An Alien Registration Number comes down to this unique seven-, eight- or nine-digit number assigned to a noncitizen by this special U.S. federal executive department delegated to perform tasks related to public security called the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
On June 22, 2020, after months of speculation, President Trump issued the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S, Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.” Referencing the millions of Americans who remain out of work due to COVID-19-related economic disruptions.
The L-1 and the H-ฺ1B are two of the most popular employment-based US visas. Some people could potentially qualify for either one and for those with the luxury of making a choice, it is important to understand the difference between these two immigration statuses. While the L-1 is preferable for most people, for some people the H-1B is the best choice.
One of the main benefits of H-1B status is its tolerance of “dual intent” -- the ability of an H-1B worker to apply for and obtain permanent residence in the US without having to leave the US and wait abroad for an immigration visa to be approved.
If you are in the US in H-1B status, you enjoy a benefit called “H-1B portability” -- subject to certain restrictions, you can change jobs without having to leave the US and start the H-1B visa process all over again.
The H-1B visa is popular because of its low entry barrier (a bachelor’s degree), its portability (allowing the holder to change jobs) and its tolerance of the candidate’s “dual intent” (by allowing an H-1B holder to transition to permanent residence without returning home).