About 41% of these workers are from India. With the general downturn of the information economy, H1-B holders have a tough time finding another U. S. employer sponsor. As a result, they are returning to India, where their future is uncertain. India's infrastructure cannot yet support its own high tech industry. Employment in Europe may be an option for these workers.
See Janaki Bahadur Kremmer, The Christian Science Monitor, May 3, 2001