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The congressmen/women in the constituency around me have agreed to support this bill, but I was wondering what I could do to convince other politicians in other constituencies? (short of visiting them)?

Will a (physical) letter, or letters be taken seriously? I'm encouraging my friends to go visit as well.
What's your zip code?
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I'm in Santa Clara, CA.
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Hello,

Congressman Chaffetz just did a short interview on HR.213 and the problems he is facing getting a vote on the same.

It would be very helpful if people liked the link to the interview on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Immigration...27949153937976

Thank you.
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:44 AM
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Probably also like the link on his FB too, in addition to the IV link.

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=212373730233
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:37 PM
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For those of you who don't follow us on FB, Rep. Dan Newhouse and Rep Dave Trott have agreed to co-sponsor. Congress.gov will be updated in the forthcoming days.

The announcement on FB is here:
https://www.facebook.com/Immigration...30055033727388

The announcements on Twitter are below:
https://twitter.com/immivoice/status/608019348591153152
https://twitter.com/immivoice/status/608019096979054595
https://twitter.com/immivoice/status/608018172776710147



It would be helpful to our cause of you "liked" the FB post, and "quote" retweeted the tweets above.

Thank you.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:33 PM
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Default Please keep H.R.213 Bill in #1 position under Most-Viewed Bill web page

Everyone,

Please keep H.R.213 Bill in #1 position under Most-Viewed Bill web page. Now it is in 5th position.

https://www.congress.gov/resources/d...t-Viewed+Bills

Please click following link and make it in your internet browser as home page.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-...house-bill/213

Thanks..
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Why can't H.R.213 be merged into the EB5 extension bill? So that the chances off success of this will be immensely high.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:58 AM
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Why can't H.R.213 be merged into the EB5 extension bill? So that the chances off success of this will be immensely high.
This is one way to solve the problem. However the Senate version of EB5 extension does NOT remove per-country caps for all EB's - just EB-5.

We have so many enemies that they took the trouble to just remove per-country cap for EB-5 and not all EB - even though the need to remove it for all EB has been widely acknowledged.

Here is the Senate EB-5: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-1...114s1501is.pdf

Our best shot to get per-country cap removed for all EB is to push for HR.213. Getting an obscene number of co-sponsors for HR.213 serves two purposes - firstly to get HR.213 its-self a vote and secondly to give us cover to add per-country removal to other "must pass" immigration bills.

Make no mistake, getting per-country cap removal to other "must pass" bills is no easier than HR.213 alone because the people who champion for other bills (like say EB-5) have their own priorities that might not necessarily coincide with our own.


If people are sitting on their butts thinking that this will happen by its-self with EB-5 extension (or any other "must pass" bill), and we are wasting our time with HR.213 - they are dead wrong. If anything gets done with EB-5, it will be because we pushed so hard for HR.213, and got so many co-sponsors that GOP leadership decided that EB-5 will get more votes because they added per-country cap removal.

Conversely, if per-country cap removal fails (either by it's self or as attached to another bill), it will be the fault of people who sat on their butts, prognosticating about EB-5, waiting for something to happen and did nothing to contribute to IV's efforts for HR.213.
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"Getting an obscene number of co-sponsoers".. What's the minimum number we are aiming for?

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This is one way to solve the problem. However the Senate version of EB5 extension does NOT remove per-country caps for all EB's - just EB-5.

We have so many enemies that they took the trouble to just remove per-country cap for EB-5 and not all EB - even though the need to remove it for all EB has been widely acknowledged.

Here is the Senate EB-5: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-1...114s1501is.pdf

Our best shot to get per-country cap removed for all EB is to push for HR.213. Getting an obscene number of co-sponsors for HR.213 serves two purposes - firstly to get HR.213 its-self a vote and secondly to give us cover to add per-country removal to other "must pass" immigration bills.

Make no mistake, getting per-country cap removal to other "must pass" bills is no easier than HR.213 alone because the people who champion for other bills (like say EB-5) have their own priorities that might not necessarily coincide with our own.


If people are sitting on their butts thinking that this will happen by its-self with EB-5 extension (or any other "must pass" bill), and we are wasting our time with HR.213 - they are dead wrong. If anything gets done with EB-5, it will be because we pushed so hard for HR.213, and got so many co-sponsors that GOP leadership decided that EB-5 will get more votes because they added per-country cap removal.

Conversely, if per-country cap removal fails (either by it's self or as attached to another bill), it will be the fault of people who sat on their butts, prognosticating about EB-5, waiting for something to happen and did nothing to contribute to IV's efforts for HR.213.
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"Getting an obscene number of co-sponsoers".. What's the minimum number we are aiming for?
There is no such thing. We need to keep the pressure going until they either bring it up for a vote or bundle it with something else (like EB-5).

Rep Chaffetz is pushing hard for a vote on HR.213. We will know we have enough when they vote on it: Chaffetz: GOP ‘missed opportunity’ on immigration reform | TheHill
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There is no such thing. We need to keep the pressure going until they either bring it up for a vote or bundle it with something else (like EB-5).

Rep Chaffetz is pushing hard for a vote on HR.213. We will know we have enough when they vote on it: Chaffetz: GOP ‘missed opportunity’ on immigration reform | TheHill
Thanks. I live in the district represented by Chaffetz. Maybe I should go meet him and thank him for what he's doing.
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Thanks. I live in the district represented by Chaffetz. Maybe I should go meet him and thank him for what he's doing.
Yes you could.

You should also visit other R districts in Utah and ask them to co-sponsor with Chaffetz.
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Yes you could.

You should also visit other R districts in Utah and ask them to co-sponsor with Chaffetz.
Great. I will call their offices up and plan a trip. Might as well do a tiny bit to help the cause instead of complaining on the forums.
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Yes you could.

You should also visit other R districts in Utah and ask them to co-sponsor with Chaffetz.
So how does it work? Should I call in their offices and schedule an appointment to go meet them? Any pointers?
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Great. I will call their offices up and plan a trip. Might as well do a tiny bit to help the cause instead of complaining on the forums.
There you go. Congratulations!
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