Once your pilot gets here on his H1-b Work Visa, he will be able to easily obtain a Green Card or USA citizenship within six years.
The good news is that he'll be afraid to leave your company until his paperwork comes through.
Until then, you can pay him a lot less money than you would have to pay a USA citizen for the same job.
You are very wrong. It is very hard to get citizenship from the US if you are english-speaking and white. It took us 8 years and it was no picnic. And we had the support of an expensive legal team from a Fortune-100 company. I'm sure it cost them 10's of thousands of dollars.
It’s still up in the air whether or not we can import him...the immigration attorney thinks it will be extremely difficult.
His wife is afraid to come here - afraid she’ll be shot. And he is making a gold mine in Poland - but that is ending.
That is good info about him being stuck with us however...that could solve some issues. Pilots are generally VERY portable.