"Making it more difficult to bring in legal immigrants with H-1B visas
stifles economic growth," continued Weinstock.
However, employers are permitted to file H-1B visas
up to six months in advance.
Curiously, while the United States tightly controls employment of foreign skilled workers by placing caps on H-1B visas
, there are no quotas on foreign matriculation in U.S.
At the same time, there are also not enough H-1B visas
for highly skilled foreign workers available under the current system.
When he traveled to the United States, H-1B visas
weren't in high demand.
Between April 1 and April 7, employers filed about 172,500 petitions for the annual allotment of 85,000 H-1B visas
available to U.S.
But it changes rules on so-called H-1B visas
, which are issued to skilled workers who come temporarily to the United States.
The US reserves 65,000 H-1B visas
for workers deemed "highly skilled" - covering not just engineers but teachers, telemarketers and outsourcing staff - and another 20,000 for foreigners with graduate degrees.
To close the talent gap, Regan advocated for immigration reform that would increase the number of H-1B visas
, which allows U.S.
The law capped the number of H-1B visas
issued per fiscal year at 65,000, although the cap has fluctuated over time with legislative changes.
In addition, researchers found a direct correlation between increases in the number of H-1B visas
and increases in patent applications.
created an additional 20,000 H-1B visas
for FY2005, for those who had