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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Over the next few months Arkansas employers should carefully consider if they want to hire and sponsor foreign national employees under the H-1B program.
temporarily to work or to receive training on H-1B, H-1C, H-2A, H-2B, H-3, L-1, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1 or R-1 nonimmigrant worker visas.
number of issues, including the H-1B visa programme.
Foreign nationals may be granted permission to work temporarily in the United States in professional or specialty jobs under the H-1B visa program.
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Some employers have abused the H-1B program, using it to bypass qualified Americans," Senator Durbin said in a statement posted on his website.
As we look for new industries, and the revival of our current companies, Michigan employers need to continue to put pressure on federally elected officials to increase the number of new H-1B visas available per year.
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The current law allows 65000 aliens to come into the US with H-1B visas as temporary workers in a specialized occupation every year.