When you are moving to the United States from another country, the paperwork can seem daunting at first, but an immigration attorney can help make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. Even before you're settled in your new home, though, you probably have concerns about employment for immigrants in the United States. Luckily, this truly is a land of opportunity, but you need to work smarter, not necessarily harder, on your resume.
When an individual is present in the United States illegally, an automatic ban is put in place for re-entry into the country if the individual leaves the U.S. in pursuit of an immigrant visa. There is a three year penalty for six months to one year of unlawful presence, and ten years for any illegal stay over one year in duration. These penalties remain in effect even if the individual is the beneficiary of an approved immigrant visa and is otherwise able to qualify for immigrant status.