Skilled Migrant Workers in the U.S., 2012
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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Note: Data is for initial employment visas for fiscal year 2012.
Source: Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security: Characteristics of H1B Specialty Occupation Workers Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report to Congress October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012.