Guess Who’s Getting the Most Work Visas – Via BusinessWeek

Via BusinessWeek

Moira Herbst of BusinessWeek indicates that “Indian outsourcers accounted for nearly 80% of the visa petitions approved last year for the top 10 participants in the program.”  Also: “Infosys Technologies (INFY) and Wipro (WIT), both based in Bangalore, top the list of visa beneficiaries in 2007, with 4,559 and 2,567 approved visa petitions, respectively, according to data from the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.”


Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) are critizing the program: “These numbers should send a red flag to every lawmaker that the H-1B visa program is not working as it was intended,” said Grassley in an e-mail.”

Perhaps these two believe that some sort of per-country limits (like for EB Green cards) should be placed on India, a reverse-affirmative action of sorts.

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