Immigration was one of the topics debated in the months leading to the 2016 presidential elections. Part of the reason why is because of the increase of terrorism around the world within the past 15 years, though most of it was not in the United States.
Regardless of where the increase of violence has primarily occurred, it does seem to impact how the U.S. Government handles the entry of foreign workers into this country. Still, immigrants continue to come to this nation for employment and residence. This usually is after the employers for whom they work obtain the permanent labor certification approval that allows foreign workers into the U.S.
It takes at least several months for employers to hire immigrants to be become eligible for job opportunities, however. In some cases, it could take years depending upon a variety of conditions such as how established a company is and if a need for international workers is proved. In any case, finding the right applicant is a challenge in and of itself.
Once the employer has gone through all the U.S. applications and have found no one as qualified as they would like, they then might begin to look at the foreign applications before applying for PERM certification. To determine who is the most suitable person for each job being offered, background checks and verification of work experience is conducted. It is after this that companies then usually proceed in the hiring process of the most suitable foreign applicants.
If an employer wants to select foreign persons for a job, U.S. law states that it must be evident that those international employees are more qualified than the U.S. ones. Then, that person seeking to work in the U.S. must take the necessary steps to become legally able to work in this country. Usually, this allowance to work here is determined after applying for and receiving a work visa.
Having a working relationship with an employer who follows the rules regulated by the PERM guidelines is one step foreign workers can take if they want to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. However, companies that hire immigrants must always allow current U.S. citizens the opportunity to apply for open positions first.
To ensure a company remains within the confines of the law when hiring international employees, they usually seek help with writing immigration ads. This normally comes with hiring a media agency that knows the regulations concerning the hire of foreign workers.