View Full Version : FAQ about legality, safety of the rally.

09-06-2007, 03:44 PM
Message from Logiclife:


1. What is first amendment, does it apply to me? I'm on H1,H4,EAD,
applied for 485 etc..
Answer: The right to gather peacefully is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Constitutional rights of an individual are applicable to everyone, including foriegn nationals.

2. Will I get arrested/deported for participating in the rally?
Answer. No, participating in rally with proper permits from city police and other authorities is legal. You cannot be arrested or deported for simply participating in the rally.

3. Will it impact my current Non immigrant status or
future green card application?
Answer. No, exercising your civil rights does not impact your non-immigrant status or future green card petition. There are certain procedures and processes for rejecting or denying petitions, it is not done on whims and moods of agencies or USCIS employees. There is a process driven by federal regulations and rejections and denials are backed up by reasons described in federal regulations and the laws. Participating in rallies, meeting with your lawmakers, exercising your civic duties and enjoying your civil rights granted by the constitution are not grounds for denials or rejection of petitions or any other adverse action on immigration petition.

4. Can employer take action for participating in the rally? Do we have
any obligation to inform the employer if I particpate by taking a day off?
Answer. No, an employer cannot simply take action for exercising your constitutional right granted by the first amendment. Whether you inform your employer about what you would be doing with your vacation/day-off is up to you and your relationship with your employer. Usually employers never care what the employee does with his/her time off from work, as long as those activities are legal.

5. What kind of identification do I need to carry?
Will Driver's license be enough?
Answer. Yes, driver's license of a State issued ID is enough for ID purposes.

6. Is it ok to respond if people who do not agree
with IV show up in the rally and throw questions at the participants,
Will the cops intervene if there is only verbal exchange?
Answer. It is not possible for our opponents to show up in large numbers as they would need a permit from DC metro for that. DC metro will not issue a permit to an opposing group/organization on the same day. If individuals on side-walks or gathering ask rhetorical questions or pass comments ignore them. If it bothers you or the crowd, get in touch with one of the rally volunteers and they will contact police to remove the hecklers from the crowd. This is not a big issue and one should not be worried about it as Immigration Voice has handled a rally in San Jose before and such issues were minimal and well-handled.

09-06-2007, 03:50 PM
I think it will be better to post the details of the permissions that we have obtained from the officials

I know it is already taken care of, The details will clear the sideliners doubts


09-06-2007, 03:51 PM
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