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you are trying to contact.


Rick Morgan


Steve Landess wrote:
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> *** 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:
> 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:
> 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
> ------------------------<<<>>>------------------------
>                      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
> 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.
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