One out of every three workers on a temporary visa in the US is from India

April 18, 2014
One out of every three workers on a temporary visa in the US is from India

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report stating that the majority of workers residing in the US on a temporary visa are from India. 

They have stated that one individual out of three are Indians. 

The DHS has conducted a survey from 1st July, 2011 to 30th June, 2012. 

The numbers come from a survey conducted between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, considering 1st January 2012 as the study’s time frame.


The survey scrutinized the countries from which 1.87 million resident non-immigrants inhabit in the US hail. The statistics were provided by the US Customs and Border Protection and was gathered from DHS Form I-94 Non-immigrant Arrival/Departure Record. 

The survey showed that 320,000 resident non-immigrant temporary workers residing in US out of 840,000 temporary workers are from India. 

The survey stated that Canada accommodated about 80,000 temporary workers, with China contributing 30,000 temporary workers. An additional 720,000 individuals residing in the US are graduates. 

The statistics stated that out of a total student population in US, 14% students are Indians, 50% students are from China and the third position is occupied by South Korea with almost 13% students residing in the US. The remaining 16% individuals are exchange visitors and foreign diplomats/ambassadorial representatives. 

The Asian countries such as India, China and Japan accounted for 22%, 11% and 5% individuals respectively, whereas South Korea has accounted for 8%. And, 80% of the resident non-immigrant individuals are aged between 18 and 44 years.
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