Updated: Jun 30
USCIS reported that it received 483,927 H-1B cap registrations. This means that USCIS will reject about 82% of the H-1B cap registrations for skilled workers because they have over the 85,000 annual visas available.
America’s lack of skilled talent and U.S. employers’ frustration with the H-1B cap is our government’s fault. Despite knowing that skilled immigrants are vital to the U.S. economy and how to solve the problem, for years, Congress has failed to provide a reliable path for U.S. employers to hire high-skilled workers from around the world.
After the pandemic, airlines need to hire more pilots than there are available in the U.S. Our population is aging, and we need caregivers, which are not available. The hotel industry lacks workers too. We don’t have work visas available for professionals to work year-round in the occupations that we need the most. We all feel the difference in service after the pandemic because many industries lack workers. We hope that Congress can pass legislation to help alleviate some of the burdens on overworked workers and companies needing the labor.