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tcsonly
02-23-2007, 11:41 AM
http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/email/policy.cfm

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*This is NOT a plea about H1B Quotas*
*This is NOT a plea about Illegal Immigration*

**This is a PLEA TO HELP TAX PAYING, HIGH SKILLED LEGAL WORKERS caught in UNCERTAIN GREEN CARD Queues because of VISA NUMBER BACKLOG & RETROGRESSION**
:VISA NUMBER BACKLOG:
CHORTLES CHOICES
INHIBITS INNOVATION
OBSTRUCTS OPPORTUNITIES
FRUSTRATES FAMILIES
PREVENTS PROGRESS

LEGAL IMMIGRATION
NO SHAME: NO HOT POTATO:WE WORK HARD, PAY TAXES
We Pay Federal & State Taxes. We Pay Social Security. We Pay Medicare. We Volunteer. We Live by the law.

CERTAIN THINGS AGE WELL WITH TIME...
WAITING WITH TOTAL UNCERTAINTY FOR LEGAL US PERMANENT RESIDENCY STRANDED BETWEEN HIGH HOPE & HOPELESSNESS
IS NOT ONE OF THEM !

Urgent need to reform EB visa (Green Card) process
There are tremendous backlogs

ISSUES
Annual limit on EB: 140,000. Only 48% eligible to benefit tax paying primary applicants.
7% per country limits: Only 1,350 primary applicants in each category eligible.
Unused visa numbers not recaptured: 141,000 (01 - 04). AC21 mandated recapture (99 - 00) used up in 2005. Repeat recapture. Mitigate the pain.
HISTORY WILL BE WRITTEN
BY LEADERS WHO DREAM TO COME HERE TOMORROW
Let us preserve and promote the rich heritage of DISCOVERY and the Great American Dream by nurturing competitiveness, not archaic quotas!

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WHY BOTHER?
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There was a time when ideas, innovation, competitive advantage and market leadership were all Made in the USA. With the advent of the information economy, there is a very real risk that American competitiveness will be throttled because high tax paying net value adding knowledge work and intellectual property risks going outside the USA.
Knowledge and knowledge work knows no national boundaries. Like water finding its optimal level, knowledge workers will seek out countries and economies that are most receptive to opportunities for growth and professional advancement. There is a very real risk not being able to continue the tradition of innovation and hard work that is made in the USA because LEGAL, background checked, tax paying, passionately motivated and hardworking knowledge workers are being forced to wait helplessly for their Green Cards.
The long term unintended consequence of systemic inequities in the employment based legal immigration process can be detrimental to the larger interests of an economy. Not to mention, being unfairly restrictive in a leading free economy.
Let us preserve and promote the rich heritage of INNOVATION and the Great American Dream by supporting value added immigration by those who dream to build the next generation of USA! Why should quotas and constraints by country of origin trump over potential, promise, performance and passion to make a meaningful difference to the USA?
Let us preserve and promote the rich heritage of EQUALITY and the Great American Dream by supporting value added immigration by those who dream to build the next generation of USA! Why should quotas and constraints by country of origin trump over potential , promise , performance and passion to make a meaningful difference to the USA?
Over the past 15 years, immigrants have started 25 percent of U.S. public companies that were venture backed, a high percentage of the most innovative companies in America.
The current market capitalization of publicly traded immigrant founded venture backed companies in the United States exceeds $500 billion, adding significant value to the American economy. This is an example of the enormous wealth creating abilities of immigrant entrepreneurs.
The data show immigrants possess great entrepreneurial capacity, particularly in technical fields. The proportion of immigrant entrepreneurs among publicly traded venture backed companies is particularly impressive when compared to the relatively small share of legal immigrants in the U.S. population. Today, legal immigrants encompass approximately 8.7 percent of the U.S. population and represented only 6.7 percent of the population in 1990.
Immigrant founded venture backed public companies today employ an estimated 220,000 people in the United States and over 400,000 people globally.
While immigrant founders in venture backed public companies come from across the globe, the leading countries of origin are India, Israel, and Taiwan.
A key lesson of the study is the importance of maintaining an open legal immigration system. Few of the immigrant entrepreneurs identified came to America ready to start a company capable of attracting venture capital. As the data, profiles, and interviews revealed, most entered the country either as children, teenagers, or graduate students, or were hired on H1 B visas to begin a first job while in their mid twenties.
India was the most common place of birth for foreign born founders in the survey, followed by the United Kingdom, China, Iran, and France.
More than two thirds of immigrant entrepreneurs agreed that U.S. immigration policy has made it more difficult than in the past to start a business in America.
Nearly two thirds of respondents (66 percent) who use H1 B visas said, current U.S. immigration laws affecting skilled professionals harm American competitiveness.
Again,
*This is NOT a plea about H1B Quotas*
*This is NOT a plea about Illegal Immigration*
**This is a PLEA TO HELP TAX PAYING, HIGH SKILLED LEGAL WORKERS caught in UNCERTAIN GREEN CARD Queues because of VISA NUMBER BACKLOG & RETROGRESSION**