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IEEE says L-1 visa not intended for outsourcers

Patrick Thibodeau | April 4, 2012
This week, the U.S. began accepting H-1B applications for the next fiscal year. But the real battle, for now, is over the L-1 visa and this fight just got bigger

While the L-1 debate simmers, the U.S. this week began accepting H-1B visa petitions for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. There is a cap of 85,000 visas, including 20,000 set aside for advanced degree graduates or U.S. universities.

The L-1 visa isn't subject to a cap or the prevailing wage requirement applied to the H-1B.


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