Senators struggle with tech industry concerns on U.S. immigration bill

By Ray Pinard | May 27, 2013

An interesting article from the Chicago Tribune about Immigration reform:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill struggled on Wednesday to satisfy technology companies that want greater leeway to hire high-skilled foreign workers.

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York took the lead in trying to broker a compromise on a visa program for skilled workers known as H-1B that has divided business groups and organized labor. The two sides are at odds over requirements that companies first seek Americans for any job openings and a prohibition on displacing U.S. workers.

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