out on your green card! In today’s economy, there are potentially more applicants than ever. But this time of the year is still very slow for recruitment, especially for physicians, so starting now will increase your chances of securing your green card.

Finally, immigration rules are constantly changing and not always for the better. Indeed, the government can make getting a green card harder or longer, or even eliminate the opportunity altogether! However, in most cases, the government can’t change the rules on you if you are already in the process. So act now and avoid new, unfavorable rules that can delay your green card.To get started – just call toll-free 888-849-9104 or email immigration@badmuslaw.com to schedule a brief consultation and start the process to get your green card.