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Old 01-05-2016, 09:17 AM
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Folks have been raising valid concerns about duplication comments.

We want to make sure that people short on motivation and time, submit something - so we ask to please submit our comments verbatim at-least once.

Please feel free to customize our comments and submit again - but please make sure you submit ours at-least as often as you submit anything else.

Thank you.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:59 AM
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We have been working on this rule since early-mid 2014. We explained the problem to people in the administration, they understood the problem and they committed to providing "Portable Work Authorization" in the EO.

Everything was fine until the middle of the year (as witnessed by the memo we leaked).

We believe that towards the middle of the year, probably thanks to a very large number of I140-EAD inquiries to a very large Immigration Law firm, companies finally woke up towards the implications of this.

We think that in desperation they had THE heaviest hitter in the Immigration Law lobbying space quit what we think was a high six figure job (600-800K a year) - to take a job at DHS with the explicit purpose of killing this regulation. The person I am referring to is a former Immigration Lawyer turned lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of commerce. This person is the crème de la crème of the lobbying world. When that lobbyist was in the employ of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the lobbying coalition that we loosely describe as "The Companies" would never have dreamed of signing off any legislation or regulation without this persons sign-off. Conversely, this persons sign off on a proposal would signify that the broader coalition of "The Companies" has signed off on the proposal. This was one heavy hitter who quit a very highly compensated (and high-profile) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to join the DHS at the level of a mid level bureaucrat.

We know for a fact that this person, did not "cool off" for two years after their U.S. Chamber of commerce job before taking up employment at DHS. We believe that in their haste to contain the I140-EAD, companies might have made other mistakes that an FBI investigation will uncover - like making promises of future employment to staffers who will be seeking employment when the Obama Administration demits office.


As I said earlier, our ONLY shot at getting "Portable Work Authorization" out of this, is to shine a spotlight on the irregularity and get this person and all other compromised people out of any position of responsibility having to do with this rule. As far as we can see calling for an FBI investigation is the only and most effective way of doing this.

As soon as this person joined DHS, we saw the writing on the wall. We had subsequent meetings in the WH where we repeatedly and insistently warned them about what was happening. They repeated assured us that this was not happening - we do not know if this was ignorance or malice. Aman went to DHS Ombudsman's conference (with a fever) in a last ditch effort to roll this back - which you saw on that video.



Personally, this is very upsetting. Like the rest of you, I had high hopes around this rule and watching this lobbyist ruin years of hard work - right at the very end pisses me off like you wouldn't believe. As I said on the call, we have a great organization, great "ground game", great leadership - everybody in the Senate, House and Administration knows about about us and our issues. However, unless we can fix the money problem and hire our own lobbyists to play this dirty game, it will be exceptionally difficult to move legislation and more upsetting - this shit will happen again and again and again and again - regardless of how much work we put into anything.



Me and I am sure I speak for most active volunteers are all fucking pissed off at this. We have been robbed of something much more precious than money - we have been robbed of opportunity and our future - Over a million people have been robbed so 2-3 people can get cushy jobs in 2017. The companies and immigration lawyers have made it very clear that they absolutely do not want you to be free. They want you to be stuck in the H1-B cycle so you can work for cheap and line their pockets.


Thanks Hil for ur time and nice explanation. We are with you & IV. Thanks again
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:06 PM
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Will contacting white house help us on this regulation ?
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Folks have been raising valid concerns about duplication comments.

We want to make sure that people short on motivation and time, submit something - so we ask to please submit our comments verbatim at-least once.

Please feel free to customize our comments and submit again - but please make sure you submit ours at-least as often as you submit anything else.

Thank you.
It looks like they are actively deduping it. I dont see any of our comments.
I rephrased the doc in my own words and posted another comment: 1k0-8n7t-gcfx

Can you ask every one to do that?
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:31 PM
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How about we send tips to the media to cover this atrocity? I found Fox news' link to contribute a story. IV, Aman, would this be a good idea? Will our story hold up? I am located in Colorado and am seriously thinking of reaching out to the FOX news and in general, the media here. I am very pissed off.

