US visa plan hits UK skills

US visa plan hits UK skills
Tom Foremski The UK engineering skills shortage will worsen if a US initiative to increase visas for high-tech professionals proves successful. The influential Congressional House Subcommittee on immigration is to help US companies recruit tens of thousands of overseas engineers and professionals, and plans to sponsor a law to increase visa quotas. US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Edward Kennedy have introduced a bill that calls for raising the annual visa cap from 65,000 to 90,000 for the next three years, until market conditions adjust. The law could take effect by the summer. Although the proposed legislation has been welcomed by US companies, some organisations have complained that a three-year limit is too short to train domestic workers.


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