The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently announced that it has issued a record number of F-1 student and J-1 exchange visitor visas in 2007. The DOS stated that it had issued more than 600,000 F and J visas, which is ten percent more than last year. The DOS stated that it has been actively working to demystify the visa process and to streamline procedures to make the process easier and more efficient. Although the number of F-1 student and J-1 exchange visitor visas has increased by more than ten percent in the past year, the H-1B quota for fiscal year 2007 has not increased and still remains at 65,000. The H-1B quota for this fiscal year was met in one day when more than 123,000 applications were filed for the 65,000 available numbers. It is assumed that the H-1B quota for the next fiscal year will not be increased by Congress and will also remain at 65,000.