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aj1234567 07-05-2007 09:34 PM

faxed to senator office
 
Hi Folks-
We (5 People) work for IBM company, SFO, today we went personally to the congress men and we submit the letter which is provided in this forum and after that we called state senator office and we explained about our problem. We faxed and email the letter to the senator office, staff had taken my contact details and they told me that they will inform the solution in 2days.
Thx
Aj

andy007 07-05-2007 09:39 PM

Good Job Aj!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aj1234567
Hi Folks-
We (5 People) work for IBM company, SFO, today we went personally to the congress men and we submit the letter which is provided in this forum and after that we called state senator office and we explained about our problem. We faxed and email the letter to the senator office, staff had taken my contact details and they told me that they will inform the solution in 2days.
Thx
Aj

Perfect .. everybody should know how we are suffering .. since monday.. this is not fair at alll for legal Immigrants.......... We will hear good news soon from USCIS/DOS People............

KanME 07-05-2007 09:43 PM

Not sure if any one has suggested, but IV should make a video question and post it; UTUBE and CNN have joinmed hands to create a VIDEO questionnaire for all Candidated, i guess some responsible person(S) should ask this question to both Republican and Democrats...

gc_aspirant_prasad 07-05-2007 09:54 PM

way to go
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aj1234567
Hi Folks-
We (5 People) work for IBM company, SFO, today we went personally to the congress men and we submit the letter which is provided in this forum and after that we called state senator office and we explained about our problem. We faxed and email the letter to the senator office, staff had taken my contact details and they told me that they will inform the solution in 2days.
Thx
Aj

Way to go !!

sertasheep 07-05-2007 09:59 PM

Pallone
 
A while back, we compiled a story of NJ members. See here Please meet with varshadas, who runs the NJ chapter of IV. If you are able to mobilize yourselves, you can get together

Disclaimer:This is a PDF. Please use your discretion and exercise caution in scanning it for viruses.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pcs
All NJ guys can meet Congressman Pallone, without any problem. You guys are always driving around these addresses.....

CENTRAL NJ
67/69 Church St.
Kilmer
New Brunswick, N.J. 08901
Phone: (732) 249-8892 MONMOUTH


504 Broadway
Long Branch, N.J. 07740
Phone: (732) 571-1140
(888) 423-1140


pcs 07-06-2007 10:51 AM

Please meet your congressman >>>
 
Please do this. It is worth every second of your time

h1techSlave 07-06-2007 12:53 PM

Is it illegal to contribute $3 from 1040
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by logiclife
Do you have your 485 approved ? If not, you are not supposed to contribute to any political campaigns. You have to be a GC holder or citizen to contribute to political campaigns. Its illegal otherwise.

In 1040, we have a checkbox to contribute $3 towards presidential election contribution. If I check that box while in H1B, is that illegal?

Cheers,
h1techSlave

gc_waiter56 07-06-2007 12:59 PM

Pls mention Zoe logfrens letter and NY article
 
All,

Pls mention Zoe Lofgren's letter to DHS and DOS and also NY time article while talking/ meeting your lawmakers. Guys,pls dot it and it is worth giving it a try. We will not loose more than what we have lost by this fiasco.

saimrathi 07-06-2007 12:59 PM

USCIS has a section for Outstanding americans.. can we contact some of them with the issue at hand..

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...0ecd19 0aRCRD

saimrathi 07-06-2007 01:01 PM

I missed the URL in the previous post..
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...000ecd190aRCRD


Quote:

Originally Posted by saimrathi
USCIS has a section for Outstanding americans.. can we contact some of them with the issue at hand..

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...000ecd190aRCRD


test101 07-06-2007 01:32 PM

Organize the phone calls to congressmen/senators
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vin_a_99
All,

Pls mention Zoe Lofgren's letter to DHS and DOS and also NY time article while talking/ meeting your lawmakers. Guys,pls dot it and it is worth giving it a try. We will not loose more than what we have lost by this fiasco.

