The H-1B is a U.S. visa defined under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H), which allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.
The regulations define a “specialty occupation” as requiring theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge in a field of human endeavor, including but not limited to biotechnology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, law, accounting, business specialties, theology, and the arts, and requiring the attainment of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as a minimum (with the exception of fashion models, who must be “of distinguished merit and ability”).
Likewise, the foreign worker must possess at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and state licensure, if required to practice in that field. H-1B work-authorization is strictly limited to employment by the sponsoring employer.
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American theoretical physicist, futurist, and a passionate advocate for science education, Dr. Michio Kaku, explains how America’s poor educational system has created a shortage of Americans who can perform high-skilled technology jobs. He expounds on the significance of America’s H-1B Visa, known loosely as the Genius Visa, which is used to attract immigrants to fill the void.