A Google Blog post explains Google’s recent initiatives to influence congress to increase the H-1B visas annual cap of 65,000. Google said it has prevented 70 Google candidates from receiving H-1B visas in the past year.
Google reportedly received 133,000 visa applications filed by H-1B candidates in the first two quarters this year alone. Google argues to have a cap at 65,000 of these visas does not take into account the “the growth rate of our technology-driven economy.” Laszlo Bock, our Vice President of People Operations, testified at House Judiciary Subcommittee yesterday with this message. The Google Blog captured it on video and put it on their blog.
News.com has additional coverage of Laszlo’s testimony.