Engineer Spotlight: Yuan He – Petal

Work Visa Optional Practical Training Visa (2016 – 2019)
Nationality Chinese
US Employer Petal
Location New York City
Education Master’s Degree, Electrical and System Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Situation Unsuccessful in four H-1B lottery attempts; expiring OPT visa; facing deportation to China

Petal, an American credit card company, had an employee with an expiring H-1B visa. Unfortunately, the visa was not renewed, and the individual would be forced to leave the US in a matter of weeks. Instead of having this tech talent return to China with his wife and newborn child, MobSquad was able to partner with Petal in a very meaningful way. MobSquad relocated the software engineer and his young family to Halifax, Canada and the engineer was able to begin work on his same Petal projects within 4 weeks. Not only is this family happy in Halifax but they are on their way to becoming permanent residents in Canada!

Statement from Petal: “During a time of stress and uncertainty, MobSquad was the calm in the storm. They gave us clear options, were committed to helping, and were super-responsive to every question and request. I am grateful to have a partner like MobSquad to support our employees who have the misfortune of losing work authorization in the US.”

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