04 Apr White House says U.S. needs H-1B visas to avoid 'competitive disadvantage'
Obama administration defends H-1B rule in lawsuit challenging 2008 Bush ruling on visas
President Barack Obama has so far reversed a number of actions taken by President George W. Bush — on embryonic stem cell research, species protection and medical research — but his administration has so far shown no interest in reversing a Bush-approved rule that has drawn the ire of H-1B opponents.
The Bush administration’s move to increase the amount of time foreign nationals with engineering, science and other technical degrees can work in the U.S. on student visas from one year to 29 months prompted a lawsuit that was filed last May by the Programmers Guild, the American Engineering Association Inc., Bright Future Jobs, and a number of technology workers.
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