Originally Posted by senram
I really doubt anything will happen in immigration whether legal or illegal for 2 years. History shows immigration policy was restrictive when unemployment is high. It is not for discouraging any attempts but real situation now. Even business is not that much aggressive. During Lame Duck Session I saw IV was only one lobbying to attach Visa Recapture.
But as usual CIR may be introduced including Eb reform in Feb. Lawyers site will get attention by their big analysis. IV Forum members will discuss again who is left out in the bill. Finally it will sit on Judiciary commitee and expire in December.
But there is a belief that EB reform has strong support in congress. But if that is the case why any piecemeal bill is not coming out of Judiciary commitee for the past few years? Only reason told was everything waiting for CIR. The setback of Dream Bill shows that even Piecemeal Bill is also very difficult. Probably Still IV might have expressed optimistic view in Donor Forum about 2011. But for 2011 and 2012 " Hope for best and Prepare for worst'
Probably it you take effort it may be helpful for future immigration aspirants. But most IV members may get GC before Eb reform happens.
I agree with forever_waiting.
Senram, the bad economy is definitely a big hurdle to overcome. But your option of "hoping for best and prepare for worst" is not an action item. It is a passive act with no beneficial outcome. Hoping for the best is when you have put the efforts and leave the results to fate. Not putting the efforts at all (because we may be held hostage to cir, or the possibilities of peicemeal is slim) - is preparing for the worst!
Think about it, without the ground work, we cannot hope for a last minute miracle.