Today, Nov 19, the Congress is trying to sneak in an increase in allowing foreign tech workers to come in and displace U.S. jobs. There is an Omnibus spending bill that must be passed to fund the government for the next year. They are trying to cram in an H1-B Visa increase as a sneaky attachment to the Omnibus bill so it will not gain much public scrutiny. I just can't believe they are trying to do this when there is such severe unemployment and so many programming jobs lost already in the last couple of years. They are doing to the tech jobs just what they did to manufacturing years ago when they started moving factories offshore. Free Faxes If you have not set up an account, you can do so for free at http://www.numbersusa.com/fax. Once you enter your info, you'll get a new set of faxes listed about current events like the Omnibus Bill H1-B push, Illegal Immigration, and the fax numbers of your particular representatives (they know by your zip code) will be already there for you. I have used NumbersUSA free faxes for years, they are legitimate and no need to fear you'll be put on some kind of wacko mailing list if you enter your info to setup an account. Programmers are out of jobs in greater numbers..their unemployment rate is higher than the general population. It is unconscionable that Congress would allow more foreign tech workers to come in to the U.S. and keep or put American programmers out of work. They claim the ammendment they are trying to make is for highly trained (Masters or Phd) workers and that there is a shortage in the U.S. This is a lie. The real reason is that the greedy folks at the American companies want to hire foreign workers and pay them a fraction of what an American programmer would command. There are American programmers with Masters degrees and such that are out of work, or underemployed at retail/fast-food/construction jobs because they had to take any job they could find in another field not related to programming just to survive. I work in an office where in just the last two years ONE-THIRD of all the programmers have been replaced by Indian H1-B liasions and offshore teams. We are all like the proverbial frogs being boiled alive who don't realize the heat has been turned up yet. We feel warm, but we are lulled into inactivity while our jobs are destroyed and downward pressure on wages reduces our salaries. Please also forward this plea for action to any other Americans you know that would take a few moments today to voice their opinion on saving U.S. tech jobs.