President Obama’s executive order on immigration is set to open doors for many spouses of tech and other foreign workers. Our prior post in our Charleston immigration law blog focused more on the procedural end of the discussion, and in this post we explore the social effect that the inability to work has had on many of these spouses.
Tech and other companies in South Carolina and across the nation often have staffing needs they cannot meet by only looking into the local application pool. In many cases, they must even look beyond our country’s borders and utilize the alien labor certification process or Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) to employ foreign talent.
The H-1B visa is a temporary employment visa for foreigners who seek work in specialty occupations, research and development with the Department of Defense and fashion modeling. Those seeking job positions in South Carolina might want to prepare for the application process before starting.