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This week, we caught up with Yitong Zhang to talk about what it's like to navigate the visa process in the US. We dig into the details of different work visas, the constraints they impose on designers, and what is changing in the current processes. This, plus bonus questions and cool things as always!
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In this week's Sidebar, we ask Yitong some bonus questions at the end of the interview:
- What is the most under-rated skill for designers?
- What is the most over-rated skill for designers?
- Do you find that your success thus far is mostly the result of luck or hard work?
Interview with Yitong Zhang:
- Yitong on Twitter
- Trump Suspends Visas Allowing Hundreds of Thousands of Foreigners to Work in the U.S.
- Trump Freezes Green Cards, Many Work Visas Until End Of Year
- H-1B Visa
- Information about employment visas
- Information about Green Cards and Permanent Residence in the US
- The lump of labour fallay "is the misconception that there is a fixed amount of work—a lump of labour—to be done within an economy which can be distributed to create more or fewer jobs."
Notes from Yitong
21:18 It's only easy to change jobs as an H-1B holder if you are transferring to a company that already does H-1Bs and you're doing the same job. For example, if you're an engineer transitioning into design, that would be difficult.
21:46 You can only change jobs in the while in the green card queue if your job is not changing by more than a certain amount. This is especially difficult for people in the 10 year queue because it's not really possible to have same job for that long. So what you have to do is to re-prove to the government that your new job is not gonna take an American's opportunity (which is a year long process).
23:10 To be more specific, in most scenarios you get 60 days to find a new job.
33:05 & 20:20 Employment-based green cards require extensive proof that an immigrant's presence will not compete with American jobs, while visas require some proof, but less of it.
36:10 I think this points system only exists in Canada for permanent residencies aka Canadian green cards. Work visas Canada are even more straight forward.
- Brian shared Joey Banks' iOS 14 UI Kit for Figma.
- Marshall shared Hamilton (original cast performance) is now streaming on Disney+ - learn more. Not a bad way to spend $7.
- Yitong shared two essays about emotions that are both worth a read:
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