Immigration News Blog
Monday, March 24, 2008
New York City area losing jobs due to visa barriersNew York City area losing jobs due to visa barriers
By Peter Rousmaniere
According to the NY Times, The New York City metropolitan area is losing financial sector and other high paying jobs which are filled overseas because visas are so difficult to obtain. The primary visa category is the three year H-1B visas for professionals, of which 65,000 visas are awarded annually, plus 20,000 for graduates of American universities. Last year the quota was filled up on the first day, April 1.
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