Robert S. Groban Jr. Quoted in Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Microsoft Corp. and H-1B Visas

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Robert S. Groban, Jr., chairperson of the firm's National Immigration Law Group, was quoted in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on July 5, 2007, in an article concerning Microsoft Corp.'s plans to open a software development center near Vancouver, B.C.

In the article, titled "Microsoft Plans to Open Software Center in B.C.," the company said the decision to open a facility in Canada was not a result of limits on the number of foreign technology workers allowed into the U.S., although Microsoft has in the past called for lifting the federal limit of H-1B visas.

Groban pointed out that Microsoft's situation exemplifies the problem companies face under current U.S. immigration law. "We're talking about people that we need [in the U.S.], but we have this protectionist attitude surrounding our immigration laws that won't let us get them in here."