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GCard_Dream

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Hi teky,

From your signature section, it appears that your I-140 was approved in less than a month. What processing center you had your 140 case in?

Thanks.

teky said:
There are several Comprehensive Immigration Reform bills pending in the Senate. The Senate is expected to return to the Hill next month and the specific agenda for the debate of these conflicting bills have yet to be announced by Sen. Bill Frist. He previously announced that these bills would be tabled for the debate in February. Please stay tuned to this website for the upcoming comprehensive immigration reform debates in the Hill. These bills are expected to bring a reform in the employment-based immigration increasing the employment-based immigrant visa numbers substantially. There are no strong opposition to this part of the comprehensive immigration reform.
 

WaldenPond

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Petitioning Congress is Constitutional and is not a violation of any law

retrogression20 said:
Hi folks,
I just saw this on isnamerica.org
Zazona is bashing them..

Zazona Newsletter talks about IsnAmerica.Org - Is It Illegal?? - Please Comment In This Thread - What IsnAmerica doing is neither Political Action Campaign nor Lobbying.

http://www.isnamerica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=566

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There have been discussions in this and other forums about non-citizens rights to hire a lobbyist or petition congress. Here is the text of the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights:

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances

The term 'people' or 'person' in the constitution refers to inhabitants and not citizens.

Second, your members already spend a great deal on attorneys to help them with immigration issues. Our hope is that by spending a little bit on a lobbyist to get the laws fixed, we can save a lot on attorney’s fees.


Here is a link for Bill of Rights which precede any other law: http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/billeng.htm

If a law is in violation of first ten amendments that are together called as 'Bill of Rights' then that law is unconstitutional.

Hope this helps.

- WP
 

Ms.elegance

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H1 increase

Hey guys , is this mean that he provision of H1 increase will be reintroduced agian in Congress ? so , what about the bill # that includes this provision ?
Thanks in advance for reply,,,
 

baskin

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01/24/2006: Senate May Table Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bills As Early As February 2, Thursday

Unconfirmed sources indicate that the Senate may table this bill earlier than expected. Since there is the nightmarish Sensenbrenner border protection bill that will come up with the comprehensive immigration reform legislation, it appears that the pro-immigration forces may have to energize their forces and start working on the critical immigration legislation.
 

pdakwala

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People wake up. Senate May Table Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bills As Early As February 2, Thursday.

The pro-immigration forces will have to energize their forces and start working on the critical immigration legislation. Please go to WWW.IMMIGRATIONVOICE.ORG and contribute money.
 

kewl

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http://www.immigration-law.com/

01/24/2006: Senate May Table Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bills As Early As February 2, Thursday

Unconfirmed sources indicate that the Senate may table this bill earlier than expected. Since there is the nightmarish Sensenbrenner border protection bill that will come up with the comprehensive immigration reform legislation, it appears that the pro-immigration forces may have to energize their forces and start working on the critical immigration legislation.


Luiz said:
Hey Baskin. Where did you get this text from?
 

gc_bronco

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Many of you were asking us this question- "How much should I contribute to Immigration Voice?" So we thought we will answer it in this forum itself.

While we welcome any amount as a contribution, our suggested amount is $200. Please keep the following points in mind.

  • Immigration Voice has a steep target of raising $100,000 in a very short period of time towards our efforts.
  • If people were to contribute $20 instead of $200, the volunteers of Immigration Voice will have to spend much more time in getting 10 times as many contributors. All that time could instead be spent much more productively in contacting the lawmakers and convincing them.
  • $200 is approximately 3 months cable bill. You decide what is more important - cable or the peace of mind from having your green card.
  • Some of you might be thinking of donating a small amount now and then more later. Just remember that for each transaction there is a fee that Immigration Voice pays to the payment gateway. So more the number of transactions that you split your money into, higher the cost and lower the money that goes towards our efforts.
  • There will be transparency in all of our money matters. Soon all volunteers will be having access to the expenditure information.
 

gcstrat

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Fundraising ideas - 1: 100 letters to senators cost $39

Guys and Gals

Fundraising ideas - 1

If we mail one letter each to all 100 Senators, the total postage cost is only $39.

