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09-19-2007, 12:34 PM
The Washington Post - Metro Section - has an article on the rally in today's paper.
Have others come across any other papers carrying articles on the rally?
09-19-2007, 12:50 PM
Snippet from the above link is pasted below.
protest visa delays
About 1,000 highly skilled legal immigrants, carrying placards and cell phones and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with U.S. flags, rallied Tuesday at the Capitol to protest long delays and vast bureaucratic backlogs in the immigration system.
The immigrants, including computer engineers, doctors and medical technicians from India and China, came from as far as California and Washington state to call on Congress to provide more permanent visas for highly educated immigrants and more resources for the overburdened immigration system. They said the plight of foreigners living in the United States legally had been eclipsed by the polarized debate over illegal
immigration that led to the defeat of an immigration overhaul in June.
The immigrants, who are living in the United States on student or high-skilled employment visas, said they were nearing despair with waits lasting as long as a decade to obtain visas giving them permanent residence, which are known as a green cards.
09-19-2007, 12:52 PM
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