Federal immigration offices are bracing for a flood of paperwork next week, as the world’s biggest technology companies file to secure special visas for highly skilled foreign workers. And they better get their applications in on time — last year’s visas disappeared in just one day. We look at why the tech sector is lobbying Congress to expand the number of so-called “H1B-visas”, and how political concerns about outsourcing might derail their plans.


  • Robert Hoffman Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Oracle
  • Ron Hira Assistant Professor, Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology; Author, "Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis and How We Can Reclaim American Jobs" (AMACOM)

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