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Old 07-12-2012, 08:14 AM
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Dear Immigration Voice Members,

We are excited to share with you that on July 11, 2012 Senator Grassley lifted his hold on H.R. 3012, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act - the bill to remove per-country ceilings for a fair employment-based system that is “first-come, first-served.”

Senator Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Schumer (D-NY) have worked out an agreement on an amendment to HR 3012. With this amendment in place, Senator Grassley has removed his hold on HR 3012 and supports the bill’s passage in the Senate. We applaud Senator Grassley, Senator Schumer and their staff for the leadership and tremendous efforts to negotiate a compromise in the midst of a very partisan environment.

Here is the FAQ (FAQ for Grassley Amendment to HR3012) for the Grassley Amendment to H.R.3012.

As immigrants and those most affected by this bill, we have been and remain the key champions for HR 3012. Our employers, including Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, Google, HP, Qualcomm and several other tech companies, are on our side in this fight. They are good players and fully support the negotiated Grassley amendment, even though it could result in some additional costs to these companies. We believe that all of the Senators are on board with the substance of amended H.R.3012, and the House earlier passed HR 3012 with an overwhelming bipartisan majority—96% in favor. As far as immigration goes, this bill and the Grassley amendment are about as good as it get in terms of support.

Since the language of the bill will be amended, the bill will go back to the House after it passes the Senate. We are gearing up for our advocacy efforts to see the bill pass the Senate followed by vote on amended H.R.3012 in the House. But we cannot do this alone. As always we need every member to step up and do their share in fighting the good fight with the following two action items.

Action Items

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1) We urge all members to contribute funds to Immigration Voice as you have done in the past many times. We have come a long way on this bill in last 6 years and we need to have a well-funded advocacy effort in next few weeks in Washington DC to finish this job. Immigration Voice - PayPal Donate

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2) Send a message to your Senators requesting for their leadership on a bill that helps U.S. economy by letting high skilled immigrants create jobs in America.
ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- Request your Senators to to Pass H.R.3012 in the U.S Senate

If you receive a response from a Senate Office, please forward it to info@immigrationvoice.org. DO NOT NAME OR POST ANY SENATE OFFICE RESPONSES ON THE FORUM.

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We have to act on these action items TODAY, TOMORROW and until you hear from us. Do not assume that “others” will do your share.

We are very close to getting this bill done and ending the discrimination based on country-of-birth once and for all. Our opponents have thought all along that the slow action in Congress would stop us. Now they are desperate and are making a last stand. Let’s work together on this final push and get this bill passed once and for all.

Thank you for your continued support!

Team Immigration Voice

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Sent Letters to my Senators - GA.
Forwarded the link to my friends.
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Completed both the action items.

Contributed another $100-- paypal-receipt: 4932-6352-1291-0093

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Donated $100 and sent the letters to my senators.

As someone who attended couple of advocacy day events in DC related to this bill, I can tell people here who have not done so, that this is a monumental achievement to have reached this far.

When you attend the advocacy days, you see first hand the kind of effort and resources required to get something like this done. You also see the process in action.

Please contribute and also spread the word among your friends. These two action items need to be done asap. Please follow up and get this across to as many people as you can.

Once again, please do your part and be part of the solution and history. We have a chance and let us take the opportunity presented to us.

Contribute both money and effort towards this cause. Participate and win.
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Come one friends. I see more than 250 people viewing this right now. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and complete the action items. It is your time for action now.
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