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Stronger Economy Means More H-1B Petitions For 85K Slots

Law360, New York (April 1, 2015, 8:16 PM EDT) -- Attorneys say they handled a larger number of H-1B applications for skilled foreign workers this year due to a more robust economy, foreshadowing disappointment for many visa hopefuls later this month and signaling the need for immigration reform to boost the current 85,000 cap.

A healthier economy is, of course, happy news for the United States as the country continues to shake off the aftereffects of the Great Recession. But a higher demand for skilled workers can be a "double-edged sword" as more visa seekers will...
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