Monday, April 1, 2013

H-1B demand this year will be fast, furious

Proponents will call demand come April 1 evidence of need while opponents will emphasize offshore outsourcing is behind demand

April 1, 2013 06:00 AM ET                                                                                

Computerworld - WASHINGTON - The U.S. begins accepting new H-1B visa petitions today and heavy demand is expected. This is going to be followed by much fury.

Industry proponents of the H-1B visa will argue -- at megaphone strength -- that high demand is evidence of both an improving economy and the need for skilled workers.

Opponents will counter that H-1B visa employees are displacing U.S. workers and will point in particular to H-1B visa demand by offshore outsourcing companies.

Immigration experts say visa demand this year will be high enough to cause the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to hold a lottery to decide who gets a visa. The last time this happened was in 2008...  

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[All because we are not growing our own adequate High-Tech/STEM workforce at home]

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