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h1-b visa


US government reaches 85,000 H-1B visa cap in one week

As Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants lobby the government for more high-skilled worker visas, immigration officials say they’ve received too many applications for this coming year.

By April 7, 2014


Senate approves immigration bill with increased H-1B visas

Tech companies and members of the Zuckerberg-led political action group rejoice as the U.S. Senate votes to approve a comprehensive immigration bill. But, the measure still has to pass the House.

By June 27, 2013


As expected, next year's H-1B visa limit met

Immigration officials say they've received more than enough petitions for the some 85,000 visas up for grabs. Now they'll do a random lottery to pick who gets them.

By April 8, 2008


Firm fined $45,000 over alleged H-1B favoritism

Computer consulting firm placed ads that "expressly favored" temporary visa holders over U.S. citizens and other longer-term residents, says Justice Department.

By May 2, 2008


Rush for H-1B visas under way

April 1 marks start date for tech firms to apply for the visas. But even after prodding from Bill Gates, Congress hasn't raised the limit.

By April 2, 2007


Senators demand H-1B stats from Indian firms

Two politicians, who are backing a bill designed to prevent foreigners from displacing Americans, want more information from nine companies, including heavy hitters Wipro and Infosys, about their visa practices.

By May 15, 2007


H-1B visas hit roadblock in Congress

Senate panel votes to double guest worker visas next year. Prospects look dimmer in the House.

By March 31, 2006


More H-1B visas on the way?

Senate has approved a provision that would bump up the number of available guest-worker visas by 30,000 next year.

By November 3, 2005


H-1B visas may grow by half

A Senate committee boosted the number from 65,000 to 95,000, but some technology groups say the move still falls short.

By October 21, 2005