There is a substantial shortage of IT professionals in the U.S. job market, both in quantity and quality.
One of the alternatives to circumvent this shortage is to attract foreign talent. Professionals from other countries who possess the requisite professional skills, academic qualifications, and consequently qualify for immigrant visas, will find an extremely attractive job market that is facing substantial growth in the coming years.
About 40% of the IT professionals who currently work in large U.S. companies are foreigners. The vast majority come from China, Japan and India. They are located primarily on Silicon Valley, home to the world’s largest technology companies, including Google, Apple and Facebook.
Although many IT professionals come to the U.S. with H-1B work visas, the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) visa has proven to be the best immigration option for those most qualified. These categories provide the possibility of immigration to qualified foreigners who will contribute to the US in certain areas of work that are lacking or requiring skilled labor in the country, without the need to have an employer as a sponsor or a concrete job offer, based solely on the candidate’s professional and academic background.
Unlike the H1-B, which is a temporary visa, the EB-2 NIW visa results in permanent residence (Green Card) in the U.S.
IT professionals, which once represented only 6% of HAYMAN-WOODWARD’s clientele, have doubled over the last four years, and the tendency is to grow at the same pace in the next few years. To further strengthen this trend, the U.S. is currently experiencing a growth momentum with the lowest unemployment rate in the last half century.
If you have plans to internationalize your investments, develop business, and begin your expatriation process, it is important to have a team of lawyers with proven experience, acting in several jurisdictions and accredited by their respective governments. Our highly specialized professionals possess the technical skills required to evaluate the best alternatives and meet your needs and expectations.
To know which immigration option best suits your profile and that of your family, in addition to knowing more about the many possible alternatives for your projects to develop successfully, talk to one of our expert attorneys. Schedule a consultation with HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC now.
Our attorneys will assist you in all the details of your expatriation, at all stages, including business development in the United States. For our law firm, each case is unique and is treated as such, with personalized and individualized solutions.
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