Laws 2013, 2(3), 233-243; doi:10.3390/laws2030233
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Understanding Proposed Changes to the H-1B Visa: Protecting American Government Interests, Improving the Opportunities for American Companies, or Potentially Hurting Hopeful Immigrants?

Received: 25 June 2013; in revised form: 8 August 2013 / Accepted: 16 August 2013 / Published: 21 August 2013
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Abstract: This paper will examine the US government’s proposed changes to the H-1B visa, a dual-intent visa meant to bring highly-skilled individuals to the US labor market. It will first explain what the H-1B visa is and is not and what might happen to the H-1B visa in the future. The focus of the paper, however, will be on how the H-1B visa program is failing. The thesis of this article is that reform to the H-1B visa may be very good for the US employer and the US economy. However, the proposed legislation keeps a number of disadvantageous features for H-1B holders intact, rather than addressing them.
Keywords: immigration; H-1B; United States
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Stonawski, R. Understanding Proposed Changes to the H-1B Visa: Protecting American Government Interests, Improving the Opportunities for American Companies, or Potentially Hurting Hopeful Immigrants? Laws 2013, 2, 233-243.

AMA Style

Stonawski R. Understanding Proposed Changes to the H-1B Visa: Protecting American Government Interests, Improving the Opportunities for American Companies, or Potentially Hurting Hopeful Immigrants? Laws. 2013; 2(3):233-243.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Stonawski, Rebecca. 2013. "Understanding Proposed Changes to the H-1B Visa: Protecting American Government Interests, Improving the Opportunities for American Companies, or Potentially Hurting Hopeful Immigrants?" Laws 2, no. 3: 233-243.

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