Originally posted by Eric Barnhill:
The cap is the limit on H1-B visas given out in a year to foreign "highly skilled" workers to work in the US. Congress just passed legislation raising the cap for this year from about 125,000 to 195,000 . If they hadn't passed the legislation the H1Bs would have dropped progressively from year to year.
There was an alternate law that didn't get near passing, in which the cap would have been eliminated in return for laws that said you couldn't hire an H1B at a salary below $40,000, and also you couldn't use an H1B to replace any American on your payroll. (In the mind of your humble moderator, this sounds like it would be a bureaucratic nightmare to enforce!)
You didn't tell me he was so big. Unlike this tiny ad:
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koophttps://coderanch.com/wiki/718759/books/Building-World-Backyard-Paul-Wheaton