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Default Does some programs require you to issue H1B visa?

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Does some program ask for you to do STEP 3 because they want to have H1B visa?? I am talking specifically about some prematch programs in new york.

Is there a benefit to the program to have you on board with H1B visa? I know that J1 visa is being sponsored by ECFMG and will handle all hassle for visa issues.... but would some programs prefer H1B visa over J1? if yes .. then why?
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They are in control of getting you H1b visa. J1 - you're the one who applies for statement of need from your government.
If program have money and have relatively scare amount of ppl, so if 1 person is not gonna come in July, it will put too much strain on other residents. The program is much better off by giving H1b visas.
In any way, the applicant with any visa is viewed unfavorably in comparison to the permanent resident.
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