Thursday, April 05, 2007

H-1B Visa Cap Reached in One Day

One of the cool things about living in the silicon valley is meeting all sorts of people. I have friends from foreign countries like Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, China, Iran, France, Poland, Philippines and Fort Collins. Most are citizens, but some rely on work visas to be here. At least two of my friends are affected by

My co-worker from France and one of my salsa friends from Poland have a 1:3 chance that they will not get a visa to stay, even though they have jobs and contribute to the economy of the United States. It's pretty sad what Sept. 11 did to this country, and that we may loose some real talent if they can't work here.

Best of luck to you, Kevin and Ania (and anyone else affected by this)