What is employment-based immigration law?
Immigration law is a complex system of laws, regulations and procedures that are implemented by several federal agencies, including the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Labor (DOL). Federal immigration law governs who may legally enter, remain in, and become employed in the United States.
What resources are available?
The International Faculty and Scholar Services Office (IFSS) at Texas A&M University is authorized to provide assistance to System members regarding immigration employment matters, including, without limitation, handling immigrant and nonimmigrant visa issues and processing visa applications and petitions. The System Office of General Counsel provides additional guidance in determining requirements and compliance issues.
Why are System members required to comply?
Failure to comply with immigration laws and procedures may have serious consequences for the individual seeking entry to and permission to work in the U.S. and financial penalties for the employer/institution.
Who to contact?
If you have any questions or concerns about the employment of international faculty, researchers and staff, please contact IFSS.