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JazzByTheBay
09-07-2007, 04:36 PM
Here are 5 of the more frequently asked questions, and answers to those by ImmigrationVoice. Note, these also appear on immigration attorney Sheela Murthy's web site (http://www.murthy.com/bulletin.html).

Question 1. What is First Amendment? Does it apply to me? I'm on H-1 / H-4 / EAD / and have applied for I-485, etc.
Constitutional rights of an individual are applicable to everyone, including foreign nationals.

Question 2. Will I get arrested and/or deported for participating in the rally?
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.

Question 3. Will participation in the rally negatively impact my current non-immigrant status or future green card application?
No, exercising your civil rights does not impact your non-immigrant status or future green card application. There are certain procedures and processes for rejecting or denying petitions and applications, 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 denial or rejection of petitions and applications or any other adverse action on immigration petition or application.

Question 4. Can my employer take action against me for participating in the rally? Do we have any obligation to inform my employer if I participate by taking a day off?
No, an employer cannot simply take action against you for having exercised your Constitutional right granted by the first amendment. Whether you inform your employer about your plans for your vacation or day off is up to you and your relationship with your employer. Usually employers do not care what their employee do with their time off from work, as long as those activities are legal.

Question 5. What kind of identification do I need to carry? Will my driver's license be enough?
Yes. Your driver's license or a state-issued identification card is enough for ID purposes.

rpulipati
09-07-2007, 06:01 PM
I believe in IV and its efforts.

I understand rally will help IV to demonstrate the people support.

I understand, in rally and after rally IV requests/lobbys law-makers to fix the broken immigration system system.

But can someone clarify me, what exactly IV is requesting law-makers?

1) Are we asking to re-capture visa numbers? (150K may not be sufficient for 750K applicants)

2) Remove country limit (still have to 5 years)

3) Increase the EB quota?

4) Clear all current pending Backlog labor/I-140/I-485/etc applications by 2009? This is temporary solution, but will solve the problem for now.

5) Another Immigration Reform bill for legal?

Having clear answers will help to gain support from my friends, colleagues and more and more people will be willing to join.

Thanks

JazzByTheBay
09-07-2007, 07:52 PM
Some proposals are realistic and can be implemented. An increase in EB-visa numbers may not be that realistic at the moment, but most of the others like recapturing visa numbers lost every year (upwards of 200K), considering the primary beneficiary towards the quota, etc., as well as some interim benefits.... are all part of the proposals afaik.

Bottomline, if you understand all the issues and the efforts being made, please participate and make this a successful effort.

As they say, even God doesn't help those who don't help themselves... :)

jazz

I believe in IV and its efforts.

I understand rally will help IV to demonstrate the people support.

I understand, in rally and after rally IV requests/lobbys law-makers to fix the broken immigration system system.


But can someone clarify me, what exactly IV is requesting law-makers?

1) Are we asking to re-capture visa numbers? (150K may not be sufficient for 750K applicants)

2) Remove country limit (still have to 5 years)

3) Increase the EB quota?

4) Clear all current pending Backlog labor/I-140/I-485/etc applications by 2009? This is temporary solution, but will solve the problem for now.

5) Another Immigration Reform bill for legal?

Having clear answers will help to gain support from my friends, colleagues and more and more people will be willing to join.

Thanks

rpulipati
09-08-2007, 02:03 PM
internet, i updated my signature to indicate: attending for rally. can you please do the same. If you dont know what extactly IV is asking law-makers in rally, please do not worry to answer.

JazzByTheBay, Thanks for your response.

I understand a fixed proposal is not in place yet. Is it not wise to propose a bill ASAP before rally? Are there any benchmarks for rally? Having a fixed proposal in hand may will help clear representation.

Law-makers may not understand, if we just say, expedite our GC applications. They understand bills.

Note: When supporters of illegal immigrantion did the rally, they wanted CIR to be passed.

As mentioned before, I have good faith in IV & attending rally. So, people dont drag around it.

The clear answer is:
We are doing this rally to get greencards.
Do you want to get it or not?
If yes, then come.
If no, then go back to where you came from.

ramus
09-08-2007, 02:05 PM
rpulipati,

If I remember correctly, I think you starting from Greensboro, NC..

Do you plan to ride our bus ? Are you in touch with raleigh folks?

Please send me PM if you interested in riding bus..

Thanks.


internet, i updated my signature to indicate: attending for rally. can you please do the same. If you dont know what extactly IV is asking law-makers in rally, please do not worry to answer.

JazzByTheBay, Thanks for your response. I read the mission statement & website, but I'm still not clear on what we want from this rally (other than showing support for IV).

If you look at few months back, when supporters of illegal immigrantion did the rally, they wanted CIR to be passed.

1) Is there a bill in congress, that we are supporting? If so, please share the details.

2) Are we proposing a new bill? If so, is it not wise to propose a bill ASAP before rally? Law-makers are going to ask, what do you guyz want? Are there any benchmarks for rally? Having a solution (a bill) in hand will help to represent and to join more people for rally.

Law-makers may not understand, if we just say, expedite our GC applications. They understand bills.

As mentioned before, I have good faith in IV & attending rally. So, people dont drag around it.

pappu
09-08-2007, 02:29 PM
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Pls get in touch with your chapter leads and they will answer every question you have. It seems you are from NC. Pls get in touch with Ramus. He will talk to you and answer your questions. Thanks for coming to the rally.