WASHINGTON--President Clinton is expected to sign legislation this month to raise the number of temporary work visas available to highly skilled foreign workers employed by US companies.

The measure, approved by Congress in late September, increases to 115,000 the number of H1B visas that may be issued in a year through 2000. The bill reduces the cap to 107,500 in 2001 and returns it to the current limit of 65,000 in 2002.

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