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US votes to increase H1B visa numbers

9:51 07/11/2005
The US Senate voted in favour of increasing the cap on H-1B visas by 30,000 to 95,000 from next year. The H-1B visa is largely used in the IT industry to employ skilled professionals, and industry...

US lawmakers consider increasing H1B visa quota

14:59 24/10/2005
The US government would issue 30,000 more H-1B visas to high-tech and other skilled foreign workers each year and increase fees for those visas under a measure proposed by a Senate committee. The...

US government considers immigration reform legislation

18:58 28/07/2005
Two of the United States Senate's most important politicians have urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass immigration reform legislation. Their Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act (SAOIA...

Returning seasonal workers exempt from US H2B visa cap

11:04 05/05/2005
The US Congress has exempted foreign employees retuning to a previous job from the annual cap of 66,000 H2B visas meant for temporary, non-agricultural workers. This was part of the immigration...

US drivers licenses to be more difficult to obtain for everyone including immigrants

9:03 03/05/2005
On 2 May 2005, US Senate negotiators accepted a House plan to make states verify that driver's license applicants are US citizens or legal immigrants , but softened House-proposed changes in asylum...

US companies want more visas for unskilled foreign workers

15:19 02/05/2005
Small-business owners in the US who rely on international workers say they need more H2B visas to be available for foreign workers. The US government offered 66,000 visas under the H2B program, but...

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