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How do I assist a group I am interested in employing to

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How do I assist a group I am interested in employing to become legal to work in the US?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?

I have not taken any yet. I have known these individuals for years and have worked with them in the past. I am well aware of their status and now as owner of my own business want to hire them - just need to do so legally

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?

I have not

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No. I am curious if this is an easy process or long and drawn out process?

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Unfortunately it's not easy or drawn out, it's impossible. There is nothing that an employer/business owner can do alone in order to legalize potential employees in the US if they are illegal and have been illegal in the US for more than 1 year. Depending on the position, the only thing you may be able to do is help with the first part of trying to get a green card, which is apply for a labor certification but it is expensive and there is a long wait. And after you do the first part, then comes the second part which you cannot help with. If the person is illegal in the US, they will need a waiver. The waiver requires that they have a US citizen or green card holder spouse or parent in the US with medical issues. If it gets approves, THEN they still have to return to their country for a few weeks and take a risk that they will be allowed back into the US. Besides this, there is nothing in the US that you can help with.

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