High-Skilled Visa Applications Hit Record High

CNN Money reports that this year 233,000 foreigners applied for the H-1B, the most common visa for high-skilled foreign workers. That’s up significantly from 2014 (172,500 applications) and nearly double the applicants from two years ago (124,000). The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)¬†will grant just 85,000 H-1B visas (20,000 of which are reserved for master’s degree holders), which it¬†selected Monday via a lottery process.

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