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India sends over the vast majority of H-1B visa workers in America

India, the world’s second-largest country by population, sends the most foreign workers to America on H-1B visas for specialty occupations by a wide margin. Statistics reported by the U.S. Department of State show that in 2012, 80,630 H-1B visas were issued to workers coming from that country. In second-place that year was China, which sent a total of 11,077 workers over on an H-1B visa; these numbers include submissions of visa extensions which don’t count against the annual cap of 85,000 new H-1B visas.

What the 2016 presidential candidates are saying about H-1B visas

On the Republican side, front-runner Donald Trump, whose inability to be stopped by his own rhetoric has proven to be a hallmark of his campaign, has said himself that he is “changing” on this issue, at least where skilled talent is concerned. Trump has been on both sides of the H-1B visa issue, which makes it difficult to know what he really believes and what policy might become during a Trump Administration.

H-1B visa requirements for specialty occupations, DOD workers and fashion models

In the tech world, the H-1B visa for a person in a specialty occupation has been a heated issue at times. According to the official website for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the H-1B visa category applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability.

The H-1B Visa: Helping America’s economy, hurting America’s workers

There is evidence to suggest that the H-1B visa program for skilled workers has proven itself effective in helping the U.S. economy. The H-1B visa is intended to enable companies to hire skilled workers where there is no pool of talent capable of filling a new job… Of course, if we’re to explore the good inherent in the H-1B visa program, we must also expose the bad and speak to the at-times heartbreaking effects of this program on American workers, especially in instances where alleged abuses of the H-1B visa are involved.