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I was laid off 2 months ago. I have 2 offers now:
(1) staffing agency that has lots of experience with H1b transfers and
(2) Series A startup that found me through Linkedin and I will be their first hire for my specific department but this will also be their first time sponsoring an H1B.
The staffing agency is a safe bet because of the immigration issues. On the other hand, the startup opportunity will be an amazing step for my career. Is it risky to file for H1B with Series A startup?

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Accept both the offers, let both the companies start your h1b transfer. You are in a critical position.

The startup could have issues transferring your visa as they are new to the process.

If both visas come through, monetarily compensate($5k) the one you are rejecting.

DM me if you want help understanding the process or have qs.

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Wow, that is one of the worse pieces of advise I've seen on this forum. Really great view of honor, respect, and how to conduct yourself in the business world.

I would go with the staffing agency. The immigration situation is fluid and the start-up could be a risky bet.

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Me too. Could you share the staffing agency with me as well?

Have both of them file the visa, you can do this and it is perfectly legal. Once you get the approval maybe decide then?

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I would go with the start-up, but insist that they let you choose a good immigration lawyer!

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Curious to know how did u manage the 60 days grace period ? Did Deloitte agree to keep you in their payroll for sometime?

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All that matters with the startup is how good of an immigration lawyer, potentially suggest you pick them yourself. The startup I’m at uses Envoy Global which I have liked

I would suggest staffing agency. Visa is most important. You can always change jobs later. But if you screw your status, nobody can help.

Who is the startups provider? If they’re reputable it can mitigate some risk. From visa POV Staffing is also risky tbh.

I have been in a very similar situation in the past and I chose the startup. It wasn’t a very good experience with the visa transfer. Firstly the attorney was not that experienced and I received an RFE. The HR asked me to be prepared for the worst and the attorney also wasn’t too sure if the RFE will clear. Eventually my visa got approved but It was a very stressful situation at the first place.
I’d recommend going for a staffing agency. Start up will anyday be open again to recruit you in the future and then you can go for a risk free visa transfer with a job in hand.

Go to the start up and mention to them that the paperwork needs to be done by a good immigration lawyer. That's what eventually matters

Staffing company is dead end for h1b approval...ask startup to pick up immigration form of your choice and get it approved

I heard Fragorman is the best

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