This one paragraph shows you where the story is going 🙂
Asked why they could not return to India given the abundant opportunities there, Patel and his ilk offer several reasons: They have spent up to $ 50,000 on graduating and it makes sense to work in the US for a “few years” to recoup that. They also want the benefit of experience in high-end work (Patel’s specialisation is VLSI chip designing) in the US first instead of returning to India immediately for low-end work.
The story points out that George Bush is willing to push the cap upto 77,000 visa’s for this year. As many already know, the cap is at 65,000 and has already been exhausted this year.