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Chuck Grassley

Foreign workers waiting to win the H-1B lottery

Foreign workers waiting to win the H-1B lottery

Kaan Gunaydin knew since high school that he wanted to build start-ups. He also knew he didn't want to do it in his native Turkey, where he felt the social and career opportunities fell short.

Thrilled to be accepted at Northwestern University, Gunaydin joined a fraternity, played club tennis and majored in industrial engineering and economics.

Now 24, he lives in the Loop and works in business analytics at Chicago-based online lender Enova International.

He also, for the third year in a row, is rolling the dice for an H-1B visa so he can stay.

Gunaydin's application is among 236,000 submitted this year for the controversial and increasingly competitive...

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