The Boston Globe
June 3, 2012
On April 2, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services opened applications for the coveted H-1B visas. H-1B status allows companies to sponsor immigrants with specialized skills for a set number of years. The government has received 42,000 requests so far, a number that far outpaces last year and makes it likely that the entire year’s quota of 65,000 applicants will be filled by June. Congress should quickly increase the quota. We have every economic incentive to keep recent graduates and welcome new immigrants that companies, especially those in tech and innovation, want here.