If the good folks/ volunteers from ImmigrationVoice can draft a very good and compelling letter (may be use a services of a lawyer, who may charge $150-$500) and also provide a list of all senators with their addresses and make them available on this forum, we can urge all readers here to undertake this endeavor of mailing letters to all Senators at their cost - that way they indirectly would have contributed $39.

It might be worth considering this idea.

Regards
GCStrat :)
 

gcstrat

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fundraising ideas - 2: Obtain TAX-EXEMPT number from IRS

Guys and Gals/ IV folks

Fundraising idea - 2: Obtain a TAX-EXEMPT number from IRS.

Advantage you can actually raise money from people unconnected with this forum - those people can donate money and claim a deductible on their taxes. We get the money for a good cause and they get their deductions.

Regards
GCStrat :)
 

gcstrat

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Fundraising ideas - 3: contacting George Soros

Guys and Gals / IV folks

Fundraising ideas - 3: Contacting George Soros

This idea is a little bold.

George Soros, the billionaire financier, is known to be pro-immigration. It may be worthwhile trying to contact him and enlisting him for our cause. BTW, his companies has many contractors who employ H-1B labor and therefore he has some stake in this process.

If one can make a compelling case to him, he is likely to help.

Think over this. Our retrogression mess requires bold thinking - this may be one that can work.

Expand this idea to include other different "stakeholders". Bill Gates is approachable via his foundation. What about Google?

Think!!!

Regards
GCStrat :)
 

appan

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01/24/2006: AILA Reports Push-Back of Senate Comprehensive Immigration Reform Debate

01/24/2006: AILA Reports Push-Back of Senate Comprehensive Immigration Reform Debate Schedules

AILA reported last week that the Senate Judiciary Committee could start immigration reform debates as early as February 2, but now it reports that the Senate Committee action on immigration legislation may be pushed back until later in February or perhaps into March.
There are a few immigration portals in the community that monitor and share opinions and news on the comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The following three sites are particularly helpful: www.immigrationvoice.org, www.isnamerica.org, www.immigrationportal.com.
We will post the summary of the pending comprehensive immigration bills shortly. Please stay tuned
 

meg_z

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The right wing conservatives hate George Soros. Be cautious. Thanks.

gcstrat said:
Guys and Gals / IV folks

Fundraising ideas - 3: Contacting George Soros

This idea is a little bold.

George Soros, the billionaire financier, is known to be pro-immigration. It may be worthwhile trying to contact him and enlisting him for our cause. BTW, his companies has many contractors who employ H-1B labor and therefore he has some stake in this process.

If one can make a compelling case to him, he is likely to help.

Think over this. Our retrogression mess requires bold thinking - this may be one that can work.

Expand this idea to include other different "stakeholders". Bill Gates is approachable via his foundation. What about Google?

Think!!!

Regards
GCStrat :)
 

WaldenPond

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gcstrat said:
Guys and Gals

Fundraising ideas - 1

If we mail one letter each to all 100 Senators, the total postage cost is only $39.

If the good folks/ volunteers from ImmigrationVoice can draft a very good and compelling letter (may be use a services of a lawyer, who may charge $150-$500) and also provide a list of all senators with their addresses and make them available on this forum, we can urge all readers here to undertake this endeavor of mailing letters to all Senators at their cost - that way they indirectly would have contributed $39.

It might be worth considering this idea.

Regards
GCStrat :)



Hey GCStrat,

Good ideas. Keep it coming. Learning from the experience of S1932 , just sending letters/faxes do not help. There is a need to work on government relations as well and that would cost a lot more $39. How about the similar idea, I offer to maintain the road in front of my house and so should not be required to pay taxes. Aha! Bad idea. When people chip in resources and function as group, collective strength/bargain kicks in. In political process even though there is some value of indirect contribution but it cannot not replace collective strength/bargain that is required for this kind of an effort.

Suggestion about tax-exempt status, that is already in the pipeline at www.immigrationvoice.org.

About suggestion to contact George Soros: Good one. Would you like to take lead on that one. We also received another idea, arrange meeting with The President at next hour and discuss backlog and retrogression. The point is, writing suggestions like this is easy. Working on them is what matters. If you would like to start working on contacting George Soros, know that we are with you.

