When President Trump issued his controversial travel ban affecting predominantly Muslim nations, it created chaos for many travelers and their employers. Some employees attempting to return to the United States were detained. In some cases, they were sent back to the nation from which they had traveled.
THE LAW The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to have new employees complete I-9 forms documenting their eligibility to legally work in the United States. The IRCA also created the H-1B visa for highly skilled workers in the fields of science, teaching, engineering and computer programming.
An H-1B visa authorizes an individual to hold a specific job for a specific time frame. It is not an immigration visa; it does not confer a right to remain in the country absent a specific job for which the employer applied for the visa on the foreign national’s behalf. H-1B visas are valid for three years, and r...(register to read more)