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Congressman introduces legislation to restrict H1-B visas

Congressman introduces legislation to restrict H1-B visas

Companies that depend on H-1B visas for a substantial part of their workforce may soon have a tougher time hiring: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has introduced legislation to restrict loopholes in their application process.

His proposal comes after Southern California Edison Co. laid off about 400 employees in early 2015 and brought in workers through consulting companies. Those consulting companies are heavy users of H-1B visas to obtain technology employees, reportedly at salaries that undercut those of American workers.

“It was pretty easy to see that wasn’t the intent of H-1B, which is to make up for shortage when you cannot find enough labor at any...

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