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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

236,000 H-1B Petitions Submitted for FY2017, Another Record



USCIS announced today that the agency has received a record number of H-1B visa petitions for FY 2017.  A total of 236,000 petitions have been submitted.  The current immigration policy only allows 65,000 H-1B visas to be issued to foreign workers annually;  an additional 20,000 visa numbers are available for individuals who have earned a graduate degree in the United States.  Many foreign students with U.S. degrees will be forced to return home after failing to secure a visa number.  


Fiscal Year
Total Number H-1B Applications

2017
 236,000
2016
2015
2014

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