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U.S. Fills Its Latest Quota Of H-1B Visas For Foreign Workers

The United States has filled 20,000 slots for foreign workers with advanced degrees from U.S. universities.

By Chris Murphy

Jan 18, 2006 05:30 PM

The United States has used up the 20,000 H-1B visas it set aside for foreign workers who earned a master's degree or higher from a U.S. university. That allotment was established last year on top of the 65,000 general H-1B visas the country issues to companies wanting to hire a foreigner to work in the United States.

H-1B visas are a hotly debated immigration policy, since they allow foreigners access to work in the United States. Employersâ€