LIMBO: A postdoc in Deborah Andrew's lab at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faces an uncertain future because H-1B visas ran out before she could obtain one.
The reason? Her training visa's extension ran out last month. And her efforts to apply for the five-year H-1B visa have been thwarted. The capped limit on the 65,000 visas for temporary professionals was met May 11--months before the first-come, first-served visa again becomes available at the start of the fiscal year Oct. 1.
Congress is in the midst of increasing the availability of the visas. The Senate has already voted to boost them by 30,000 for the rest of this year. The House...
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