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U.S. Companies Scramble for Foreign Worker Visas

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U.S. Companies Scramble for Foreign Worker Visas

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U.S. Companies Scramble for Foreign Worker Visas

U.S. Companies Scramble for Foreign Worker Visas

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The federal government on Tuesday begins accepting H-1B visa applications. The government grants 65,000 visas by a lottery system — mostly to tech companies so they can hire highly skilled workers from outside the U.S. Last year, it received more than double that number in applications — on the first day.

Steve Inskeep talks to Tod Loofbourrow, founder and CEO of Authoria Talent Management, about the H-1B visas.

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