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Congress Considering More H1-B and L1 Visas

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    Right now, Congress is giving last-minute consideration to legislation that would increase the number of high-tech and professional foreign guest workers who
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 26, 2004
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      Right now, Congress is giving last-minute consideration to
      legislation that
      would increase the number of high-tech and professional foreign
      guest workers
      who can work in the United States even though U.S. workers in the
      occupations
      most affected already suffer high unemployment rates. The proposal
      would be
      included in the 2005 Omnibus Spending bill.

      The legislation is part of an agenda by the Bush administration and
      congressional allies to enable businesses to hire foreign workers
      they can pay
      less than U.S. workers under the H-1b visa program. Please click
      this link to
      take urgent action now:
      http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/ProtectJobsNow


      The proposal Congress is debating now would allow foreign graduates
      with
      advanced degrees from American colleges or universities¬ómore access
      to
      professional and technical jobs here. While giving companies a
      supply of lower
      wage workers, the measure also would worsen today's job crisis for
      professional
      and technical workers whose unemployment rates are already at record
      levels.
      Please act now: http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/ProtectJobsNow


      The legislation also would accelerate job exports by giving H-1b
      visa holders
      the training and skills they need to take their jobs overseas.

      America needs economic strategies to create jobs¬ónot proposals that
      allow
      employers to exploit H-1b visa holders and pay them less than their
      U.S.
      counterparts. Please click the following link to urge your members
      of Congress
      to oppose any legislative effort to increase the number of H-1b
      visas.
      http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/ProtectJobsNow
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