Apparently very difficult. what do you think of what is said in this article?
As the debate over H-1B workers and skilled immigrants intensifies, we are losing sight of one important fact: The U.S. is no longer the only land of opportunity. If we don't want the immigrants who have fueled our innovation and economic growth, they now have options elsewhere. Immigrants are returning home in greater numbers. And new research shows they are returning to enjoy a better quality of life, better career prospects, and the comfort of being close to family and friends.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Mar. 3, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Earlier research by my team suggested that a crisis was brewing because of a burgeoning immigration backlog. At the end of 2006, more than 1 million skilled professionals (engineers, scientists, doctors, researchers) and their families were in line for a yearly allotment of only 120,000 permanent resident visas. The wait time for some people ran longer than a decade. In the meantime, these workers were trapped in "immigration limbo." If they changed jobs or even took a promotion, they risked being pushed to the back of the permanent residency queue. We predicted that skilled foreign workers would increasingly get fed up and return to countries like India and China where the economies were booming. continues
Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 AM on Mar. 3, 2009
Why should we care? Because immigrants are critical to the country's long-term economic health. Despite the fact that they constitute only 12% of the U.S. population, immigrants have started 52% of Silicon Valley's technology companies and contributed to more than 25% of our global patents. They make up 24% of the U.S. science and engineering workforce holding bachelor's degrees and 47% of science and engineering workers who have PhDs. Immigrants have co-founded firms such as Google (NasdaqGS:GOOG - News), Intel (NasdaqGS:INTC - News), eBay (NasdaqGS:EBAY - News), and Yahoo! (NasdaqGS:YHOO - News). Who Are They? Young and Well-Educated
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Answer by Raintree at 2:00 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
It is VERY difficult it takes years to go through the paperwork and interviews and the test is pretty hard the did a story about it a while back on the news (can't remember which channel) where they asked people that were born in the us the ?'s from the test and 80% of them failed miserably
Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
When you have money,good immigration lawyer you are OK.
There is a new test us of January'2009 to take a new test . You need to learn history of U.S and how the government works. It's not hard test. You need to show that you can speak ,write ,understand English.
~What is the supreme law of the land?
~When was the Constitution written?
~What is the Capitol of your state?
~Name one state that borders Canada.
~What ocean is on the East coast of the U.S?
~Can you name 13 original states?
Answer by Tristana at 3:08 PM on Mar. 3, 2009