Gateway Opens to Foreign Workers in April for 2011


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) announced today that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions on April 1, 2010 on behalf of foreign workers in specialty occupations covered by the H-1B program.

U.S. companies can use the H-1B program to employ foreign national workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise (a U.S. Bachelors or higher degree or its U.S. equivalent) in specialized fields, such as science, engineering, businesses or computer programming.

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