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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a big advocate of expanding the number of H-1b visas issued by the U.S. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

WASHINGTON — To the U.S. technology industry, there’s a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it’s more sinister: The push by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to expand the number of visas for high-tech foreign workers is an attempt to dilute a lucrative job market with cheap, indentured labor.

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