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Sen. Orrin Hatch plans to revive legislation that would raise the cap for temporary work visas for high-skilled workers.

Reports Reuters:

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said his tech-focused bill could be a way for lawmakers to start to make progress on the polarizing issue of immigration reform.

Hatch's Immigration Innovation Act, I-Squared for short, would address chronic shortages of temporary visas used by the technology industry to fill jobs that they argue go unfilled because of a lack of qualified Americans.

"If we can do I-Squared, I think it would open the door to real, decent, honorable immigration reform itself," Hatch said in a telephone interview.