The H-1B visa is a temporary, non-immigrant visa issued to workers in “specialty occupations.” Through this visa, employers can sponsor certain, highly educated candidates to come to the U.S. to work for their company. The visa is valid for three years – with the possibility of extension for another three years. The H-1B visa system has been commonly used by many big-name American employers to attract highly skilled workers from around the world.
Not all work visas are created equal. If you’re looking to hire a foreign national to work at your company in the U.S., the application process for some visas is more straightforward than for others.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) allows immigration officers discretion to defer deportation for young immigrants in certain situations. Officers can review the immigrant’s educational, professional or service pursuits within the country to aid in their decision. In many cases, the young immigrants, or Dreamers, received protection from deportation.