For many people, this particular visa will never show up on their radar, but for nearly 100,000 foreign workers entering the U.S. each year it is a very big deal. Each year, several hundred thousand petitions are filed for H1B status. However, only 85,000 are selected through a random lottery system.
What is the purpose of H1B? Quite simply, it is designed to fill gaps in the American workforce.
As you might expect, there are exceptions and abuses, the H1B program provides invaluable and legitimate benefits to areas of the country that have limited access to U.S. workers. President Trump has stated that he will eliminate the use of the H1B as a cheap labor program.
H1B visa recipients will continue to be a viable part of the nation’s workforce. How might this effect you or people you know? For any immigration question people have turned to Briana Arnold. Attorney Arnold is a noted immigration lawyer in the Baltimore area. Give her a call with your questions and concerns at (410) 484-1400.