A group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” on Tuesday introduced a bipartisan immigration bill that could permit an increase in H-1B visas for high-tech workers. The group is led by Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz. Another notable member is Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the GOP’s latest rising star. This legislation is the biggest effort at bipartisan immigration reform since 2007, when a Senate proposal was met by opposition in the House. Of particular interest to the tech industry, the new bill would raise the current caps on H-1B visas.
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