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H-1B Visa Program Comes Under Fire At Senate Hearing

Law360, New York (March 17, 2015, 7:30 PM EDT) -- The H-1B program for high-skilled foreign workers took a drubbing on Tuesday in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, with Republican lawmakers claiming that companies use the program to secure cheaper employees, and is prone to abuse.

Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, a frequent critic of the H-1B visa program, began by stating that the program has strayed from its goal of simply boosting the American workforce, effectively setting the tone for the rest of the hearing.

“Over the years, the program has become a government-assisted way for employers to bring in cheaper foreign labor,” Grassley said of H-1B...

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