Talent 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 developer and his young family to Halifax, Canada and the developer was able to begin work on his same Petal projects within four 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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