Hi :)

Would not be a better idea if we came up of list of sentors/congressmen that we need to call for the day. This way each center office get a certain amount of call volume on the same issue. This might make a difference.

let me know. We just need agroup of volunteer this will organize and target our effeort.

thanks

wonderlust 07-09-2007 04:57 PM

Hard copies of letters are more powerful than emails. Please continue writing letters because we need sustained efforts. Please also consider asking Ameirican Citizens to send letters from their perspective. See the letter template drafted by my American friends:
__________________________________________________ ______________
NAME AND TITLE OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL
ADDRESS

July 9 2007

Dear (TITLE AND LAST NAME):

I am a tax payer and resident of (YOUR STATE). I seek your help in the following matter:

On June 13th, the U.S. Department of State online Visa Bulletin announced availability of a large number of immigration visa, which opens door for legal employment-based immigration applicants to submit their paperwork starting July 1st. On July 2nd, merely 2 weeks later, the Visa Bulletin published by the U.S. Department of State announced that “there will be no further authorizations in response to requests for Employment-based preference immigration application cases”. This drastic change is condemned by American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) as “Bait-and-Switch” policy which “slams the door” in the face of immigration applicants who are following the laws. New York Times called it “immigration malpractice”. This has been a waste of the government’s time and money.

As an American Citizen and a tax-payer, I have worked and lived alongside with many legal immigrants and prospective legal immigrants. They actively contribute to the economy, education, technology, culture, and research in the U.S.

They also respect and obey the laws, even though there are stringent scrutiny and limitation imposed. For example, they wait for years to complete the legal process, during that time, they cannot travel abroad without the serious risk of being denied re-entry. Having committed no crime, they have to notify the government every time they change their place of residence – something that, among American citizens, only convicted felons are required to do. They have spent hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars on government-mandated application fees and related costs. They have underwent inordinate amounts of stress making sure their applications were complete and properly filled out in every way, knowing that any error or omission, real or perceived, could get their application automatically rejected. Through it all, they had faith in the system of legal immigration. Now they are being penalized for following the law and for having faith in the system, because the federal government has dealt with them unjustly and deceptively. Such a way of dealing with prospective legal immigrants is sure to deter other highly skilled, intelligent people from wanting to live and work in the US, to the detriment of our country.

I request that you investigate and work to improve the procedures for legal employment-based immigration. Specifically, I strongly urge you to support the highly skilled people who are seeking legal employment-based immigration because they are actively contributing and improving the (YOUR STATE) Community and the greater American Society.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME AND TITLE
COMPANY/ UNIVERSITY.
__________________________________________
Wonderlust
PD 06/2006
Member of IV since Feb 2007

MindGlow 07-10-2007 12:38 AM

Reply from Tom Davis - Congressman for VA
 
Received this e-mail from Tom Davis (Virginia congressman for where I live) today (Monday, July 9, 2007). Plan to reply by tomorrow mentioning it is not about "individual redress" rather a wrong imposed by USCIS/DOS on the legal-patiently waiting-community of immigrants. Any suggestions welcome.

Dear Mr. <Name>:

My staff is aware of the situation regarding employment-based visa applicants seeking adjustment of status and the most recent announcement by the State Department of the unavailability of visa numbers. At this time, my staff members are reviewing the situation. Individual redress is not possible at this time.

Thank you for contacting me.

Sincerely,

Tom Davis
Member of Congress

amitjoey 07-12-2007 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MindGlow
Received this e-mail from Tom Davis (Virginia congressman for where I live) today (Monday, July 9, 2007). Plan to reply by tomorrow mentioning it is not about "individual redress" rather a wrong imposed by USCIS/DOS on the legal-patiently waiting-community of immigrants. Any suggestions welcome.

Dear Mr. <Name>:

My staff is aware of the situation regarding employment-based visa applicants seeking adjustment of status and the most recent announcement by the State Department of the unavailability of visa numbers. At this time, my staff members are reviewing the situation. Individual redress is not possible at this time.

Thank you for contacting me.



Sincerely,

Tom Davis
Member of Congress

Mindglow, do you have any update?

anindya1234 07-12-2007 06:53 PM

Contacted Nita Lowey(D-NY)
 
Submitted Rep Lofgren's letter along with the article on Murthy website. They said they will get back to me.


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