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Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins Issues surrounding the retrogression of the priority dates for the various employment based categories

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Old 07-19-2007, 01:50 PM
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I agree.
It is either 20 or nothing.
So 20 should be an option.

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jeevarakkiannan,

All I can say is IV is loosing 1000s of contributors who are ready to contribute $20 per month... On this thread itself, you will find many of us...

1000 * 20 * 12 = $240,000 per year

People who are married and pay for their mortgage, home taxes - $50 is I wouldnt say huge but still something that one will think twice...

Just my opinion... IV core has their own views.. whatever is the case, I'll continue to contribute once in few months...
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I thought i should walk the walk before i talk...guys sent my second 100 to IV.. i still feel that there has to be more options for payments... Its not for ppl who trust IV or Core..its for the first timers or for friends ppl like me want to approach...20 per month recurring would be good...what are we losing now by having that? ppl who would wanna contribute 50 would ne ways do it...ppl who are on the fence might jump in too if there is an option for 20... I mean the incremental benefit is more...

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I agree.
It is either 20 or nothing.
So 20 should be an option.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:38 PM
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guys.. processing fees for these kind of things are pretty high...why dont u contribute 100 now and another 100 after 5 months...if u can make another contribution before that.. i m sure the core will appreciate that too.. alternatively u can alsways set up an automatic payment to IV from your bank account on a monthly basis...if u want to contribute u will contribute
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:52 PM
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jeevarakkiannan,

All I can say is IV is loosing 1000s of contributors who are ready to contribute $20 per month... On this thread itself, you will find many of us...

1000 * 20 * 12 = $240,000 per year

People who are married and pay for their mortgage, home taxes - $50 is I wouldnt say huge but still something that one will think twice...

Just my opinion... IV core has their own views.. whatever is the case, I'll continue to contribute once in few months...
Yes. I agree with you. The $50 bar was making it harder for me to start the contribution earlier.

But, I decided today to go ahead and start the $50, even though it will be difficult for me in the coming months.
I am counting on the EAD for the spouse....

Also, I like your future plan on the other thread..... Very nice.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:57 PM
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guys.. processing fees for these kind of things are pretty high...why dont u contribute 100 now and another 100 after 5 months...if u can make another contribution before that.. i m sure the core will appreciate that too.. alternatively u can alsways set up an automatic payment to IV from your bank account on a monthly basis...if u want to contribute u will contribute

good point.

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Old 07-19-2007, 03:19 PM
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guys..Could you pls let us know why we have 100 as the minimum amount for contribution...i also noticed that the recurring contribution is 50 instead of the usual 20. Guys dont get me wrong.
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- Greencard backlog is a USCIS process issue it is not an economic issue.
- To solve that issue we need lobbying.
- Lobbying is expensive.

If you want to negotiate between $50 or $20, I guess you are at the wrong place. Especially if you start out with," I am having a hard time convincing my friend to contribute...." This is unbelievable.

IV will continue to be successful without your $20, just be mindful that any shortfall in lobbying funds has been financed by the core group in the past. It is unfair to reap benefits of IVs work such as July visa bulletin reversal and then open a thread negotiating and justifying $20 contribution. We are skilled immigrants and are suppose to make decent money. I feel sad when I see threads like this.

Btw, which one hit you harder in the face? $50 contribution or the reversal of July 2nd fiasco? Please don't even answer that.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:25 PM
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Those who wanna contribute 100 would def do so...20 option would be better for the fence sitters...so what if we lose couple of bucks on the transaction..IV would get the funds they probably would have never got from this who wouldnt wanna part with 100 bucks but donot mind letting go off 20...I assume here that we are still at a stage where every dollar counts else the thought of selling his home wouldn't have crossed Aman's mind.......just my thoughts..comments/brickbats welcome

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Old 07-19-2007, 03:29 PM
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'Predator,Decider ..now Negotiator'

Dude ...I suppose all these sobriquets were for me....what have i done...i was kinda taken back when i read ur post...i was just trying to see if Core would add another option...

