Skilled Migrant Workers in the U.S., 2007

Countries with the most H-1B visa recipients

Highly skilled migrants are defined as those who have been granted the H-1B visa, reserved for those “employed temporarily in a specialty occupation.” Specialty occupations include those in the fields of architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology, and the arts. An H-1B visa is good for 6 years; recipients are eligible to become permanent residents and citizens of the U.S.

Country Number of
skilled workers
India 157,613
Canada 26,209
U.K. 25,507
Mexico 18,165
China 16,628
Japan 14,435
France 14,109
Germany 12,714
South Korea 11,479
Venezuela 10,596

Source: U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics.

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Immigrants Admitted as Permanent Residents Under Refugee Acts, by Country of Birth, 1971–1998 Immigration
Skilled Migrant Workers in the U.S., 2007

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