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ANSWER: Unfortunately, US immigration laws and regulations do not provide a special green card for personal domestic workers to come to the US to live and work here permanently. There are non=immigrant options for those who helped US citizens who were living abroad, but who are coming to the US for a temporary period and require continued assistance.
But to bring a foreign worker to the US to get a green card based on employment is a completely different story, and one that requires a long and expensive process.
First, she would require an employer who is willing to file for her. The employer has to complete the PERM/Labor Certification process. That requires the employer doing a recruitment to make sure that there are no willing or able US workers who can take the position for which she would be getting petitioned for a green card. The goal for the US is to protect US workers' interests first, before offering job s to foreign workers. A priority date is issued when the PERM is filed. That becomes important later.
If the PERM is approved, the employer will file form I-140 to the immigration authorities, seeking to categorize the foreign worker as an employment based green card applicant in the employment based 3rd preference category and to prove that the employer can pay the prevailing wage, as determined by the Department of Labor.
If the I-140 is approved, then the employee can apply for an immigrant visa to come to the US to live and work and get a green card. But hat can only happen when the priority date is current. If the immigrant visa is approved, the alien can come to the US to live and work permanently with a green card.
The US government has a limited number of available EB3 green cards issued each year. Because there are so many applicants, it creates a waiting line. Right now, the immigration department is issuing immigrant visas or those people in the same category whose PERM was filed on or before June 1, 2004. As of August 1, 2015, the time it takes for a national of the Philippines to get to the front of the line and come to the US based on the EB3 green card visa is approximately 11 years. That is because there are far more applicants for these types of visas than there are available in the quota.
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