San Jose Business Immigration Attorney
Providing Comprehensive Business Immigration Representation in the Bay Area
Recognized in the Bay Area as a leader in immigration law, The Law Offices
of Daniel Shanfield – Immigration Defense, PC provides unique legal
solutions regarding matters of business immigration. Whether you are an
investor needing an EB-5 visa, an organization seeking to employ foreign
nationals, an employee with advanced abilities wanting to work in the
U.S., or you require assistance with any form of global immigration, call our firm.
Let our San Jose immigration firm direct you towards the optimal business
solution based on your specific needs, no matter how complicated your
case may seem.
EB-5 Immigration Law
The EB-5 investor program is a viable option for wealthy foreign nationals
seeking permanent residence in the U.S. For foreign nationals who do not
have any family in the United States nor do they have any employment sponsorship
opportunities, the EB-5 may be their only path towards permanent residency.
How do you qualify?
It requires the foreign national to make an investment of $1 million in
some kind of commercial enterprise in the U.S. that will provide employment
for at least 10 full-time U.S. employees. If the enterprise is in a rural
area or a region of high unemployment, the investment can be as little
as $500,000. In order to pursue this option, the investor will have to
show proof that the investment funds have come from a lawful source, whether
the money is from a gift or it is their own financial resources.
What are the restrictions on where the investment is made?
They are allowed to either invest in a commercial enterprise of their own
or one owned and operated by additional parties. Additionally, they have
the choice to invest in a government-approved “regional center,”
which support investment projects that will create 10 new jobs directly
How can permanent residency be established?
The investor has two years of provisional permanent residence status. At
the end of two years’ time, the USCIS may grant permanent residency
status so long as the minimum 10 jobs have been created and none of the
investments funds have been withdrawn.
Hiring Foreign Nationals
Our firm is experienced in assisting entities with hiring foreign nationals,
including helping with the transfer of managers and executives to work
for multinational companies, hospitals, universities, business corporations,
and small businesses in the U.S. Whether an L-1 visa, B-1 visa, H1-B visa,
or TN status is the most effective option for your organization, our firm
can help you choose the solution that is right for your business needs.
Employment based first preference immigration fall under the category of
EB-1 and EB-2 visas. Each country is granted a certain number of visas
that are divided into “preference categories.” The first category
is EB-1, which is for those with high levels of expertise and skill sets
seeking to be able to continue their profession in the U.S. This includes
outstanding researchers and professors, multinational executives and managers,
as well as those with extraordinary abilities.
The second preference category is EB-2, which includes those with an advanced
degree in their profession or foreign nationals who have certain exceptional
abilities in business, arts, or science. If they do not qualify under
one of these two categories, they may seek a National Interest Waiver,
which requests that the Labor Certification be waived because their coming
to the U.S. to work is in the best interest of the nation.
As the world of business continues to be a global marketplace, many companies
and organizations will depend on hiring experienced personnel from other
countries. Employers may seek green cards or non-immigrants visas in order
to bring people over to the U.S.
The Law Office of Daniel Shanfield works closely with businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, and foreign nationals
to streamline the process. The firm provides guidance regarding the complex
process, applications and forms, as well as how to deal properly with
the Department of Labor, the Department of the State, and the USCIS. The
San Jose immigration attorneys at the firm can help with both inbound
and outbound immigration needs, working with clients from around the world.
Why Work With Our Firm?
Attorney Shanfield is a former Immigration & Naturalization Services
(INS) attorney, where he was an advisor to the government regarding a
variety of immigration law matters. Additionally, he has served as a refugee
and migration advisor for the United Nations and an active participant
in helping lawyers with pro bono work under the Lawyers Committee for
Human Rights, now known as Human Rights First.
He is fluent in both Spanish and French, allowing him to provide legal
assistance in the native language of many wishing to work in the U.S.
Additionally, his parents came to the United States from Latin America,
giving him a personal understanding of the challenges faced by immigrants.
Through his dedication to his clients, he has earned the highest possible
10.0 Superb rating on Avvo and has received the Avvo Clients’ Choice
Award for Immigration Law. He has been selected to Super Lawyers, named
as a National Trial Lawyer: Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and the firm is accredited
by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.
For representation and guidance from a qualified Bay Area business immigration lawyer, call 866.669.9498 today!