You can contribute to immigration Voice on a monthly basis by signing up for a recurring payment method using paypal. Your contribution amount can be as small as $50 per month. Once you signup, the amount ($50 or $100) will be debited from your chosen account each month. Payments are secure and safe and Paypal is used as a gateway to ensure secure transactions.
You may stop the recurring payments at any time in the future by logging into your Paypal account and canceling your recurring contributions directly. Once you signup, Paypal will email confirmation and account details directly into your email and you can use those emails for future changes and for payment confirmation.
Please click on one of the icons below to signup for Monthly Contributions thru Paypal. If you do not have a paypal account the site will direct you to sign up for an account. Account creation is free, secure and it takes less than a minute. You can also Signup for the recurring contributions by clicking here or clicking on the donate button from any forum page via the top horizontal green bar that shows monthly contributions.
Note : If you previously signed up for $20 per month recurring contributions, you don't have to do anything, they will continue as $20 per month until you choose to cancel them. Beginning 04/09/2009, we only have many options for one time and recurring contributions including $25 per month, $50 per month, $100 per month.
2. One time contribution:
Immigration Voice prefers that all contributors make monthly recurring payments even if its an amount as small as $50 per month. However, if you choose to make a one-time payment only, you can do so by using your credit card, debit card or electronic check using Paypal option below. You can also send a paper check in the mail to PO Box listed below.
A. Using your Credit Card or eCheck with Paypal:
At PayPal you can pay from your credit card ( Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover) or as an e-check from your bank account. The payments are processed by Paypal but you do not have to create a new paypal account to make a one-time contribution. It is completely safe to contribute using your credit card with Paypal's secure payment processing system.
B. Personal Check in Mail:
You can send the checks payable to 'Immigration Voice' to:
3561 Homestead Road #375
Santa Clara, CA 95051-5161
Please write your Immigration Voice member ID (username) on the check.
Immigration Voice is planning to advocate our issues to both chambers of congress ahead of time so that the bill is written in a way that creates a real reform that can be consequential to our issues. We have been successful in introducing amendments in 2006 during the Senate debate and bills in Congress in 2008, and we will be again successful this year if we have strong funding for advocacy efforts.
Are my contributions tax-deductible?
Even though our organization helps a large number of people, since lobbying is a significant part of our expenses, we have a Tax exemption status under section 501(c)(4) . Because our Organization is not an Organization described in section 170(c) of the code, contributors may not deduct contributions made to our organization.Read more about this at the IRS website.
Where is the money spent and what is the accountability?
Immigration Voice is a non-profit organization. Monies collected by Immigration Voice go towards grassroots efforts and obtaining advice from our strategic counsel Patton Boggs. As a 501(c)(4) organization, Immigration Voice is obligated to file tax returns with the IRS and have its accounts audited by a CPA.
The Team members and volunteers who are running this organization have a lot to lose if they misuse the funds and break the tax laws as it would hurt their own immigration process if they do so. The IRS tax code that dictates the use of funds for a non-profit ensure the accountability of the financials of this organization.
We realize that these contributions are public funds collected from a number of people who want a solution to the issue of inordinate waiting periods for EB Green Cards. We have taken great care in making sure that there is proper oversight of the funds collected and disbursed and transparency in the funds utilization. All funds are collected in the name of the organization only and not in any particular individual's name.
Note: Members are advised that by contributing to Immigration Voice in cash, kind, volunteering efforts, or by any other means of involvement, members realize that Immigration Voice is not liable for any delays in processing or inefficiencies inherent in the federal, state and other government agencies, given the nature of the system. Immigration Voice simply advocates and attempts to enlighten the community, policy makers and other parties that influence the institution of laws in the United States of changes required to make the system more efficient and considerate to employment-based immigrants and high-skilled workers. By contributing in any way to Immigration Voice, it is understood that no contract exists by which Immigration Voice can be held responsible for any changes to the immigration system. By reading this disclaimer, members understand that Immigration Voice attempts to advocate reforms in good faith. Any contribution made to Immigration Voice is non-refundable. Immigration Voice is Tax exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, since Immigration Voice is not an organization as described in section 170(c) of the code, donors may not deduct contributions that have been made
I have already signed up for recurring contributions using Paypal. How do I stop them?
If you signed up using Paypal account : All recurring contributions to Immigration Voice are processed by Paypal. If you signed up thru your paypal account, then you can simply go to your paypal account to stop the recurring contributions.
If you didnt create/use Paypal account : Even if you do not have a paypal account and if you have signed up for recurring payments directly from your credit card or debit card, its still Paypal that processes that transaction. You can click on one of the icons below that will take you to Paypal site where you can logon with your account (same as your email address) and your password. The email address and password would be the same email address and password you gave at the time of signing up. If you forgot your email/password, you can recover that from Paypal by click on Forgot Email or Forgot Password links on Paypal's Website. You will need the information about your name, credit card and other personal information to recover that.
TO CANCEL PAYPAL RECURRING PAYMENTS, CLICK ON ONE OF THE ICONS BELOW: