The IT-outsourcing industry is in for a shake-up if the immigration bill passed by the US Senate in June becomes law. For offshore outsourcing providers that staff their US operations with largely foreign workforces, new restrictions on H-1B and other temporary work visas could force an abrupt and disruptive shift in business practices. This article details those restrictions and their likeliest consequences for offshore outsourcers and the US companies that rely on them. 
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