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May 03, 2005

H-1B shortage and Bill Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should remove visa limits to allow more skilled foreign citizens to work at U.S. companies if it wants to remain a leader in technology, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday.

Microsoft (Research) is having a hard time finding skilled workers within the United States, and the lack of H-1B visas for skilled workers is only making the situation worse, Gates said in a panel discussion at the Library of Congress.

"The whole idea of the H-1B visa thing is, don't let too many smart people come into the country. The whole thing doesn't make sense," Gates said.

You can find the rest of the article at; .http://money.cnn.com/2005/04/27/technology/microsoft_visalimits.reut/index.htm

Posted by VisaLawyer at May 3, 2005 07:19 AM

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