Microsoft Corp. was the leading U.S.-based recipient of H-1B visas during the federal government's 2008 fiscal year, getting approval for a total of 1,037 visas--up slightly from the number it received the year before.
But the four largest H-1B recipients were outsourcing and IT services firms based in India. And on an overall basis, their use of the controversial visa program also increased in fiscal 2008, according to government data released last week.
Topping the list was Infosys Technologies Ltd., with 4,559 visas, followed by Wipro Ltd., Satyam Computer Services Ltd. And Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
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