Silicon Valley lobbyists this week pushed to sweeten the immigration bill to their advantage, as the Senate Judiciary Committee began working through a series of amendments that would affect the ability of technology companies to bring engineers from abroad. (You can watch a live Webcast of the committee hearing here.)
Luckily for the industry, its main champion on the committee is a Republican from Utah, Senator Orrin Hatch, whose support for the overall immigration package is considered crucial for the passage of the bill as a whole. He is floating several amendments that are on the industry’s wish list.
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