Shane Falco

Source Notes #7 (Institutional)

In Uncategorized on February 5, 2009 at 7:53 am

Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Summary: This is  a government document, Form I-140, which must be filed by someone other than the alien seeking permanent residence in the U.S.  

Topic: Should employers be held accountable by the Department of Homeland Security for hiring illegal immigrants?

Category: Institutional
What is it? Form I-140 is a document that would provide permanent residence to an alien upon approval.  The immigrant himself/herself cannot file the paperwork.  Someone of the behalf of the alien must file it at a cost of $475.

Title: Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
Publication Information: Department of Homeland Security
Location: Click Here
Accessed: 2/4/09

Audience and Agenda:
The United States Citizen and Immigration Services gets about 34,400 views a month according to quantcast.com.  This form is provided by the government and intended to give employers the right to petition on behalf an alien to grant the immigrant permanent residence in the U.S. based on certain qualities of the alien.  To be granted residence, a set of guidelines must be met.

Usefulness:
This is an important document for employers seeking to hire an immigrant that is illegal.  The alien must have either: an extraordinary ability, be an outstanding professor or researcher, be an executive or manager, have an advance professional degree, or a skilled worker that has at least two years of specialized training or experience.  These are the basic guidelines that must be meet in order to submit Form I-140 by an employer.

Works cited:
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, Form I-140, Quantcast.com,

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