New U.S. citizens are sworn in at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles, California April 9, 2014

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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.

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    September 26, 2013, Audrey Singer, Christian Science Monitor
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