Making H-1B Administrative Changes: Easier Said Than Done

By Leon Fresco, Holland & Knight LLP (May 8, 2017, 12:36 PM EDT) -- People are often surprised to learn that the most contentious and time-consuming issue that the Senate encountered during the 2013 "Gang of 8" immigration reform effort was the negotiation over how to reform the high-skilled immigration system, which included the question of what to do with the H-1B temporary visa for highly skilled foreign workers. Every year, the demand for these visas far exceeds the supply of visas provided for under the statutory caps. But what is often misunderstood is that the proposed solutions to this problem do not fit neatly within partisan lines. There are just as many members of both political parties who feel that Congress needs to increase the number of visas as there are members who believe that the existing system already adversely impacts the ability of American workers to find high-paying jobs in the tech industry....

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