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eb3_nepa 07-05-2007 03:00 PM

3 Threads on the same issue
 
3 Threads on the same issue

eager_immi 07-05-2007 03:04 PM

do u have the list of email addresses?
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zee
I sent an email to all 100 senators, hopefully they will reply.


CADude 07-05-2007 03:05 PM

Thank you

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonty_11
Email and Web Forms of all US SEnators

http://www.senate.gov/general/contac...nators_cfm.cfm

Take some time to send the message on Page 1 of this thread.


pcs 07-05-2007 03:17 PM

Please contact your Congressman
 
Search the address on Google, make a call & just make one visit with the printout of the Congresswoman's letter ( downloaded from IV home page) & copy of WSJ news & EB Bulletin & reversal memo on 2nd July

It is easy

In fact these Congressman office staffs are sitting idle like me ( may be you) . They are really happy to receive someone like you.

Trust me, I am not joking .....

eb3_nepa 07-05-2007 03:17 PM

Finally spoke to my congressman's Immigration contact in Bucks County PA.

He sounded supportive and said he will investigate the matter. I am going to call my state senators Sen Specter and Sen Casey's office as well.

People in PA, unite and call these lawmakers.

map_boiler 07-05-2007 03:17 PM

I just used the letter above (slightly edited) to email senators Bennett and Hatch from Utah.

Today I made my first $100.00 contribution to IV. Go IV!

saimrathi 07-05-2007 03:18 PM

Please send the contact info, I will call them too.. Iam from PA also..

Quote:

Originally Posted by eb3_nepa
Finally spoke to my congressman's Immigration contact in Bucks County PA.

He sounded supportive and said he will investigate the matter. I am going to call my state senators Sen Specter and Sen Casey's office as well.

People in PA, unite and call these lawmakers.


eb3_nepa 07-05-2007 03:19 PM

People Instead of "PREDICTING" what will happen in Oct 2007, Call and FAX Now!!

My local Congressman's office was very sympathetic and will look into it. Unless you make a noise, no one will hear you or even care.

glen 07-05-2007 03:19 PM

Wrote emails to FL senators. I will call them now.

eb3_nepa 07-05-2007 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saimrathi
Please send the contact info, I will call them too.. Iam from PA also..


Which part of PA?

Look up your Zipcode in

http://www.house.gov
http://www.senate.gov

The Senators in PA are

Sen Arlen Specter. Immigration Contact. Mr Ken Altman
Sen Bob Casey. Immigration Contact: Mr. Kurt

guy03062 07-05-2007 03:21 PM

I sent email to
 
my congressman and senetors.

saimrathi 07-05-2007 03:22 PM

Mailed them yesterday.. NorthEast Pa (Bradford County)

Quote:

Originally Posted by eb3_nepa
Which part of PA?

Look up your Zipcode in

http://www.house.gov
http://www.senate.gov

The Senators in PA are

Sen Arlen Specter. Immigration Contact. Mr Ken Altman
Sen Bob Casey. Immigration Contact: Mr. Kurt


map_boiler 07-05-2007 03:24 PM

I just sent emails to senators Bennett and Hatch in Utah.

eb3_nepa 07-05-2007 03:26 PM

Good work map_boiler

BharatPremi 07-05-2007 03:31 PM

Guys,

Yesterday I emailed the same to my senators (Tx)... Today I called one of the senator's office and the guy who was talking to me did not have any clue about the issue. So after explaining the issue I faxed the letter again, ofcourse to both senators office.

senthil1 07-05-2007 03:31 PM

Still some Senators does not understand difference between H1b issue and GC backlog and how can they understand the Administrative issue like this. But Congress women Lofgren will get reply for her letter from DOS and USCIS.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bijualex29
I called the congresswomen and senator from our constituencies. They do not have any idea what I am talking about. I think I made them more confused than ever.

We need to come up with a letter format, which can be printed and send it to them by mail as well as we need to have web fax with a clear message.


tikka 07-05-2007 03:34 PM

thank you
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by map_boiler
I just used the letter above (slightly edited) to email senators Bennett and Hatch from Utah.

