Sudhakar Pennam attended the lobby day in Washington DC organized by TechServe Alliance
Online PR News – 17-July-2010 – – July 13, Dallas, Texas, USA: Sudhakar Pennam, CEO of US-based Consulting and IT services company Cigniti, Inc. recently hosted a TechServe Alliance meeting of the local Dallas chapter. The meeting focused on the ongoing H-1B visa crisis currently faced by the IT industry and the next steps for global firms to effectively meet this challenge.
Sudhakar is an active member of TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT services industry. He is closely associated with the local Dallas chapter of TechServe.
In the event, well attended by industry majors, Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance spoke on the topics, “An H-1B Visa Crisis Update: TechServe Alliance v. USCIS” and “Beyond the Lawsuit – Next Steps for Global Firms.”
As an advocate of the cause, Sudhakar Pennam also attended the lobby day in Washington DC organized by TechServe Alliance, which is currently fighting a law suit with USCIS on immigration policies.
He along with other members of TechServe Alliance met local congressmen—Michael D. Burgess, Kenny Marchant and Pete Session and senators—Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, in Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
During these meetings, TechServe delegates discussed the need for the H1B program and got positive responses from the congressmen and senators who expressed their support to Small & Medium Size Enterprises.
These interactions also provided the delegates an opportunity to explain the impact of H1B based employment on local economy and how Neufeld memo encourages offshoring. Ms. McGhee from Senator Cornyn’s office was surprised to hear that Neufeld Memo wasn’t withdrawn and she promised to follow up on the status of the withdrawal.
The group also stressed on the need to oppose Durbin-Grossley bill (S. 887) and its impact on the IT consulting business model