High-Tech Workers Part of U.S. Immigration Debate

Tom Price

If Congress takes up immigration legislation before the end of next year—which President Obama and congressional leaders have vowed to do—lawmakers will consider competing proposals for changing the way U.S. employers hire workers from overseas.



There’s no disputing that foreign-born individuals play an important role in American science, but high-tech companies, researchers and legislators disagree about how many legal high-tech workers should be employed in the United States.

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