Tang originates from eastern China’s Zhejiang district, but has actually functioned in the US considering that2014 Her H1-B job visa is because of run out later on this year, so the traveling company where Tang functioned as a software program programmer in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, had actually started the difficult procedure of looking for a permit, which would certainly permit her to live and also function in the US completely.
The 33- year-old was so certain regarding constructing a life in America, she also acquired a home in theUS.But when Tang was made repetitive on March 13, she really did not simply shed her income source– she shed her visa standing. Now her previous company has actually chosen not to wage her permit application, her course to irreversible residency has actually been shed,too
When H1-B visa owners like Tang shed their work they have 60 days to apply for an adjustment of standing– such as coming to be a vacationer or trainee– or locate a brand-new company happy to enroller their job visa.
Finding a job in the current climate is tough, let alone finding an employer willing to shoulder the additional costs and paperwork of visa sponsorship. Since she was laid off, Tang has not had much luck getting interviews and is not optimistic about being hired in the middle of a pandemic with a recession looming.
She had resigned herself to going back to China — only to find out that she can't. There are no seats available on any direct flights in April, and Tang is worried that cobbling together a multi-stop trip could put her at risk of catching the virus.