Yesterday, the Senate passed the Sanders amendment , which increases H-1B fees to $5000. He originally requested an $8500 hike, but “compromised” on $5000 and therefore won the support of Specter and Kennedy. This is utterly OUTRAGEOUS, especially to smaller employers that need H-1B employees. If this increase remains in effect, essentially eviscerating H-1Bs and a needed workforce for many employers trying to compete in the global economy, then along with the other harsh measures, the bad outweighs the good.
It is very important that we all contact our senators and stress that viable, beneficial and fair immigration reform be passed and that the American public will not be swayed by a minority of radical restrictionists.