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Congress creates an auction system for temporary H-1B visas as a means of allocating visas to the fields in which demand is the strongest.

As long as Congress limits the number of H-1B visas that can be issued, demand will likely be higher than supply. The current “first come, first serve” formula of allocation visas is inefficient and some organizations with the most need for H-1B visas do not receive enough of them. Therefore, an auction system for some temporary high-skill visas might be considered as a means of allocating them to fields in which demand is the strongest and impact on the economy most beneficial. This would also raise funds.