Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer Offers Alternative Solutions to Employers and Foreign Nationals Affected by the H1B Visa Quota Shortage

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Employers were stunned as they learned that their applications to sponsor critical employees were not included in the H1B visa Lottery selection process. Creative Immigration attorneys will need to look for alternative answers. The reality of the H1B visa rejection has fostered Immigration Attorney, Darren Silver of the prominent Immigration law firm Darren Silver & Associates to provide employers and foreign national clients with some creative solutions.

The writing was on the wall on April 7, 2008 when the Immigration Department announced that they would select the regulation mandated 65,000 H1B workers from the 163,000 received. Many employers with critical employment needs filed H1B Visas under the Premium Processing system. The Premium Processing system allows employers to pay an additional fee to enable an adjudication of an H1B visa within 10 working days from the filing date. Employers anxiously waited for this Premium Processing receipts which by Regulation would have been delivered by May 1, 2008. The reality of the H1B visa rejection has fostered Immigration Attorney, Darren Silver of the prominent Immigration law firm Darren Silver & Associates to provide employers and foreign national clients with some creative solutions.

The Law Firm Darren Silver & Associates will discuss several options with their clients, including the H-3 training visa, the P-1 entertainment visa and the O-1 extraordinary ability Visa.

The H working visa category does not only provide employers with Professional working candidates (H1Bs). This same category also has a temporary training visa, the H-3 visa. The H-3 visa is designed for temporary foreign workers coming to the U.S. to receive training in any field excluding graduate medical education. The H-3 visa has its own independent quota and is not subject to the numerical cap of the H1B visa and as such is available for immediate use.

The O-1 visa is available to those employees who are extraordinary in their fields while the P-1 visa is available for certain entertainers. Neither the O nor the P visa categories have quotas. For the right employer and candidate, the H-3, O-1 or P-1 visa will allow for an alternative to going back home and waiting for next years' H1B lottery.

Immigration lawyer, Darren Silver emphasizes that the H-3 visa is not an alternative to anyone who would be eligible for an H1B visa. He explains that the H-3 visa is rather an alternative for some candidates who would benefit from a training program. Mr. Silver further indicates that the O-1 or P-1 visa will require an extensive showing from the employee of his or her skills and background to reach the high mark of extraordinary which will be required.

Immigration Attorney, Darren Silver can be contacted directly through his website Darren Silver & Associates. Darren Silver was a former Immigration Department Adjudications officer in Los Angeles California and has headed Darren Silver & Associates since 1999. Darren Silver & Associates is one of the Nations' preeminent Immigration Law Firms with a focus on Business and Employment Immigration law.

Darren Silver & Associates
3699 Wilshire Blvd. 6th Floor
Los Angeles CA 90010
213-384-1900 (tel)
213-384-8285 (fax)
info @ darrensilver.com (E-mail)

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