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Old 04-10-2011, 10:37 PM
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Default Frequently Asked Questions - do YOU have a question?

Do you have a question for IV?
post it here...i'll compile a list once i have a good number of them
if you know the answer to a question...please reply

I would very much appreciate it if we can keep it civil and avoid hijacking this thread

Q. What is Immigration Voice's agenda and purpose?
A. The agenda is to lobby US Lawmakers for legislation to help clear the backlog for Employment Based green cards
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:07 PM
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How much money is being raised and how it is being used ?
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:41 PM
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How much money is being raised and how it is being used ?
How much money you have donated?
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:45 PM
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$200 till ddate for texas IV chapter advocacy days...
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:39 PM
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How much money you have donated?
This knee-jerk response to question the questioner is not needed.
Whether he/she has donated or not ...is not important.
Everyone who has contributed towards IV and/or intends to contribute towards IV will ask this question. It is not intended to insult or to question the laborious work done by IV. I am hoping more people realize this.

The answer to your question is that IV will not discuss the details of their expenses in public forums. I am not quite sure if its discussed in the donor forums.

However i think a general idea about what the expenses are is as follows.

These are my guesses : (IV Core please feel free to add/remove items to this list)

Ongoing Expenses: Maintaining this website, phone for IV, paying for reputed lobbying consultants, paying for attorneys to pursue important issues in court.

Advocacy Events: renting out hotel suites, possibly paying for lawmakers expenses to attend, advocacy packets for lawmakers, helping members with expenses to fly to DC and meet lawmakers, other miscellaneous expenses stationary/food etc

Please understand that this is an all volunteer based organization and there are no absolutely defined positions/roles played out by members. Members join and help out in areas where help is needed.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:43 PM
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Hello all,
Does any body know why DOS isn't applying the spill over on quarterly basis... Law clearly stipulates that unused visa's should go to retrogressed countries..

Excerpt from may visa bulletin:

llocation of “otherwise unused” numbers in accordance with Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 202(a)(5)

INA Section 202(a)(5) provides that if total demand in a calendar quarter will be insufficient to use all available numbers in an Employment preference, then the unused numbers may be made available without regard to the annual per-country limits.
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Contributed 200$
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. Please do not consider this as a legal advice.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:51 PM
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Kate123:

Is suggests the spillover should occur, but doesnt specify when to apply the spillover and that could explain why DoS didnt assign the entire 12K pool of spillover numbers to all pending /preadjudicated petitions.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:01 PM
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Can we see a list of all the positive outcomes of the various advocacy events, lobbying etc done by IV for the EB immigrant community please?
And, if any of those good outcomes are being implemented by USCIS to ease the EB backlogs?
I am sure there are other achievements since this was compiled but here is list till 2009
This list is also available in the "about us" section under the "Home" menu button




Immigration Voice Achievements

September 2009. Streamlining of Security Screening Process for Foreign Scientists: DHS reduced the wait times for Visa stamping in foreign consulates to 2 weeks. A successful campaign was run by IV members. http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/fo...for-visas.html (IV Update: Good news for people stuck due to security checks while waiting for visas)
September, 2009. Successful completion of FOIA campaign: After filing hundreds of FOIA requests USCIS released the data of pending applications on their website. http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/fo...foia-data.html (IV update on Visa numbers and FOIA data)
2008: Admin Fix campaign. 2 Year EAD announced by USCIS for all that have filed AOS.
2008. Successful introduction of 3 bills in the House by Rep Zoe. Lofgren. This included elimination of per country limits Bill on which no other organization or business interest had ever advocated until that time. Immigration Voice successfully advocated these bills, brought in co-sponsors and received support from other interests for these bills.

