In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m going to be talking about a very common question among startups that has only increased in recent years: “Should I sponsor engineers we’re recruiting for green cards?”
The question of green cards for permanent residents is a perennial one in tech companies and for the world’s top engineering and business talents making their way in Silicon Valley and beyond here in the U.S. There is a perennial issue of the severe tech talent shortage in the United States and its intensification during the past year. It has become especially salient since the dawn of the great resignation last year with the ongoing competition for recruiting and retaining tech talent. We’re seeing intense negotiations for tech talent to leave big tech companies and work at startups, or for individuals to move between startups.
Ultimately, green card sponsorship is an effective retention tool. It is possible with remote work, hybrid work, and decentralized teams, and so, they remain an important part of helping somebody map out their future.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- Reasons for sponsoring talented team members for green cards
- How the system can be manipulated
- Things to consider when thinking about the green card process
- Other types of green card processes
- Ways to go above and beyond the green card sponsorship
- More options to bypass the PERM process
- Details on the Immigrant Visa Process
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