Fact Check: Most Immigrants, Their Families CANNOT Get 'Direct USA Immigration Through The EB3 Greencard Visa' Program

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  • by: Ed Payne

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Fact Check: Most Immigrants, Their Families CANNOT Get 'Direct USA Immigration Through The EB3 Greencard Visa' Program Job Agency

Can immigrants and their families obtain "Direct USA Immigration through the EB3 Greencard visa" program? No, that's not true: The EB-3 Green Card visa program is tailored for skilled workers, professionals and other individuals who possess a job offer from a U.S. employer and meet specific requirements. It does not offer a direct pathway for most immigrants and their families to immigrate to the United States, despite claims in an online ad.

The claim appeared in a post (archived here) on Facebook by Get The Green Card on March 18, 2024, under the title "USA Immigration NOW." The post's caption says:

MOVE TO THE USA. Direct USA Immigration through the EB3 Greencard visa. We have jobs where employers will sponsor you for a USA Greencard. Your whole family can immigrate including spouse and children under 21.

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

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(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Wed Mar 20 15:54:28 2024 UTC)

Clicking on the post produces a list of questions, asking for personal information, with questions ranging from "Are you able to drive a delivery truck?" to "Do you have $25,000 as fees for this application?" :

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(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Wed Mar 20 22:00:50 2024 UTC)

The Get The Green Card website bills itself not as providing legal assistance but as an employment agency. Its "Terms & Conditions" section provides this disclaimer:

We offer employer services, including job postings, applicant tracking, and other related services. We make no guarantees regarding the quality or suitability of any job applicants or the success of any hiring efforts.

EB-3 visa

The social media post purportedly offers a direct immigration route to the United States for immigrants and their families through the EB-3 Green Card visa for permanent residency.

However, this category isn't for everyone, as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website states. It's potentially available for people holding a permanent, full-time job offer "for which qualified workers are not available in the United States." The website says:

You may be eligible for this immigrant visa preference category if you are a skilled worker, professional, or other worker.

  • 'Skilled workers' are persons whose jobs require a minimum of 2 years training or experience, not of a temporary or seasonal nature. The skilled worker must meet the educational, training, or experience requirements of the job opportunity. Relevant post-secondary education may be considered as training.
  • 'Professionals' are persons whose job requires at least a U.S. baccalaureate or foreign equivalent degree and are a member of the professions.
  • The 'other workers' subcategory is for persons performing unskilled labor requiring less than 2 years training or experience, not of a temporary or seasonal nature.

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Additional Lead Stories fact checks of claims about immigrants can be found here.


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  Ed Payne

Ed Payne is a staff writer at Lead Stories. He is an Emmy Award-winning journalist as part of CNN’s coverage of 9/11. Ed worked at CNN for nearly 24 years with the CNN Radio Network and CNN Digital. Most recently, he was a Digital Senior Producer for Gray Television’s Digital Content Center, the company’s digital news hub for 100+ TV stations. Ed also worked as a writer and editor for WebMD. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, Ed is the author of two children’s book series: “The Daily Rounds of a Hound” and “Vail’s Tales.” 

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