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News Summary: Big demand for high-skilled visas

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HIGH DEMAND: The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-skilled immigration visas to outpace the available supply in a matter of days.

RECOVERY SIGNAL: The race to secure one of the 85,000 much-sought-after work permits is expected to be one of the fastest in years and a sign of continued economic recovery amid new hiring by U.S. technology companies. Visas applications for the 2014 budget year started Monday and will be accepted through at least Friday.

CONGRESSIONAL PLANS: The urgent race for such visa coincides with congressional plans to increase the number available to tech-savvy foreigners.

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