Aman Kapoor, a software programmer from India at Florida State University, didn't join the boycott. His venue: the Web. Four months ago, he posted a message about his years-long, ongoing wait for a green card, which documents an immigrant's permanent legal residence in the USA. He says 3,400 workers like him, who have H-1B visas to take "highly skilled" jobs employers couldn't otherwise fill, formed Immigration Voice
. Most come from India or China.
"We don't know the system here," Kapoor says, explaining why the group hired the lobbying firm Quinn Gillespie & Associates. The firm is helping the group urge senators to expedite the green-card process and change rules so some applicants enduring a long wait could change jobs.