From TechCrunch: House Republicans are asking the Democratic leadership to act on Bill Gates' increasingly urgent calls for an increase in H1B visas for foreign high-tech workers. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House Republican Study Group said:
As a country, we are effectively handing these highly-educated, extremely desirable individuals a diploma and a plane ticket. The message we are sending is “You can learn here, but you have to work in another country.
The Republicans asked for movement on HB 1930, which would increase the H1B cap from 65,000 to 115,000 and calls for a 20% increase every year that the cap is met.
By TC's reckoning all three of the remaining candidates favor increasing the limit.