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Old 07-18-2007, 12:59 PM
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Default IV action alert: Lets work on the next phase of legslative activity

IV action alert $50 per month recurring contribution drive.

Dear IV members,
IV has had its first big success this year and we should all be proud of what we can all do. We worked hard and left no stone unturned to get this relief for our members. During the last few days there has been some movement on the National Defense Authorization Act and work on DREAM and SKIL provisions. While we were fully focused on the 485 relief, we did not lose sight of the developments. We have built a positive momentum and have been getting positive signals from key lawmakers. It is now upto us how we can seize the opportunity and focus on the lobbying efforts on legislative front. After seeing the overwhelming support of our members we are also encouraged to move ahead with full steam and explore the possibility of our provisions in the upcoming legislative activities. We also need to explore any other future movement on legislative front. Please join us in this struggle by signing up for $50 or more per month recurring contributions. This minimum amount is important for us to accomplish the kind of results we all desire. The failure of CIR and the political climate against immigration are making the task difficult but not impossible.

Monthly $50 sign ups will enable us to have a better idea on the funds for the coming months and we can plan our efforts better.

http://immigrationvoice.org/index.ph...d=26&Itemid=44

Thanks again for your continued support.

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P.S. After our success with the visa bulletin, our opponents, other organizations and people in DC know that IV has arrived. Congrats everyone.
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Originally Posted by ThinkTwice
" Kapoor says he has spent about $64,000 of his own money in the last 19 months, largely on travel to and from Washington."

http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/...eek+exclusives

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Yes this is not a typo. This is true. Aman has made more financial sacrifices and time sacrifices than anyone else. Not a single penny has been reimbursed to him for his trips to DC, food and stay in DC or car rental in DC. He even risked his job and went to DC on unpaid leave at critical times because lobbying was important for getting our work done. We in the core team know this and when we see the kind of contributions we get from members, we feel disappointed that our efforts are not valued. When we started the $20 contributions people felt $20 was too high and wanted $10 per month or less. The kind of work and effort that is needed to push a single provision is phenomenal and needs lot of capital. The more the better. Sometimes reading posts that say IV core is selfish also disappoints us. People do not know the effort that goes in getting anything done. This website is simply a tool for us to communicate to everyone. The big effort is the lobbying work. We hope the Buisnessweek article helps people realize our hard work and people value it by contributing to it and helping us in all action items.

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Old 07-18-2007, 01:06 PM
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Default Didn't see any e-mail

Hmm..didn't see any email for this action alert/Funding drive. I thought all IV action alerts were sent out as e-mails.
Franklin,can you please forward this to our Northern Calif chapter?
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:09 PM
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Default Where are the new members?

Where are the new members whom I see on other 485 related forums?
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Contributing 10 or 20 is always a pain when you have the option of getting it free.

Pledge: I am contributing monthly $25 to IV
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Default Go IV

As a $20 recurring contributor till now, I am upgrading my monthly contribution to $50 from today onwards.


Good luck to everyone and my wishes to IV CORE.

Also IV membership just crossed the 21000 mark.

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Where are the new members whom I see on other 485 related forums?
We can only hope they join..and pitch in...
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I posted this on another thread.. Recapturing lost visa numbers from yester years has to be top priority..

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lets fight to recapture Visa numbers from the previous years.. As this article rightly points us, the road ahead:

Not the End of the Road

Still unresolved is the issue of green cards that have gone unused in the past decade or more. USCIS estimates that 10,000 green cards of the 140,000 allotted for employment-based applicants were not issued last year. Immigration Voice estimates that 200,000 in total have gone unused in the last decade. Immigrant advocates have been urging the federal government to offer make these green-card slots available to help relieve the backlog of those waiting for green cards, an estimated 500,000.

Using green cards from previous years would require legislation from Congress. Lofgren says there have been "some discussions going on informally" about whether such a move is possible. But it's no sure thing. It would be difficult to pass such legislation in a Congress that is leery of any immigration issue after a comprehensive reform effort with the support of President George W. Bush and bipartisan leaders in the Senate got shot down earlier this summer.

Meanwhile, immigrant advocates say they will continue to press to speed the process of turning workers with visas into permanent residents. "This [decision] helps us move from a more painful limbo to a less painful limbo, but it's limbo nonetheless," says Immigration Voice's Pradhan. "Adjustment of status is not our final destination; green-card status is."
http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/...80_page_2.htm:)
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Default some history

after going through some of the posts, i understand that there were earlier attempts to add SKIL amendments to other bills but it didnt fly..

Was there similar attempts to add provisions to 'capture unused numbers' and 'not include dependents for visa number count' to other bills before? Are these much more difficult to get done? Just want to know the history of these issues in the legislature...
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So that puts on to 350$ and 50$ monthly. Common people lets us all donate to help urselfs.
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I just upgraded my monthly from 20 to 50 and also convinced 5 more aspirants to join and contribut 20 or 50 per month.


Let us all join hands and show our strength !!!
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Default Thanks and another contribution..

Contributed another $100. I am not very active member on this board but I do follow it regularly and I have made contributions in the past.

Let me also take this opportunity to thank IV for putting legal EB immigration on the front page and its ability to galvanize the grass-root efforts in the momentum not seen before. I think we can only go forward from here and if we keep united, make regular contributions and fight for our justified cause, we can do wonders!

I will also exhort other non-members and members for bringing in more people to this forum and helping with contributions.

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Hi,

I made my one time payment yesterday..will do it again soon.
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Thumbs up Everyone should change from $20 to $50!

Following a one time contribution I signed up for $20 re-occurring (Jan 2007). I have discontinued that to go to $50 now! I think if anyone wants to THANK and appreciate the work all IV volunteers did, they should be do so by paying. No thank you cards no flowers....just reoccurring contribution!
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