Gerado L.Dean Law Office handles legal matters in the following areas of practice:

Non-immigrant Visa 

  • Tourists and Business Visitors (B Visa)
  • Students (F Visa) - Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa)
  • Treaty Traders and Investors (E Visa)
  • Intra-company Transfers (L-1 Visa)
  • Specialty Occupation Workers (H-1B Visa)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Canadian & Mexican (TN Visa)
  • Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers (H-2B Visa)
  • Aliens with Exceptional and Extraordinary Ability (O & P Visa) 
Immigrant Visa
  • Immediate Relatives and Family-Based Preferences
  • Employment-Based Permanent Resident
  • Diversity Immigrant Visa Program 

Labor Certification (ETA 9089)

  • Program Electronic Review Management or PERM)
  • Compliance with Department of Labor (DOL) recruitment requirements: posting of notices/advertisements including placement of job order with Statement Workforce Agency (SWA)
  • Prevailing wage determination from SWA (if job location is in Illinois, from Illinois Department of Employment Security)
  • Compliance with standards for professional occupations for a position for which a bachelor’s or higher degree is a customary requirement
  • Compliance with Department of Labor Notification/Posting Requirements for Schedule A pre-certified occupations (Nurses, Physical Therapists & Aliens of Exceptional Ability) 

Adjustment of Status

Compliance with Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE I-9 requirements in hiring workers with Interim Work Authorization

Obtaining lawful permanent residency through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for spouses or child of US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Residen
Labor Condition (ETA 9035) 
  • Prevailing wage determination
  • Foreign degree/experience evaluation
  • Documentation of other DOL requirements
  • Portability, H-1B petition extensions and extension of stay requests under Section 106 of the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) including recapture of time spent outside the U.S. 

Applicability of Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) for direct or derivative beneficiary children who “age-out” due to delays in processing visa petitions and asylum and refugee applications