WASHINGTON — The immigration reforms that President Obama announced have left people on all sides of the tech immigration issue uncertain and frustrated.

The so-called reforms revealed Thursday by the White House are vague, and what details are offered are wide open to interpretation. The proposed changes could make it easier for businesses to hire foreign workers, but they also could make it harder.

What the tech industry wants most is an increase in the cap on H-1B visas, and that’s  something only Congress can do. Obama, however, has the ability to curb demand for H-1B visas by allowing employers to more easily use workers in other visa categories.

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