The maximum number of employment-based immigrant visas issued per fiscal year is 140,000 visas, plus unused family-based immigrant visas. The first preference (EB-1) includes persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors, and researchers and multinational executives and managers. The second preference (EB-2) is for members of the professions holding advanced degrees or persons of exceptional ability. The third preference (EB-3) is for skilled workers, professionals, and other workers. The fourth preference (EB-4) is for special immigrants, including religious workers.
With certain exceptions, the employer has to test the market and file petition with a labor certification. The Secretary of Labor has to certify that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, willing, available, and qualified for the job. The labor certification must establish that the alien will not displace U.S. workers or adversely affect the wages or working conditions of U.S. workers. The labor certification process is required for EB-2 and EB-3 immigrant visas.
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