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Stimulus Restriction on H-1B Visas Causes Indian Firms in U.S. to Hire More Americans

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With rising unemployment figures in the United States and the possibility of more legislation similar to the H-1B restrictions added into the economic stimulus package, Indian outsourcing firms are looking to hire Americans for U.S.-based Indian companies. A report in the Wall Street Journal says that the large outsourcing firms Infosys Technologies and Wipro are looking to hire Americans so they can remain competitive if the ability to hire foreign workers tightens.

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Virginia County Turning in More Illegal Aliens with 287(g) Program

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Loudoun County in Northern Virginia has seen a large increase in its numbers of suspected illegal aliens turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement since becoming a part of the 287(g) program last summer. The county's sheriff's office transferred 135 cases to ICE in 2008 compared to 83 in 2006 - an increase of 63 percent.

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