NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (GenomeWeb News) -  Since the cap on H-1B visas for temporary foreign workers in the technology sector was reduced to 65,000 Oct. 1 from a height of 195,000 in 2001, Senator Orrin Hatch has been strongly advocating a plan to get around this plan by expanding exemptions to these visas, the Wall Street Journal reported today.

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