Keep the discussion going. This is good.

Thanks,
-WP
 

the

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retrogression relief

How come all the pending immigration reform bills at the senate do NOT have any relief clauses like letting people with approved labor apply for I485 even if visa number is not available, and etc? :confused:
Does anybody have any clue? Thanks.
 

pdakwala

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the said:
How come all the pending immigration reform bills at the senate do NOT have any relief clauses like letting people with approved labor apply for I485 even if visa number is not available, and etc? :confused:
Does anybody have any clue? Thanks.
Your point is very valid. There are several reason why immigration reform bills that are introduce by the senators in the senate do not have any relief clauses for legal immigrants like us. Here are few of that

1. Legal immigrants like us are nothing but bunch of jokers. Majority of the legal immigrants wait till others do something. These legal immigrants don't know that these others are made up of you and me. There are lot of legal immigrants in US but you will be surprise to know that only approx. 5 percent or may be even less may have visited their law makers in person to explain the problem that they are facing.

2. Legal immigrants like us try to gather information before they take decision. The more information they have the more questions they have. The story never ends. You will be again surprise to know that only approx. 15-20 percent of the legal immigrants take decision quickly. 25 percent of the legal immigrants never take decision and remaining 25 percent wait till others take decision.

3. If someone tries to do something, others would step in with their various suggestions. You will again surprise that all those others (75 percent) don't do anything except giving suggestions.

4. Legal immigrants have nothing on which they can act. They just have thoughts and talk which any way is nothing but BS.

I don't think that I need to explain more why these senators are not introducing any provisions for us.

People wake up. GO TO WWW.IMMIGRATIONVOICE.ORG and contribute some money. These are the people who are working day and night to solve the problems face by us. These people are spending their personnel money and time. They are going to Washington and meeting the lawmakers and lobbyist who can help us sacrificing their personnel life.

What else do you want.
 

LC_Ki_Kahaani

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You cannot vote!

pdakwala said:
Your point is very valid. There are several reason why immigration reform bills that are introduce by the senators in the senate do not have any relief clauses for legal immigrants like us. Here are few of that

1. Legal immigrants like us are nothing but bunch of jokers. Majority of the legal immigrants wait till others do something. These legal immigrants don't know that these others are made up of you and me. There are lot of legal immigrants in US but you will be surprise to know that only approx. 5 percent or may be even less may have visited their law makers in person to explain the problem that they are facing.

2. Legal immigrants like us try to gather information before they take decision. The more information they have the more questions they have. The story never ends. You will be again surprise to know that only approx. 15-20 percent of the legal immigrants take decision quickly. 25 percent of the legal immigrants never take decision and remaining 25 percent wait till others take decision.

3. If someone tries to do something, others would step in with their various suggestions. You will again surprise that all those others (75 percent) don't do anything except giving suggestions.

4. Legal immigrants have nothing on which they can act. They just have thoughts and talk which any way is nothing but BS.

I don't think that I need to explain more why these senators are not introducing any provisions for us.

People wake up. GO TO WWW.IMMIGRATIONVOICE.ORG and contribute some money. These are the people who are working day and night to solve the problems face by us. These people are spending their personnel money and time. They are going to Washington and meeting the lawmakers and lobbyist who can help us sacrificing their personnel life.

What else do you want.

How come you forgot to mention that YOU CANNOT VOTE. Then why should you be taken seriously? Yeah.. if your employer (who is most likely a "voter") lobbies for your cause, then your chances of filing for I-485 "may" increase.

Why do you think the congress is more interested in giving legal status and other favors to illegal immigrants (mostly people from Mexico)??
Because, the biggest minority in this country is that of people from Mexico and other Latin American countries and ofcourse they make the biggest workforce (for all types of jobs from hi-tech to construction, etc etc.), by benefitting them, the politicians gain the goodwill of their community and hence their votes.

Thats why they don't really give importance to any clause in the bills that favor your immigration status. They know it doesn't affect them.

Second, it goes by demand and supply. Ask a nurse from your country what did it take her to get a Green Card. I am sure you understand the rest of the story.
 
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