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New immigration bill focuses on high-skill workers

Grant Gross | Jan. 30, 2013
New legislation introduced by a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators would nearly double the number of H-1B visas that companies can get each year to hire foreign high-skill workers, including technology employees.

There's nothing to recommend in the bill, he added. "Given that employers can pay H-1Bs less than American workers and they never have to look for available American workers before hiring an H-1B, expect the cap to be hit every year," he said.

Another group of senators announced a comprehensive immigration reform bill Monday. President Barack Obama is also scheduled to pitch his own immigration plan Tuesday..

 

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