How To Stay In The USA?
June 11, 2006 3:28 PM Subscribe
Can someone refer me to an immigration lawyer in CA? I'm trying to find out if applying for a Green Card is the only way to go about trying to secure permanent residency in the US.
posted by forallmankind to law & government (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a UK citizen working on an H-1B visa, which runs out in 2 years 3 months. I'm interviewing with a new (very large) company this week and they've already given assurance that sponsoring me for the remainder of my visa is no problem. But, with the clock ticking, I'm also planning to add to my negotiation sponsorship for a Green Card (I believe the process takes 2-3 years & $8-9K), after a probationary period first.
I'd like to make sure that this is the best way to go, but can't consult with my current companys' immigration lawyer because he's useless, and most lawyers (understandably) tend to be less than helpful when they know they're not going to be handling the case.