Kaj Pedersen, chief technology officer at AstrumU in Kirkland, came to the U.S. 27 years ago from England on a temporary work visa. He says about 20% of the company’s 50 employees hold H-1B visas. (Daniel Kim / The Seattle Times)
(Daniel Kim / The Seattle Times)
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For some foreign workers, Seattle tech layoffs can mean a forced exit

As layoffs sweep many Seattle-area tech firms, workers on visas may be at risk of losing their livelihood and, potentially, prospects to stay in the U.S.

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