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H-1B Visa Salaries Are on the Rise: What That Means for Employers and Foreign Workers

July 5, 2023
Much of the controversy surrounding foreign workers is based on the idea that it’s used to displace American workers with “cheaper” labor. This theory contends that employers will hire out jobs to foreigners willing to take less money, thus increasing the unemployment rates in the US. In reality, studies show that the H-1B visa program brings skilled labor to the country through workers who are paid better than the average American, as these workers are educated and enter professional fields where their fellow workers are paid well. In fact, H-1B visa salaries are on the rise, meaning the argument against “cheap labor” no longer holds water. What does this mean for employers and H-1B employees? We’ll explain here.

Updates to the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2023

May 15, 2023
When it comes to choosing a work visa as a nonimmigrant, the H-1B and L-1 categories are at the top of the “preferred” list. But while both of these visas are beneficial to the holder and the United States economy, they have some drawbacks that keep them from being completely ideal. The gaps in the legislation allow companies to abuse and fraud the system. However, recent changes to the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act seek to address those gaps and reduce the potential for abuse.

What Computer Programmers Need to Know About H-1B Visas

February 7, 2023
When you’re a resident of a foreign country, and you want to come to the United States, there are multiple options you can use. However, if your goal is to work in the US temporarily, the best avenue is an H-1B visa. This program is designed for US-based employers to obtain skilled help to fill specialty positions, such as computer programming. You must meet specific requirements as a computer programmer aiming for an H-1B visa, and we’ll explain those, as well as how to obtain the visa, here.

The H-1B Issues on the Horizon in 2023

January 16, 2023
Foreign workers and US employers of these individuals should pay close attention to politics in America. What’s going on in the White House, Congress, and Senate often ties directly to the H-1B visa program, and the Biden administration continues this pattern. Under this administration, USCIS has devised a proposal, delayed until May 2023, that affects the H-1B visa program. Whether you’re an employer or prospective employee, this change relates to you. We have the details you need to know right here.

H-1B Visa Minimum Salary Information

December 22, 2022
Foreign workers wishing to relocate to the United States for employment under an H-1B visa must meet particular requirements. One of these criteria is a minimum salary. How much does an H1-B worker make, and how can you qualify for this work visa? Read on to find out.
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