Every year H-1B visas allow thousands of highly-skilled foreign workers to take positions in specialty occupations in the United States, as companies compete to fill jobs in a variety of sectors, including technology, engineering and general business. Brookings experts examine questions around the number of H-1B visas issued every year, how the program can better address labor market needs, and if it can help America maintain its global competitiveness.
New U.S. citizens are sworn in at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles, California April 9, 2014
H-1B Visa Cap Applications Show Need for Immigration Reform
April 16, 2014, Darrell M. West
It took less than a week for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to hit the cap of 65,000 for H-1B visas. The shortage of IT workers and the limited supply of H-1B visas demonstrate why it is important for the U.S. House of Representatives to enact immigration reform. House Republicans need to take action on this important issue for political and economic reasons.
U.S. Economic Performance
April 1, 2014, Fred Dews
September 27, 2013, Audrey Singer and Fred Dews
September 18, 2013, Neil G. Ruiz
June 18, 2013, Jill H. Wilson
June 18, 2013, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
June 3, 2013, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
May 28, 2013, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
May 22, 2013, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
May 10, 2013, Jonathan Rothwell and Neil G. Ruiz
May 7, 2013, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
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