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The Senate Committee--hearing entitled “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.

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Panel I

The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

Panel II

* Jose Antonio Vargas, Founder, Define American, New York, NY
* Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies, Washington, DC
* Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution, Washington, DC
* Chris Crane, President, National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council 118 of the * American Federation of Government Employees, Washington, DC
* Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC
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At the first half of the hearing, Senator Lee announced introducing Fairness for High Skilled Immigration Act in the Senate for removing per-country limits.

Sen. Whitehouse, Klobuchar also referred to importance of removing per-country limits.

Many references for the desire to resolve green card backlogs and fixing green card process.

Overall, this level of awareness on the issue is a testament to the effort put in by hundreds of IV members from across the country who have been willing to repeatedly take time off, book flights, travel to DC, tell their personal stories of hardship underscoring the problems in the system with specific ideas on how to fix broken system. Its not easy, this is a process of awareness and education that takes years, and for those who have been relentlessly contributing to this debate - are the reason for this level of awareness on our issues, which was absent in previous attempts on CIR. As we can all tell, things are on the right track.

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In 2nd panel at the hearing, Steve Case just referred to removing green card backlogs and eliminating per country limits in I2 Act.
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IV core member's hard work will pay off. Great work guys.
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Very soothing to ears. The same things discussed over here at IV are reflected in the statements of the speakers. Credibility has to be earned and IV did it.
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Hats off to IV! Again a job well done!
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Thanks IV for the efforts. I see a light at the end of the tunnel but still long way to go, Appreciate everyone involving with IV to get things moving.
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Any one seeing light at the end of tunnel is not important....But how fast they move forward(removing backlog) and how soon others(who are in the tunnel) see the light is the question...
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At the first half of the hearing, Senator Lee announced introducing Fairness for High Skilled Immigration Act in the Senate for removing per-country limits.

Sen. Whitehouse, Klobuchar also referred to importance of removing per-country limits.

Many references for the desire to resolve green card backlogs and fixing green card process.

Overall, this level of awareness on the issue is a testament to the effort put in by hundreds of IV members from across the country who have been willing to repeatedly take time off, book flights, travel to DC, tell their personal stories of hardship underscoring the problems in the system with specific ideas on how to fix broken system. Its not easy, this is a process of awareness and education that takes years, and for those who have been relentlessly contributing to this debate - are the reason for this level of awareness on our issues, which was absent in previous attempts on CIR. As we can all tell, things are on the right track.
Admin,

Are we still planning to work on getting standalone bill for Country limits approved , or is this eventually going to be merged with CIR.

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Here is an interesting article regarding country cap elimination...

Editorial: Reality should trump equality in immigration reform | Dallas Morning News Editorials - Opinion and Commentary for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News
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Country caps must be eliminated. This is so much discrimination by country of birth when standing in line for green cards. Why should someone in the same job and company get greencard in 6 months and we wait for 72 years? This bug in the system must be fixed. Enough QA is done through news articles till now.
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Any one seeing light at the end of tunnel is not important....But how fast they move forward(removing backlog) and how soon others(who are in the tunnel) see the light is the question...
There could be more hearings. in the coming weeks. A bill could be introduced by end of March. Many details are still being worked out. So it is important we participate in advocacy days in DC next month before the bill hits the floor.

Those who are unable to come to DC, please consider consider contributing the amount you would have spent on travel, food and stay if you came to DC for 3 days. We have to invest a lot in the massive advocacy effort in the coming months.
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