Today I made my first $100.00 contribution to IV. Go IV!


for your contribution :)

jonty_11 07-05-2007 03:38 PM

just called CO senators offices....
talked to Immi incharges...and explained the fiasco.....
Expecting a call back from Sen Salazar's office...will update on this later.

coopheal 07-05-2007 03:41 PM

I contacted WI senators office and told about the visa bulletin changes.
Also called WPR to highlight the injustice done to legal immigrants by changing the visa bulletin on the day USCIS was supposed accept the I-485.

test101 07-05-2007 03:44 PM

Call Specter office
 
I just Spoke to sentor Specter office: 202-224-4254. They were very supportive. I spoke about the revised Visa bulltien and the effect of losing nurses. They were very sympathatic . I added i know how the sentor support immigration.

Please do call the office.. tell them about what is going on and thank them for supporting immigration in general.
they actually asked for my name ...

WeShallOvercome 07-05-2007 03:52 PM

Good job pcs !!

I'll take my family to the congressman's office and the documents that you suggested. We can not sit quiet now!



Quote:

Originally Posted by pcs
I met the local office of my Congressman with the following documents to make it easy & simple..

A copy of the Congresswoman Lofgren's letter written to USCIS etc ( download it from IV homepage )

A copy of Today ( July 5th ) Wall Street Journal . This issue has story about this fiasco.

Downloaded news flash from Murthy.com regarding Visa bulletins of 13th June & the screwup bulletin on 2nd July

Above was good enough to convince them regarding the mess & they promised action on their part..

IMPORTANT... I clarified that IT IS A PROCEDURAL ISSUE WITH USCIS

NOT AN IMMIGRATION ISSUE WHERE CONGRESS HAS TO TAKE ACTION

This really made them very comfortable as she said, we keep writing to concerned offices about procedural matters.

I told them that they should ask USCIS to " RECEIVE" aour applications to minimize our finanacial loss and other headache of refiling at a later date



Please note, it is real easy to meet the Congressman as they have local offices may be one mile away from your office or home.

Small towns like mine are great for this effort as compared to big towns. I encourage all of you particularly living in small towns to make this small move, which I am sure can resolve our issue & we will save all the $$$ in refiling & avoid further agony


Since your butt is on fire like mine.... I do not think I need to convince you to act on this


Best wishes


RandyK 07-05-2007 03:54 PM

Real good letter, I used it and sent it to two Ohio senators
 
:d

pcs 07-05-2007 03:59 PM

Great.. I can email scanned copy of WSJ news to anyone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WeShallOvercome
Good job pcs !!

I'll take my family to the congressman's office and the documents that you suggested. We can not sit quiet now!

Just please let me know. WSJ news article & Congresswoman's letter adds a lot of muscle in your argument when you meet them

Some can use following letter to email / fax.............................
......
.......


Hi ,

This is not a regular mail.. I on behalf of many others need the support of honest media persons like you, else our faith in American media will be gone for good....

pl. read on...




Illegal action by USCIS causes $ 300 million loss in a single day to Legal & Skilled Immigrants ( Doctors, Engineers & Scientists ) not counting the hardships.


Skilled immigrants like Doctors, Engineers & Scientists have been paying all the taxes, following all the laws of the land and have been stuck in huge wait period of 3- 7 years to obtain green card.

On 13th of June 07, USCIS announced that all these people stuck for years can apply for the green card starting 2nd July 07. Everyone spent 2 weeks & $3000 per person at the minimum towards Attorney fees, medical tests & other unsalvageable direct costs prepared the application and started to send it to USCIS starting 2nd July 07.


In an unusual act of absolute disregard to the hardships and financial loss of these applicants, USCIS announced on the morning of 2nd July 07 that they will not accept any application for green card.

A COMPLETE REVERSAL OF THEIR EARLIER PLOICY ON THE VERY 1st DAY OF THE WINDOW ANNOUNCED BY THEMSELVES.


