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someone pls tell me how to upload , i have now an .xls file of media contacts, about 931k in size.
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I just took a snapshot. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!. You guys are great.. Thank you for all the help.

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I noticed that too but I thought may be they just putting rough nuumber and not exact..
But you are right there were 3,185 highest ever..
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While it is totally understandable that everyone get angry when rubbed in the wrong way - we must all remember that we are immigrants in this country and the country is currently driven by perception about job loses, terror plots, security threats etc..

In discussion forums or free speech forums, be very very careful - it is easy to trigger anger and get into heated discussions.

Please tone down the rhetoric and also tell your friends also.
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I tried xls, and txt. it wont upload.i have total 655 contacts. The file size is small but still it wont upload on the iV site.

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Default Writing to my Senator Mr Barack Obama

I am writing this letter to Mr Obama who is front runner for President's office in next year election. I tried to be simple and direct. Pls let me know if you have any suggestions. I will also talk to his office tomorrow. Pls let me know if you find anything irrelevant.

-----------------------------------------------------

Dear Senator,
I am legal resident alien working in USA on H1B Visa. I am waiting in queue for my Green Card.

The way process works is my employer applies for Labor certification. Once it is approved by Department of Labor I file for I-140 and I-485 which is last step to adjustment of status and gives me Green Card. I rely on Department of State (DOS) for visa dates to file I-485. When I move to this stage, I bear expenses close to $3000 for completing application process itself.

Recently on 13 June 2007, DOS issued Visa Bulletin (VB) stating that all visa dates are current for (almost) all employment based immigrant categories. Since this is the only information me and my employer rely to start application for I-485, we started the process. We collected all documents, took medical examinations, paid attorney fees and got the document ready to be sent over, as was expected by DOS and USCIS as part of the process. I am not going into details of the hard works, sleepless nights, leaves from work and expenses as part of this effort.

When my employer was about to send this package to USCIS, DOS came out with revised Visa Bulletin. In this they revised the earlier Visa date availability. USCIS followed the suit and decided to reject all applications, which they by their 13 June 2007 proclamations were ready to accept. This might be trivial thing for DOS and USCIS but not for me and thousands like me. This action of USCIS has no precedence. That is against its (USCIS) regular processes and guidelines and smacks of disrespect for its own procedures, guidelines and we immigrants, who rely on it.

This is not just emotional trauma for me and my fellow immigrants but a major financial loss worth $3000/per person applying.

In the end, my question to US Congressmen, USCIS and DOS is who is looking at impact to us? Were we wrong when we followed DOS Visa Bulletin on 13 June 2007? If not, why we should bear the financial and other losses? We are legal, law abiding residents. Does being good residents make our trials and tribulations meaningless and irrelevant for laws and departments of USA? To me it sounds unfair and unjust. Please let me know your thoughts and what you can do to alleviate my trust on American Immigration System and Departments devoted for that.

Dear Senator,
I look upon you as Future President of United States of America and will be very glad to receive your reply on this issue.


Thanking you,


Yours sincerely,



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Originally Posted by amsgc
My suggestions:
"Door slams shut for highly skilled LEGAL immigrants in the US"
"US closes the door for highly skilled LEGAL immigrants"
"US isolates highly skilled legal immigrants"
"Broken Legal immigration system harmful to US competitiveness"
"Legal Immigration system in shambles"
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My suggestions:
"Door slams shut for highly skilled LEGAL immigrants in the US"
"US closes the door for highly skilled LEGAL immigrants"
"US isolates highly skilled legal immigrants"
"Broken Legal immigration system harmful to US competitiveness"
"Legal Immigration system in shambles"
"Flip-Flop: DOS & USCIS in cahoots?"
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I am writing this letter to Mr Obama who is front runner for President's office in next year election. I tried to be simple and direct. Pls let me know if you have any suggestions. I will also talk to his office tomorrow. Pls let me know if you find anything irrelevant.

-----------------------------------------------------

Dear Senator,
I am legal resident alien working in USA on H1B Visa. I am waiting in queue for my Green Card.

The way process works is my employer applies for Labor certification. Once it is approved by Department of Labor I file for I-140 and I-485 which is last step to adjustment of status and gives me Green Card. I rely on Department of State (DOS) for visa dates to file I-485. When I move to this stage, I bear expenses close to $3000 for completing application process itself.

Recently on 13 June 2007, DOS issued Visa Bulletin (VB) stating that all visa dates are current for (almost) all employment based immigrant categories. Since this is the only information me and my employer rely to start application for I-485, we started the process. We collected all documents, took medical examinations, paid attorney fees and got the document ready to be sent over, as was expected by DOS and USCIS as part of the process. I am not going into details of the hard works, sleepless nights, leaves from work and expenses as part of this effort.

When my employer was about to send this package to USCIS, DOS came out with revised Visa Bulletin. In this they revised the earlier Visa date availability. USCIS followed the suit and decided to reject all applications, which they by their 13 June 2007 proclamations were ready to accept. This might be trivial thing for DOS and USCIS but not for me and thousands like me. This action of USCIS has no precedence. That is against its (USCIS) regular processes and guidelines and smacks of disrespect for its own procedures, guidelines and we immigrants, who rely on it.

This is not just emotional trauma for me and my fellow immigrants but a major financial loss worth $3000/per person applying.

In the end, my question to US Congressmen, USCIS and DOS is who is looking at impact to us? Were we wrong when we followed DOS Visa Bulletin on 13 June 2007? If not, why we should bear the financial and other losses? We are legal, law abiding residents. Does being good residents make our trials and tribulations meaningless and irrelevant for laws and departments of USA? To me it sounds unfair and unjust. Please let me know your thoughts and what you can do to alleviate my trust on American Immigration System and Departments devoted for that.

Dear Senator,
I look upon you as Future President of United States of America and will be very glad to receive your reply on this issue.


Thanking you,


Yours sincerely,



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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/04/us...=1&oref=slogin

Please forward by email using the link on the right of the button. Let's try to get this in the most emailed list at NYT. Surely give us exposure.
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I tried xls, and txt. it wont upload.i have total 655 contacts. The file size is small but still it wont upload on the iV site.
Maybe you should do that too.
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Please post good reliable estimate of cost for applying with ALL possible break ups. I know the following only!

Cost of applying = application fee ($795 ??) + Lawyer fee + others (= medical + pictures + ...)


Also, which parts are lost if we have to re-apply!
Avg. For 1 person
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Cost of Applying: $395 + $170 + $180 = $745
Attorney fee: $2000
Medical: $300
Pictures: $25
Total: $3070

If we cannot apply in the next one year, money wasted:

Attorney fee: $2000
Medical: $300
Pictures: $25

Total: $2325 - This money we will never see again. Add to this misc. expenses incurred - gas, printing, phones, courrier. Next time we will have to spend this amount again, and more as costs go up with time.

Ofcourse for some misc. expenses ran into thousands so
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Thanks you everyone and taking a lead on this thread. we must try to get a lot of media coverage on this issue.
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