Thursday, March 7, 2013

Urge Your U.S. Senator to Oppose H-1B Visa Increases!‏

A very interesting post from about the Senate trying to increase the amount of immigrants during this slow economy. This follows this post about the release of illegal alien criminals from jails last week. This follows this post about how to Report Illegal Immigrants! For more about what is happening in the nation now click here and you can read two very interesting books HERE.

Urge Your U.S. Senator to Oppose H-1B Visa Increases!‏

You can find this fax request by proceeding to

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Ut.) have introduced legislation, the Immigration Innovation (I2) Act of 2013. This legislation would:

H-1B Visas

Increase H-1B cap from 65,000 to 115,000

Establish a market-based H-1B escalator, so that the cap can adjust – up or down – to the demands of the economy (includes a 300,000 ceiling on the ability of the escalator to move)

Uncap the existing U.S. advanced degree exemption (currently limited to 20,000 per year)

Authorize employment for dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders

Increase portability of high skilled foreign workers by:

Removing impediments and costs of changing employers;

Establishing a clear transition period for foreign workers as they change jobs; and,

Restoring visa revalidation for E, H, L, O, and P nonimmigrant visa categories

Student Visas

Allowing dual intent for foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities.

Immigrant Visas and Green Cards

Enable the recapture of green card numbers that were approved by Congress in previous years but were not used

Exempt certain categories of persons from the employment-based green card cap

Dependents of employment-based immigrant visa recipients

U.S. STEM advance degree holders

Persons with extraordinary ability

Outstanding professors and researches

Provide for the roll-over of unused employment-based immigrant visa numbers to the following fiscal year so future visas are not lost due to bureaucratic delays

Eliminate annual per-country limits for employment based visa petitioners and adjust per-country caps for family-based immigrant visas

U.S. STEM Education & Worker Retraining Initiative

Reform fees on H-1B visas and employment-based green cards; use money from these fees to fund a grant

Please send a fax to your U.S. Senator(s) and urge him/her to oppose this bill. Instead he/she needs to help America's high-tech workers first and oppose the Hatch-Rubio bill.

The NumbersUSA Action Team

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