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5 Backup Plans For Immigrants Who Don't Land An H-1B Visa

Law360, New York (March 29, 2016, 1:39 PM EDT) -- Employers will soon be vying for one of the highly sought after H-1B visas for skilled workers, but many companies and foreign nationals will likely be left disappointed because of the limited number of visas. 

The H-1B visa, which is a temporary work visa for people in "specialty" occupations, has become a hot commodity, particularly in the technology field. But although applications have risen — with roughly 233,000 filed last year — there is still a cap of 65,000 for the visas, along with an extra 20,000 for people who earned a master's degree or higher in the U.S.

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