H-1B visas were designed to bring into the U.S. specialists when companies cannot find an American citizen with equivalent skills. Or they cannot find sufficient quantities of these specialized skills. In a recent study, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services found that 13% of the requests for H-1B visas were fraudulent and 7% contain technical violations.
SIIA is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. Their recent report issued January 11, 2007 titled “SIIA Report on Global Software Development Shows Importance to Business Growth” was the culmination of a survey with 114 American-based software companies last year. Sixty-eight respondents had offshore operations while forty-six did not.Software companies