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hemp (36945) writes "University System of Georgia won't be furloughing any foreign workers on H1-B visas even though Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered all state employees to take three days off in order to help overcome a revenue shortfall. Is Georgia being too generous in not cutting the pay of H1-Bs?" Link to Original Source top
hemp (36945) writes "In spite of the layoffs, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they have received enough H-1B petitions to meet the 85,000 cap and will begin the random selection process. How is it the hi tech shortage exists in this recession?" Link to Original Source top
hemp (36945) writes "Senator John Cornyn (R — TX) reintroduced the Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership Act of 2007 or the "SKIL Act of 2007". The Skil bill increases the annual cap of 65,000 to 115,000. Automatically increases the new cap by 20 percent each year the cap is hit, and creates a new exemption to the cap for anyone who has an "advanced degree in science, technology, engineering, or math" from any foreign university. No provision was included that would reduce the cap if the previous year's limit was not met.
Skil Would Expand H1-B Visa Quotas"