Why the US needs a new expanded H-1B visa regime
Though these visas normally expire after six years, the H-1B effectively functions as a trial period for high-skilled immigrants
In the tempestuous debates about immigration policy, the humble H-1B temporary visa tends to be overlooked. Streams of desperate Central Americans marching toward the border tend to evoke strong emotions on all sides, while tech professionals from India working in Silicon Valley elicit fewer objections. But H-1B workers are important to national prosperity, and the program is under threat from the Donald Trump administration.