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Immigration About Face

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  • m2cats@juno.com
    *** New high-tech visa bill introduced WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House immigration subcommittee introduced legislation Tuesday that would allow an
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 12, 2000
      *** New high-tech visa bill introduced

      WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House immigration subcommittee
      introduced legislation Tuesday that would allow an unlimited number
      of visas over the next three years for foreigners with prized
      high-tech skills. The measure offered by Rep. Lamar Smith is far
      broader than a version he offered just weeks ago that would have
      provided a one-time increase of 45,000 visas in the program. The
      Texas Republican said his plan would address the booming high-tech
      industry's plaint of persistent labor shortages. At a news
      conference, Smith said he expanded his bill after learning that this
      year's demand for visas outpaced last year's request by 50,000.
      Industry officials, who support other House and Senate proposals that
      would raise the H-1B visa program beyond its current 115,000 annual
      limit, said Smith's bill is laced with anti-business provisions and
      they questioned if it was implemented, would it result in any
      increases. See
      http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2565624776-745
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