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pappu
11-17-2010, 03:58 PM
Please contact members of congress by clicking on the action alert below.

It will only take less than a minute for you. We are requesting adding amendments in the DREAM Act coming up. This campaign will help the DC advocacy work we are doing on this bill.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- DREAM Act: Help the Legal Immigrants (http://immigrationvoice.capwiz.com/immigrationvoice/issues/alert/?alertid=19787501)

Please spread the word everywhere for more participation

Please post on this thread once you have sent the email. Keep this thread up for the next few days.

In addition to sending the emails to the lawmakers, please take the next steps needed to get our provisions included in the Dream Act:
1. Take appointments and meet with lawmakers explaining our provisions to the lawmakers and the need to add them to dream act. Focus on the specific message of the action alert. Following up with the email alert is a powerful advocacy tool and crucial to the success of this campaign. If you have taken an appointment, please contact IV at 202-386-6250.
2. For members who have already established a relation with the staff members in the lawmaker offices, please contact them and explain our provisions to be included in the dream act. Focus on the specific message of the action alert.
3. Send the feedback from the meetings to http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=98&Itemid=132
4. Become a volunteer to spread the message about this action alert. Simply clicking on the link above does not complete our task - it only begins the task of grass-roots advocacy. Convince your friends, colleagues to get involved in the above tasks. Numbers Matter. Use the attached flier and post it at all indian/asian malls, theaters and other hubs to help spread the message. Also include the flier in your signature.

Spread the word Flier (http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/images/3/39/Flier_DR_v2.pdf)

venky337
11-17-2010, 04:05 PM
Just posted the message

sandy_anand
11-17-2010, 04:05 PM
Please contact members of congress by clicking on the action alert below.

It will only take less than a minute for you. We are requesting adding amendments in the DREAM Act coming up. This campaign will help the DC advocacy work we are doing on this bill.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- DREAM Act: Help the Legal Immigrants (http://immigrationvoice.capwiz.com/immigrationvoice/issues/alert/?alertid=19787501)

Please spread the word everywhere for more participation

Please post on this thread once you have sent the email. Keep this thread up for the next few days.

Done! Thanks!

NWISE
11-17-2010, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the effort! As always, it's greatly appreciated.

dkshitij
11-17-2010, 04:10 PM
Please contact members of congress by clicking on the action alert below.

It will only take less than a minute for you. We are requesting adding amendments in the DREAM Act coming up. This campaign will help the DC advocacy work we are doing on this bill.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- DREAM Act: Help the Legal Immigrants (http://immigrationvoice.capwiz.com/immigrationvoice/issues/alert/?alertid=19787501)

Please spread the word everywhere for more participation

Please post on this thread once you have sent the email. Keep this thread up for the next few days.

In the email, "The current long green card delays also cause deeply disturbing quality of life issues for the high skilled immigrants’ children born inside of US."

It should be children born OUTSIDE of US not INSIDE!!!!

tonyHK12
11-17-2010, 04:11 PM
Done for NYC

Are we just supposed to enter our infomation on the form? or name, email etc? how does it go to our local congress men?
The page will choose senators and house reps based on your ZIP code and email it to them

Great job admins this was needed

nosightofgc
11-17-2010, 04:12 PM
Done. Also forwarded the message to colleagues.

amslonewolf
11-17-2010, 04:12 PM
done. that was easy.

naidu
11-17-2010, 04:13 PM
Done

pappu
11-17-2010, 04:13 PM
In the email, "The current long green card delays also cause deeply disturbing quality of life issues for the high skilled immigrants’ children born inside of US."

It should be children born OUTSIDE of US not INSIDE!!!!

It is correct. We are talking about both kinds of kids. And saying that not having greencard affects the quality of life for the family.

sunny1000
11-17-2010, 04:14 PM
done.

ajay
11-17-2010, 04:15 PM
Sent it.

sunny1000
11-17-2010, 04:15 PM
Are we just supposed to enter our infomation on the form? or name, email etc? how does it go to our local congress men?

Yes, just enter name, phone,email and your home address and it will find your senators and U.S Rep for your address.

govindk
11-17-2010, 04:16 PM
Done.

