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This year's H-1B cap is quickly reached -- and exceeded

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service said Friday that the H-1B cap for FY 2018 has already been reached. Visa applications became available only on Monday.

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U.S. seeks curbs on use of entry-level H-1B programmers

The U.S. government is taking action that will likely increase the visa denial rates of H-1B programmers hired for entry-level jobs.

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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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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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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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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 says offshoring displaces ‘our best’ American workers

President Donald Trump promised 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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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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Maryland lawmaker seeks to unveil H-1B employers

A Maryland lawmaker wants to require businesses in Maryland to report the number of employees they have who are working on H-1B or L-1 visas.

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White House H-1B plan puts U.S. workers in front

President Trump “has made clear” his interest in creating “a merit-based system where individuals coming into the country bring the kinds of benefits economically that will grow our economy and help lift up wages for everybody,” an...

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Trump immigration ban means a war with tech

President Donald Trump's move to impose a broad immigration ban on seven countries may affect industries like tech in ways he didn't anticipate.

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Trump eyes an H-1B visa aimed at ‘best and brightest’

President Donald Trump is considering a new way of distributing the H-1B visa to ensure they go to the "best and brightest." The idea is included in a draft executive order.

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Trump turns to H-1B advocates for advice

President-elect Trump has assembled a 16-member team of CEO-level executives to advise him on job creation, including many from firms that send jobs overseas.

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New GOP H-1B bill appears to fall short of Trump’s goal

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is looking to win support for a controversial H-1B reform bill, but the measure is narrowly tailored.

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Disney IT workers, in lawsuit, claim discrimination against Americans

The lead plaintiff in this new case is former Disney IT employee Leo Perrero, who testified earlier this year before a Congressional subcommittee about his experience in training a replacement.

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Some tech firms welcome Trump’s H-1B reforms

IT services firms that hire U.S. workers and don't offshore work and are hopeful about President-elect Donald Trump's planned crackdown on H-1B visa use.

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