Posted on March 29th, 2011
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced that they will begin accepting applications for H1-B temporary worker visas on this Friday, April 1st. The visas will go into effect in October 2011 and will apply to the 2012 fiscal year.
65,000 temporary worker visas will be given out for the 2012 fiscal year. Also, 20,000 of the visas will be reserved for applicants with a master’s degree from the U.S. or a higher degree. USCIS Officials note that workers with institutions of higher education, workers with non-profit organizations, non-profit researchers, and governmental researchers are exempt from the 65,000 cap.
For the 2011 fiscal year, all H1-B visas were given out within four months of when applications began being accepted.
If you or someone you know wants to learn more about the H1-B temporary worker visa, contact the Orange County temporary worker visa attorneys of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to set up an appointment to meet with one of our immigration lawyers.
Posted on October 13th, 2010
Despite the fact that only one out of every eight people in the U.S. are currently unemployed, statistics show that in general Americans are unwilling to take farm jobs.
According to The Associated Press, since January 1,160 employment opportunities as farm workers for U.S. citizens and legal residents have been advertised. So far, only 233 people have applied for the jobs.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over half of farmworkers in the U.S. are illegal immigrants. In addition, a quarter more were born out of the country.
If you or someone you know needs to obtain a temporary work visa, contact the Orange County temporary worker visa attorneys of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on September 15th, 2010
A Bakersfield College geology professor, Natalie Bursztyn, is currently being forced to not work and stay in her home country of Canada after delays in receiving her H-1B temporary work visa. Students and fellow professors urged Kern Community College District officials to help Bursztyn obtain her visa, which costs $300. The district would be required by law to pay the $300 for the visa if they were to continue to employ her.
In May, the district decided to go ahead and pay for the visa for the beloved professor. The visa would allow her to stay in California and teach for two more years. However, at the start of the school year district officials told Bursztyn that the federal government had yet to finalize the visa. Bursztyn says that she suspects her visa had not been approved because the college was so delayed in asking for it to be renewed.
Bursztyn is unable to teach this semester and is not receiving compensation for her time off.
If you or someone you know is looking to acquire a H-IB temporary work visa, contact the Orange County temporary worker visa lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on August 20th, 2010
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.
Posted on July 13th, 2010
The immigration rules for Temecula City, Calif. may be changing and a debate has begun for people who agree with the new law and those who do not.
The new law will require local business to confirm a new hire’s immigration status and if they do not they could risk losing their license to operate their business in the city. Temecula is following other neighboring towns that have already implemented the E-Verify program.
The program will use the Social Security Administration and Homeland Security to find out whether a person is a legal citizen or not. The owners of the business can find these answers on the internet and it is free of charge to do so. Therefore, if a business hires an undocumented worker, there license could be lost.
If you are looking to work legally and have questions on how to do so, contact the Orange County work visa lawyers of Garg & Associates by calling 949-540-6704.
Posted on June 30th, 2010
The demand that people have to live in the United States far out weighs the amount of people the U.S. allows to immigrate legally, thus leading to a high illegal immigration rate.
In 2009, there were 1.1 million people that legally immigrated to the United States and became permanent residents, according to statistics from the Department of Homeland Security. Also in 2009, nearly 744,000 people became naturalized citizens. Nearly 11 million people are illegal immigrants in the country.
Temporary visas are also a popular way that people come to the United States. Nearly 163 million people entered the U.S. this way last year, with the largest amount of people coming from Britain, Mexico and Japan.
If you or a loved one has questions on an immigration issue, Contact the Orange County work visa attorneys of Garg & Associates by calling 949-540-6704.