GC2006TSC
11-17-2010, 04:16 PM
Done!!!

blackberry
11-17-2010, 04:17 PM
Done.

LONGGCQUE
11-17-2010, 04:19 PM
Done. Will be sending messages to my freinds

careerGC5050
11-17-2010, 04:21 PM
Done !

dkshitij
11-17-2010, 04:21 PM
It is correct. We are talking about both kinds of kids. And saying that not having greencard affects the quality of life for the family.

Agreed. better might have been,

"The current long green card delays also cause deeply disturbing quality of life issues even for the children born inside of the US, but whose parents are high skilled immigrants caught in this seemingly never ending delay."

just my two cents.

These changes won't make much difference. Still the email is a very commendable job. Thanks!

hsingh82
11-17-2010, 04:21 PM
Thanks!

nmdial
11-17-2010, 04:22 PM
All the best!!

Leo07
11-17-2010, 04:23 PM
and BUMP...
Thanks for the initiative
Done!!!

Quadrucle
11-17-2010, 04:23 PM
Done.

Abhinaym
11-17-2010, 04:23 PM
Not to nitpick, but "inside of the US" sounds odd. It is simpler to say "in the US".

jungalee43
11-17-2010, 04:24 PM
Done. It correctly showed the representitive and the senators. But I am not sure it went. Particularly the screen of advacacy to send mail to 6 frineds kept on coming up. If I don't receive confirmations to my account, I will send once again. Or I will call them also.

vadicherla
11-17-2010, 04:24 PM
Done

coolngood4u80
11-17-2010, 04:26 PM
Done

gclabor07
11-17-2010, 04:26 PM
Done.

siva008
11-17-2010, 04:27 PM
Done

pd052009
11-17-2010, 04:28 PM
Sent to Sen. and Rep. of NC.

bpratap
11-17-2010, 04:30 PM
Done

jungalee43
11-17-2010, 04:30 PM
One more is sent by my friend. Will get about 10 out by tonight.

bestofall
11-17-2010, 04:32 PM
Sent the email to FL

gcbikari
11-17-2010, 04:34 PM
Done for GA.

sanju_dba
11-17-2010, 04:34 PM
Done!

GreenCard4US
11-17-2010, 04:35 PM
Done. Thanks for the effort.

gc_peshwa
11-17-2010, 04:37 PM
Done. For me all california legislators are heavily PRO-immigration. Its like convincing the "convinced"! Is there anything else you want us to do right now?

SGP
11-17-2010, 04:39 PM
Done

harrydr
11-17-2010, 04:39 PM
Done. Twice, one from my e-mail and the 2nd from my wife's e-mail.

manja
11-17-2010, 04:39 PM
Done for TX. Thanks!

gc_bucs
11-17-2010, 04:44 PM
Sent the message

ram_nara303
11-17-2010, 04:44 PM
Done for VA

Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA)
Senator Jim Webb (D-VA)
Representative Frank R. Wolf (R-VA 10th)

amitjoey
11-17-2010, 04:45 PM
Done

amitjoey
11-17-2010, 04:45 PM
Is there a phone campaign planned?

amitjoey
11-17-2010, 04:47 PM
Some of us have established contacts with our local congressional office staff and built a rapport. Should we send those contacts an email with this text?

amitjoey
11-17-2010, 04:48 PM
Lets do this. Please get involved. Please post if you have already sent this email, that will be encouraging for others to do it. Also, We can build a strong momentum if this thread immediately starts running into 100's of pages.

isantem
11-17-2010, 04:49 PM
Done! VA

Thanks IV

h1techSlave
11-17-2010, 04:50 PM
sent

raghav0
11-17-2010, 04:50 PM
Done - Thanks!!

kate123
11-17-2010, 04:51 PM
Done.. Thanks

mmillo
11-17-2010, 04:51 PM
D, Twice, one from my e-mail and the 2nd from my wife's e-mail.

csreddy329
11-17-2010, 04:53 PM
Done

thomachan72
11-17-2010, 04:54 PM
Sent. Thanks!!

bushman06
11-17-2010, 04:55 PM
Done

gc_on_demand
11-17-2010, 04:58 PM
Done

dudes2006
11-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Done Thanks ! Also email couple of my friends.

for_gc
11-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Done!

