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A science teacher works with students in a high school in Homestead, Florida, in 2017.
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Changes touted to make H-1B visa applications easier

Mar 22, 2019
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service this week announced some changes to the visa program for highly-skilled foreigners who fill U.S. jobs in technology, science, engineering and other fields. These changes are supposed to make the process of applying for H-1B work permits easier.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Triple the number of applicants applied for the H1-B visa program last year. Chances of getting your application picked were only about one in three.
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The Trump administration to limit spouse work visas for H-1B immigrants

Dec 15, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to reverse an Obama administration immigration rule. This one applies to the spouses of H-1B visa holders. The H1-B, you may recall, goes to skilled workers, often in the tech sector. The Obama administration gave the OK for the spouses of some of these skilled workers to […]

Foreign students may have a tougher time finding jobs in the U.S.

Jan 3, 2017
Since 2015 the U.S. has received close to 500,000 H1B visa applications. Only a third have been granted.
Arizona State University’s international student population has more than doubled in the past five years, from nearly 5,000 in 2011 to more than 12,000 in 2016. These students attended an ASU career fair in 2013.
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Not enough data: tech policy under Trump

Nov 11, 2016
Not much is know about the incoming administration's plans for the tech industry.
Little is known about Trump's tech policies, but he has said he will bring Apple's manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Above, Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California.
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Oil bust forces Texas H-1B visa holders to exit country

May 18, 2016
As layoffs continue, foreign-born oil workers have little choice but to go home.
Workers construct new sidewalks in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016 in the oil town of Midland, Texas.
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