H.R.5882
Title: To recapture employment-based immigrant visas lost to bureaucratic delays and to prevent losses of family- and employment-based immigrant visas in the future.
Sponsor: Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] (introduced 4/23/2008) Cosponsors (31)

H.R.5921
Title: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per country level for employment-based immigrants and to end the spill-over of unused immigrant visa numbers between employment-based and family-sponsored categories.
Sponsor: Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] (introduced 4/29/2008) Cosponsors (24)

H.R.6039
Title: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a master's or higher degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence.
Sponsor: Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] (introduced 5/13/2008) Cosponsors (34)
September 18, 2007
DC Rally: Thousands of high-skilled immigrants march in the US Capital!
Lobby day: IV volunteers attend close to 125 meetings with lawmakers’ offices to lobby for congressional intervention
Paid Advertisement in the Roll Call- the newspaper that covers the Capitol Hill
Media coverage: New York Times, Washington Post, Yahoo, BBC, OC Register, Business Week
July 2007 Visa bulletin reversal
IV breaks the good news!
Flower campaign
i. USCIS takes note of the flower campaign

ii. Media coverage: Business Week, Reuters, Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, Others, Video coverage

San Jose Rally
i. Media coverage: Business Week

CIR 2006: Manager's amendment
IV lobbies to ensure that this amendment contains favorable provisions for high-skilled immigrants
The amendment was PASSED, although the bill itself did not survive
Access to lawmakers
IV is in close contact with Hon. Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s office on several issues related to Employment Based Immigration
IV closely worked with Hon. Rep. Zoe Lofgren who played an instrumental role in bringing about reversal of July Visa Bulletin
Contact with USCIS. IV was the first one to bring news of the July 2007 Visa Bulletin reversal
IV Spokesperson invited to conference at top US University
Only organization FOR high-skilled immigrants BY high skilled immigrants
Most visited site by high-skilled immigrants in the
Number of registered members has risen from 50 to 25000 in less than 2 years! The following are approximate figures:
i. 1/2006: 60

ii. 2/2006: 600

iii. 7/2006: 4500

iv. 1/2007: 7500

v. 7/2007: 15000

vi. 8/2007: 20000

vii. 11/2007: 25000

viii. 07/2008: 30000

IX. 09/2009: 36,810
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:10 PM
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How much money you have donated?
With due respect, Sir, this thread is entitled, "do YOU have a question?". Not "do YOU have an answer?". In the first place, did you have an answer to the person whom you questioned?
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:12 PM
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Do you have a question for IV?
post it here...i'll compile a list once i have a good number of them
if you know the answer to a question...please reply

I would very much appreciate it if we can keep it civil and avoid hijacking this thread

Q. What is Immigration Voice's agenda and purpose?
A. The agenda is to lobby US Lawmakers for legislation to help clear the backlog for Employment Based green cards
2)How long I485 will take to process after becoming current priority date

Pls post your answers below

TEXAS---
NEBRASAKA----

Thanks
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:25 PM
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2)How long I485 will take to process after becoming current priority date

Pls post your answers below

TEXAS---
NEBRASAKA----

Thanks
slns
don't quite get your question but you may find it in the tracker here...by comparing it to the visa bulletins

http://immigrationvoice.org/tracker/tracker.php?view=2
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:43 PM
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don't quite get your question but you may find it in the tracker here...by comparing it to the visa bulletins

http://immigrationvoice.org/tracker/tracker.php?view=2
Sorry for confusion

Here is the correct question

Once your case is current in Nebraska or Texas, then how long it will take to process the application


Example

Right now i am current on EB3 from Nebraska, when should i expect my application processed to get my GC. Pls post your reply
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:07 PM
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Q. How do i qualify to be classified as a Donor?
A. Sign up for 6 months or 12 months recurring donation

Q. How do i get access to donor forum after signing up?
A.
we verify our donor members and therefore Pappu / prem_goel needs these details:

IV username
Ph #
City and State of residence
Pay pal receipt date
Transaction / subscription #
Date of payment
One time or recurring donations

Please send the above info to ivcoordinator@gmail.com

It will be faster to verify with the above details and provide donor access.
Please PM Pappu and prem_goel

Last edited by bugsbunny; 07-18-2011 at 03:31 PM. Reason: updated info
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