October 20, 2006
Push for H-1B
and Employment Based Relief During Lame Duck Session
After the November elections, Members will return to Congress and
enter the "lame duck" session. A "lame duck" session is when Congress
(either chamber) reconvenes following the November general elections to
consider various items of business. Some lawmakers who return for this
session will not be in the next Congress due to election losses. Hence,
they are informally called "lame duck" Members participating in a "lame
duck" session. These Members, in particular, are not subject to
political pressures and partisan politics as they are are not returning
members of the House or Senate.
Though comprehensive immigration reform legislation stalled, this lame
duck session provides Congress with the opportunity to at least help fix
the restrictive cap on H-1B visas and alleviate the employment-based (EB)
green card backlog that hurt so many businesses. It is important that
American businesses, hospitals, and universities who depend upon H-1B
visas or EB green cards call upon Members of Congress and urge them to
work together towards H-1B and EB relief during the lame duck session.
Call, write and visit your Senators (http://www.senate.gov)
and Representatives (www.house.gov).
Your voice and concerns need to be heard.