Overall, H-1B visa holders represent a tiny share of the American work force: They’re capped by law at 85,000 per year, with recipients chosen by lottery. Fewer than 40 percent of applicants actually receive visas.
It is the cumulative effect of all years that has taken its toll on the American Software Developers.
As for the total of H-1B visas issued, it is awful close to 3 million now and since 65% go for software jobs, and there are only 4 million software jobs, it is a very massive number.
To understand what is happening, perhaps we should let the software developers themselves tell that story?