According to an article on informationweek.com: “A bi-partisan group of 13 governors told Congress that more visas for foreign workers are needed to ensure economic growth and innovation.”
I’m glad to see that Governor Deval Patrick, of my home state, Massachusetts, was among those who signed this letter. How long did it take to fill the quota for cap-subject H-1B’s this year? One day. The demand for skilled labor, the available supply of willing professionals and the competitive global environment would make for the perfect win/win/win situation. The problem is the arbitrary, artificially low availability of cap H-1B visas available to professionals. (currently 65,000 plus 20,000 for those who have a Master degree from a US school). Let’s see if Congress does anything with this.