H-1B Visa Demand Plunges with Economy

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Business Landscape of US economy is changing rapidly. Skilled workers are finding better jobs in their own countries. The proof is the change in demand for H1-B (temporary work visa's issued by US immigration department.

Initial demand for H-1B visas is the slowest in years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, with only about half of the 65,000 available visas having been taken since the annual lottery began April 1. In 2008, the USCIS hit its quota on the day the lottery opened. Demand for the controversial H-1B visas is falling sharply, at least in the early going of the annual lottery for educated foreign workers that began April 1. The U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services reported April 8 that only about half of the 65,000 allotment had been taken. In 2008, the USCIS filled the same 65,000 quota in one day. via H-1B Visa Demand Plunges with Economy.