SPUG: Living in Seattle

Prak B geekinfo at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 09:11:48 PDT 2005

Good point. 
I am came here on H1 visa, and trust me it's not a joy ride.
Being on work visa, if you lose your job, you have to leave the
country right away as per law. Though there is a grace period of
couple of weeks to get another visa, but that's not enough to get
another one.
What this means is, you have to leave everything you have, and just
pack your bags and go back. This is one aspect you should do some
research about before making a decision.
You should get your employer to do green card processing for you as
soon as you arrive, if you have plans to stay here permanently.


On 8/10/05, Fred Morris <m3047 at inwa.net> wrote:
> My $0.02US:
> If you're H1-B, just remember that you can't talk about politics or you
> will be deported. Your employer may interpret that very liberally,
> including saying anything negative about them. Basically if you're in the
> software industry in the US on a work visa, they own you.
> The government's answer to any workplace abuse is going to be to deport
> you. They don't investigate anything which isn't safety-related and in a
> construction or industrial setting even now.
> I'm willing to move to Australia however...
> May I ask one really obvious question before I go? Thanks. This is the
> software industry, right? So why do you need to work full-time in the US,
> why can't they just bring you over occasionally (or temporarily), and then
> cut you free to work from wherever you wish? It's just a rhetorical
> question, but it's worth asking and it's worth seriously pondering the
> answer you get to see if it has the ring of truth.
> --
> Fred Morris
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