Sen. Arlen Specter bill would provide for more H-1B visa numbers
A bill being drafted by Sen.
Arlen Specter, who chairs the Senate judiciary committee overseeing immigration issues, is proposing to increase the number of
H-1B visas issued annually from 65,000 to 115,000, with an option to
increase the cap yearly by 20%. A spokeswoman for Specter says details
of the proposal are still being worked out. However, the committee is
slated to discuss immigration legislation on March. 27.