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The Other Immigration Crisis

Basset Hound Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 11:20 PM
OHMYGOD What if these companies had to (gasp...horrors) hire American engineers...maybe even American college grads. OH THE HUMANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

While the Senate is leading the way on "comprehensive immigration reform" to deal with the United States' illegal immigration problem, another immigration crisis goes almost unnoticed. The H-1B visa program for highly skilled legal immigrants has reached its maximum yearly cap less than a week after opening:

A surge in the number of petitions for H-1B visas this year has led to the annual cap being exceeded in just five days, triggering a lottery, according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS.

The agency announced it had received more than 65,000 petitions...