Foreign-born engineers and scientists, undoubtedly, play an important role in the U.S. science and engineering workforce and make significant contributions to the United States economy. In fact, a 2008 study from the Harvard Business School found that immigrants account for almost half of all engineers and scientists in the United States who have a doctorate degree and for 67% of the increase in the science and engineering workforce between 1995 and 2006. Moreover, this study found that the H-1B visa program has played an important role in U.S. innovation in recent years. The number of foreign-born engineers and scientists is expected to increase as the U.S. workforce ages and more U.S.-born workers retire.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) limits the number of H-1B visas that can be granted each year. Given the number of foreign engineers seeking employment in the U.S. and the limited number of H-1B visas available for foreign engineers, the advice and counsel of an experienced employment immigration attorney like those at The Shapiro Law Group can greatly affect the likelihood of successfully obtaining an H-1B visa. The knowledgeable Chicago employment immigration attorneys have years of experience helping U.S. employers hire foreign-born engineers and scientists.
We understand the importance of filing a timely application with the appropriate and necessary documentation in order to facilitate approval of the H-1B visa for the engineer or scientist that seeks employment in the United States. We are familiar with the various engineering positions that are regularly filled by foreign employees, allowing us to advise clients on how to accurately complete the H-1B application job description and wage information and to comply with the requirements of President Trump’s Buy American/Hire American Executive order.
The knowledgeable Chicago employment immigration attorneys at The Shapiro Law Group have more than 30 years of experience helping clients with their visa and immigration needs. Contact us at (847) 564-0712 to discuss your visa needs for engineers and scientists with one of our knowledgeable employment immigration attorneys.