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Immigration Dictionary

The visas are for treaty traders and treaty investors. These are specialized nonimmigrant working visas that are only available to citizens of countries that have bilateral treaties with the U.S.

Treaty Trader, Spouse and Child.

Treaty Investor, Spouse and Child.

Employee

An employee, for immigration purposes, is a term used to describe a foreign national seeking U.S. immigration privileges through a job offer from a U.S. employer. Green Card and several nonimmigrant visas may be obtained if you have such a job offer.

Employer

An employer, for immigration purposes, is a U.S. company or individual who has made a firm job offer to a foreign national and is acting on behalf of that person in an attempt to acquire a Green Card or nonimmigrant visa.

The employer sanctions provision of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 prohibits employers from hiring, recruiting, or referring for a fee aliens known to be unauthorized to work in the United States. Violators of the law are subject to a series of civil fines for violations or criminal penalties when there is a pattern or practice of violations.

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) proves that a person is allowed to work in the United States.

U.S. employers must check to make sure all employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are allowed to work in the United States. Individuals who are not citizens or lawful permanent residents, may need to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to prove that they may work in the United States.

Priority workers, including persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational executives and managers.

Persons with advanced degrees and persons of exceptional ability, coming to the U.S. to accept jobs with U.S. employers for which U.S. workers are in short supply or where it would serve the national interest.

Skilled and unskilled workers coming to the U.S. to accept jobs with U.S. employers for which U.S. workers are in short supply.

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