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How do I find a law firm for an H-1B visa?

I am applying for a green card through the EB-5 Visa Program, and my son is about to graduate with an engineering degree from Saudi Arabia. He is over 21 years old, and I would like him to apply for a H-1B visa instead of doing a second EB-5 Visa separately from my own. What law firm has experience assisting with finding companies that can sponsor my son for a H-1B visa? How can I find out?

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is not common that an immigration attorney will assist a potential H-1B petitioner in finding a firm that is willing to sponsor his H-1B petition. Your son will need to find a company that is willing to employ him for an H-1B visa.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    There are a lot of firms that can help process an H1B. However, that is a employer sponsored visa, as such you would need to find a company that is willing to sponsor.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Attorneys do not act as agents to find jobs. Generally, your son will need a sponsoring employer who is willing to employ him in a specialty occupation for an H-1B visa. The earliest he can apply is April 2014 for a start of his employment in October 2014 because there are no h-1B visas currently available. There are other visas options as well, such as L-1A or L-1B that lead to a permanent green card if all requirements are met. Should you have further questions, please contact our office for more information.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Choosing a law firm is an important step in achieving your U.S. Immigration goals. Emailing or calling law firms who specialize in U.S. Immigration law and exclusively practice U.S. Immigration law, as our law firm does, and arranging consultations is extremely helpful. Experience counts, and the lawyers at our law firm have the experience in EB-5, H-1B, and many other processes that can help you and your son.

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    Karen Weinstock

    Immigration Attorney
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    Many law firms and attorneys who handle EB-5 cases can also handle H-1B visas. Finding potential employers is something that law firms generally do not do but may be able to provide you with some resources.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    Most experienced immigration attorneys can handle representing petitioners and/or beneficiaries in H-1B cases. Some attorneys do not handle this type of case because they focus on other aspects of immigration law. However, it would be unusual to say the least for an immigration attorney to "find" a sponsoring company. In my experience, I am contacted either by the company or by the individual; they already have established a relationship and a prospective job offer has been made. Be very careful with any attorney who also finds you a sponsor, in my opinion.

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    Unfortunately, the position of the law firm is not to locate a sponsoring employer, generally speaking. With that said, there may be alternatives available other than a second EB-5, especially considering that H-1 visas will not be available until October 2014.

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    Denyse Sabagh

    Immigration Attorney
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    Law Firms usually don''t assist with finding jobs. It''s typically difficult to find a sponsor without already being employed by the company. Usually foreign students look for companies advertising internationally.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    We would be happy to assist you, however there are no H-1Bs available until October 2014 (The earliest you can apply is April 2014 so he should have an employer lined up by February.) Law firms are not allowed to act as agents in procuring jobs. I would suggest he strengthen his Resume, search for quality openings online in the area where he wants to live, and then obtain a visitor visa to come and interview. Alternatively he might work for a year in Saudi Arabia for a company there and convince that company to open a U.S. branch and transfer him here on an L-1A. This is also a good route to a green card. Feel free to give me a call to discuss further.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    Our law firm has experience representing clients in the H1 B process. However, before you start the H1 B process you need to discuss with an experienced EB-5 attorney who also has H1 B experience, an analysis of the timeline and the difference between the two approaches. Please note the H1B process is a non- immigrant process compared to the EB-5 process which is an immigrant process.

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    Natalia Polukhtin

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your son will need a sponsoring employer to be able to apply for H1B visa. It means that there should be a company willing to hire your son and able to secure a visa for him. Please keep in mind that there is an annual cap on employment visas and the limit is usually reached within the first days of the new fiscal year (i.e. early in April). Unless your son''s potential employer is exempt from a numerical cap, even having a job offer, he will have to wait until April 1st of 2014 to apply for his H1B visa.

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