Professions of a Silicon Valley Double-E
Friday, January 19, 2007
  Fourth Annual IEEE-USA Career Fly-IN
March 13 14, 2007

Who: All IEEE members in the United States (no experience necessary).

Where: Washington, D.C.

What: A golden opportunity to speak up on behalf of your profession.

In 2006 Congress debated major changes to our nations immigration laws. Part of that
debate included a major expansion of the H-1B program and other changes to the high-skill
immigration system. But because these programs are small, relative to the broader
immigration system, Congress never focused on these provisions and almost passed them
without much debate.

IEEE-USA needs your help to make sure that doesnt happen again.

All IEEE members in the United States are invited to join IEEE-USA for a day and a half
visit in our nations capitol. Participants will receive a comprehensive briefing on the
current high-skill immigration debate in Congress, the political situation we face, and
what can be done about it. Then, on March 14th, participants will be able to express
their concerns in private meetings with their elected officials.

Before Congress can intelligently formulate high-skill immigration policy, they have to
focus on it. Legislators and staff are never more focused than when they are meeting with
their voters. It sends a very strong message to politicians when their voters take the
time to travel to Washington.

Help IEEE-USA fight for intelligent immigration reform by joining us in Washington on
March 13 and 14th.

More information, including registration, can be found here:

In politics, numbers matter. We need as many engineers as possible to help us grab
Congress attention. High-skill immigration has a profound impact on the engineering
profession. Your Members of Congress need you to explain this to them.

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When he is not working on IEEE stuff, Jonathan does Mixed Signal Design Verification at Qualcomm. Senior Member IEEE. Founder IEEE-SCV-SSC (the first Solid State Circuits chapter). Past Section Chair, Santa Clara Valley Section - the Largest Section. Co-founder IEEE-SCV-CAS. IEEE-SSCS Membership chair 2001-2003. IEEE SSCS chapters Committee member. IEEE-SCV-PACE committee member 2001- IEEE-SCV-PACE Chair 2006-2007. IEEE R6 PACE coordinator.


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