If nobody takes an action to support law abiding legal immigrants at this time, everyone talking about supporting the laws of the land on immigration issue needs to look into his / her own eyes in the mirror.


What we demand …. Talk to USCIS & encourage them to ATLEAST accept the applications sent by these innocent Skilled Immigrants so that they do not suffer at least the financial loss. USCIS can take their own time to award the green card at a later date


ARE WE ASKING FOR TOO MUCH ???????????????????

amitjoey 07-05-2007 04:13 PM

You can use this letter too....
 
The following write-up appears here courtesy of ChanduV23, one of our members. This has been edited for content and messaging:

Thank you ChanduV23

- On behalf of the Core IV Team

I am a highly-skilled professional who entered this country legally. I’ve been waiting for my US permanent resident visa -also known as "Green Card" for the past several years along with 500,000 other educated, highly skilled employment based (EB) immigrants. Many of us have been waiting for our turn to get Green Cards for 5-10 years while consistently abiding by all the laws of this country. Such long delays are due to tortuous and confusing paper work, backlogs due to various quotas and processing delays at US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and other allied state and federal agencies.

Several categories of EB immigrant visa (Green Card) numbers have been unavailable (“retrogressed”) since the fall of 2005. Because our immigrant petitions are tied to the sponsoring employer, these delays have led to indentured servitude for several of us. Our professional prospects, job mobility and potential opportunities for entrepreneurship have been compromised.

For the past several decades, the US Department of State (DOS) has been publishing advisories known as visa bulletins once a month to announce the availability of immigrant visa numbers. On June 13, 2007, after a gap of nearly two years, DOS announced that all EB visa numbers would be “current” for the month of July. This meant, irrespective of our “priority date” (date assigned to us for our turn in the line for Green Cards), all of us were made eligible to apply for some interim immigration benefits. This “priority date” refers to the date when our labor certification (documentation verifying no US citizen worker was available for a given job) had been filed.

Please note that 6/13 DOS announcement would not have led to immediate green card for most of us; but at least it would have ensured us interim benefits such as the right to travel and right to work- this was still a welcome change. Especially, for dependent spouses who have been otherwise unable to work, this would have translated into right to travel and work without restriction and thus channel their energies positively. TSeveral dependent spouses are also highly-skilled. This would provide them an opportunity to realize their technical and entrepreneurial expression and add to tax dollars. Additionally, this would have greatly reduced the paperwork burden on our sponsoring US employers.

Tens of thousands of applicants spent thousands of dollars in legal fees, immigration medical exams & vaccinations & getting various supporting documents ready to file our immigrant petitions to USCIS, at times inconveniencing our old parents in our home countries as well. It has been an agonizing two weeks for us. Some of us to had to fly in our spouses from our home countries or have had to cut short business trips. To our shock and dismay, on the morning of July 2nd 2007, USCIS announced that EB visa numbers were not available and all petitions filed in July would be rejected.

For the legal skilled immigrants this has been a rather traumatizing and disheartening experience.

We sincerely seek immediate congressional/ legislative remedial measures which would
(1)Reduce the enormous backlogs of green card petitions of legal skilled immigrants
(2)Ensure and request USCIS not to reject our immigrant visa petitions filed in July and provide us interim benefits of a pending immigrant visa petition. We make this sincere request on this Independence Day with the hope that people who played by the rules will be rewarded.

