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sreekanth
10-02-2006, 12:36 PM
This article is old (Dt:06-Sep-06) but has correctly predicted about SKILL bill going to lame-duck session.
It would be great if our core members get in touch with the executive editors of Information week (All contact information listed in informationweek.com) and send a document representing our issues. There is a good chance that it gets printed.
Information week magazine has a nationwide audience including CEO's who can push our case for lobbying. They have printed various articles in the past about HIB and Greencard issues.
http://www.informationweek.com/outsourcing/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=192503648


Regards,
Sreekanth

pappu
10-02-2006, 12:58 PM
This article is old (Dt:06-Sep-06) but has correctly predicted about SKILL bill going to lame-duck session.
It would be great if our core members get in touch with the executive editors of Information week (All contact information listed in informationweek.com) and send a document representing our issues. There is a good chance that it gets printed.
Information week magazine has a nationwide audience including CEO's who can push our case for lobbying. They have printed various articles in the past about HIB and Greencard issues.
http://www.informationweek.com/outsourcing/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=192503648


Regards,
Sreekanth
thanks. I have written to the magazine today and will followup in a few days. However I urge sreekanth and IV members to write to
mmcgee@cmp.com
Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

and copy

rpreston@cmp.com
Rob Preston
jpfoley@cmp.com
John Foley
cjmurphy@cmp.com
Chris Murphy
tasmith@cmp.com
Tom Smith

several emails from IV members will surely help our cause. Pls. post on this forum once you have written so that we all know how many people took action.

pappu
10-02-2006, 06:35 PM
done
thanks Nycgal for sending the mail.
Only one member has sent the email today.! We need everyone's participation in order to make things happen for us. Each media article is important for us and creates awareness for our cause. When each member participates in our effort we are sure to get better results.

uppaji
10-02-2006, 07:48 PM
BTW, who are these mebers? are they members from INW magazine??

sreekanth
10-02-2006, 08:01 PM
I was also lucky to meet one of their executive editors to whom I explained the issues posed by retrogression. He was very supportive but informed that he has been hearing from the other side as well.( I guess from NumbersUSA).
We too should be pro-active in campaigning to media about our valid cause.

I just sent the following E-mail to the Information Week Editors.
Sub:Your help requested for Skilled IT wokers to get their greencards
Dear Mr.McGee,

I had a chance to read your article about the issues
faced due to the H1B caps and the Greencard
Retrogression.("Time Is Running Out For H-1B Visa Cap
To Be Raised--Or Is It?"-Information
Week,Dt:06-Sep-06)

Thanks much for your insight about the SKILL bill.

It would be of great help if you could write more
Articles about the retrogression issues. Thousands of
unfortunate skilled workers like me have been caught
in the 'Retrogression' black hole and there is no
relief is visible in any near future.I have been
waiting for more than 5 years for my green card in
vain. We are in a state of limbo and are almost
similar to bonded laborers since our professional
mobility is very much limited.

People talk so much about the CIR and Illegal aliens
but very few people even know about the plight of the
LEGAL SKILLED workers.The retrogression has not only
affected my immediate future but it has also
negatively impacted the future of family/kids as well.


Our final hope is residing on the SKILL Bill and we
pray that it will be some how be passed in the
lame-duck session as you mentioned in your article.
Hundreds of Skilled workers like me have given up hope
already and are returning to their countries or are
looking for opportunities in other countries like
Canada etc. This also is having a significant negative
impact on US economy.

Just to give an example: Atleast 100,000 Skilled
workers are holding off the decision to buy a house
since they are not sure about their future here in US.
This amounts approximately to $30,000,000,000 (100000
X $300,000) inflow of money that could give a big
boost to the declining US Housing market.

It is sad to see that so many experienced LEGAL people
leaving this country due to immigration caps.

I kindly request you to publish a cover story on this
serious issue before the lame-duck session. I am sure
your words will have a big impact on the CEO's and
CIO's who in turn can lobby among the senators for our
cause.

Thanks again for your help so far.
Regards,
Sreekanth

pappu
10-02-2006, 08:08 PM
I was also lucky to meet one of their executive editors to whom I explained the issues posed by retrogression. He was very supportive but informed that he has been hearing from the other side as well.( I guess from NumbersUSA).
We too should be pro-active in campaigning to media about our valid cause.

I just sent the following E-mail to the Information Week Editors.
Sub:Your help requested for Skilled IT wokers to get their greencards
Dear Mr.McGee,

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Regards,
Sreekanth
pls do not forget to mention immigration voice name in your letter so that the reporter can contact Iv for any further information.