imLaw - Immigration Attorney Grand Rapids Michigan


Case Study: Engineering & Manufacturing

Susan Im successfully balances an employee’s wishes with an employer’s needs.

An engineering manager with E-2 “essential worker” visa status was working for an automotive supplier, but desired permanent resident status. Most E-2s seeking permanent residency, however, are subject to the PERM labor certification process, which requires a testing of the job market to prove there are no U.S. workers available to do the job – a lengthy process that many U.S. companies are reluctant to undertake in this challenging economy.

The automotive supplier contacted Susan Im and explained the situation. Susan took the case and began working with the company on a multinational manager application package, providing the employee an eased path to permanent residency. At the same time, his employer secured the services of a key manager for the long term while avoiding the burdens of PERM certification.

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