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"Protect & Grow American Jobs" Act Pulled from House Committee

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee decided not to vote on the controversial H-1B bill last week, pulling it from the House schedule.
The bill is intended to “close a major loophole” in a visa program that both Indian and U.S. IT services companies use to hire foreign-born technology professionals and bring them to the U.S.
According to Russell Harrison, director of government relations for IEEE-USA, the H-1B bill would reduce outsourcing for jobs that pay less than US$100k, but wouldn’t end outsourcing entirely, as some supporters would have hoped.
“[We] would prefer Congress to simply ban the use of H-1Bs to replace American workers,” said Harrison. “It’s a simple fix, consistent with the intent of the H-1B program, and popular with the American public.”

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Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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