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Immigration Reform Splits Tech Industry Afflicted by Outsourcing

As both worker and boss, Neeraj Gupta has profited from the H-1B U.S. immigration program.

The visa, intended for skilled workers, allowed him to stay in the U.S. after earning a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama in 1991. Later, the H-1B provided a steady supply of foreign-born employees for a technology-services company where he worked as an executive.