Estimated number of temporary foreign workers employed in the United States, 2013
|Nonimmigrant visa classification or status||Number of workers|
|H-2A visa for seasonal agricultural occupations||74,859|
|H-2B visa for seasonal nonagricultural occupations||94,919|
|H-1B visa for specialty occupations||460,749|
|J-1 visa for Exchange Visitor Program participants||215,866|
|J-2 visa for spouses of J-1 exchange visitors||8,243|
|L-1 visa for intracompany transferees||311,257|
|L-2 visa for spouses of intracompany transferees||38,952|
|O-1/O-2 visa for persons with extraordinary ability (O-2 for their assistants)||29,894|
|F-1 visa for foreign students, Optional Practical Training program (OPT) and STEM OPT extensions||139,155|
|TN visa or status for Canadian and Mexican nationals in certain professional occupations under NAFTA||50,000|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Note: All references to a particular year should be understood to mean the U.S. government’s fiscal year (October 1–September 30).