High-Tech Pushes for More in Immigration Bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

High-tech companies looking to bring more highly skilled workers to the U.S. are pushing for more concessions in an immigration bill pending in the Senate. But labor unions say the Silicon Valley has already gotten enough in the bill and any further changes risk chipping away at protections for U.S. workers.

The dispute will play out in a Capitol Hill hearing room this week as the Senate Judiciary Committee resumes consideration of amendments to sweeping legislation remaking the nation's immigration system.

High-tech companies have a champion on the Judiciary Committee in Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who's prepared a slew of amendments to help their cause. Hatch is seen as a potential swing vote so backers of the legislation would like to court his support.

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