Programmers Guild rebuts IEEE-USA’s call for green card liberalization

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.

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Legislative Contacts

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:
Phone: (202) 225-5126
Fax: (202) 225-0072
Representative Lamar S. Smith (R-TX 21st)
Web Site:
Phone: (202) 225-4236
Fax: (202) 225-8628
Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA 16th)
Web Site:
Phone: (202) 225-3072
Fax: (202) 225-3336
Representative Steve King (R-IA 5th)
Web Site:
Phone: (202) 225-4426
Fax: (202) 225-3193


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 #.