Can a physician sponsor a green card for a medical assistant?

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Can a physician sponsor a green card for a medical assistant?

Currently, I am on temporary protected status and from it I received my employment card. With that, I

have been working as a medical assistant for 2 months now. Can the doctor sponsor me for the green card through employment? If yes, what are the necessary steps?

Asked on February 13, 2019 under Immigration Law, New York

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Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, this is possible but the process will take many many years as medical assistant is not considered a specialty occupation requiring a higher degree and the wait times are very long.  However, if you are TPS for a while and have the luxury of time, perhaps your employer can start the process on your behalf.


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