Thursday, May 26, 2016

Survey: US H-1B Visa Policies Too Restrictive

VOA Learning English: Survey: US H-1B Visa Policies Too Restrictive
Study of 400 US business leaders found many of them believe the program’s rules hurt the economy; they also say the process is too costly. These visas let American companies employ for up to six years people from other countries who have special skills that American workers do not. (read) (learn)

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lottery – n. a system used to decide who will get or be given something by choosing names or numbers by chance; a process in which a selection is made by chance, not on merit

rival – n. a person or thing that tries to defeat or be more successful than another

stage – n. a particular point or period in the growth or development of something

critical – adj. extremely important

make or break – adj. resulting in either definite success or definite failure (always used before a noun)

pervasive – adj. existing in every part of something; spreading to all parts of something

intent – n. the thing that you plan to do or achieve; an aim or purpose

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