A good job offer could be how you gain the right to legally enter the United States. Employment opportunities are one of the most straightforward means of individuals securing visas. If you have a work visa, then your legal right to live in the United States obviously depends on your employment status.
Will you face deportation if you lose your job unexpectedly in the middle of your contracted term of employment?
There is a grace period for immigrant workers
Finding out that you have lost your job when you are here through a work visa is a terrifying experience. You may suddenly be without income, and you may have an entire family depending on your wages both in the U.S. and your home country.
The good news is that you won’t face immediate removal after the loss of your job. You have up to 60 days, depending on the kind of visa you have, to obtain a new job that will allow you to remain in the country. That means roughly two months in which to apply and interview elsewhere.
Provided that you do secure a new position, you can potentially avoid any disruptions to your stay in the U.S. It is normal for people to feel frightened when they lose their job as an immigrant, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to uproot themselves and their family once again and leave the country.
Learning more about your rights as someone with a work visa will help you better protect yourself and your family.