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They are discussing about LGBT amendment by Leahy. If this passes then forget about the bill. It would fall apart. Hope it gets defeated.
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What gives you the riight to decide what is core issue and what is not ? Everybody has a right to an opinion. GC might be important to you, but that doesn't give you authority or right to discount anything else.

As a matter of fact, if it wasn't a core issue, then we wouldn't be discussing it.
Agreed. We should learn from other communities like lationos who are fighting for their illegal brother and sisters even for their siblings. Even LGBT communities are asking same rights for their partners. Irish community able to carve out 10k visa for their people without any skills requirement, Koreans and Caribbean able to get same for their people with LOW skills. Also new low skill visa category W has their spouse work authorization.

Still on other hand people from desi communities are not willing to lend support (even some are against too!!) to their better half May I am wrong but my perception is because our society see them as homemaker than bread winner. Or may be many h1b here are not married yet and this issue are no longer affect them.
Although My wife has gone through that rut now employed on EAD but I would like my future immigrants Indian brothers and sisters do not go through same rut.
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Immigration reform bill clears key Senate hurdle - CNN.com
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Immigration reform bill clears key Senate hurdle - CNN.com
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Cruz 4 went down (as expected) 6-12.

Hatch 8 hasn't come up yet, so as someone suggested it'll either be withdrawn or go down. Withdrawn is more likely since Hatch doesn't want to see any of his amendments fail since he will be voting for the bill in the committee.

What are the odds the 5-yr STEM limit will be removed on the floor of the Senate? Will IV or Compete America push for the 5-yr STEM limit in the House?
When the list of proposed amendments was being compiled on IV forum, 5yr thing was on top request from many IVers. Unfortunately that member demand did not translate into actual amendment request from IV to Senators....good luck and try on your own now if u can...contact your area senators and congressman about this...
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Senate Immigration Bill Passes Out Of Judiciary Committee
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Why do you say that the STEM provision was not on the IV ask list? It was and still is and core team has been talking to multiple offices for sponsoring that and other amendments.
Our members have to keep contacting and talking to their lawmakers in order to get traction for all our amendment proposals...simply asking for something is not the end of the road, it is just the beginning. As it has been mentioned here, we have had a huge number of members participate in town hall meetings and meet with local lawmaker offices to push for our provisions/amendments. We need lot more participation. Contact us via facebook or @info@immigrationvoice.org if u want to volunteer. We have had lots of orientation sessions (how to attend townhalls, meet lawmaker offices) and will have many more where you can learn about advocacy and lobbying. All you have to do is step up and act. We have to keep pushing our lawmakers not only for amendments but also to support the base CIR bill S.744 (if they do not already). Remember..if CIR does not pass we lose whatever is already in the bill as well.

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When the list of proposed amendments was being compiled on IV forum, 5yr thing was on top request from many IVers. Unfortunately that member demand did not translate into actual amendment request from IV to Senators....good luck and try on your own now if u can...contact your area senators and congressman about this...
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This is a great start. Hope it crosses the Senate hurdle soon!
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Hats off to the IV Core team for keeping up the momentum and helping pass the Hatch-Schumer ammendment, let's keep up the effort! We are so close I can smell it
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We are sniffing it for last few years

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Hats off to the IV Core team for keeping up the momentum and helping pass the Hatch-Schumer ammendment, let's keep up the effort! We are so close I can smell it
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Why do you say that the STEM provision was not on the IV ask list? It was and still is and core team has been talking to multiple offices for sponsoring that and other amendments.
Our members have to keep contacting and talking to their lawmakers in order to get traction for all our amendment proposals...simply asking for something is not the end of the road, it is just the beginning. As it has been mentioned here, we have had a huge number of members participate in town hall meetings and meet with local lawmaker offices to push for our provisions/amendments. We need lot more participation. Contact us via facebook or @info@immigrationvoice.org if u want to volunteer. We have had lots of orientation sessions (how to attend townhalls, meet lawmaker offices) and will have many more where you can learn about advocacy and lobbying. All you have to do is step up and act. We have to keep pushing our lawmakers not only for amendments but also to support the base CIR bill S.744 (if they do not already). Remember..if CIR does not pass we lose whatever is already in the bill as well.
A handy list of influential Senators and Representatives on immigration. A good % of them are likely to end up on the eventual "conference committee" that reconciles House and Senate versions. Please lobby all of them on all the IV priorities, including removing the 5-yr STEM grad limit and allowing advanced STEM grads to self-petition without an employer. I would think lobbying Bob Goodlatte, Darrell Issa and the House Gang should be done first.

House Gang of 8:
Raul Labrador R-ID
Mario Diaz-Balart R-FL
Xavier Becerra D-IL
Zoe Lofgren D-CA
John Yarmuth D-KY
John Carter R-TX
Sam Johnson R-TX
Luis Gutierrez D-IL

Sponsor of the standalone high skills House bill:
Darrell Issa R-CA

Chair of the House Judiciary Committee:
Bob-Goodlatte R-VA

Senate Gang of 8:
Marco Rubio R-FL
Michael Bennet D-CO
Richard Durbin D-IL
Jeff Flake R-AZ
Lindsey Graham R-SC
John McCain R-AZ
Bob Menendez D-NJ
Chuck Schumer D-NY
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Starting 9:30am today, Senate Judiciary committee will undertake the markup of S.744 - Immigration Reform of 2013.

Here is a link to all 1st degree amendments filed -
S.744 Amendments

Here is the link to watch the mark-up live:
Integrated Senate Video Player

Bill markup is a crucial step towards passage of the bill in the Senate. There are many amendments for and against our provisions. So this process will be critical to determine which of our provisions will make into the final bill.
Hello sir,

do you know when will be the effective dates for this if it pass's senate,

Details of the Senate immigration bill

Thanks

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All Immigration Gurus...

Greetings...

I am a silent follower of this forum & would like to thank the IV team for all the work.. "VERY HARD & IMPRESSIVE WORK". I make sure that I am on this forum at least once a day.

I would like to ask...

I read thru the amendments but did find anywhere the Concurrent I-140 & 485 filing that yesterday everyone was talking about. With my minimum immigration knowledge can some one please tell me which line in the Bill or amendment is talking about this.

Regards... lets all of us go Green... All the best again IV for all your HARD WORK.. I have trust in you.
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Great to see IV's efforts bearing fruit. But I have a major concern like I am sure many other might have. My company is a small consulting firm with less than 50 employees. Most of these employees are on H1B's consulting at different client places across the country. One of the provisions (according to my understanding) that is part of CIR currently is that companies with 15% or more employees that are H1B can not send their employees to client places to work I am correct? If so wont this have a massive negative impact on scores of us H1Bs working for consulting firms. Will this effectively end consulting firms dependent on H1B's? What sort of an impact are you expecting? Shouldn't this be one of the most important issues that need to be taken up as it affects so many of us? Is it something to be worried about?
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