High-skilled immigration debate grows over stark gender imbalance, favoring men for H-1B visas

Matt O’Brien writes for the San Jose Mercury News: “As Congress negotiates its biggest immigration overhaul in decades, new numbers obtained by this newspaper reveal a stunning imbalance in a program that admits highly skilled immigrants to the United States, often for Silicon Valley jobs: More than 70 percent of those special visa holders who entered the country in 2011 were men.”