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Chaffetz immigration bill targeting highly skilled workers advances

Chaffetz immigration bill targeting highly skilled workers advances

By Thomas Burr
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Oct 27, 2011 03:39PM MDT

Washington • Federal law currently restricts how many highly skilled foreign workers can be hired from select countries but that could change under legislation by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.
Chaffetz’s Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, which advanced to the House floor on Thursday, would drop the caps for country of origin that now limit how many workers can come from, say India or England.
Chaffetz, who first ran for office on a platform of clamping down on illegal immigration, say...

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