Generating Socio-Political Awarenes through paid Media Advertisements

Discussion in 'Visa Bulletin and Priority Dates Retrogression Iss' started by vsaksena, Oct 23, 2005.

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Are Paid Media Ads productive & Which avenues

  1. Yes they are; In small newspapers in cities with heavy immigrant population

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    12.9%
  2. Yes they are; In newspapers with National as well as regional coverage in areas where the political

    58 vote(s)
    68.2%
  3. Yes they are; In newspapers which are staples of the business community (e.g. WSJ)

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  4. Yes they are; In other Large newspapers with nation-wide as well as international readership (e.g. N

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    38.8%
  5. Paid media Ads are not very productive

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    18.8%
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  1. vingivi

    vingivi Registered Users (C)

    Register at immigrationvoice.org

    Guys,

    Come and join immigration voice at immigrationvoice.org an organization solely for the issues & concerns of the Employment based green card process.

    This organization is 4 days old and started by the people on S.1932 thread of this forum.

    The following the is the agenda of the orgaization

    In first quarter of 2006 US Congress will consider comprehensive immigration reform bill. We want the following to be included in the bill to alleviate the long wait for the green card.

    • Filing I-485 even if priority date is not current. Doing so would entitle us for an EAD that would give us flexibility for job opportunities.
    • Increasing the annual Employment based Green Card quota.
    • Eliminating/Reducing retrogression by recapturing unused visas and removing dependents from numerical visa limits.
    • Labor department to enhance the processing capabilities of the Backlog Center


    In the past we have seen that due to lack of professional representation, employment based immigration issues have been ignored by the lawmakers. The latest Example has been dropping of section 8001 & 8002 from the Budget Reconciliation Bill passed by the congress in December 2005. These events have made us realize that we need to hire a professional strategist firm who can analyze the issue in various dimensions and accordingly advise and help us formulate our strategies towards achievement of our above mentioned goal. The hired strategy firm will also be responsible for providing us a structured platform were we can put forth our concerns to the lawmakers and convince them to include clauses addressing our issues favorably. The said strategy firm can qualify and help us align with pertinent Support groups and forums that would strengthen our voice and raise the cause to the lawmakers. We have very less time to collaborate our efforts in a structured format that can lead us to putting our voice up, as the Reform’s decision is due in February 2006 itself. We need funds to hire the professional strategist firm. We also need your contribution in terms of your ideas and efforts by registering you as a Volunteer. Funds and their utilization would be transparent in this process althrough. All the volunteers will be provided a weekly update on the funds collected and their utilization


    Register at immigrationvoice.org

    or email at info@immigrationvoice.org
     
  2. logiclife

    logiclife Registered Users (C)

    Act now or lose forever on retrogression

    There is an analysis on the upcoming immigration bill in washingtonpost.com on the frontpage of online version of the paper. In BOLD.


    The article majorly deals with the politics of the immigration bill coming in Feb 2006 on both side of the aisle and people's opinion in general.

    There is no mention of legal immigration. None. Nothing. NADA. ZIP.

    Its all about illegal immigrants(mostly mexicans who jumped the fence on the southern border). And guess what?? Majority of America is against illegal immigration. And my fear is that the winds blowing against illegal kind of immigration will sweep us all in the same bundle and punish the LEGAL kind of immigration. Kind of like GUILT by association.

    Here is a quote from washingtonpost.com(Most read inside Washington DC)


    See the whole thing here : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/02/AR2006010201376.html

    My regtrogression brothers and sisters.....IF WE WANT TO END RETROGRESSION and end the H1B blackout WE HAVE GOT TO SEPARATE OURSELVES FROM THE ILLEGAL KIND and point out the congress and the general populace that there is another kind of immigration which is called ***TADA*** LEGAL IMMIGRATION. Its involves a process of granting permenant residence and citizenship to folks who are

    1) Present Legally.
    2) Entered LEgally.
    3) Work legally.
    4) Pay their income taxes.
    5) Pay their social security and medicare taxes even when there is no guarantee of the benefits of either until they actually become citizens.
    6) Play by the rules, file petitions for work permits and for permenant residency.

    Our goal is not the hurt or help the cause of illegals but to make sure that we dont get punished due to wrath against them. After all, we played by the rules and we wait in line by the rules. We dont need amnesty. We need fair deal.

    I once again urge you all to channel your energy to immigrationvoice.org This is a non-profit established with goal of ending retrogression using the next immigration bill as a vehicle. Its folks like you and me Losing sleep over retrogression. People like us wondering "What wrong did I do to deserve another 5-6 years of H1B extensions". I am not asking you to put money upfront. It does not cost anything to enroll or join or volunteer. But pooling ideas is invaluable. Stop sulking. Act now.
     
  3. techy2468

    techy2468 Registered Users (C)

    logiclife...count me in.....but so far i have seen ton of talks small actions(like sending fax...) but no organised effort...

    to tell you the fact i have given up on us getting together and doing something positive....i can hardly see few hundred active people.....and there are two groups now...and they do not see eye to eye....
     
