April 23, 2013
by Financial Times
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IT outsourcing companies that rely heavily on foreign workers will face tough new rules under proposed immigration legislation being considered in the Senate, which wants to crack down on “abusers” of the H-1B highly skilled visa system.

Much of the immigration reform debate has centred on the need for more skilled engineers and scientists to help US companies innovate, with Silicon Valley leading the charge.

But official figures show that the leading recipients of H-1B visas are IT outsourcing companies, most of them based in India.

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