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Critical Issues in the U.S. H-1B Visa Program

On June 22, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, 8th District of Illinois, Professor Gaurav Khanna and Çağlar Özden from the World Bank discussed how foreign workers fill a critical need in the U.S. labor market, particularly in the science, technology, engineering and math fields – commonly referred to as STEM – and how with a low statutory limit of visa numbers available, demand for H-1B visa numbers has outstripped the supply in recent years.

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