India and China Accounted For 82% Of H1-B1 Visas in 2016

By: | April 20, 2017



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Approximately 85,000 H-1B visas are issued every year and 100,000 more are extended or re-issued. Some of America’s biggest tech companies including Google, Intel and Microsoft, are highly reliant on skilled foreign workers placed through the scheme. They are more than likely breathing sighs of relief today given the limited nature of the order but they could be at risk if the review ends up impacting the program. The workers most at risk of any changes include 126,691 visa holders from India and another 21,657 from China, according to State Department data. Last year, 82 percent of all H-1B visas were issued to recipients from India and China.

This chart shows origin countries of H-1B visa recipients in 2016.

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