Companies that write immigration ads for employers usually have to understand the different types of immigration statuses. Businesses who want to recruit foreign employees also must have some understanding of what is and what is not allowed when hiring international workers.
The most permanent form of immigration status is to become a naturalized United States citizen. Anyone who wants to be a citizen of this country must be at least 18 and has already lived in the U.S. for five years. Otherwise, they must have resided here for at least three years if married to a U.S. citizen. They also are expected to have filed for lawful permanent resident status.
Persons who want to become a U.S. citizen also will go through a process of demonstrating good moral character. In addition, they must support this country’s constitution and generally must be an advocate for U.S. happiness.
The LPR status that a person seeking permanent citizenship applies for is in and of itself another status. A lawful permanent resident is often referred to as someone who has a “green card.” This usually requires a process of showing intent to live permanently in the United States. For instance, they might have sons or daughters who live in the U.S. or might have been born of someone who is a U.S. citizen.
People seeking LPR status also might be in the U.S. because of a work visa. Otherwise, they perhaps are in this country as a way to promote diversity or maybe they are an international student.
In any case, employers might acquire some of these workers of varying immigration statuses for their companies. However, this usually involves making sure anyone who already is a U.S. citizen is offered first priority on open positions. Then, job opportunities are presented to people seeking work visas or some other type of permanent resident or citizenship status within the U.S.
It could take months or years before an employer is allowed to submit immigration ads. This usually requires a process of proving that job listings accurately describe legitimate job opportunities. It also entails demonstrating the need for foreign employment.