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wellwishergc
02-27-2006, 01:51 PM
I think these bills are too complicated and have possibilities of failing on the house floor, even if they pass through the senate..

My question to the group is: Does it make sense for us to lobby for changes to existing laws as 'amendments/enhancements' (do not know the exact term), which need not go through this full-blown congressional approval process.. Another issue that we are facing with the bills such as immig. comprehensive bill is that we get tagged together with illegal immig., so it becomes all the more probable to get rejected. I am just being realistic and urging the IV team to add one more action item to the agenda and see if we can put some efforts towards this additional agenda.

I think, in addition to supporting the bills, we should look at this additional possibility. Something like allowing I-485 even though the number is not available, just requires an amendment to the existing law. It does not require additional quota, so there is no major impact to immigration law as a whole. So, we may not need to wait for a bill to clear, in order for such reliefs to be approved.

My take is: we should strive for 3-pronged approach - 1) near short term approach is to ask for immediate relief such as I-485 filing without the visa number availability; there may be other such reliefs possible - 2) short term approach is to support the current bills being considerd, as we are doing already - 3) long term approach is to think of what is the backup plan in case 1 and 2 fails

Just thinking out loud here.

RNANDIGAM1
01-15-2007, 09:55 PM
I strongly support filing I-485 without the priority date restriction.

I am not sure what is best on the long term basis. Where can INS decrease the processsing time with the existing format. What type of techniques or methods can change the existing GC processing format so the time required for a petetion to go through decreases significantly?

anurakt
01-15-2007, 10:19 PM
Pack bags or continue with slavery :) :)