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Tomorrow (Thursday) House Immigration Sub-Committee is planning on mark up bill HR5882 to recapture unused green cards. This is an extremely IMPORTANT development. We are hoping that an agreement could be reached prior to the vote so that this bill is not rejected based no party line vote. As such all members are requested to PLEASE PLEASE call the following members on the subcommittee requesting them to support Congresswoman Lofgren's bill H.R.5882 to recapture unused green cards.

Majority Members (Democrats)
Member Name DC Phone
Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) 202-225-8203
Howard L. Berman (D-CA) 202-225-4695
Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) 202-225-3816
Maxine Waters (D-CA) 202-225-2201
Bill Delahunt (D-MA) 202-225-3111
Linda T. Sanchez (D-CA) 202-225-6676
Artur Davis (D-AL) 202-225-2665
Keith Ellison (D-MN) 202-225-4755
Anthony Weiner (D-NY) 202-225-6616

Minority Members (Republicans)
Member Name DC Phone
Steve King (R-IA) [Ranking Member]202-225-4426
Elton Gallegly (R-CA) 202-225-5811
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) 202-225-5431
Dan Lungren (R-CA) 202-225-5716
J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) 202-225-6365
Louie Gohmert (R-TX) 202-225-3035

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BACKGROUND & TALKING POINTS
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HR5882 was sponsored by Congresswoman Lofgren and Congressman Sensenbrenner. This bill recaptures all the unused visa numbers that have been lost since 1992 due to processing delays in Employment based category and Family category. It is estimated that 216000 green cards will be recaptured which would help to eleviate the employment based backlogs.

Please use the instructions provided below to make the phone calls.

(1) Call the congressman/woman office and request to speak with the aide who handles Legislative and Immigration matters

2) If they are not available leave a VM for them -

"I would like Representative "Representative Name" to support HR 5882, bill to recapture the green cards lost due to processing and bureaucratic delays. As you may already know that this is a bi-partisan bill with wide bipartisan support in the house and will help improve American competitiveness & reduce the back logs associated with USCIS. This bill is non controversial measures that will help US to stay competitive with a highly educated and skilled work force and address family based backlogs also.

To All congress-critters:
In a nutshell, this bill allows USCIS to manage their workflow more effectively, which provides better customer service, and will eventually lead to better turn-around times.

To Democrats: More people will be able to get their citizenship in reasonable times.

To Republicans: Companies will be able to attract more talent which improves economic performance."


(3) As usual Do NOT get into the CIR issue or illegal Immigration. If the aide is confusing with CIR or illegal immigration, just tell them that these are legal immigration bills.

(4) If the aide asks whether you belong to the district or not, tell them NO if you don't. Mention to them that you already spoke with your representative and would like the congressman/congresswoman
support.

The list of key representatives along with their contact information is provided in this post.

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If asked please say that you are a member of Immigration Voice.

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If the staffer ask - "did you call the representative in your area", say that -

"Yes I did. Congressman/Congresswoman is a prominent member of Immigration Sub-committee which makes him a national figure of great importance. Congressman's decision and support is very important for people inside and outside of your district and as such I urge you and the Congressman to support HR5882."

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Here is a letter we co-signed with over 65 other organizations/groups supporting HR5882. This letter was sent earlier today to all the members of the House:

http://immigrationvoice.org/media/Re...INAL_House.doc

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HEARING SCHEDULE
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SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, REFUGEES,

BORDER SECURITY, AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

NOTICE OF MEETING

TIME DATE PLACE

2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008 2141 Rayburn House Office Building

Request Department of Homeland Security Departmental Report on the Beneficiary of:
H.R. 3092, a Private Bill for the relief of Kimberly Ruth.

Markup of:
H.R. 6020, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to protect the well-being of soldiers and their families, and for other purposes;

H.R. 5882, to recapture employment-based immigrant visas lost to bureaucratic delays and to prevent losses of family- and employment-based immigrant visas in the future; and

H.R. 5924, Emergency Nursing Supply Relief Act.

By Direction of the Chairman

Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
517 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

There will be live Web cast of this hearing.

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Admin - I see that you have mentioned HR5882 and recapture. Could you please post one or two talking points specifically for this bill so that members do not confuse it with the other bills out there.

This is to recapture visa numbers that were not used during the years (??) for legal highly skilled employment based immigrants etc.
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every one pls call.......i am doing my part too..
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House Immigration Sub-Committee is planning on mark up Congresswoman Lofgren's recapture bill tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon in her subcommittee. This is an extremely IMPORTANT development. We are hoping that an agreement reached such that there is no party line vote on this effort. As such all members are requested to PLEASE PLEASE call the following members on the subcommittee requesting them to support Lofgren's recapture bill H.R.5882.

Majority Members (Democrats)
Member Name DC Phone
Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) 202-225-8203
Howard L. Berman (D-CA) 202-225-4695
Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) 202-225-3816
Maxine Waters (D-CA) 202-225-2201
Bill Delahunt (D-MA) 202-225-3111
Linda T. Sanchez (D-CA) 202-225-6676
Artur Davis (D-AL) 202-225-2665
Keith Ellison (D-MN) 202-225-4755
Anthony Weiner (D-NY) 202-225-6616

Minority Members (Republicans)
Member Name DC Phone
Steve King (R-IA) [Ranking Member]202-225-4426
Elton Gallegly (R-CA) 202-225-5811
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) 202-225-5431
Dan Lungren (R-CA) 202-225-5716
J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) 202-225-6365
Louie Gohmert (R-TX) 202-225-3035


I called following people and requested to support this bill
Member Name DC Phone
Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) 202-225-8203
Howard L. Berman (D-CA) 202-225-4695
Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) 202-225-3816
Maxine Waters (D-CA) 202-225-2201
Bill Delahunt (D-MA) 202-225-3111
Linda T. Sanchez (D-CA) 202-225-6676
Artur Davis (D-AL) 202-225-2665
Keith Ellison (D-MN) 202-225-4755
Anthony Weiner (D-NY) 202-225-6616

Please everybody call them its only matter of 10 min.

Thanks.
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should we say to support all (HR 6039 & HR 5882, HR 5921) bills OR only HR 5882?

I would like Representative "Representative Name" to co sponsor bills
HR 6039 & HR 5882, HR 5921. All the three bills have wide bipartisan
support in the house and will help improve American competitiveness &
reduce the back logs associated with USCIS. All these bills are non
controversial measures that will help US to stay competitive with a
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Could you please post one or two talking points specifically for this bill so that members do not confuse it with the other bills out there.
Yes a few important talking points would be useful. My understanding is most of the time calls are taken by someone to note the support of the specific bill number, so calling with bill number and some generic talk may be OK but a targeted talk to point out one or two points by all of us may have more impact.

BTW...I called Delahunt's office. First mentioned HR5882 and used a few generic talking points to request the congressman's support.
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Core or anyone, what does this mean?

"We are hoping that an agreement reached such that there is no party line vote on this effort."
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Please post on other websites too so that more people can call
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