Highly skilled foreign workers are still flowing into the US — and in some cities, they make more than $100,000 yearly

Highly skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas are centered in large metro areas in Texas and on the East Coast, according to a new report.

  • H-1B visas are highly concentrated on the East Coast and in Texas, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. The H-1B visa program provides visas to highly skilled foreign workers.
  • Nationwide, workers with H-1B visas earned a yearly salary of $80,600 on average from 2010 to 2016. In some cities, they made more than $100,000 a year on average.
  • The visa program could shrink under the Trump administration. Thousands of companies are expected to submit applications this April.

This year, President Donald Trump says his administration will tighten rules on the H-1B program, which grants visas to highly skilled foreign workers in the US.

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