TomPlate 07-05-2007 04:14 PM

All can file I-485 now. please go through this link.

http://www.murthy.com

eb3_nepa 07-05-2007 04:28 PM

Sen Bob Casey
 
Called up Sen Casey's office and I was told that in the local office they cant do much about a mass enquiry but he volunteered to do it on a personal basis for my case in particular.

test101 07-05-2007 04:35 PM

great :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eb3_nepa
Called up Sen Casey's office and I was told that in the local office they cant do much about a mass enquiry but he volunteered to do it on a personal basis for my case in particular.

awsome.. that's a good news....good luck

eb3_nepa 07-05-2007 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by test101
awsome.. that's a good news....good luck

Not really, without a mass enquiry, it is useless. USCIS will simply return my package and then will have NO reference to go by. I was actually pushing quite hard for a Bigger enquiry.

test101 07-05-2007 04:50 PM

post the number and will call
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eb3_nepa
Not really, without a mass enquiry, it is useless. USCIS will simply return my package and then will have NO reference to go by. I was actually pushing quite hard for a Bigger enquiry.

post the phone number and what you actually told them, and i will call...
been calling senators all day.

BharatPremi 07-05-2007 04:57 PM

Petition On line - by www.immigration.com
 
Guys,

Please Pound on this as well.

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/485

- BharatPRemi

blackberry 07-05-2007 05:03 PM

GA senators
 
Sent email to GA senators.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contac...m.cfm?State=GA


--
BB

pcs 07-05-2007 05:13 PM

Wonderful !!!!!!
 
Keep it up !!!!!!!!

BharatPremi 07-05-2007 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khodalmd
I just spoke with an Immigration Representative of my Senator. She knows me as I met her last year with my employer for my other issue.

She just informed me that we are (Not only we but whole Congress) shocked with un-precedent action of DOS/USCIS for July VB. Senator's Washington DC office is working on this issue including immediate legislative relief to Employment Based immigration. She is well aware of whole drama of July VB. I am going to call Washington DC Office as well.

I encourage every one call to their Senator and HR and speak with Immigration Representative. I think first time media and lawmakers have acknowledged the problem of Employment Based Immigration.

Call make much impact than the email/fax

I agree.. FIrst calling them and then faxing immediately would have their attention quickly and at least generate the awareness promptly.

saimrathi 07-05-2007 05:14 PM

Very good news.. Keep it up.. I have done my share of calling/writing to the Representatives...

Quote:

Originally Posted by khodalmd
I just spoke with an Immigration Representative of my Senator. She knows me as I met her last year with my employer for my other issue.

She just informed me that we are (Not only we but whole Congress) shocked with un-precedent action of DOS/USCIS for July VB. Senator's Washington DC office is working on this issue including immediate legislative relief to Employment Based immigration. She is well aware of whole drama of July VB. I am going to call Washington DC Office as well.

I encourage every one call to their Senator and HR and speak with Immigration Representative. I think first time media and lawmakers have acknowledged the problem of Employment Based Immigration.

Call make much impact than the email/fax


satishku_2000 07-05-2007 05:15 PM

who are your senators?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by khodalmd
I just spoke with an Immigration Representative of my Senator. She knows me as I met her last year with my employer for my other issue.

She just informed me that we are (Not only we but whole Congress) shocked with un-precedent action of DOS/USCIS for July VB. Senator's Washington DC office is working on this issue including immediate legislative relief to Employment Based immigration. She is well aware of whole drama of July VB. I am going to call Washington DC Office as well.

I encourage every one call to their Senator and HR and speak with Immigration Representative. I think first time media and lawmakers have acknowledged the problem of Employment Based Immigration.

Call make much impact than the email/fax

Can you tell me who are your senators?

satishku_2000 07-05-2007 05:16 PM

I called my congressman
 
I called my congressmans office and made them aware of the issue. He is Gary Miller 42nd district of CA.

test101 07-05-2007 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khodalmd
I just spoke with an Immigration Representative of my Senator. She knows me as I met her last year with my employer for my other issue.

She just informed me that we are (Not only we but whole Congress) shocked with un-precedent action of DOS/USCIS for July VB. Senator's Washington DC office is working on this issue including immediate legislative relief to Employment Based immigration. She is well aware of whole drama of July VB. I am going to call Washington DC Office as well.

I encourage every one call to their Senator and HR and speak with Immigration Representative. I think first time media and lawmakers have acknowledged the problem of Employment Based Immigration.

Call make much impact than the email/fax

Can this be in head thread. So peole start organize and call based on this information.


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