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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 Apr. 7, 2014

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New U.S. rule: One H-1B petition per foreigner

Concerned that some are gaming the system, immigration officials decree an end to duplicate applications that may boost a company's chances of getting coveted visas.

By Mar. 20, 2008

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H-1B update: Number of requests grew this year

Numbers from immigration officials show that more H-1B visas were requested during this year's application window than last year's, particularly for foreigners with advanced degrees.

By Apr. 11, 2008

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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 Apr. 8, 2008

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Tech companies win small victory in H-1B push

New rule says select foreigners enrolled in training programs won't be forced to return home as soon, which may give them a better shot at obtaining visas to stay in the U.S.

By Apr. 7, 2008

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Homeland Security blinks on Real ID: No hassles on May 11

By giving Maine a thumbs up, even though the state has flatly rejected Real ID, Homeland Security backed down from an expected fight over national ID cards next month.

By Apr. 2, 2008