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3/29 Pasadena, CA: Meeting to Discuss High-Tech H1-B Immigrant Workers Rights
Released 31 March 2016  By Lee Siu Hin - National Immigrant Solidarity Network

3/29 Pasadena, CA: Meeting to Discuss High-Tech H1-B Immigrant Workers Rights

Lee Siu Hin
National Immigrant Solidarity Network

A new immigrant rights organization call FWD.US focus on rights for high-tech immigrant workers with H1-B visa.

The so-called "high-tech" H1-B visa, unlike H2-B, is working visa for a professional skilled foreign workers, ranging from scientist/engineers, or gourmet cook, even religious workers, graduate from U.S. college want a stay and work in the U.S., or want a come to work in the U.S., whose U.S. need these types of skilled workers but not enough in the domestic market, allow them to apply work visa to work.

Currently hundreds of thousands of H1-B workers in the U.S., many are also strangle in the bureaucratic and even racist immigration policies.

Silicon Valley high-tech companies among the major employers for the H1-B workers, facing foreign engineer shortage due to the government H1-B policies, they organized themselves to form a patrician lobbying group call FWD.US key founders includes Facebook's Mark Zackerberg, advocate the rights for the H1-B workers as well as comprehensive immigration reform.

They hold a public meeting last Tuesday 3/29 at a high-tech startup center in Old Town Pasadena, speaker includes a Caltech PhD astronomy student from Russia, she's facing uncertain immigration future when graduate.

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