  4. armie

    armie Registered Users (C)

    Some of the biggest benficiaries are immigration lawyers. Let them contribute one week's pay. Lot of people have decided to go back to their home contries or other places when the spouse are entitiled to work unilke H4 holders in US.
     
  5. gcstrat

    gcstrat Registered Users (C)

    Try "FREE" articles also

    Guys and Gals

    Try getting some FREE publicity - it can be achieved by

    1) Writing articles on immigration and letting the journalist who tracks immigration take credit for it. That way, he/ she is happy but more importantly, it gets printed
    2) Writing letters to Editors - this may be most useful but there are possiblities it may not get printed
    3) Invite journalists to your meeting with Senators (i.e. embed) them.

    Regards
    GCStrat :)
     
  6. pdakwala

    pdakwala Registered Users (C)

    Hello everyone,

    There are chances that senate may take immigration Reform bill in January last week instead of February. It all depends on the Alito's confirmation. At this time indications are that some of the Democrats activity may delay Aito's confirmaiton by one week.

    Senate Judiciary chairman Arlen Spector have said that he would like to finish the Alito's confirmation as early as possible so that they can start on other things. The biggest challange for Senate is how to deal with the Christmas gift that House have given to them by passing the H.R. 4437. There are few options that Senate has.

    1. Put that bill on the shelf
    2. Attach the Guest worker program with that bill and then deal with them again in conference.
    3. Combine all the bills together that would address both House and President's request for Guest worker program.

    No matter what happens we do not have time. Everyone please get back to work. We need to do following things ASAP.

    1. Please ask your friends, family and employer to make contibution at WWW.IMMIGRATIONVOICE.ORG.

    2. Start contacting our senators and congressman.

    3. Ask our employer to write letter to our senators and congressman.


    This is the last chance. If nothing happens this time then start looking to your hair color in the mirror. You will get your GC by the time all your hair is gone.

    Cheers
     
  7. sriniatl

    sriniatl New Member

    Seperate legal and illegal immigration applications in EB3

    Hi Guys,

    Great job, I will definitely contribute $150. Just a thought though, can we fight for seperation of the applications based on legal or illegal. I want the illegal immigrants to wait more than us legal ones.
    If thats not possible to atleast apply for EAD for everyone whose applications are waiting for more than a year.

    Srini
     
  8. itsme1

    itsme1 Registered Users (C)

    legal h1b rally

    why don’t we have a small rally in the capitol. This is a hot topic, press will be real happy to cover this. We will go long way.... to get our voice heard.
     
  9. pdakwala

    pdakwala Registered Users (C)

    Immigration Voice is working for everyone who are stuck in the retrogression and labor backlogs. They have hire QGA as the strategic councellor and is doing good job for us. In fact few people are in washington this week meeting differnet senators and sending our message across.

    Please visit WWW.IMMIGRATIONVOICE.ORG and support them any way you can.
     
  10. nyc8300

    nyc8300 Registered Users (C)

    I agree with Itsme1's comments.
    We need to rally on the road if we want to get heard.
    There has not been one rally to date by us and put simply we do not figure on anybody's list.

    Even if we have a 50 person rally, we get on CNN. We need to do this before the Senate/House gets into a border security mode only. We can get some parts of the SKIL Bill approved now. We can talk to TV about what we bring to the country.
    I don't think Senators will oppose our stand. The problem with Senators is they cannot actively support educated guys taking up jobs 'americans do want'. Although we contribute to the economy, and keep the economy competitive, it is 'political suicide' for senators to really lead our cause.

    One of the things I have seen many americans do is step up and move to East Asia to senior corporate positions and keep a good standard of living for themselves. I think in the end, people will find a way to remain competitive.
     
  11. engineer2006

    engineer2006 New Member

    Money is not issue--Issues is our approach

    We had similar debate within my friend.
    Money can be collected easily provided we can have someone propose plan of action with details.

    Do you have ideas which law firms we should approach ?
     
  12. GCLOVER007

    GCLOVER007 Registered Users (C)

    Conclusion?

    So Guys,
    What is the conclusion?
    Including me there are about 8 guys affected by this stupid retro, we are waiting for some lead to show our unity.

    Money is a not problem, every hour my fraud employer and the middleman taking $50, that I can happily give more to get relief.

    Let me know guys.

    GCLover007
     
  13. nyc8300

    nyc8300 Registered Users (C)

    Best to come up with a plan. There are more than 8 guys out here on this forum alone. We would need atleast 50. Also we need to highlight the 'staffing agencies' monye making and get it to Lou Dobbs to get some air time. We will get the retro issue highlighted through the channel.


     
  14. GCLOVER007

    GCLOVER007 Registered Users (C)

    Below is my idea that I expressed few days back on the other thread.

     

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