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http://www.kswo.com/Global/story.asp?S=6740337


http://www.onelocalnews.com/howellti...news&id=129492


http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/2170349.cms

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jul...nCards,00.html
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Can somebody let me know, what are final conclusion.
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I am trying an outline for sending to media + lawmakers + ...

The following is a very rough draft without reading some of the letters posted in the thread. I will read the posts tomorrow and polish it by tomorrow evening. I will need everyone's input since I don't know all the issues.

Introduction
Retrogression in GC process.
What happened
  • USCIS announced at the time the forms were due.
  • Applicants started filling forms 2-3 weeks before July 2.
  • Applicants changed their schedules to submit forms.
Advantages of EAD + AP
Don't know all!
  • Travel without visa -> saves Embassy overhead.
  • Spouse can work.
  • Can switch job.
Why does it hurt
  • Medical will not be valid after 1 year.
  • Rejected June filers can not file.
  • June filers did not file because they thought they will file in July.
  • Fees more then doubling
  • Name checking (which can take 1+ year) done in parallel with waiting for GC #.
  • Load balancing for USCIS.
  • USCIS which is supported 90% by application fee needs to care for applicants.
  • Very little chance of legislative relief for a looong time.
age out situations for children too ....I think that affects lot of people too..I am single and dont have kids
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this one time pls allow us to post contribution thread here..
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Under the section "Why does it hurt?

Lawyers who charged upwards of $2000 for filing will not refund the service fee, so candidates have to pay again when dates become current in future.

The biggest loss is the trust, coz, next time people will not believe these mid month bulletins at all as they can come around anytime and revise the dates. So, applicants will always have to live in fear untill they receive the receipt.


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Originally Posted by Macaca
I am trying an outline for sending to media + lawmakers + ...

The following is a very rough draft without reading some of the letters posted in the thread. I will read the posts tomorrow and polish it by tomorrow evening. I will need everyone's input since I don't know all the issues.

Introduction
Retrogression in GC process.
What happened
  • USCIS announced at the time the forms were due.
  • Applicants started filling forms 2-3 weeks before July 2.
  • Applicants changed their schedules to submit forms.
Advantages of EAD + AP
Don't know all!
  • Travel without visa -> saves Embassy overhead.
  • Spouse can work.
  • Can switch job.
Why does it hurt
  • Medical will not be valid after 1 year.
  • Rejected June filers can not file.
  • June filers did not file because they thought they will file in July.
  • Fees more then doubling
  • Name checking (which can take 1+ year) done in parallel with waiting for GC #.
  • Load balancing for USCIS.
  • USCIS which is supported 90% by application fee needs to care for applicants.
  • Very little chance of legislative relief for a looong time.
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Macaca,

Thanks for your time in putting this together
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I don't know about it. Anyone with details should post summary.

I think it is not relevent for EAD/AP but we can use it when we need it

we have posted in on the other thread.. will get back to you once there is more information

thank you
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Default Even Documented Immigrants Facing an Uphill Battle

For all those that blame all the problems of the world on "illegal" immigration, including documented Latino immigrants, the news that so called "legal" immigrants hoping to be first in line for employer-sponsored green cards lost time and money when the government suddenly announced Monday that no new applications would be taken until the fall doesn't make the current system look so hot.

The State Department announced last month that employment visa numbers were available for all people seeking employer-sponsored green cards, except unskilled workers. It sometimes takes years for applicants to get those numbers.
The announcement meant that as early as Monday, Citizenship and Immigration Services would begin accepting applications. The applications are hefty, requiring medical exams, a lot of documentation and the applicant's presence in the United States.
But an update on the State Department Web site posted Monday said 60,000 such numbers were no longer available because of "the sudden backlog reduction efforts by Citizenship and Immigration Services offices during the past month."
The department called the backlog reduction an "unexpected action" and said employment visa numbers would be available again Oct. 1.

Practically speaking, what does this mean? Tens of thousands of people who work in the United States under employment visas and their families were affected by the change. There are reports of family members flying in to apply only to have to fly back.

Then people wonder why my faith in the immigration system and reforming it is nonexistent.

http://vivirlatino.com/2007/07/02/ev...ill-battle.php
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Hi Guys,

Can you please post Media Links on this issue .. (CNN, ... etc) Thanks
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Hi Guys,

Can you please post Media Links on this issue .. (CNN, ... etc) Thanks

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http://www.wesh.com/money/13616272/detail.html


http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Worl...08500-sun.html


http://www.kswo.com/Global/story.asp?S=6740337


http://www.onelocalnews.com/howellti...news&id=129492


http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/2170349.cms

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jul...nCards,00.html
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I don't know about it. Anyone with details should post summary.

I think it is not relevent for EAD/AP but we can use it when we need it
Once a child turns 21 he/she can no longer be filed with the primary applicant. However, once the I485 is filed with USCIS the child is regarded as "safe" regardless of how long the USCIS takes to ajudicate the I485.

I have that very situation. My son turn 21 in mid-January 2008. The original July brought great relief from years of worrying about whether our PD would become "current" in time. We scrambled to get ready to file 2nd July, only to have everything collapse around us again.

Hope the info clarifies the "age out" situation!
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Thanks i am looking for CNN also ..
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Mecaca,

Are you getting input on your template? Just want to make sure everybody is helping you...

Thanks a lot for your leadership..
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