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Law360, New York (December 9, 2015, 6:21 PM ET) — A Republican and a Democratic senator introduced legislation on Tuesday that would cut by 15,000 the annual number of H-1B visas available for foreigners in “specialty” occupations and allocate them based on wages.

The Protecting American Jobs Act, introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ariz., would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to chop the base figure from 65,000 to 50,000 and prioritize the jobs paying the highest wages.

Up to 20,000 foreigners with master’s or higher degrees from U.S. universities in…

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