1-Page Fact Sheet about HR1044/S386: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HswQGFVel48WW9j5UiG6dYgZfkAPgvE_
Arguments Against HR1044/S386: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C-IhOGd0RKUF3stPdEw2FacofaeROzDu
GOP（共和党） Sample Letter:
Hello, my name is (name). I am a resident of Senator (name) from (hometown). I am calling to urge Senator (name) to vote against S.386 — Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019. Because it will kill diversity （如果你的议员是民主党）/ will encourage outsourcing companies to take away more American jobs （如果你的议员是共和党）. It also hurts universities in the US because it favors outsourcing workers over the graduates. Please vote against this bill, thank you.
When talking to staffers for Republican Senators, these are the talking points I stick to based on guidance I’ve received from the Center for Immigration Studies:
- Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386 moves away from a “Merit” based immigration plan.
- Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386 against President Trump’s Buy American Hire American Executive Order because it incentivizes more H-1B abuse.
- Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386 rewards Senator Kamala Harris of California (Democrat) with a win.
- DHS/USCIS does NOT support Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386.
- Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386 suppresses employer’s access to a global pool of high-skilled talent by rewarding the low-skilled contract workers who came under the dysfunctional system.
- Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386 will create a train wreck in our legal immigration system as we have on the border, by creating an even bigger backlog for every country’s nationals, thereby forcing Congress to INCREASE green card numbers.
For the staffers for Democratic Senators:
- Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386 will end diversity in our immigration system, allowing one country to monopolize all employment-based green cards for the next decade.
- DREAMERS (DACA) will also be affected by Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386 as some want to get legalized, and obtain employment-based green cards is one pathway for them to do so. Same for folks on TPS (Temporary Protected Status).
- Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386 pits immigrant groups against each other in a zero-sum game of who’s worthy to be here.
- Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386 would favor only one industry (Big Tech) for receiving employment-based green cards, while other industries (Healthcare, Entertainment, Food Services, etc.) would never see the light of day of having their employees obtaining green cards.
For both groups:
Bill H.R. 1044/S. 386 does not address the source of the backlog problem, but rather the symptoms. You can remove country caps, increase the number of green cards, or both; but until the source of the problem is not addressed, the backlog will continue to remain.
The source of the problem is H-1B abuse, where a business model has developed whereby Indian Contracting Companies like Tata, Infosys, Cognizant, etc. have monopolized the H-1B visa program to in-source cheaper labor primarily from India. Because of the dual-intent nature of the H-1B, these in-sourcing companies can entice cheaper foreign workers to come in and work for cheaper salaries, in hopes to receive sponsorship for employment-based green cards in return.
Until the H-1B visa program is not reformed, simply fixing the green card program on its own is NOT going to amount to anything. We need a comprehensive fix for BOTH visa programs and have to incorporate a merit based system that rewards truly high skilled immigrants, and one that protects American workers from job displacement and wage stagnation.
无论议员属于哪个党派，都不要种族歧视。尽量避免Indians blabla…的陈述，我们的批判对象是outsourcing，不是Indian people。