Tag archive: h-1b visa

What seemed to be good new might actually be the undoing of the H-1B visa program.  A bill is currently going through Congress that would increase the number of annual H-1B visas to 110,000 from the current 65,000.  Anyone who has applied for an H-1B visa knows that the extra 45,000 visas will not be…

It’s looking like a good year for immigration reform in the United States.  Only 18% of Americans still hold onto the belief that undocumented immigrants should be deported, according to Pew.  Republicans and Democrats both generally endorse immigration reform platforms including pathways to naturalization and citizenship for illegal immigrants.  There is even the possibility that…

If you’re a non-US citizen working in the United States on a visa, at some point during your stay you’ll likely be confronted about job stealing. It’s a well-propagated and widely-held belief that immigrants steal jobs away from American citizens.  It’s completely false.  First off, nearly all economists agree that immigration is actually great for…

Don’t send in your H-1B petition without double-checking the details. You only get this one opportunity to prove to the USCIS that you deserve your visa for the fiscal year of 2016. It’s taken a lot of time, money, and effort to get your visa petition together. Don’t just send it out without making sure…

It’s important to prove you meet US academic qualifications for your specialty occupation when applying for your H-1B visa. Educational systems across the world vary greatly in both academic content, contact hours, and the number of years it takes to complete a degree or licensing program. For this reason, the USCIS requires you to prove…

With different kinds of Visas for people coming to live in the United States for work, it’s important that you and your employer know which one to apply for and how to meet the proper requirements. Petitioning for a Visa is a time and energy-intensive process. Don’t just dive in, know your waters. To petition…

According to a United States report, the ten leading firms taking advantage of H-1B visas tend to be offshore outsource firms. A prominent US engineering firm decided to do an assessment of current immigration reforms after this report came out. This report appears to have conclusions that are not necessarily evidence based. According to that…

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