H1-B visas

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China Passes Mexico as #1 Source of California Immigrants

China has officially replaced Mexico as the country sending the highest number of immigrants to California. India is right behind the Middle Kingdom, however, and is also poised to overtake Mexico based on sheer data.

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GOP Debate: Marco Rubio Touts Immigration Policy

During Wednesday’s GOP debate in Boulder, Colorado, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he believes companies that get caught “abusing” the H1-B visa program “should be permanently barred from ever using that program again.”

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Chart: At Netflix and Airbnb, Immigrant Salaries Skyrocket

Up-and-coming tech titans are shelling out massive salaries to retain the best immigrants in the world. Netflix is paying an average of $239K per year, and Airbnb is dolling out $163K, up from $134K and $106K in 2012, respectively.

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Hatch, Rubio, Flake Co-Sponsor Bill to Increase H-1B Guest-Worker Visas

On Tuesday, three Republican Senators joined three Democrats to introduce legislation that would expand the number of guest-workers for the tech industry even though there is a surplus of American high-tech workers. The Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) bill, introduced by Sens.