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Trump's H-1B reform may go the way of healthcare

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) plan to re-introduce new versions of old bills that raise the visa cap.

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Justice Dept. says replacing U.S. workers may bring lawsuit

The Department of Justice on Monday issued a warning to H-1B employers not to use the visa program to discriminate against U.S. workers.

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Trump ‘actively’ considering new H-1B spouse work rule

The Trump administration is considering writing an entirely new rule. Before implementing that rule, it would seek public comment.

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How to evaluate domestic IT service provider locations

The uncertainty of the future of the H-1B visa program is causing businesses to take a closer look at U.S. IT service delivery locations.

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H-1B: A good system gone bad

The H-1B visa has worthy goals but terribly flawed implementation. It’s time to fix it.

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H-1B lottery’s game of chance is legal, judge rules

A lawsuit that challenged the fairness and legality of the H-1B lottery system, calling it a "never ending game of chance," has been thrown out in federal court.

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Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration

Insiders praise administration's focus on infrastructure and deregulation, but worries linger over immigration policies.

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Fears arise that Trump has dropped ball on H-1B reform

Some say that even if President Trump doesn't fulfill his campaign promises with changes in the law, some companies will outsource less just to avoid getting on his bad side.

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U.S. immigration data is on paper and a mess, says report

Data is inadequate and recorded in an inconsistent manner across federal agencies, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

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Trump’s revised travel ban may still hurt tech

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, released Monday, ensures that H-1B visa workers from banned countries won't have problems -- as long as they stay in the U.S.

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U.S. suspends fast-track H-1B processing, blames backlog

The White House decision to suspend premium processing for H-1B visa holders is being blamed on a visa backlog. It will affect some people seeking visas who may have used this fast-track system.

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Sen. Durbin accuses Trump of breaking his H-1B promise

President Donald Trump said last year that on his first day in office he would order an investigation of H-1B abuses. He has yet to do so.

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H-1B reform bill unites political opposites

The spectrum of support makes it possible this bill could actually pass.

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Trump's executive order travel ban and IT workers

In light of the executive order restricting immigration from certain countries, should U.S. companies that rely on temporary or contract IT workers, or recruit skilled tech pros from other countries, be concerned about the visa status...

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Trump says offshoring displaces ‘our best’ American workers

President Donald Trump promised Tuesday to crack down on offshore outsourcing, which he blamed for displacing American workers. But he offered no specifics on what he would do.

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The impact of new digital business models on IT services

On-shoring is becoming more in vogue. Like many U.S. CIOs and their C-suite colleagues, you may be actively exploring how to duplicate or offset the loss of cost benefits from offshore/labor-arbitrage services. I have good news for...

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Renewed effort begins to save Calif. university’s IT jobs

At least 10 U.S. lawmakers have written University of California officials about their plan to move IT jobs offshore; now state legislators are getting into the fight.

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6 senators say U.S. firms are hiding their offshoring

Six Democratic U.S. senators are co-sponsoring legislation that would require publicly traded companies to disclose their numbers of employees by location, in the U.S. by state, and globally, by country.

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H-1B advocate Sen. Orrin Hatch sets stage for new visa battle

Hatch acknowledges a "handful of bad actors" -- companies that misuse the visa.

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Should security pros get special H-1B visa consideration?

The skills, education and experience that would garner additional merit have not been discussed publicly, but some cybersecurity leaders and industry-watchers say that special consideration should be given to H-1B visa applicants with...

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