H-1B at Work

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Feb. 14, 2017 – Jin hyung Cho of Brookline prepares an experiment at Harvard Medical School in Boston Tuesday. Cho is a post-doctoral fellow with Canadian citizen and works in the United States on an H-1B visa. According to the National Science Foundation, 49 percent of the nation’s 44,000 postdocs are foreign born. Photo by Ian Coss.
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Feb. 14, 2017 – Jin hyung Cho of Brookline holds a slide of mouse brain cross-sections at Harvard Medical School in Boston Tuesday. The House Judiciary Committee is currently considering a bill that would raise the minimum salary for H-1B visa holders such as Cho, a post doctoral fellow with Canadian citizenship. “Postdocs will never get paid $100,000 – if that were the case I would never have the visa,” said Cho. Photo by Ian Coss.
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Feb. 14, 2017 – Jeehae Park looks at fruit flies under a microscope at Harvard Medical School in Boston Tuesday. She has been working as a post-doctoral fellow on an H-1B visa for the past three years, and is currently applying for permanent residency. This option to transition directly from H-1B to green card is an important advantage of the visa program for Park. Photo by Ian Coss.
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Feb. 14, 2017 – Jeehae Park explains her research on embryonic development at Harvard Medical School in Boston Tuesday. She is a Korean national, and concerned about the future of the H-1B visa program. “It’s kind of sad because a lot of post-docs rely on that visa,” said Park. Photo by Ian Coss.
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Feb. 14, 2017 – Jeehae Park translates the Sunday sermon from Korean into English at the First Korean Church in Cambridge Sunday. While working as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School she also finds time to volunteer at her church and at the Harvard Homeless Shelter. Photo by Ian Coss.
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