3/31/2006

H-1B visas hit roadblock in Congress

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 5:06 pm

A plan to boost the number of temporary visas is facing obstacles in the U.S. Congress, despite the plan’s popularity with technology companies and foreign workers.

Supporters of H-1B visas–reserved for highly skilled guest workers–applauded a move Monday by a U.S. Senate committee to nearly double the cap from 65,000 to 115,000 visas next year, and President Bush has endorsed the idea too. But by the end of the week, it became apparent that the House of Representatives may not follow suit.

During Thursday’s hearing before a House panel that oversees immigration topics, the idea of increasing the number of H-1B slots failed to win a commitment from politicians. And no legislation equivalent to the Senate bill has been introduced in the House.

Source: News.com

 

One Response to “H-1B visas hit roadblock in Congress”

  1. steve Says:

    WHO ARE THE CONGRESSPERSONS SUPPORTING THIS BILL OR WHERE CAN i FIND THAT INFO

    tHANKS

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