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H-1B workers' spouses could be denied work authorization

Some foreign employees of Tennessee companies may face hard choices after a regulation was proposed that could end employment authorization for the spouses of employees in the country on H-1B visas. The spouses of these visa holders are currently issued H-4 visas, which allow them to work as well. H-1B visa holders are highly skilled or technical workers who are sponsored to come to the United States by their employers, and they often pursue permanent residency in the United States. Their spouses can also work, a program that allows these families to support themselves.

Detalles sobre la inmigración familiar

La unificación familiar es un principio importante. La categoría de inmigración basada en la familia permite a los ciudadanos y a los residentes legales permanentes de los Estados Unidos llevar a ciertos miembros de la familia a dicho país. Es así como, las personas que han sido solicitadas en base al grado familiar son admitidos dependiendo de su parentesco o relación con los ciudadanos estadounidenses o a través del sistema de preferencias familiares.

Filing season for H-1B visa petitions begins on April 1

The H-1B visa program allows employers in Tennessee and around the country to temporarily hire foreign workers to fill highly specialized positions when suitably qualified American candidates cannot be found. Individuals issued an H-1B visa are permitted to remain in the United States for three years, but they can only work for the company that sponsored their application. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services grants 85,000 H-1B visas each year, but 20,000 of them are reserved for applicants who have earned an advanced degree from an American university.

How much marijuana is a felony?

In Tennessee, if you are in possession over a certain amount of marijuana, you will likely be charged with felony. You can also be charged if you possess less than the threshold amount, but other circumstances are present that indicate the manufacture of or intention to sell marijuana--such as plants, scales, and baggies.

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