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H-1B Visas Used for More than Just Tech

Immigration / Blog July 6, 2017

The H-1B visa is frequently referred to in the media as a “tech visa”, as in this New York Times piece on how the “Hire American” executive order would affect the program. While a large share of H-1B visas are, in fact, awarded to workers in computer-related occupations, this paints an incomplete portrait of who is using the program.

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DHS Overstay Report Shows Students Overstay More Than Visitors

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog May 24, 2017

DHS report shows that foreign temporary entrants follow the law and leave on time almost 99 percent of the time.

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Trump, Congress Set Sights on H-1B Visa Reforms

Lazaro Zamora / Blog April 19, 2017

President Donald Trump recently signed a new executive order (EO), “Buy American and Hire American,” that proposes changes to the H-1B Specialty Occupations temporary worker program.

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Screening of Nonimmigrant Visas (Visitors/Temporary Workers/Others)

Immigration / Blog March 24, 2017

Under U.S. immigration law, approximately 21 visa categories are classified as “temporary workers.” Most commonly discussed temporary worker programs are H-1B, H-2A , H-2B, and L visas. The nonimmigrant visa waiver program allows visitors into the United States.

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Temporary Worker Programs: Stumbling Blocks to a Stronger Workforce

Hunter Hallman / Blog October 3, 2016

Temporary visa reform may be an excellent place to start if the next president is looking for bipartisan support to spur momentum on moving legislation through Congress.

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H-1B Cap to Be Hit Within Days for a Third Year in a Row

Lazaro Zamora, Matt Graham / Blog March 31, 2015

The H-1B program allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require expertise in specialized fields and a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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H-1B Visa Cap Expected to Be Hit Within Days—Again

Matt Graham / Blog April 1, 2014

Demand for H-1B visas has exceeded the annual cap every year since 2004.

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CBO Continues to Show Economic Benefit of Immigration Reform with SKILLS Visa Act Analysis

Lazaro Zamora / Blog March 18, 2014

Paul Stern contributed to this post. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its cost estimate for H.R. 2131, the Supplying Knowledge-based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visa Act (SKILLS Visa Act), in conjunction with the Joint Committee…

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