Last week, the White House signed a law to increase border control along the Southwest by hiring more border patrol agents and deploying arial drones. The $600 million bill also increased fees related to the temporary H-1B work visa.
Temporary work visas last for three years and can be renewed once. They are reserved for specialty occupations and only 85,000 per year are given to private firms. Non-profit organizations do not have a yearly cap for H-1B visas.
Usually, temporary work visa fees are around $2,000 to $2,500. With the new bill, H-1B visa fees will double for firms employing 50 or more foreign workers and firms with 50 percent or more of its employees working with temporary work visas.
Critics worry that the increased tax on temporary foreign worker visas will further slow business expansion during already tough economic times.
If your or someone you know needs to file for an H-1B temporary work visa, contact the Orange County temporary work visa lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about your rights.