Posted on May 8th, 2012
Farmers across the country have spoken up about the complicated and slow federal H-2A visa program that allows foreigners to enter the country as seasonal agriculture workers. Many claim the government has made it too hard on them to follow the guidelines required to legally hire foreign workers.
Six senators from five states have written to the Department of Labor to express their concern over the H-2A visa program and the possible effects on the country’s food supply. They listed several instances of unnecessary administrative delays that caused domestic farms to be underemployed.
Other issues critics cite is the lack of Americans willing to work in agriculture and the foreign workers’ vulnerabilities to abuse.
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Posted on April 10th, 2012
A 2010 U.S. law that nearly doubled fees for skilled workers to $4,500 per applicant has angered India and prompted the country to file a formal complaint against the U.S. at the World Trade Organization. India claims the fee is too high and discriminates against Indian IT firms.
The bill’s sponsor, Senator Charles Schumer, said the law was passed at the time in order to stop a small group of companies that were exploiting U.S. law to import foreign workers.
The two countries are at a consulting stage, which is the last step to resolve a dispute before legal action takes place. Lowering the visa fees are a high priority for India, and Trade Minister Anand Sharma said he brought up the issue to U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson during his visit last month.
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Posted on August 8th, 2011
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials recently announced that they are beginning an effort to clarify regulations for foreign investors seeking a temporary worker visa like the H-1B visa.
Also included in the effort will be information on the EB-5 green card visas available to foreign investors looking to start a business in the United States. While up to 10,000 EB-5 visas can be given out a year, only about half as many are typically used.
Federal officials say they will hold forums that will provide information on obtaining the H-1B visa and the EB-5 green card visa and will work with employers to further inform them on temporary worker visas.
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Posted on April 13th, 2011
An H-1B temporary worker visa is a “non-immigrant” visa that professionals can obtain to fill “specialty occupation” positions if approved by a qualified employer. A “specialty occupation” is defined as requiring the theoretical and practical use of highly specialized skills or knowledge and requiring a bachelor’s degree, its equivalent, or a higher degree.
In addition to several specific requirements, in order to qualify for a H-1B temporary worker visa, prospective employees must have obtained a bachelor’s degree, higher degree, or foreign degree that is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. in the specialty. Qualified employers include businesses with a bona fide job offer and the ability to pay the position’s wages.
Contact the Orange County H-1B temporary worker visa lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 if you or someone you know has questions about qualifying as a temporary worker in the United States.