H-1B Visa


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H-1B Visa

A visa granting the holder permission to live and work the United States for three years, with the opportunity to renew once. H-1B visa holders must possess sufficient skills to perform the work for which they are hired (though there has been controversy about the level of skill required) and, if they quit or are fired, they must return home, find another job, or apply for a change in status. While the H1-B visa is not an immigrant visa, its holders may apply for green cards.
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National Science Foundation data shows that on average, American workers attain fewer science and engineering degrees than workers in Britain, South Korea, Germany, Japan and Taiwan--but more than China, a major source of H-1B visa talent (India is the top source).
Lawmakers approved legislation that would raise money for job training by expanding the scope of the federal H-1B visa program, through which companies can hire foreign workers for technical jobs.
Our bosses know that we are more able to adjust under difficult circumstances," says Ama, who arrived earlier this year on an H-1B visa for foreign workers with college degrees.
Archey stressed that the only short-term action available for reducing these shortages is to increase the H-1B visa program cap on the number of foreign professionals high-tech companies can hire to fill critical vacant jobs.
Often overlooked within the H-1B visa and compliance processes, Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) and Public Access Files (PAFs) have their own compliance requirements that, if not adhered to, can pose risks to employers of foreign nationals under the H-1B visa program.
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Specifically, the bill increased the cap on H-1B visas to address the shortage in the short-term, while also allocating a portion of H-1B visa fees to enhance STEM education in order to develop a domestic pipeline of STEM workers in the long term.
DYCHES: The bigger issue in today's labor shortage environment is the H-1B visa and when we're going to increase the number of the best and brightest coming to the U.
Congress created the H-1B visa category in 1990 to provide employers with a means of employing temporary, skilled foreign workers in "specialty occupations.
The changes under the Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) put a curb on use of H-1B visa for those companies which have a higher ratio of work force under this category.
number of issues, including the H-1B visa programme.
The Senators have asked the top 25 companies that received approved H-1B visa petitions in 2007 -- comprising nearly 20,000 of the available H-1B visas last year -- to explain how they used the visa program in detailed information.