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mule_train Donating Member (611 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-03-09 11:26 AM
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8. Hillary and Obama on H-1b


Tech workers dealt setback in H-1B case ( )

Appeals court affirms lower court decision, cites lack of 'standing'
By Patrick Thibodeau
July 27, 2009 07:45 PM ET

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has ruled against the tech workers that have been fighting a federal decision to allow foreign students to work on a student visa from one year to 29 months.

The Programmers Guild and others fighting the student visa extension, approved during President Bush's administration and subsequently backed by President Obama, argued that the extension was a backdoor H-1B increase that has brought more competition to the labor market, hurting wages and job prospects of U.S. workers.

The Bush administration extended the visa in 2008 because of the high demand for H-1B visas at the time, and concern that students, unable to get a visa, would return.

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