We recently received an approval for one of our clients’ software engineers in southern California. The employee has a Master’s Degree from Cal State Long Beach, therefore, she was eligible to process her H-1B under the Master’s Cap. The case was processed under the premium processing provisions.
The employee was already working for our client under Temporary Protected Status; therefore, we were changing her status from TPS to H-1B. The employer is not considered H-1B dependent, because fewer than 15% of the companies employees are H-1Bs.
The employee will help develop, create and modify the company’s software, use AI techniques for statistical data analysis, design application architecture and infrastructure using business process management, and perform coding and unit test authoring. Additionally, she will assist in authoring and reviewing technical product documentation and technical product training materials.
USCIS was convinced that the position required a high level of sophistication in a highly complex and technical area of software engineering that could only be performed by an individual with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related engineering area.
The employee has a bachelor of science degree with a major in computer and communication engineering for a foreign university. Additionally, she has a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Cal State Long Beach. She began working for the employer in February 2012.
The client and employee were very happy with the result, and the look forward to the next three years of employment under H-1B status. This year the number of H-1B visas was reached within the first few days; therefore, a lottery was instituted to determine which petition would be selected. If you are considering an employment-based visa, contact The Nunez Firm to discuss the options available to you. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will personally meet with you to help you better understand the various paths, pros and cons.