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Not sure if this was already an action item for HR 213 (I know we had one for HR3012), but did we have IV members register our support for the act at OpenCongress.org? If not, maybe we could register like we did for 3012.

https://www.opencongress.org/bill/hr213-114o/show
Hi dear Scooge 2011
i see you have PD of EB3 april 8 2004.
did u got you GC in last july aug or you still waiting ?/
I am waiting mine is April 1 2004. EB3 .
Please share in EB3 category thread
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Sorry QKXW, my pd is in 08, would be a whole lot happier if it were 04.
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When asking your congressman to co-sponsor HR213, check if he/she voted YES for the same bill HR3012 in previous congress. It passed 389-15. You can check Voting Record on HR3012 by clicking this link

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/112-2011/h860

and most likely it will be YES. So it's easier to remind them that it's the same bill for which he/she voted YES previously and you want to him/her to support and co-sponsor this time.
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If you haven't already, please favorite and RT our Champion Jason Chaffetz's HE.213 tweet.

https://mobile.twitter.com/jasoninth...69888848846849

It was the #1 tweet in the house last week.

https://greathousetweets.measuredvoi...9888848846849/
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See this article in Forbes:

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CATO's Alex Nowrasteh's commentary about skilled immigration reform - Three ways to improve employment-based green cards | TheHill
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Its unlikely, since most of his BenD's posts are about Job Loss and not about fairness etc..
Which lobby group do you represent ?
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None.. I am a legal immigrant and a new member in the line.. didn't know people who lost jobs are so excited about HR213..
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As they say, you can’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results. The thing that we are doing is “nothing “ and result is the never-ending wait.
We Indians tend to procrastinate, blame it on destiny and hope it will get better.
I must admit that I was guilty of the same

The enthusiasm and the dedication of some of the IV members/volunteers just blow my mind away. I have talked to a few and looking forward to meeting them during the course of our fight

There is a mindset that people in authority can’t be reached or they wont listen to our concerns. That is a myth and the representatives are more than willing to meet with the constituents and lend a sympathetic ear.

I heard about IV after the VB reversal and was part of the flower campaign. I met Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) at a meeting and aired my concern. He listened patiently and told me to call his office. After persistent calls for 2 weeks they put me in touch with the Legislative assistant at the DC office. I was surprised when he called me to discuss “immigration issues”. He had heard of IV and I proudly said I was an IV volunteer. We talked briefly about the VB reversal and HR 213.

I needed more help and reached out on the IV forum for more material and talking points when a senior member contacted me and has been guiding me through the process. We have a meeting scheduled with the congressman in 2 weeks
We have been collecting signatures from a local Indian store and Diwali parties.

So here I am, will keep you guys posted about the meeting

If there is anyone in PA- 12 that been adversely affected by the VB reversal or the protracted wait with a compelling story can join us for the meeting to make the case. PM me and we can talk.

I would also encourage other people in untapped districts to not wait on the sidelines. It is our life and we have to fix it.
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I must also add that listening to AK was inspiring. I was angry, frustrated. happy and sad at the same time. I guess that's what you call a mixed feeling.
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Default Need Volunteers in Twin Cities up for meeting up with Congressman Erik Paulsen

I live in his district and I see that he is NOT yet a co-sponsor of HR213. I was planning on calling up his office, setting up a meeting and going it alone but then I thought there might be strength in numbers.

Please PM me if you live in the area and are interested and we can co-ordinate something together. I will try to gather some talking points from IV leadership in the meantime.

Sick of all this dicking around by USCIS \ DOS where they try to narrowly interpret the statute when it is convenient for them - about time we get some real, unambiguous legislation passed that solves this for good.
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As they say, you can’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results. The thing that we are doing is “nothing “ and result is the never-ending wait.
We Indians tend to procrastinate, blame it on destiny and hope it will get better.
I must admit that I was guilty of the same

The enthusiasm and the dedication of some of the IV members/volunteers just blow my mind away. I have talked to a few and looking forward to meeting them during the course of our fight

There is a mindset that people in authority can’t be reached or they wont listen to our concerns. That is a myth and the representatives are more than willing to meet with the constituents and lend a sympathetic ear.

I heard about IV after the VB reversal and was part of the flower campaign. I met Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) at a meeting and aired my concern. He listened patiently and told me to call his office. After persistent calls for 2 weeks they put me in touch with the Legislative assistant at the DC office. I was surprised when he called me to discuss “immigration issues”. He had heard of IV and I proudly said I was an IV volunteer. We talked briefly about the VB reversal and HR 213.

I needed more help and reached out on the IV forum for more material and talking points when a senior member contacted me and has been guiding me through the process. We have a meeting scheduled with the congressman in 2 weeks
We have been collecting signatures from a local Indian store and Diwali parties.

So here I am, will keep you guys posted about the meeting

If there is anyone in PA- 12 that been adversely affected by the VB reversal or the protracted wait with a compelling story can join us for the meeting to make the case. PM me and we can talk.

I would also encourage other people in untapped districts to not wait on the sidelines. It is our life and we have to fix it.
This is what is called 'doing the right thing'. What you did is exactly what every backlogged skilled immigrant should ideally be doing.

It is never too late, I encourage everyone reading this thread to contact your Congressman to request their support for HR213
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My congresswoman already cosponsored HR213 (Ashburn, Virginia). This is what i was doing for the last one month
Called my friends and colleagues i educated them about HR213. What i noticed is 50% of them are not aware what is HR213 about, after explaining them about this bill and IV efforts they are ready to work on this issue.

i asked them to form a group of 10 people and meet their congressmen/congresswoman, now they formed as groups and working on this effort.

Main problem i see is people are not motivated, they all say HR3012 is failure and "point at recent VB reversal" and nothing happening as part of EO from president , i asked them if we sit like this will something happen on its own? after 20-30min conversation most of them are realized they should participate and help themselves.

this is how i am contacting my friends and colleagues, i am checking who didn't cosponsor the bill already and call friends and colleagues in that area to go and meet the congressman/congresswoman , for instance in Georgia nobody cosponsored that bill and i see lot of people who are impacted live-in Georgia, similar is the case of missouri and same is true of Texas (only 2 cosponsors).

i am doing my best to call everyone that i know of to work with congressman's office if they are not supported already, i asked them to do the same to call their friends and colleagues to do the same.

I am targeting at-least 20 of my friends and colleagues who are living in places where their congressman is not supported this bill.

friends whoever is browsing this thread pleases do the same(call friends and colleagues and motivate) ask them to and go talk to congressman to support HR213.


any other ideas?
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any other ideas?
Because you mentioned that you have some experience in educating people about HR 213, I encourage you to start a blog to spread your word online.
More and more from the backlogged skilled immigrant community should step up to blog/advocate even in the online space. Today, this job is done by some publicity hungry lawyers who are portraying themselves as immigrant friendly but spreading their own agenda.

Dont just stop at one blog post, keep writing more about your experiences, hard times you faced and anything and everything.
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