Skilled Migrant Workers in the U.S., 2011
Countries with the most H-1B visa recipients
Highly skilled migrants are defined as those who have been granted the H-1B visa, reserved for those “employed temporarily in a specialty occupation.“ Specialty occupations include those in the fields of architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology, and the arts. An H-1B visa is good for 6 years; recipients are eligible to become permanent residents and citizens of the U.S.
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Source: Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs; Pew Research Center