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India Links Visa Flap with Doha Talks: The country's Commerce & Industry Minister says stories of work visa abuse by outsourcing companies could hurt chances for a global trade deal

Date: May 18, 2007
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QUOTE: India's premier outsourcing outfits are facing serious political heat in the U.S. over concerns that they are using the temporary and coveted temporary work visas (known as H-IBs) to replace U.S. employees with foreign workers and paying them below-market wages to undercut U.S. competitiveness. Led by giants such as Infosys (INFY) and Wipro (WIP), these Indian companies use a sizable number of the 65,000 visas allowed each year.

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