Programmers Guild rebuts IEEE-USA’s call for green card liberalization
SACRAMENTO – October 15, 2007 – IEEE-USA teamed up with SIA, drafting a letter to Congress calling for a substantial increase in green cards to foreign workers. Their letter does not call for any reforms or reductions in H-1b, so this is clearly a net loss for American tech workers.
- Oct 11, 2007 IEEE-USA / SIA Letter to Congress
- Oct 11, 2007 IEEE-USA Press Release on the letter
- October 12, 2007 Related Article in Information Week
- Programmers Guild Rebuttal – October 15, 2007 – FAXED TO Congress!
- October 15 Business Week “U.S. Tech Workers Fight Back
- October 16 Information Week “Tension Growing Between Tech Groups Regarding Green Card Proposals”
See the House Judicary Committee page for contacts for the legislators. These are the representatives that the IEEE letter and our rebuttal were sent to. I have also phoned the subcommittee staff and asked that they pull the pdf from this page.
|Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI 14th)
Web Site: www.house.gov/conyers
Phone: (202) 225-5126
Fax: (202) 225-0072
|Representative Lamar S. Smith (R-TX 21st)
Web Site: http://lamarsmith.house.gov
Phone: (202) 225-4236
Fax: (202) 225-8628
|Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA 16th)
Web Site: http://zoelofgren.house.gov
Phone: (202) 225-3072
Fax: (202) 225-3336
|Representative Steve King (R-IA 5th)
Web Site: www.house.gov/steveking
Phone: (202) 225-4426
Fax: (202) 225-3193
SIGN OF LETTER CLOSED 5pm PDT MONDAY October 15th
Thank you to the 270 signers of the letter.
The deadline to have your comments included within the letter has passed. However if people keep submitting their support, we will publish an appendix of supporters in a few weeks. If you have been harmed by H-1b or green card workers and are willing to speak with media, please include a summary and your phone #.