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Here's where Clinton and Rubio stand on the H-1B visa issue

The two latest contenders to enter the presidential campaign sweepstakes -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- both support increasing the H-1B visa cap. But there are differences in their...

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U.S. gets 233,000 H-1B petitions, a new record

The U.S. received 233,000 H-1B petitions this year, believed to the highest number ever, and almost three times the number of available visas.

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10 U.S. senators seek investigation into H-1B-driven layoffs

Ten U.S. senators, representing the political spectrum, are seeking a federal investigation into displacement of IT workers by H-1B using contractors.

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Are APIs the new ITIL?

Are APIs indeed the new ITIL? In some ways, yes. Providers are going to continue to aggressively drive towards standardized, multi-tenant web based services supported by increasing layers of technology automation over human-based...

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H-1B cap is reached with 'high number' of visa requests

The H-1B cap has been quickly reached, the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Service said. The agency said it received a "high number" of visa petitions, but did not have a final count.

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Rand Paul’s tangled approach to H-1B visas

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who announced his run for the presidency today, supports increasing the H-1B visa cap.

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White House making it easier to get an L-1 visa

The White House has released a memo intended to give clarity over how businesses may use the temporary L-1 work visa, a document derided by critics of the H-1B visa.

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Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who wants to increase the H-1B cap by 500%

It's going to be hard for the Republicans to field a presidential candidate as enthusiastic about the H-1B visa as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

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The H-1B visa debate: Pain and the politics

This week's hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the H-1B visa program offered a compendium of thought, insight and friction. Here's a look at the debate from both sides.

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IT workers' voices heard in the Senate, confidentially

A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on the H-1B visa program offered up a stew of policy arguments, positioning and frustration.

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H-1B battle to take center stage in Senate on Tuesday

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the H-1B visa that will bring together the temporary visa’s most outspoken critics and supporters.

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IBM workforce declined 12% in 2014; losses tied to corporate divestitures

IBM's global workforce declined 12% last year, with most of the decrease due to corporate divestitures.

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The White House’s $100M, H-1B funded tech job plan comes under fire

The White House has established a $100 million program that endorses fast-track, boot camp IT training efforts and other four-year degree alternatives. But it's drawing criticism for the underlying message it sends in the H-1B battle

Like the train, it goes around and comes around

This U.S. consultant working in the London office finds himself crammed on a rush hour train next to three Londoners who begin to rant about those stupid, rude, boorish Yanks.

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Stakes rise in the 25-year-old H-1B battle

The H-1B visa turns 25 this year, and while it has seen many ups and downs, what hasn't changed is the fury IT workers feel after being displaced by people who hold H-1Bs. Two recent cases illustrate the problem.

Freelance dev work gathers steam via Web in Africa

More Africa-based websites are devoted to connecting talented people to freelance jobs

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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