Worker Visas Expected To Run Out In Record Time

Law360, New York (March 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As this year’s start-date to hand in worker visa applications, April 1, approaches, immigration attorneys and employers are bracing for a flood of requests that is widely expected to soar past the national cap within the first day.

Each year, the United States allocates 65,000 worker visas, or H-1B visas, to immigrants with an American bachelor’s degree, and hands out an additional 20,000 to applicants who have earned a graduate degree. But for years, as the economy has grown, those quotas have been reached more and...
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