Hope is on the way for Retrogression Victims


Registered Users (C)
Senate Judiciary Committee has approved H-1B cap increase by 30,000 per year. However, other sources reported that the Committee had approved at today's hearing the following immigration bills:

Included in the measure approved today are the following specifics:

  • "Recapture" employment-based (green card) immigrant visa numbers that were available by statute but unused in previous years due to processing backlogs, and make them available again at a rate of up to 90,000 per year;
  • Only employment-based immigrants, and not their spouses and children, would count toward the annual limit on employment-based immigration;
  • "Recapture" H-1B visa numbers that were available by statute but unused in previous years, and make them available again at a rate of up to 30,000 per year.



Registered Users (C)
Still some ways to go

Folks, it is not a done deal yet. It is not over till the fat lady sings !
It still has to go the house judiciary committee, then the floor of the house and then back to the senate floor, then to the president.
We do not know how the house of reps will look at this.

So we need to continue sending emails/ faxes to the members of the congress, esp members of the house of rep judiciary committee.

The list of house members of judiciary committe is listed here.


Registered Users (C)
Sorry, I was out of touch for few days..Do you have format for mail/fax to be sent to the represntatives???



Registered Users (C)
When this bill becomes law

Under the Constitution of the United States, either
House (House of Representatives or Senate) can initiate the
legislative process in most cases. Or the two Houses can initiate the
legislative process simultaneously. Within each House, the bill is
first introduced and goes through the relevant Committees and
Subcommittees. The Committees' bill is then presented to the full
floor of that House. Statistically, the full floor usually rubber
stamps the Committee bills in most cases. Accordingly, the major
struggle lies with the Committee actions. If one House initiates
alone, the bill moves to another House for its action. In the another
House, a same process will take place before the another House either
amend and pass or reject the bill or just approve the bill. Where two
Houses initiate similar bills either simultaneously or sequentially,
and the two Houses passe similar bills with difference in some
provisions, then the bills go to the Conference committee that is
consisted of the House and the Senate. If the Conference Committe
reaches a compromise, the bill then goes back to each House and the
full floor of each House will either pass or reject it.
Statistically, rejection of the Conference committee compromise is
very rare. Once the bill is finally passed by the two Houses, then it
is presented to the President for his signature. The President has a
power either to consent and sign it into law or veto the bill within
10 days. The so called "statute" or "law" takes effect "upon
President's signature." Accordingly, even if the Congress passed a
bill, there will be no law until the President signs it into law.
This legislative process will tell you two things. The bill which the
Judiciary Committee in one House, the Senate, passed yesterday is not
a law. Second, for this bill to become a law, there is a long road
ahead and will go though a painful struggle in both Houses. Roll up
your sleeves and work on lobbying!!


Registered Users (C)
Fax/ Call / email congressmen

We can send the same letters/ faxes to the congressmen that we sent to the senate.
We should focus on the issue of retrogression and ask for relief. Also we can state we support the current immigration relief provision.
For now send to all the pro-immigration congressmen only.