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Employer Sponsored Immigration, 1995-2002

 

 

 

Employment-based Immigrants

Temporary Workers and Trainees (a)

 

 

 

 

Year

Total

 

Total

H-1bs

H-2s (b)

NAFTA

Other

1995

306,000

85,336

220,664

117,574

25,587

23,904

53,599

2000

742,253

107,024

635,229

355,605

84,754

91,279

103,591

2001

867,675

179,195

688,480

384,191

100,082

95,486

108,721

2002

830,017

174,968

655,049

370,490

102,615

73,699

108,245

(a.)The figure for admissions of temporary workers and trainees includes each entry to the U.S., and is thus greater than the number of visas issued.

(b.) H-2 visas are issued to "workers performing services unavailable in the United States."

Source: Homeland Security, 2002 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, October 2003.

Tables 4 and 26.

                 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.