An employer who desires to place a skilled foreign worker in a position here in the U.S. is may sometimes file an H-1B status petition for the worker. This is a temporary status which allows foreign workers in certain specialty occupations to come into the United States. Our H-1B FAQ page contains a discussion of what "specialty occupation" means when it comes to this visa program.
Green cards are incredibly important and impactful immigration documents. Thus, one would hope that, when issuing such documents, the U.S. government would make sure they are issued correctly and go to the person they are supposed to.
One of the steps of the petitioning process for employers who are seeking an employment visa for a worker they desire to have work in their U.S. operations is for immigration officials to review the employer's eligibility to petition for foreign workers. As with many steps of the employment immigration process, this step has a lot of paperwork requirements.
March 17, 2016
There are all kinds of things U.S. immigration officials look at when considering immigration petitions for individuals from a foreign country. One is if the foreign national in question has any inadmissibility factors, which can lead to a find of inadmissiblity, thus creating a ground for denying an immigration petition.
Innovation is key in any industry. It is of particular importance in technology industries. A recent study indicates that immigrants are a major driving force of innovation in the U.S. tech industry.