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High-tech visas going, going, gone (access required)

April 1 marked the opening day to apply for high-skilled work visas for use in specialized fields (H-1B visas). Last year the 65,000 H-1B visas were gone in a day with 150,000 total applicants. Last week they were again snatched up in a matter of hours and the total number of applicants is expected to ...

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