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Grassley's position on H-1B called ‘protectionist’

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is leading an effort to make H-1B visas available to more workers.


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So. Cal. Edison’s IT layoffs are ‘heartless,’ says Sen. Grassley

Southern California Edison IT workers replaced by H-1B contractors have become the latest Exhibit A in Congress for reformers who wanted changes to the visa program.

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U.S. to allow some H-1B worker spouses to work

The White House today is giving final approval to a rule change that will allow the spouses of some H-1B visa workers to get jobs.

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So Cal Edison's IT layoffs are abuse of H-1B program, says U.S. lawmaker

Southern California Edison's decision to replace IT workers with H-1B visas workers employed by contractors is drawing more criticism from U.S. lawmakers, the latest from U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.).

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Infosys to acquire startup Panaya to automate customer tasks

Indian outsourcer Infosys will acquire Panaya, a U.S. vendor of automation technology for testing enterprise software deployments and upgrades.

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So Cal Edison's path to the center of the H-1B debate

Southern California Edison was known for good pay and benefits before it began laying off IT workers and replacing them with H-1B visa holders.

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Apple has 'work to do' to improve iPhone factory conditions

Apple's latest Supplier Responsibility report confirms some improvements, but says more must be done to improve life in the iPhone factories.

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Rep. Issa calls So. Calif. Edison tech layoffs 'deeply disturbing'

The layoffs of IT workers at Southern California Edison has drawn the attention of Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), who wants the utility to explain the layoffs and whether H-1B visa holders are being used to replace American workers.

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Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements

IT workers at Southern California Edison are being laid off and replaced by workers from India. Some employees are training their H-1B visa holding replacements, and many have already lost their jobs.

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Obama, in India, will get earful about the H-1B visa

President Barack Obama can expect to hear a lot about the H-1B visa when he arrives Sunday in India for a three-day visit.

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Anti-H-1B senator to head immigration panel

The Senate's two top Republican critics of temporary worker immigration, specifically the H-1B and L-1 visas, now hold the two most important immigration posts in the Senate.

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Cuba's pending tech revolution

Cuba is on the threshold of getting, potentially, a massive technology upgrade, thanks to a U.S. decision to ease economic sanctions. But this tiny island nation needs a lot of work.

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Outsourcing contracts: Foundations for success

Your organization shouldn’t enter the process acting like a first-time buyer. (Insider; registration required)

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New IT outsourcing model boosts bottom line

Spinoffs, buyouts, divestitures and focused acquisitions improve operating margins and bolster the bottom line for IT service providers -- and their customers.

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Displaced IT workers are being silenced

A major problem with the ongoing H-1B debate is the absence of displaced IT workers in news stories. Much of the reporting is one-sided -- and there's a reason.

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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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