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Default Important Message to the Sideliners

Please visit this site http://www.immigration-law.com/Canada.html . You will see that STRIVE bill is about to be introduced in both houses. Also notice that this bill is a bipartisan bill with Democrats in the lead. This increase chances of its success.

Note that though it is a comprehensive immigration reform bill but it does have some positive provisions, which greatly affect us. For example: The effective yearly green cards will be increased from 140K per year to 290K *2.5 = 725K, where 2.5 is the multiplier for spouse and children as they will be exempted from the quota.
In simple terms, priority dates will become current as soon as the bill passes.

Unfortunately, the bill needs to be passed by certain majority and there are three categories of people who will vote on this a) In favor b) Not in favor c) Haven’t decided yet. Category “C” are the ones that need to be convinced to vote in favor of the bill.

One of the goals of the Sep 18th rally is to meet with the category “c” lawmakers and try bringing then on our side. But if our number is not large enough they will most likely be voting Nay and hence defeating the bill.

So think and act….
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Default Focus On Strive

ALL IV MEMBERS AND ENTIRE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY MUST MUST MUST FOCUS ON STRIVE ACT.

This is our top most priority.

The rally has been perfectly timed. We must make this a big success.

So please participate in the rally.
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Wink No worries

What's the big deal, if it is not this year may be in next few years another bill will be introduced. Bills will kept being introduced and some day one of those bill will pass.

Why should I worry about it? Do you really think you can make a difference?

Even the answer is yes, people with late priority dates should be more worried as they are the ones who will get their GC in several years. If they are not worried, why are you?

You know there is a saying that goes in my country, you can bring horse to water but you can't make him drink.

So dude take it easy... Even though in 5-10 years but folks will get their GC (of course assuming other things remain constant)
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Default see the last paragraph .. anything IV can change about it? might be too late

From http://www.immigration-law.com/Canada.html

List of Witnesses To Testify at House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee Hearing Tomorrow

The list:
Congressman Jeff Flake, R-AZ, co-sponsor of STRIVE Act of 2007
Congressman Joe Beca, D-CA
Congressman Ray Lahood, R-CA
Congessman Brian Bilbray, R-CA
Tony Wasilewsi, Small Business Owner, Schiller Park, IL
Eduardo Gonzalez, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class, Jacsonville, FL
Rev. Luis Cortes, Jr., President Esperanza USA
Joshua Hoyt, Executive Director Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Cassandra Q. Butts, Sr. Vice President for Domestic Policy Center for American Progress
David Lizarraga, Chirman of U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Julie Kirchner, Director of Government Relations Federation of American Immigration Reform
Corey Stewart, Chairman At-Large, William County Board of Supervisors, FL

The list indicates that the skilled worker immigrant worker community is not well represented in this hearing. We will post the text of the testimony as soon as it becomes available.
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Default You Got to Worry

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What's the big deal, if it is not this year may be in next few years another bill will be introduced. Bills will kept being introduced and some day one of those bill will pass.

Why should I worry about it? Do you really think you can make a difference?

Even the answer is yes, people with late priority dates should be more worried as they are the ones who will get their GC in several years. If they are not worried, why are you?

You know there is a saying that goes in my country, you can bring horse to water but you can't make him drink.

So dude take it easy... Even though in 5-10 years but folks will get their GC (of course assuming other things remain constant)

I may have early PD but it doesn't make GC is granted, rather than focus on “What’s in for me” please focus on common issue.

Great people had not thought about themselves, they always thought about the future.

There is old say in my country that a person who plants a tree will not be get benefited through that, but still plant it; the reason is that the person believes that the tree will give benefits to the future generations
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Default We will be in much better position

No, it is not too late but JUST IN TIME.

After this hearing, first set of votes will be taken to decide if this bill should be made debatable or not. It just requires simple majority.

Then, the real thing begins. Debate , amendments and the final voting followed by reconcillation between the two houses.

Even if the bill pass "as it is" we will be in MUCH BETTER POSITION " then what we are in today.

After all, the effective green cards are increased to 725K per year , along with recapture provisions and exemption for people with certain master degree.


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From http://www.immigration-law.com/Canada.html

List of Witnesses To Testify at House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee Hearing Tomorrow

The list:
Congressman Jeff Flake, R-AZ, co-sponsor of STRIVE Act of 2007
Congressman Joe Beca, D-CA
Congressman Ray Lahood, R-CA
Congessman Brian Bilbray, R-CA
Tony Wasilewsi, Small Business Owner, Schiller Park, IL
Eduardo Gonzalez, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class, Jacsonville, FL
Rev. Luis Cortes, Jr., President Esperanza USA
Joshua Hoyt, Executive Director Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Cassandra Q. Butts, Sr. Vice President for Domestic Policy Center for American Progress
David Lizarraga, Chirman of U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Julie Kirchner, Director of Government Relations Federation of American Immigration Reform
Corey Stewart, Chairman At-Large, William County Board of Supervisors, FL

The list indicates that the skilled worker immigrant worker community is not well represented in this hearing. We will post the text of the testimony as soon as it becomes available.
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This should go to top of queue. BUMPING
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Default Excellent Points!

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Please visit this site http://www.immigration-law.com/Canada.html . You will see that STRIVE bill is about to be introduced in both houses. Also notice that this bill is a bipartisan bill with Democrats in the lead. This increase chances of its success.

Note that though it is a comprehensive immigration reform bill but it does have some positive provisions, which greatly affect us. For example: The effective yearly green cards will be increased from 140K per year to 290K *2.5 = 725K, where 2.5 is the multiplier for spouse and children as they will be exempted from the quota.
In simple terms, priority dates will become current as soon as the bill passes.

Unfortunately, the bill needs to be passed by certain majority and there are three categories of people who will vote on this a) In favor b) Not in favor c) Haven’t decided yet. Category “C” are the ones that need to be convinced to vote in favor of the bill.

One of the goals of the Sep 18th rally is to meet with the category “c” lawmakers and try bringing then on our side. But if our number is not large enough they will most likely be voting Nay and hence defeating the bill.

So think and act….
Excellent points! All the more reason to attend the DC rally on the 18th!
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Come on people, we are less than 2 weeks away from our destiny.
All you have to do is to rise from your daily chores, just for one day and help make this event successful.
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Default So how about a fax campaign in favor

So how about a fax campaign in favor.
That should not be too distracting from rally preparations.

Specifically we should highlight support for the increase in greencards. Other provision in STRIVE may have more enemies. Lou Dobbs is already all over it.
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we should all attend. Failure is not an option...there is no better time than Sept 18th
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