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Ну что, друзья мои. USCIS выбрал лимит рабочих виз на следующий год.

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vito_from
Apr. 7th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
Сколько их теперь? Подскажите сайт для заполнения лотереи для грин-карты. спасибо!
believe_you
Apr. 7th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
Нифига себе! Вы популярнее гугля! Захотел впервые в жизни сыграть в беспроигрышную лотерею - у кого спросить? - Логофилка!!)))
vito_from
Apr. 7th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
Добрый день!
olgor
Apr. 7th, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)

За 7 дней управились.
А как дела с H1-B Master's Exemption в этом году?

logofilka
Apr. 7th, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)
as of now, submitted more than 20K
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dil
Apr. 7th, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
А это хорошо или плохо?
logofilka
Apr. 7th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Тому, кто хотел получить визу, но "пролетел" - плохо. А вообще - хорошо, потому что показывает, что экономика вверх пошла.

(Anonymous)
Apr. 8th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
ага, "русская зима" закончилась и экономика вверх пошла))), об этом даже руководитель ФРС сказала, как вас, бедолаг, зима в этом году подкосила...
hebtpuk
Apr. 7th, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
Лотерея будет, говорят? Известно, когда они результаты объявлять будут?
believe_you
Apr. 8th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
Оно вам надо?
ivanytch
Apr. 8th, 2014 12:53 am (UTC)
и только канадцы могут работать без H1B
logofilka
Apr. 8th, 2014 04:55 am (UTC)
Не только
ivanytch
Apr. 8th, 2014 04:58 am (UTC)
Мексиканы? Разве на них распространяется TN виза? Это если не учитывать всякие Пуэрто-Рики.
logofilka
Apr. 8th, 2014 05:26 am (UTC)
As long as Mexico is a part of North America, citizens of this country can benefit from NAFTA.
sinta555
Apr. 8th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
Я попробовал поискать и заблудился. Где-то публикуется официальная статистика по выданным H1-B с разбивкой по видам деятельности и по странам ? Например - IT-шников столько-то, финансистов - столько-то, производственников столько-то. Из Индии столько-то, из Германии столько-то и т.д.
tumbleweed_farm
Apr. 8th, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
[I hope the journal's owner does not mind me posting these links]

(1) Department of Labor has some statistics on Labor Condition Applications (and also on Labor Certifications, for permanent residence) here: http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/performancedata.cfm

For example, under "Historical Program Fact Sheets for FY 2013" you see the "H-1B Specialty Occupations Labor Condition Program" report, which has the stats for 909,465 "positions certified" in fiscal year 2013, with breakdown by major occupations, as well as the list of top US states where jobs are located and top employers. (Note that the number of "positions certified" is probably much hgher than the number of new H-1(b) visas issued in the year, since many people extend their stay, others move between jobs, while some positions are never filled.) The Labor Dept stats don't have breakdown by applicants' citizenship, since DOL is not concerned with visa applications themselves, it is concerned only with *jobs*.

(2) As US CIS adjudicates H-1(b) petitions, it, too, prepares annual statistical reports. You can find them with a Google search on "Characteristics of H-1B Specialty Occupation Workers". The have a breakdown by country of birth and by occupation group, although not a cross tabulation. This is probably the best table for your purposes, since 1 petition = 1 worker (except that workers need new petitions when changing job or extending their stay).

(3) The State Dept has stas for visas issued at consulates abroad, with breakdown by applicant's citizenhip and by category (H, J, E, etc) : http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/statistics/non-immigrant-visas.html , choose any table under "Nonimmigrant Visa Issuances by Visa Class and by Nationality". This is only for *visas*, not for in-the country change-of-status processing. There is no breakdown by specific occupation, since DOS is concerned with visa applicants, and not with the jobs per se. While most foreign workers would need to cross the US border, and thus to receive an entry visa, at some point before or during their period of authorized employment, the number-of-workers : number-of-visas ratio is obviously not exactly 1:1.

(4) USCIS has some statistics of its own at http://www.uscis.gov/tools/reports-studies/immigration-forms-data , but I don't see anything specifically relevant for H-1(b) petitions there. They do have the numbers for employment-based adjustment of status (to permanent residence) there, with breakdown by USCIS office (i.e. by US geography).

Ironically, as of 2009, the government itself apparently did not have a very good idea how many foreign workers actually *are* in the country at any given time, since there so many possible "lifecycle events" (such as "change of status") involved, besides the issuance of visa and the admission at the border. See https://cis.org/estimating-h1b-population-2-11 for some background and links...

logofilka
Apr. 8th, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
Good job!
sinta555
Apr. 13th, 2014 12:23 pm (UTC)
О, точно - "Characteristics of H-1B Specialty Occupation Workers", that what I was looking for. Thank You !
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