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Durbin pushes for high-tech visa reform

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Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is pushing for higher wages and trying to crack down on companies that use H-1B visas to train workers in the U.S., then send them back overseas. Aides worked into the evening Monday April 8, 2013 on the high-tech visa issue, and senators were to resume meeting in person Tuesday after returning to Washington from a two-week spring recess.

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As senators are racing to put the finishing touches on sweeping immigration legislation, Sen. Dick Durbin has taken the lead in pushing to crack down on outsourcing firms and is seeking higher wages for workers brought in on the H-1B visas that go to specially skilled foreigners, aides and officials say.
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