Annual guestworker visa issuances, estimated total and number approved for employment in IT, 2010–2011
|Visa program||2010 total||For IT employment||2011 total||For IT employment|
Note: OPT visa numbers for 2010 and 2011 are estimated based on the 2008 total reported by DHS. The initial OPT estimates use the OPT-extension ratio to initial OPT in 2008, and the OPT-STEM extension statistics for 2007–2013 are used to estimate 2010 and 2011 initial OPT visas.
Source: Department of State (2012) and Department of Homeland Security (2008 and unpublished DHS data)