DHS: 2.6 Million H-1B Foreign Workers Approved to Enter US in Last Decade

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29 July 2017
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More than 2.6 million H-1B foreign guest worker visas have been approved by the U.S. federal government over the last decade, new data from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reveals.

Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Most recently, that number ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the U.S. through the visa, American workers are often fired and forced to train their foreign replacement.

The USCIS data shows that between 2007 and 2017, the H-1B visa, which imports foreign workers to take American jobs, the program has grown exponentially. The vast majority of visa-holders are from India.

In the last decade, U.S. companies tried to outsource nearly 3.5 million American jobs to foreign workers through the H-1B visa. Of those, officials in the U.S. government approved 2.63 million applications for foreign workers to come to this country...


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