More Adventures for the H-1B Program"The wage-depressing H-1B program, for high-tech nonimmigrant workers, had another interesting week. This was on top of the smallest set of applications for the program in recent memory - there were just 19,100 petitions filed in early April for the annual limit of 85,000 slots, as noted in a previous blog. In addition to the sharp decline in applications there was the news that the would-be Times Square bomber had been a (badly paid) H-1B visa holder, as mentioned in another blog.
The drop in applications was generally not regarded as caused by employers suddenly deciding to use available resident workers - rather it was the impact of the recession." Download entire artile by David North in PDF format.