The special H-1B visa program allows US businesses to hire highly skilled foreign workers in such fields as science, computer programming, hi-tech manufacturing etc. Every year on April 1st USCIS begins accepting applications for H1B visas for the coming year. For instance, for H1B visas to be issued for 2016 fiscal year the applicants should file their petitions at the very beginning of April of 2015. The US Congress establishes an annual H1B visas cap for each fiscal year. For 2016 fiscal year the H1B visas cap is 65,000. On top of it there are 20,000 H1B visas available for those individuals who have a Master’s or higher Degree from […]
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Immigration to the USA is usually a complicated and long process. Sometimes you will need an immigration attorney right from the very beginning in order to understand whether you are qualified and what your chances are. Your next step, when you are already here, would be to look for a job. This is also a painstaking process that may take months. You will dramatically increase your chances, if you get acquainted with some basics of the US immigration and employment law.
This site aims at helping you better understand major immigration and employment rules and trends in the USA and the State of New York.
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