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Silicon Valley's H-1B immigration position has some holes

As Silicon Valley lobbies for reforms to H-1B visa policies, it's time to ask: Is there really a tech worker shortage?

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Court OKs IT worker lawsuit over student visa work program

A federal court gave a green light last week to a lawsuit by a union and IT workers challenging a student visa work program.

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Obama immigration plan called vague, frustrating

The immigration reforms that President Obama announced have left people on all sides of the tech immigration issue uncertain and frustrated.

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Obama H-1B immigration FAIL

How is this going to fix the tech-worker shortage? Obama is going it alone on immigration policy. But what about the H-1B issue? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers greet gridlock in DC.

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Hypocrisy and connections help IT outsourcing firms

Infosys and other offshore firms need all the business and political connections they can get as they work to fend off efforts to restrict the use of H-1B visas and force them to hire more U.S. workers.

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How to build a better IT outsourcing benchmarking process

As customers look to take advantage of a competitive IT outsourcing market, benchmarking is more important than ever. Service providers and customers are exploring ways to build a better benchmarking process that will benefit all...

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Offshore outsourcing fails as election issue

Democratic candidates clubbed their Republican opponents in two of this year's election campaigns about their offshore outsourcing records, but to little apparent avail.

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A victorious GOP would shape the Senate's H-1B debate

A Republican-controlled Senate would change the nation's H-1B visa debate, though it's uncertain just what Senators would do.

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If Ebola's a problem here, just imagine it in India

It only takes a few cases of Ebola to turn things upside down, and if an outbreak were to hit India, a lot of U.S. companies would be affected.

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Feds set to destroy H-1B records

The U.S. has changed its H-1B record retention policy to the concern of people who study the visa's impact on the workforce and economy. Records that are critical to research, and take up a microscopic amount of storage, are set for...

Sen. Hatch calls high-skilled worker shortage ‘a crisis’

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) this week outlined the Republican tech agenda for the next Congress, and called for raising the cap on H-1B visas.

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H-1B fraud may cost you your car and ‘gorgeous contemporary’

The U.S. is using forfeiture laws to try and extract a heavy price from defendants in H-1B fraud cases.

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Offshoring remark haunts GOP Senate candidate in Georgia

Offshore outsourcing doesn't always get much attention in U.S. Senate races, but the issue is pitting two political newcomers against each other in Georgia.

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Obama H-1B reform plan draws Grassley's ire

President Barack Obama plans to make the H-1B system "more efficient" through executive action, a move that's drawn negative reaction from Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley.

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Former Infosys recruiter says he was told not to hire U.S. workers

A lawsuit alleging that outsourcing firm Infosys favored hiring Indian workers over U.S. workers now includes an account from a recruiter about the alleged practice.

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H-1B whistleblower files new federal lawsuit

H-1B whistleblower Jay Palmer filed a civil lawsuit against Infosys, in another bid for damages over allegations of ill-treatment. It is Palmer's second attack in federal court, but it takes a new approach by citing the whistleblower...

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White House blames IT systems for immigration data problems

The White House has touted open data initiatives for years, but in one of the most controversial areas in politics -- immigration -- crucial information is often unavailable or mistake-filled.

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Microsoft, frustrated as ever with H-1B policy, considers options

A two-day conference on high-skilled immigration policy, which attracted researchers from the U.S. and Europe, offered Microsoft an opportunity to voice frustration over U.S. immigration policy.

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