Visa Lottery

Applications for the US H-1B, or skilled worker, visas started being accepted yesterday, and the annual quota is on track to be met within days, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The program allows US companies to sponsor 65,000 foreigners with at least a bachelor's degree and 20,000 foreigners with a master's degree or higher from US institutions as specialized workers.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

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