You can reach the offices of both the Senate and the House toll-free at: 1-800-839-5276 1-888-355-3588 Just ask the operator for the office of the Senator or Representative you are trying to contact. Cheers, Rick Morgan Steve Landess wrote: > > *** Please pay close attention when replying to a message on this list! > *** If you want the reply to go to the list, use REPLY-TO-ALL > *** Recruiters may advertise only permanent employment positions in this list. > > Are you an American worker that is pi$$ed off about non-immigrant > high-tech workers coming here on H-1B visas to take American jobs? > Employers say that these workers are filling a need for skills not > found in American high-tech workers. > > That is pure BULLSH*T rhetoric. This is arbitrage. > For the most part, H-1B workers simply represent cheap labor. > > At this very moment our Benedict-Arnold Senators are trying to > stealthily increase the number of H-1B's allowed in the country by > tagging legislation to increase the number of H-1B's issued > onto the omnibus spending bill that MUST be passed by > Thursday or else the U.S. government will be in default on its debt. > > I urge you to call or fax your Senator and Representative TODAY or > TOMORROW to ask them to oppose this stealth legislation. > > If you want to send faxes from your own machine, you can get the > Senators fax number by going to this website: > http://www.senate.gov/ > Don't send it to their local office, send it to Washington DC because > that's where they will be this week. > > You can also send a fax about this issue at NumbersUSA or FAIR web sites. > > NumbersUSA: > www.NumbersUSA.com/fax > > FAIR: > http://www.capwiz.com/fair/issues/alert/?alertid=6644486 > > However, the BEST thing you can do is CALL them... > If you need phone numbers, send me a private email & I'll send > you a list of telephone numbers. > > Read on below... > > Steve Landess > Austin, Texas > (512) 423-0935 > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "JobDestructionNews" <JobDestructionNews@xxxxxxxxxx> > To: <steve_landess@xxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 4:23 PM > Subject: We Are Being Heard > > ------------------------<<<>>>------------------------ > JOB DESTRUCTION NEWSLETTER > by Rob Sanchez > November 16, 2004. No. 1131 > ------------------------<<<>>>------------------------ > > I had some encouraging news when I called Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona. His > office told me that Kyl was opposed to putting any type of H-1B > increase on the omnibus spending bill. > > Others are emailing me back with their experiences, so I thought I > would share some of their comments. Keep up the good work because we > are definitely making an impact in the Senate. They probably never > imagined that we could mobilize so many people to fight this increase. > > We need to keep hammering them because the next couple of days is > crucial to stop this H-1B increase from being inserted into the > spending bill Make no mistake about one thing - the deck is not stacked > in our favor. We will only win this battle if massive numbers of people > call Congress to tell them that if they vote in favor of the H-1B > increase they will be held accountable for their betrayal of American > workers. > > Just to make sure this newsletter doesn't make you too happy and > therefore complacent, I have included a message for the Immigration > Lawyers Website newsletter. In their view, the increases are a done > deal. They are not in the best of moods because they want no limits on > the visa, and they clearly won't get that yet - but they hint of many > battles to come. > > I will probably send another newsletter with the experiences from > activists. If you send me comments please indicate whether I can use > your name or not. > > If you call a House or Senate office in Washington D.C., you might ask > to talk to an aid that is handling the omnibus spending bill. It's much > better to get past the receptionist that answers the call. > > Call Congress toll free at (877) 762-8762. > > ------------------------------------ > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Immigration Daily from ILW.COM > > Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 2:12 PM > > > Subject: November 17, 2004 - H1B And H2B Relief Coming > > 1. COMMENT from ILW.com > > H1B And H2B Relief Coming > > Congress has reconvened and is expected to pass the FY 2005 omnibus > bill appropriations package very soon. This omnibus bill will likely > contain provisions to provide relief for the H1B and H2B quotas. This > congressional action will surely be welcomed by many in the immigration > bar. > > Unfortunately, the H-1B quota debate overlooks the actions of one > pivotal party: middlemen. More importantly, it