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The Immigrant Gap

Mathew J. Slaughter-Wall Street Journal
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Skilled immigrants have long contributed to rising U.S. standards of living. They bring human capital, brimming with ideas for new technologies and new companies. This article discusses the gap between the current market demand and supply of skilled foreign workers.

The H1-B program, which accounts for nearly all skilled immigrants admitted to work here each year, is capped annually at 65,000 for people with a bachelor's degree or higher, plus an additional 20,000 for those with a master's degree or higher.

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