Other Visas / Special Protections
Student Visa - F1
This visa allows a foreign person the possibility of coming to study in the United States. The studies can be done in a private secondary school or a university or college in the United States.
The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent. The visa is requested on April 1st and if approved, the employee can work until October 1st of the same year.
Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) is a law that allows certain people in Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Soviet Union) to apply for legal residency in the United States through a process known as suspension of deportation.
An executive order signed by President Obama on June 15, 2012 that allows people who came to the United States when they were under 16 years of age that have studied in this country to obtain a work permit and the detention of any deportation proceedings.
TPS: Temporary Protected Status
TPS for El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, Haiti, Nepal and Sudan was cancelled by President Trump. However due to pending litigation USCIS has extended the employment authorization until January 4, 2021 as long as the TPS recipients remain eligible.
Victims of Human Trafficking: T Visa
A visa that allows a work permit and temporary residence to a person who has been a victim of human trafficking. This visa is also granted to the immediate relatives of the victims.