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- Greencard backlog is a USCIS process issue it is not an economic issue.
- To solve that issue we need lobbying.
- Lobbying is expensive.

If you want to negotiate between $50 or $20, I guess you are at the wrong place. Especially if you start out with," I am having a hard time convincing my friend to contribute...." This is unbelievable.

IV will continue to be successful without your $20, just be mindful that any shortfall in lobbying funds has been financed by the core group in the past. It is unfair to reap benefits of IVs work such as July visa bulletin reversal and then open a thread negotiating and justifying $20 contribution. We are skilled immigrants and are suppose to make decent money. I feel sad when I see threads like this.

Btw, which one hit you harder in the face? $50 contribution or the reversal of July 2nd fiasco? Please don't even answer that.

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'Predator,Decider ..now Negotiator'

Dude ...I suppose all these sobriquets were for me....what have i done...i was kinda taken back when i read ur post...i was just trying to see if Core would add another option...
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I just contributed $100, but I think IV should leave other options for fence sitters/new members to contribute at a level there are comfortable to start with. $5 is $5. If you've 100 people contributing $5, it's the same $500 you'll get. More participation means more involvement and more eye balls on this site and more poential for follow up contributions.

Those who come on the site are more likely to know the contribution and sacrifices made by the IV core members. People have conscience and will contribute.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:31 PM
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Yah..that would be easy on their wallet...ppl who have already been members for quite some wouldnt mind parting with 50 or 100 every month because they trust IV...Having a smaller amount would help increase contributions from the other 99% members who are still sitting on the fence and all the newbie members...
we all know the psycological impact of a .99 ending .....low price appeal rite? similarly 100 would look like a drain on the pocket...plz look in to this
Just to remind you, IV is not begging you to donate. Do it at your will.
Bottom line is, if you trust IV core, put money where your heart is.

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Guys, Send a check for what ever you want to contribute. Many banks can do this automatically too.
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@gsc999 Bud ..you got it wrong..i was not trying to negotiate...was trying to see if another option can be added...I understand shortfall of funds in the past has been financed by CORE in the past..thats exactly why we need more options... y leave everything to the CORE & only reap benefits, when everyone of us should n can contribute too


It is unfair to reap benefits of IVs work such as July visa bulletin reversal and then open a thread negotiating and justifying $20 contribution

Negotiating? Am I? Can I? I am in no way justifying 20 dollars contribution...Precisely for this reason i made a contribution of 100 dollars just now so that I could answer ppl who question me...The option of 20 is for the fence sitters...

If you want to negotiate between $50 or $20, I guess you are at the wrong place.

I am just voicing my opinion...there are many who felt the same too dude...


"We are skilled immigrants and are suppose to make decent money."
I don't wanna generalise that just becoz you are highly skilled you make decent money...But def money that would make 100 look not a great sum... Does that mean anything? ppl like You and I believed in IV hence the contributions,etc...I didnot contribute the very day i joined..i hoped that having an 20 option would give newbies the same option too.... Moreover what if all the members make decent money? that doesnt say anything..else how would justify just 1% of the members of IV paying recurring contributions?

The harsh tone of your message was uncalled for...If therez any flaw in my logic pls say so rather than get emotional and use dry sarcasm in ur reply..thx

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yes, recurring should start at $20, and I am not sure why people are restricted to a specific amount 50, 100 - why not let them choose what ever amount (even lesser than 20).

Also, there is no way to make a one time contribution of the amount what you want, online.

I spend quite some time on finding how to contribute any amount (other than mailing check) and almost gave up and decided not to contribute at all.

Finally figured out the only way to make one time contribution online is to use Bill pay. And it is not easy, I have to create the payee etc.

I think core should make it easy for people to contribute what ever they want. I don't think forcing specific options will work or increase the contributions

PS : I did donate after all this trouble.
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