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Video: The real story behind the H-1B visa program

The vast majority of people who work in IT did everything right. This is the story of how the H-1B visa program punished some of them anyway

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Opinion: How the H-1B visa affects American workers

Computerworld national correspondent Patrick Thibodeau has covered the controversial H-1B guest-worker visa for many years. It's a complicated topic, but to understand it, you need to know just one thing: its effect on American IT...

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Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare

Many people from 'dangerous and volatile regions' work in the U.S. on H-1B visas, and Trump's plan would penalize these workers because of their birthplace.

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Mingis on Tech: The future of H-1Bs and the fate of IT

Although the controversial H-1B visa program has gotten some attention on the campaign trail this year, larger issues facing the IT industry are being ignored.

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Issa bill would kill a big H-1B loophole

Proposal would raise the minimum wage for H-1B-dependent firms from $60K to $100K, but it faces criticism

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Trump: At odds with both tech industry and GOP platform

Technology provisions in the GOP platform extend an olive branch to an industry stung by Trump's antagonism

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After 12 years seeking H-1B reform, Rep. Pascrell tries again

Pascrell, a longtime Clinton ally, first moved to change the visa program in 2005

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Clinton wants to ‘staple’ green cards on STEM grads' diplomas

The move, part of a larger tech agenda, means advanced degree grads would have an immigration path

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Automation, not cheap labor, is reshaping outsourcing

While Congress and workers debate H-1B visas, virtual labor is ascendant

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Judge sends two to prison for 7 years for H-1B fraud

Company ran 'a captive stable of cheap labor,' say U.S. officials

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IT layoffs at insurance firm are a 'never-ending funeral'

Workers are training their replacements via Web conferencing sessions as some IT duties shift overseas

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Lawsuit seeks the secrets behind the H-1B lottery

Two business immigration groups have filed a lawsuit to find out how the H-1B visa distribution system really works

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Publisher of LA Times and Chicago Tribune sends IT jobs overseas

If major newspaper chains move IT work offshore, will that hurt coverage of job outsourcing?

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House lawmakers work to replace the hated H-1B lottery

In a piece of bipartisan legislation, employers who offer generous salaries will be first in line to hire foreign workers

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U.S. uncovers $20 million H-1B fraud scheme

Prison time is possible in visa-for-sale case, say feds

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With Fiorina pick, Cruz’s H-1B stance now in question

Will GOP candidate continue to seesaw from H-1B supporter to visa critic to...?

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Feeling angry and betrayed, IT workers mount protest

On the sidewalks next to EmblemHealth's midtown offices, protesters yelled "Protect U.S. jobs," "Keep jobs in the U.S.A." and, to the people passing by: "It's our jobs now, your jobs next"

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Rejecting employees' pleas, EmblemHealth CEO sets major IT layoff

Health insurer is going forward with plan to shift IT work to Cognizant, which is among the largest users of H-1B workers

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