Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-08 Thread Dennis During
We are getting down to brass tacks, finally. The interests of WMF are not whether the immigration regulations changes "threaten the ability of the US to attract skilled talent into the country", but rather whether they have such an effect on the WMF and Wikimedia community ("WMF"). If WMF and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-08 Thread James Salsman
Mario, Your argument is not convincing, because: "The so called ‘travel ban’ that was introduced by President Trump and the re-evaluation of the H-1B visa programme threaten the ability of the US to attract skilled talent into the country (Mahmud, 2017; You, Bohannon, & Stone, 2017). Indeed,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-08 Thread Mario Gómez
On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 8:53 PM, James Salsman wrote: > The is between arbitrary border security theater and allowing the > Foundation to recruit and hire the best candidates. If the Foundation > was silent on the matter, there would be less of a chance of retaining > the right. > Not really.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread James Salsman
P.S. The choice* is between On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 12:53 PM, James Salsman wrote: > Mario, > > The is between arbitrary border security theater and allowing the > Foundation to recruit and hire the best candidates. If the Foundation > was silent on the matter, there would be less of a chance

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread James Salsman
Mario, The is between arbitrary border security theater and allowing the Foundation to recruit and hire the best candidates. If the Foundation was silent on the matter, there would be less of a chance of retaining the right. Thank you for your reply on the other thread about the Executive

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread Mario Gómez
I find these activities by the WMF really disturbing for the community. Looking at previous discussions, I am not the first one to voice these issues, but here is my summary: == It is cherry-picking == The WMF has no long-term commitment to immigration issues. This leads to the appearance that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-07 Thread Mario Gómez
Hello, I would suggest to update Wikimedia sites to reflect the fact that Wikimedia Foundation is active in lobbying in the area of immigration public policies: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_policy https://policy.wikimedia.org/ Best, MarioGom On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 12:42 AM, Katherine

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-03 Thread David Cuenca Tudela
Dear Katherine, Members of INGOs can normally apply to special visas. Has such legal status been considered for the Wikimedia movement as a whole? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_non-governmental_organization Regards, Micru On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 12:42 AM Katherine Maher wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-02 Thread Mardetanha
Thanks, Katherine, This is very heartwarming and encouraging. Mohsen Mardetanha On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 3:12 AM, Katherine Maher wrote: > *This letter is also available on Meta-Wiki here: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10631068 > * > *Please

[Wikimedia-l] Response to recent developments of United States travel ban

2018-07-02 Thread Katherine Maher
*This letter is also available on Meta-Wiki here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10631068 * *Please consider supporting with translations. * Dear friends, On Tuesday, the highest court in the United States, the Supreme Court, ruled in favor of the