H-1B HOLDERS OCCUPY A SPECIAL POSITION

The H-1B visa status has perhaps one of the largest bodies of law regulating it than any other nonimmigrant status.  The H-1B is the temporary professional work visa.  It’s good for 3 years, and renewable for another 3 (and often beyond that, under certain circumstances.)  In practice it often serves as the bridge between a […]

ABOUT TO GRADUATE AND NEED AN H-1B SPONSOR? HERE’S SOME HELP.

It’s that time of year.  You’re on F-1 or OPT, about to graduate, or otherwise about to run out of time, and H-1B season is upon you, and you don’t have a job. As an immigration lawyer I talk to people often who are facing the same quandary: why would an employer want to sponsor an H-1B in this […]

H-1B LOTTERY? IS IT 2008?

Most practicing immigration lawyers remember the chaos in 2007 and 2008 when the H-1B caps were met and filled in one day.  Stories of four 52′ semis parked outside the Vermont and California Service Centers the morning of April 1, each filled to the top with boxes and envelopes.  Only a fraction of which would […]

APPLYING FOR THE H-1B BEFORE YOUR DIPLOMA IS READY

As spring graduation approaches, many international undergraduate students may begin to wonder what their next steps are. Those that are looking for employment in the United States may run into a big roadblock, the H-1B visa application deadline is before most graduations. The H-1B Visa is a non-immigrant visa that authorizes foreign workers in specialty […]