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In Preparation for Upcoming H-1B Lottery, Immigration Voice Calls on Biden Administration to Stop Issuing New H-1B Visas for Indian Nationals Not Already in the United States Until the Elimination of Systematic Exploitation of Indian Immigrants Due to Discriminatory Per Country Limits on Green Cards

By |Feb 10, 2021|Categories: Blog, Press Releases, Updates|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In preparation for the upcoming H-1B lottery, Immigration Voice calls on Biden Administration to stop issuing new H-1B Visas for Indian Nationals not already in the U.S.Amidst uncertainty as to whether the Biden Administration will act to remove the systematic discrimination and life-long indentured servitude of immigrants [...]

Durbin lies, Immigrants die

By |Jul 21, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Dear Friends, In case you missed Senator Dick Durbin’s shenanigans today on the Senate floor, you can see them here. We hope you will now believe what we have been saying to you all along about Durbin. Some of the highlights of today's Unanimous Consent request drama are: Senator [...]

We shall PERSEVERE & OVERCOME

By |Jun 22, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Dear Friends, It is likely that later this week, the current Administration will pass Executive Orders (EO) to suspend the issuance of almost all new work visas until the end of the year. It is also possible that the Administration might issue Interim Final Regulations (IFR) to suspend work-authorization programs, [...]

No Respite from Tragedy

By |Apr 22, 2020|Categories: Blog|

It is with a heavy heart that we write this post today. Even though our community of folks in the Green Card backlog recognizes the United States as our home and has come together in myriad ways to serve our fellow Americans during these difficult times, our efforts are not [...]

Trick or Treat: Durbin’s parody bill

By |Oct 20, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Senator Dick Durbin is trying to trick immigrants into believing that he is not anti-immigrant. However, now everyone knows that Senator Durbin is not at all sincere about the parody bill he is using to attack the Fairness Bill. You have likely seen the despicable act of Senator Durbin lying [...]

We will never forget!

By |Oct 01, 2019|Categories: Blog|

As you are already aware, a lot has happened in the last week. We believe it is important for you to know what has transpired so you can judge the situation for yourself. We have been advised by our lobbyists not to speak-up because we will be attracting the wrath [...]

Danger Ahead

By |Feb 06, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Dear Friends, As we have just shared with you in our recent Facebook post, we are continuing the work on our bill – the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. We got very close to getting it done in the last Congress, but for the Government shutdown last year, our [...]

H.R. 392 Sabotage: Their Lies & Our Facts

By |Mar 27, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Dear Friends, We have been told by our members that malicious misinformation about the bill H.R.392 - The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act is being deliberately spread around the community and more worryingly, in Congress. We believe this misinformation is being peddled by the same group of partisan religious bigots [...]

A Very Important Message to our Members

By |Mar 11, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Dear Friends, As many of you might know, a partisan organization is planning some events in the next few months. Many Immigration Voice members have seen material that is falsely suggesting that Immigration Voice is part of such events, and they have reached out to us asking for clarification [...]

What Lies Ahead

By |Dec 30, 2017|Categories: Blog, Updates|

McClatchy has just come out with a story confirming that the Administration is considering rescinding the policy of H1 extensions after 6 years. As we shared with our members earlier, there are bigger changes coming to the H-1B visa system for those waiting in green card backlogs. As the year [...]

Immigration Voice seeks to intervene in D.C. Circuit Lawsuit in Order to protect the rule granting employment authorization for spouses of certain H-1B visa holders

By |Mar 06, 2017|Categories: Blog, Press Releases, Updates|

Amidst uncertainty as to whether the Department of Justice will defend the H-4 Employment Authorization Rule issued by DHS in 2015, Immigration Voice takes action to protect our members. On March 6, 2017, Immigration Voice announced that it filed a motion to intervene on behalf of thousands of its members [...]

Caution, Sharp Turns Ahead!

By |Dec 04, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Dear Friends, Recent media reports seem to suggest that the incoming Administration may consider proposals to repeal President Obama’s regulatory changes on immigration. This could include repealing good regulations like H4-EAD, Spousal Work Authorization. A significant number of Immigration Voice members benefit from Spousal Work Authorization fix. We have first-hand [...]

Do your share: Fundraiser alert!

By |Jan 16, 2016|Categories: Blog, Updates|

Dear Friends, You may already be aware that DHS has released the much-awaited “EAD for I-140 regulation”. On November 20, 2014, President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration announced this fix as “Portable Work Authorization”. But the name of this proposed regulation is now “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 [...]

#FightbackVBGate

By |Oct 05, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|

UPDATE on #CallCampaign to #FightbackVBGate When you call, if you are asked to send an email, please make sure that you use the template provided in the newsletter and also include this link to provide some background on the issue. Do NOT send emails without first talking to staffers. Emails [...]

Media Advisory: October 2015 Visa Bulletin Fiasco

By |Oct 01, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|

To bring attention to October Visa Bulletin Fiasco, skilled immigrants send flowers to DHS Secretary in Gandhian style. [Washington D.C.] To register a silent and peaceful protest with DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson over the October Visa Bulletin fiasco (1), in true Gandhian spirit, immigrants from across the country are [...]

About the Gandhian Flower Campaign

By |Sep 28, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|

Dear Friends, To create awareness for the injustice of the October Visa Bulletin reversal and to express our best wishes to DHS Secretary, Jeh Johnson even in the face of not treating us fairly, here is the specific action item for the October 1st flower campaign mentioned in our last [...]

Do your part: Immigration Advocacy Day Action Item

By |Jun 14, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|

Dear Friends, You are probably aware that the most significant advocacy event is underway to ask Members of Congress to COSPONSOR #HR213 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2015, the bill to remove the per-country caps on employment-based green cards. During this event, we expect to have 350+ [...]

Should we sign petitions?

By |Jun 10, 2015|Categories: Blog|

A member asked us, should we sign any petitions created online regarding the Modernization of High Skilled Immigration system?Our Response:This petition (and all such petitions) is not only a complete waste of time, but it severely hurts to make real progress. People tend to have a false belief that by [...]

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act is back: What you can do

By |Jan 09, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Dear Friends, We are delighted to share with you that Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) yesterday introduced the bill H.R.213, to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants. This bill has bipartisan support with Representative Zoe Lofgren and Representative Raúl Labrador as original co-sponsors. A lot of us have [...]

Good news to report!

By |Nov 20, 2014|Categories: Blog|

Dear Friends,We are pleased to announce that after almost 9 years of hard work on the issue of skilled immigration backlogs, we finally have good news to report. The Obama administration has issued an administrative order with reforms to both skilled immigration and other areas where reform was long overdue.Going [...]

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