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seahawks
09-09-2007, 01:51 PM
Calling all WA State (OR also) IV members to join yahoo group. We need to coordinate stuff and contact all of you as a group, so please join the yahoo group created for channelizing IV message, organizing and sharing the vision and bringing awareness to Northwest region on Legal Immigration issues.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WA_Immigration_Voice/



Thanks and appreciate your help

seahawks
09-09-2007, 01:59 PM
^^^ bump ^^^

vandanaverdia
09-09-2007, 02:05 PM
Calling all WASHINGTONIANS!!! Pls respond!!!

vandanaverdia
09-09-2007, 02:57 PM
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vandanaverdia
09-09-2007, 03:09 PM
We have very little time on our hands. This is calling all WASHINGTONIANS. Lets do something & make a difference!

chanduv23
09-09-2007, 03:31 PM
REDMOND HEROS
BELLEVUE CHAMPIONS
KIRKLAND STARS

COME ON MARINERS - LETS MOVE THE RAINIER LETS BRING THE CASCADES TO DC

vandanaverdia
09-09-2007, 04:13 PM
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chanduv23
09-09-2007, 04:14 PM
HILLSBORO
GRESHAM
LYOOD CENTER
BEAVERTON
SALEM
EUGENE
VANCOUVER

LETS MOVE THE MOUNT HOOD
LETS BRING ST HELENS TO DC

vandanaverdia
09-09-2007, 04:26 PM
With inspiration from the TX chapter thread "Simple Math"

Dear WA IV Members:

We have approx. 3 people representing WA attending the DC Rally. I am sure many of you fall in either of this categories:

a. Family reasons
b. Economic reasons
c. Work reasons
d. Ignorance - I don't care.

I honestly would love for those who fall under category D to look back and do some simple math:

I am sure most of you earn between $25 to $35 /hour, aka. An average of $30/hour (pre-tax). There are 176 paid work hours a month. Which puts you in the range ~ $60,000/yr (pre-tax).

Those of you waiting for a GC, have some sort of an agreement with your employer (verbal/written). Let's assume that your employer with some calculation makes adjustments to your pay, reasoning that they need to bear the expenses for lawyer fees, application fees etc.

That's approximately $2500 for a 3 yr H1B work visa. The employer obviously marks up this cost as a result your pay decreases to $55,000.

Lets ballpark ~$10,000 towards the following:

a. Attorney fees
b. Job Advertisement
c. PERM
d. 140
e. 485
f. Number of Hours spent by you to the make the above steps happen.

THE ABOVE ARE VERY CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATES.

Imagine what a GC would do to your paycheck! Your $55,000, with just a GC, would put you on par with everyone else for jobs in your field of expertise. Your pay scale has the potential to jump to $80,000/year (Conservative estimates).

Thats an increase of 45%.

The total cost you have so far spent in staying legal in order to work in a highly skilled job while waiting for your GC is:

$5,000 (6 yr H1B)+ $10,000 (I-485 pending) = $15,000

The total cost of your trip to Washington DC would be in the range of $400 (Including lodging expenses). This represents 3% of the total cost you have spent waiting for your GC.

Assuming that by attending the DC rally, the lawmakers take notice and a special legislation is passed to expedite GC applications and provide sweeping temporary status to those waiting for 485 adjustment of status which would give you the same privileges as a GC would give,

YOUR INVESTMENT OF 3% JUST GOT YOU A 45% INCREASE IN YOUR ANNUAL SALARY.

If that is not a reason for you to stand up now and help yourself to that return on your investment, either you are a bad investor, or related to the likes of Gates, Bezos and Buffet families.

YOUR ARE NOT WASTING YOUR TIME IN ATTENDING THIS RALLY. YOU ARE HELPING YOURSELF TO A BETTER LIFE. I CAN'T MAKE DECISIONS FOR YOU. I CAN ONLY HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE POTENTIAL. YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS FOR YOUR OWN LIFE.

The cost of attending this rally say 300-400 whatever but the Rally has the potential of eradicating the disease of Retrogression - IF WE ALL CAN SHOW STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. EAD+AP cost for 1 year is $644... For 6 yrs of wait you will be spending 3500-3600 or even more if the rates change in a retrogressed world PLUS other disadvantages/hassles that we already know.

Remember IV is just a platform with some LOGICAL and PRACTICAL agenda before Congress - if we do not stand up and show our heads NO ONE IS GOING TO LISTEN TO AGENDAS.

Come on folks - its our chance to save some hardearned money over the next few years by investing in the rally.

Lets all stand up at DC and show them numbers.

Please consider helping people who want to come but the expenses are prohibitive due to some pressing situation.

Enroll your name in one of the databases:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WA_Immigration_Voice/

vandanaverdia
09-09-2007, 04:45 PM
Please spare some time & thought & decide to be in DC at the rally.

seahawks
09-09-2007, 07:43 PM
Please join the group, guys we will need all of your support. Please sign up on the yahoo groups if you are from WA/Oregon. Lets unite and channelize our efforts to make the rally a success.

vandanaverdia
09-09-2007, 10:39 PM
We had 2 more users join the WA Chapter. Welcome aboard! We need more....

vandanaverdia
09-10-2007, 01:59 AM
^^^ bump ^^^

vandanaverdia
09-10-2007, 12:22 PM
^^^ bump ^^^

vandanaverdia
09-10-2007, 01:44 PM
Calling all WASHINGTONIANS!!! Rise & shine....

vandanaverdia
09-10-2007, 02:42 PM
Trying to keep this thread alive....

drona
09-10-2007, 03:19 PM
We've had 19 members join WA State Chapter in the past two days, let's keep it going. Please get active in your state chapter and help IV succeed.

vandanaverdia
09-10-2007, 03:59 PM
Thanks drona for your support!
Fellow Washingtonians & Oregonians, please join in & support the cause....

seahawks
09-11-2007, 02:01 AM
We have more members join WA State chapter, welcome aboard. We need more. Calling all of WA/OR to join our local WA state chapter. Do you want to make a difference? This is your chance!

Please follow link below.

vandanaverdia
09-11-2007, 01:58 PM
There is very little time & lots to achieve.
Calling all Washingtonians & Oregonians....

vandanaverdia
09-11-2007, 03:56 PM
FYI

"Competing against fast-growing technology companies in India offering jobs with handsome pay raises and quick promotions, Microsoft has to work harder these days to attract and retain the best and brightest Indian engineering talent."

http://www.canada.com/topics/technol...d08f52&k=30524

Please join the WA state chapter....

seahawks
09-11-2007, 09:02 PM
Congratulations, we have 23 members join the local WA state chapter! Welcome everyone who signed up. Calling all WA state, Oregon members to please sign up with the group link below. We need as much support as we can to support IV initiative.

vandanaverdia
09-12-2007, 08:08 PM
23 members & growing...
Wake up Washingtonians & Oregonians....

vandanaverdia
09-12-2007, 10:48 PM
bump

seahawks
09-13-2007, 12:41 AM
28 members and counting! yippee...

vandanaverdia
09-13-2007, 12:49 AM
seahawks:
Keep up the good work in inviting members & initiating to re-activate the WA/OR chapter!