ignores the speculation > engaged in by middlemen between US employers and H-1B professionals in > response to an artificial quota. This speculation exacerbates the ill > effects of an artificial quota (see today's Article for more). > > For the last seven years, Congress has been dragged into the annual > ritual of the H-1B quota fight. We believe that Congress is getting > tired of this issue. The likely elimination of the H-1B cap for those > with advanced degrees can be understood as the first step in Congress's > plan to extricate itself from what has become a fruitless debate and > let market forces have a greater say in this part of immigration > policy. This augurs well for the sweeping immigration reform debate in > the months ahead. > > ------------------------------------ > > I just called House Majority Whip Roy Blunt's washinton DC office. > Get this: as soon as the receptionist heard that I was ranting against > the H-1B increase being attached to the Omnibus appropriations bill, > she shunted me to a voice mail box. The outgoing announcement on the > voicemail box said "if you want to leave a message about the omnibus > appropriations bill and H-1B Visas please do so here". The bad news is > that I got dumped into voicemail. The GREAT NEWS is that Blunt's > office has been slammed with so many anti-H-1B increase phone calls > that they had to create an entire new voicemail box for just this one > issue. > > ------------------------------------ > > I was able to talk to 4 out of the 5 congressmans' aids this morning. > Some of the aids were very nice and lent a "friendly ear" - they are > depicted by a triple asterisk "***" (The aids names are uppercased) > > Speaker of House Dennis Hastert > DAVID pretty friendly - stated that he has gotten alot of calls. > 202-225-2976 > ====================== > Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist > *** TIM WHALEY nice guy - we also talked about global warming... > 423-323-1252 10368 Wallace Alley Street - Suite 7 Kingsport, TN 37663 > ======================= > Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell > JUSTIN (all business not very friendly) > 202-224-2541 SR-361a Washington, DC 20510 > ======================= > === > House Majority Leader Tom DeLay > GOT A VOICE MAIL (no doubt the Senator is re-districiting again!!!) I > left a message. > 202-225-5951 2370 RHOB Washington, DC 20515 > ======================= > ==== > House Majority Whip Roy Blunt > *** FEMALE whos name was not mentioned but who was sympathetic - I > believe ;-| > 202-225-6536 217 CHOB Washington, DC 20515 > > kind regards, > > ------------------------------------ > > When I called my Senators and Reps, every office had a list already > going that was a Pro-Against H1B list. All I had to say was, do you > have a list going already Against H1B? Each said yes and I said, > GOOD,definitely put my husband and I on the AGAINST list! Each said > they did, taking our names and city. > Hugs and thanks for all you do! > > ------------------------------------ > > Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's aide routed me to a message system, > however Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell's aide was great. Make > those calls! > > Also, on my own dime, I called Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. > His aide tried to tell me to call my representative. I told him I > already had, but he knew as well as I do that Mr. Hastert will have a > lot of say in what goes into the Omnibus Appropriations Bill. That > shut him up -- and he said that he would pass my message to Hastert. > > ------------------------------------ > > I have called all five of them and got through to Hastert's office and > gave/expressed my opinion. Most will be answering around 8am CST (I > started 7:20am CS). I will try again at 8am CST. If calling > 8am-4pm-ish > is not possible, see if you can leave voice mail -- but talking to a > human is always preferable. > > Go champions! > > ------------------------------------ > > I talked to an aid to a Representative the House. He listened to my > concerns, and then said he is working with the Chief of Staff on this > issue. > > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - > www.ZaZona.com > Support this Newsletter and ZaZona.com by donating: > www.zazona.com/Donations.htm > > To Subscribe, Unsubscribe or to view the Archive go to: > http://www.zazona.com/shameh1b/JobDestructionNews.htm > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Jobs: Postings & Discussion (MIDRANGE-JOBS) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-JOBS@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-jobs > or email: MIDRANGE-JOBS-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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