To bring attention to October Visa Bulletin Fiasco, skilled immigrants send flowers to DHS Secretary in Gandhian style.
[Washington D.C.] To register a silent and peaceful protest with DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson over the October Visa Bulletin fiasco (1), in true Gandhian spirit, immigrants from across the country are sending flowers to DHS Secretary. Immigrants feel violated by DHS reversal of the October Visa Bulletin.
Immigration Voice. A national non-profit grassroots organization focused on rights for high skilled immigrants (Doctors, Engineers, and Researchers, etc.) that are stuck in employment based Green Card backlogs.
Flower Campaign to send flowers to DHS Secretary to fix October 2015 Visa Bulletin.
DHS Headquarters located at 3801 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20528
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 2:30PM
In true Gandhian spirit, to register silent and peaceful protest over DHS and State Department October 2015 Visa Bulletin Fiasco, Immigration Voice members from across the country have started a flower campaign to send flowers to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. The purpose of this unique and peaceful campaign is to draw attention to the unfair reversal of the October Visa Bulletin by DHS and State Department. It is estimated that thousands of immigrants have spent close to $100 million to prepare Adjustment of Status petitions based on the September 9 Visa Bulletin. However, DHS and State Department have reversed the Visa Bulletin without giving anyone the chance to submit their petition. Tax-paying law-abiding skilled immigrants with approved immigrant petitions have made life-altering decisions and spent millions of dollars to prepare and submit their Adjustment of Status petition. However, all that will now go to waste because of the reversal of Visa Bulletin. DHS and State Department have not provided any explanation for this visa bulletin reversal. Skilled Immigrants are protesting in their own way to let DHS Secretary know DHS actions are severely hurting legal immigrants. Coincidently this silent non-violent peaceful protest coincides with the 146th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2nd.
(1) Background of October Visa Bulletin Fiasco