Citizens applying for the coveted H1-B visa to realize their American dream is not something new. Since the time it was issued the number has been constantly on the rise and it has reached at an all-time peak
The latest statistics also show that the number of the H1-B visas issues were the highest especially from the Asian regions, specifically from India and China.
China however ranks second that is after India. The noted figures for China were 3.9 and 9.4 percent respectively.
According to the USCIS the petitions for the report are filed and which are applied to the annual cap. The petitions which are filed for the initial cap are also filed for the H1-B workers which stay beyond the initial period of up to a total of 6 years or so and the maximum period is normally not decided by the law.
There had been several myths surrounding the H1-B visa and regarding the median salary of the migrants also.
What do the statistics say?
The statistics bring forward several data before us and reveals details about the H1-B visas.
In 2016 alone, there were as many as 70,000 visas issued, when it dropped to around 67,815.
Again in 2017, the number has increase to 208,608. So there has been a gradual increase in this.
There had been various myths attached with the median basic salaries of the beneficiary but the USCIS had debunked those and put in forth a reality picture.
The petition filings had increased and approved from the year of the 5.9 percent to around 365,682 in the year 2017.
What is the H1-B visa?
The H1-B is a non-immigrant visa where it allows the US companies to allow the workers to work in various occupations where at the same time it is a requirement where it has a technical or at the same time theoretical expertise.