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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Fairfax immigration lawyer Beeraj Patel, of Pride Immigration Law Firm PLLC, has managed over a 1,000 cases concerning H-1B visas, and he now offers services to enable to workers to transfer their H-1B visas so that they can change employers.
I think he's shifting away because it's a very unpopular position to take" in a Republican primary, Santorum said in an interview, adding that problems H-1B visas are not a new.
citizens who have been replaced by workers on H-1B visas.
Typically, these H-1B visas are available for only one week before they are filled.
At the same time, there are also not enough H-1B visas for highly skilled foreign workers available under the current system.
When he traveled to the United States, H-1B visas weren't in high demand.
This past year's struggle over immigration policy has caused collateral damage to the technology companies that recruit skilled scientists and engineers from overseas under H-1B visas.
The change will affect the spouses of people with so-called H-1B visas, a limited-term working visa that employees obtain when they are sponsored by their companies.
It becomes apparent that crafting a natural sciences shortage narrative affords businesses with a rationale for both hiring foreign workers and requesting to raise the number of H-1B visas issued, in order to ensure lower company expenditures on salaries.
The Senate bill, while increasing the overall number of H-1B visas available, would hike fees and restrict additional H-1B visas for companies considered dependent on such foreign workers.
Under S 744, the number of H-1B visas would double and there would be new guest worker programs for farm and nonfarm workers.
The legislation calls for reforming fees on H-1B visas and employment-based Green Cards and use money from these fees to fund a grant program to promote STEM education and worker.