Came across this article yesterday. This comes only a week after the clause in US Stimulus Bill to prevent companies receiving bail-out funds from hiring foreign workers on H1-B visas.
One's opinion about this story will depend on which side of the fence one is on - you'll applaud if you are a US/UK resident who is worried about his job and you'll despise it if you are looking to enter US/UK on H1B/Tier 1 visa.
With no clear signs of improvement in the world economy and looming fears of more bank failures, I believe that such protectionist measures will only increase. Makes me wonder if this is a reversal of globalization??