Conversations around immigration reform have come up a lot in the last few years. It's an issue that affects the Puget Sound region directly with thousands of highly-skilled workers from other countries living and working here because of the H1-B visa.
Many of them are employed by tech companies such as Amazon and Microsoft, and go through a detailed reapplication process every three years.
Seattle Weekly reporter Melissa Hellmann profiled a few of these workers to find out what the process is like. And, as she explains to KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick, they can experience a lot of uncertainty each time they renew.