There are several myths and misconceptions surrounding the H-1B visa program, including:
H-1B visas only go to low-skilled workers: In reality, H-1B visas are mainly used to bring highly skilled foreign workers in fields such as technology, engineering, and science to the United States.
H-1B visas replace American workers: This is not true. H-1B visas are only granted to companies that can prove they cannot find a qualified American worker for the job.
H-1B visa holders are paid less than American workers: By law, H-1B visa holders must be paid the same wage as American workers in the same occupation and location.
H-1B visas are unlimited: There is an annual cap on the number of H-1B visas that can be issued, currently set at 85,000 per fiscal year.
H-1B visas lead to citizenship: The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa, and holding one does not guarantee a path to citizenship.