May 09, 2013
by The Hill

The tech industry is on guard against amendments to the Senate immigration bill that could chip away at provisions that would help their businesses employ more highly skilled foreign workers.

In particular, tech companies are worried that a set of amendments offered by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) would tack on additional rules and requirements to the H-1B temporary worker program that they say would make it difficult for their businesses to make use of the visas. 

Tech industry representatives fear Grassley’s changes would discourage companies from hiring workers with H1-B visas because so many requirements would have to be met. They also argue that Grassley’s proposed changes would potentially increase their legal liabilities. 

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