Hatch wants more visas for skilled immigrants

Salt Lake Tribune
January 29, 2013

A new immigration bill led by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, would greatly increase the number of foreign-born scientists and engineers who are allowed to live and work here.

[Overstock.com President Jonathan] Johnson said his company is always looking for engineers and software developers and can’t find enough domestically, which has slowed the company’s growth.

“Frankly, they are hard to find and it makes no sense to me that we bring the world’s best and brightest here,” he said. “We educate them, train them and then force them to leave the country and compete against us.”

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