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  The US Congress is looking at immigration reform, specifically questioning how to deal with the H1-B visa issue.  For those who aren’t familiar with the system, the H1-B visa classification is meant to employ immigrants who have attained at least a bachelor’s degree and work in an area that requires highly specific skills.  There is a cap on the number of visas granted, but there are exemptions to the cap for those who have a master’s degree and above, as well as those who work at (but not for) a university.  When someone comes to the US on an H1-B, they can also simultaneously apply for residency (i.e. a green card), something not allowed on most other visas. There are a number of problems with the program.  Specifically, H1-B visas are often tied to the employer because the employer applies for and pays the costs of the visa on…

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