Net slump threatens foreign workers

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at
Wed Mar 28 09:37:29 MST 2001

>From the BBC website:

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Thousands of foreign workers in America's high technology sector are set to
lose their jobs and as a result, their right to stay in the US, because of
the slump in the Internet sector.
In the past few years, the US government has given hundreds of thousands of
foreigners with high-tech skills H1-B temporary work permits.
But if they are laid off, they are not allowed to remain in the US, or begin
another job, unless they have another visa application pending.

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