Student Visa Extension Won't Hurt Tech Workers, U.S. Says

In papers filed in court, the Bush administration says its student visa extension won't hurt U.S. tech workers and argues that it's not a backdoor H-1B increase. The administration was responding to a lawsuit filed in May by the Immigration Reform Institute, The Programmers Guild, and other groups challenging the extension of the Optional Practical Training provision from one year to 29 months.

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