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Council representing big tech argues visas for spouses of H-1B workers bring economic benefits (Government Technology)

April 15, 2019

The Information Technology Industry Council, along with the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, filed a court brief arguing that employment authorization for spouses of H-1B workers — which the Trump administration has promised to revoke — leads to economic growth and creates about as many jobs as it takes away, Government Technology reported. However, a lawyer on the other side argues that the claimed benefits are irrelevant to the case at hand, and that the work permission lets employers keep foreign employees under their thumbs.


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