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Thu, May 16, 2013 - High-tech's leading advocate in the immigration bill fight, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), has bought himself some time, perhaps until Tuesday, to try get the immigration bill changed to the liking of the tech industry.
Wed, May 15, 2013 - The Senate Judiciary Committee rejected the idea on Tuesday of requiring all H-1B employers to make a "good faith" effort in hiring U.S. workers before taking on an H-1B worker.
Thu, May 09, 2013 - Amid broad agreement that more skilled workers would boost the tech economy, industry experts suggest that comprehensive immigration bill coming up for debate doesn't go far enough to help fill IT, engineering and manufacturing jobs.
Wed, May 08, 2013 - The intent of the comprehensive immigration bill's H-1B database is to improve the odds that a U.S. worker will be hired over a foreign one. But its effectiveness may depend on fuzzy terms such as 'good faith' hiring, and enforcement. This is where the real legislative battle may be fought.
Mon, May 06, 2013 - Domestic IT services providers say the U.S. Senate's immigration bill could benefit them by raising the costs of their competitors that are based overseas.
Mon, April 22, 2013 - In part 2 of our two-part series on IT offshoring lessons, we look at seven more examples of successful IT outsourcing offshoring best practices.
Fri, April 19, 2013 - IT support services firm Caleris has this message on its homepage, "Outsource to Iowa. Not India," against a picture of a corn field and farm houses.
Mon, April 15, 2013 - The long-awaited U.S. Senate comprehensive immigration bill, which could arrive in Congress on Tuesday, will likely contain provisions onerous to offshore outsourcing firms that are dependent on H-1B visas.
Mon, April 08, 2013 - The U.S. received 124,000 H-1B visa petitions, 39,000 more than it can fulfill under two hiring caps, the government said Monday.
Fri, April 05, 2013 - The H-1B visa caps have already been reached and the government will hold a lottery to distribute visas, federal officials said late today.
Thu, April 04, 2013 - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services received roughly 50,000 "packages" with H-1B petitions on Monday, the first day of filing for the next fiscal year.
Mon, April 01, 2013 - The U.S. begins accepting new H-1B visa petitions on Monday, April 1, and fast demand is expected. This is going to be followed by much fury.
Fri, March 22, 2013 - The U.S. Senate's comprehensive immigration bill is expected to include an H-1B cap hike and a higher fee structure aimed at offshore outsourcers.
Tue, March 19, 2013 - Foreign students in the federal Optional Practical Training (OPT) program often work long hours and for much less pay than their U.S. counterparts, according to Karen Panetta, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Tufts University.