Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Is HR 4088 a secret?

I have checked a number of newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle and the LA Times, and see NO mention of HR 4088.  Is there some kind of agreement among the media to give this bill a low profile?

It is ironic that Bill Gates is going to testify again re: HB1 visas, when across the hall our honorable Congressmen are working on deporting everybody.

---March 11, 2008, 2:33PM
Bill on Capitol Hill: Gates Wants Visas
By DIBYA SARKAR AP Business Writer
© 2008 The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Bill Gates is coming back to Capitol Hill with the same wish list he's had for years: more visas for highly skilled workers, more math, science and engineering in schools and more money for technology investment.

On Wednesday, Gates' scheduled testimony before the House Science and Technology Committee will amplify the call for major overhauls in education and immigration laws to help the U.S. technology industry stay competitive globally...

"We have to welcome the great minds in this world, not shut them out of our country," Gates said last year in testimony. "Unfortunately, our immigration policies are driving away the world's best and brightest precisely when we need them most."

[Jack Krumholtz, Microsoft Corp.'s managing director for government affairs]... thinks the changing political climate makes for a more responsive audience this time around...


for complete AP -Houston Chronicle article click the title of this post

2 comments:

kyledeb said...

I know I can't believe the media is not reporting this.

Marie-Theresa Hernández said...

I wonder if the same thing happened when the immigration law of 1996 went to the floor...

Maybe Spitzer took up so much media space there was nothing left for immigration. Funny how prostitution is more important than deportation.

I wish there was something we could do to get the media on the topic of HR4088.