August 18, 2020
by Business Insider
Dentists like Azeez Swarup risk getting COVID-19 every day on the job.
But as an immigrant on a work visa, his main concern isn’t the virus.
“The first thing that comes into my mind if I am or if I get sick is, what is going to happen to my visa?” Swarup, an Indian national working in Nashua, New Hampshire, told Business Insider Today. “Will I be able to stay in this country or not?”
Swarup is one of over half a million people living in the US on what’s called an H-1B visa, and his right to stay here depends on his ability to stay employed, even through a pandemic.
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