Where can I send story questions, corrections, or news tips? : Help Center - Fox News
Where are you in CO?
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:38 PM
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Where are you in CO?
I am in Littleton, Colorado. Are you in Colorado as well?
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Done (paraphrased a bit in comments & uploaded doc). Please ask everyone you know to do so in large numbers

1k0-8n7n-lzbf

I wanted to check but could not find my comment in the below log (even searched by my name)

Regulations.gov

I wonder what is going on, and if they are suppressing comments. Can others who have posted see their comments in the comment log? Please correct me if the above link is wrong.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:16 PM
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Besides duplicates, they may just be filtering out with key words. I'm afraid there are considerable no. of comments from desis FOR the regulation. I guess we need to find a way to reach them and educate.
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I think the comments become public at the end of day. Probably, we will see our comments tomorrow.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:26 PM
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I just did a csv export of all comments. Looks like they have only processed comments received on 12/31 and 01/01.

Please keep commenting questioning the process - notably now a high level industry lobbyist was allowed to write a regulation on the exact issue they were lobbying.
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I posted around 10 comments from yesterday, Each time a portion of the 6 page document will be on it..

Guys, This should not stop us from our follow ups with Reps in support of HR 213.
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This count refers to the total comment/submissions received on this docket, as of 11:59 PM yesterday. Note: Agencies review all submissions, however some agencies may choose to redact, or withhold, certain submissions (or portions thereof) such as those containing private or proprietary information, inappropriate language, or duplicate/near duplicate examples of a mass-mail campaign. This can result in discrepancies between this count and those displayed when conducting searches on the Public Submission document type. For specific information about an agency’s public submission policy, refer to its website or the Federal Register document.

So post things with validpoints
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Seeing a lot of momentum - which is fantastic. Keep those comments going.
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attached the pdf... and
added additional comment section as well, just added what i felt... i dont know if that aligns with your strategy.

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President Obama has addressed the nation and promised to resolve the issues for legal immigration by allowing natural career progression via job portability. But this rule doesnot address what President Obama has asked USCIS/DHS to do. In my opinion, both organizations have disregarded executive order, or atleast spoiled the spirit in which White house has created the order in first place by putting riders that would render this rule useless. Although, i try to stay away from these immigration issues as i always believe that Government has to decide them, i am responding because at a honesty and morality level your organization has failed. And in a democratic world, it will become responsibility of people to pick up from there and voice in. To me , it appears as if USCIS/DHS are working for businesses who want to control non-immigrant workers and stop their career progression and are overlooking social aspects of workers who are brought to America with promise of dreams.

6+ years is a long time in life of a non-immigrant worker, a non-immigrant worker also wants to take up better positions in his field, he might want to buy a home or invest in his child's education.Waiting for years together without enjoying a natural life events (buying a home, taking up higher promotion, & investing in childs education etc) and just holding out to get a permanent resident status is a bad situation that a worker does not need to go through. And this is the very reason President asked for reforms in providing "natural career progression" and "job portability".

I sincerely request you to implement what President Obama has ordered DHS/USCIS to implement and not this rule which is in stark contrast to the spirit in which President Obama has made the address to this great nation.
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attached the pdf... and
added additional comment section as well, just added what i felt... i dont know if that aligns with your strategy.

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President Obama has addressed the nation and promised to resolve the issues for legal immigration by allowing natural career progression via job portability. But this rule doesnot address what President Obama has asked USCIS/DHS to do. In my opinion, both organizations have disregarded executive order, or atleast spoiled the spirit in which White house has created the order in first place by putting riders that would render this rule useless. Although, i try to stay away from these immigration issues as i always believe that Government has to decide them, i am responding because at a honesty and morality level your organization has failed. And in a democratic world, it will become responsibility of people to pick up from there and voice in. To me , it appears as if USCIS/DHS are working for businesses who want to control non-immigrant workers and stop their career progression and are overlooking social aspects of workers who are brought to America with promise of dreams.

6+ years is a long time in life of a non-immigrant worker, a non-immigrant worker also wants to take up better positions in his field, he might want to buy a home or invest in his child's education.Waiting for years together without enjoying a natural life events (buying a home, taking up higher promotion, & investing in childs education etc) and just holding out to get a permanent resident status is a bad situation that a worker does not need to go through. And this is the very reason President asked for reforms in providing "natural career progression" and "job portability".

I sincerely request you to implement what President Obama has ordered DHS/USCIS to implement and not this rule which is in stark contrast to the spirit in which President Obama has made the address to this great nation.
Aligns very well. Thank you.
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