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Large technology companies in particular like Microsoft and Autodesk are pushing Congress to up the number of H-1B visas available each year

The U.S. government announced this week that work permits in the H-1B visa program are almost entirely depleted for 2013.

According to the United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS), 55,600 standard H-1B visas have already been issued out of 65,000 for the next fiscal year. In addition, 18,700 H-1B visas for graduates of advanced degree programs were issued in the U.S. out of 20,000. These numbers were posted as of June 1, and USCIS started accepting applications on April 1.

This is a significant increase, considering it took until November to use up all of last year's work permits. It is believed that this is a sign of better economic times, and U.S. companies are pushing for an expansion of the H-1B program.

Large technology companies in particular like Microsoft and Autodesk are pushing Congress to up the number of H-1B visas available each year. This would allow them and other companies in the U.S. to import workers with skills in technology and finance.

According to a study from Partnership for A New American Economy, which is an industry lobby group, the U.S. will have a shortage of 224,000 tech workers by 2018 if more visas are not made available.

The 2013 fiscal year begins October 1, 2012.

Source: InformationWeek



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By NellyFromMA on 6/14/2012 9:20:23 AM , Rating: 2
You sort of do these peopel a disservice when you say 'they don't know any better'. They are intelligent individuals, and they do this because it is lucrative to them. They make great livings they otherwise would not.

If they were Americans, they likely would be paid more and likewise would have greater costs. It balances out.

you need to wrap your head around intenrational economics and how countries individual domestic cost of livings vs employee income scales.

Most of the people on these Visa's see substantially increased quality of life, potentially better than some of our lives in some situations.

What is up with this mentality that everyone is out to screw you? Jesus, just because these people are from other co untries doesn't mean they are ignorant or naive. On the contrary...


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