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How to Find a Sponsor for Working in America 2012 - 2022
Working in the USA
© text, Patty Inglish; 2010, 2012
Every year, the USA and Canada each publishes a list of birth countries from which people are not permitted to immigrate to America or Canada. This is a matter of numbers and and attempt to balance the American population with more or less equal emigres from all nations. If your country is on the list for 2010, you cannot work permanently in the USA under a Green Card.
If you already have an employer in mind to work with you as your sponsor, you should work with that employer and US Immigration. If not, H1Base will search for employers for you for a fee - and they may night find one. This is risky and you may lose a large sum of money without receiving any results.
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One interesting change for 2010 is that persons that have HIV or AIDS may now immigrate into America, whereas previously, they could not. US Immigration Law and regulations will be undergoing additional changes in 2011.
2010 - 2012 Restrictions Lists
Yearly, 50,000 International people receive Green Cards in America through a lottery. It is best to sign up in January of the year, because all fo the slots are usually gone by April.
If you were born in any of these countries, you are not eligible to relieve a Green Card in 2012:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Mainland China,Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti,India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippine, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland), and Vietnam.
- Russia is allowed in 2012.
- Poland is allowed in 2012.
- Birth in the Gaza Strip qualifies as Egypt and is allowed.
- Birth Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan is allowed
- Some cases allowed if birth of parents or spouse qualifies.
- Applicants must also either have a US High School Diploma or equivalent-level document or be employed in one of these jobs: Eligible Work Experience.
If you were born in any of these countries, you are not permitted to receive a Green Card in 2010:
Brazil, Canada, China (mainland),Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom (not Northern Ireland).
If you were born in any of these countries, you are not permitted to receive a Green Card in 2011:
Brazil, Canada, China (mainland), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom (not Northern Ireland), Vietnam (added for 2011).
Note: people born in Hong Kong, SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible in 2011.
Finding A Sponsor for Temporary or Permanent Employment
If you were born in a country that makes you eligible for immigration to America on a Green Card (permanent residency), you can find US employer sponsors through actions you can take in your own country of residence. This is also true for temporary work Visas.The best alternative might be to work with our college or university guidance office or internship programs to make connections.
Another alternative is to visit US companies that interest you and that have facilities in your own country. You might be able to secure a job in your home country with a US company and be transferred to the USA. Related to this, a non-US company may be able to send you to America to work for them as well.
The employer must successfully complete a petition process to have you authorized to come into the USA to work. It is time consuming and available for your review: Employer Petitioning. There is also a different petitioning process for employers of temporary workers that will not receive Green Cards.
In short, in order to find a sponsoring employer for working in America (or Canada), speak with 1) your university or college or 2) your employer.