Mike Rogoway , perhaps you and the Oregonian should do a little homework first?

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.

http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2017/02/confusion_delay_as_trump_consi.html

It is the cumulative effect of all years that has taken its toll on the American Software Developers.

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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?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1487763804597717/

 

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