Thanks IV

redsox2009
11-17-2010, 05:00 PM
Done

sm104
11-17-2010, 05:01 PM
Done!

ndbhatt
11-17-2010, 05:04 PM
Done. Also, sent message to my 10 friends. Hope for a viral effect.

redsox2009
11-17-2010, 05:09 PM
If Dream act becomes law, I will throw my visa documents and register my self as undocumented alien with undocumented birth certificate and get degree from a community college and get the visa.:D

Hewa
11-17-2010, 05:10 PM
+1, plus friends

sage2006
11-17-2010, 05:12 PM
Done.

Please spread the message.

vbhup2
11-17-2010, 05:12 PM
Done plus 5 friends plus status with link on fb.

amitjoey
11-17-2010, 05:14 PM
If Dream act becomes law, I will throw my visa documents and register my self as undocumented alien with undocumented birth certificate and get degree from a community college and get the visa.:D

You wont be able to do that if you entered the US at an age more than 16yrs old
DREAM Act beneficiaries must:

Have proof of having arrived in the United States before age 16.
Have proof of residence in the United States for a least five consecutive years since their date of arrival, compliance with Selective Service.
Be between the ages of 12 and 35 at the time of bill enactment.
Have graduated from an American high school or obtained a GED.
Be of "good moral character"[12]


That is why we need to participate in this action alert and have them consider our ammendments.

thescadaman
11-17-2010, 05:17 PM
done - Thanks!

mk26
11-17-2010, 05:20 PM
Sent the email (Florida)

visa_reval
11-17-2010, 05:22 PM
Done.

praveenuppaluri
11-17-2010, 05:23 PM
sent emails.. will post the letters also. Thanks

rssb
11-17-2010, 05:29 PM
Done

amitjoey
11-17-2010, 05:40 PM
Please also send the text by email to the staff you have rapport with at the congressional offices.

nishanttambe
11-17-2010, 05:42 PM
Done. But while sending email to friends, I got below messages
"Your message can not contain URL", this was right above the message box.

gc_peshwa
11-17-2010, 05:45 PM
Pappu
Running this thread to thousands of pages alone is not gonna help us. Do you guys have a conference call where I can join and take up some action items?
IF IV has to throw its might behind this bill we need to:
-Reach out to ALL lawmakers, target who are susceptible (Sen. Brown from MA for example)
-Use phone calls (Can we have a mass phone campaign)
-Radio shows (Do we have a Radio show in Washington DC where IV can get Air time. I am sure lawmakers do listen to Radio shows)
-Email (what this thread is about right now)

SGP
11-17-2010, 05:47 PM
Sent Once again from my spouse's email ;)

patchsk
11-17-2010, 05:49 PM
just did it

geve
11-17-2010, 05:49 PM
Thanks to IV and it's core members.

I just completed.

amitjoey
11-17-2010, 05:51 PM
Pappu
Running this thread to thousands of pages alone is not gonna help us. Do you guys have a conference call where I can join and take up some action items?
IF IV has to throw its might behind this bill we need to:
-Reach out to ALL lawmakers, target who are susceptible (Sen. Brown from MA for example)
-Use phone calls (Can we have a mass phone campaign)
-Radio shows (Do we have a Radio show in Washington DC where IV can get Air time. I am sure lawmakers do listen to Radio shows)
-Email (what this thread is about right now)

Good points.
I am sure IV Core is working on all strategies and will open a phone campaign at an appropriate time. Phone campaign will only work when the bill is taken up on the floor.
Also, most lawmakers only pay attention to their constituents, sending emails to lawmakers other than the one representing you has little value.

a2k2
11-17-2010, 05:54 PM
Done!!

dassumi
11-17-2010, 06:00 PM
Done

pbuckeye
11-17-2010, 06:06 PM
Done.

Message sent to:

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Senator George V. Voinovich (R-OH)
Representative Patrick J. Tiberi (R-OH 12th)

I think the Republicans on that list are somewhat supportive anyway.

micofrost
11-17-2010, 06:07 PM
Done.

Message sent to:

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Senator George V. Voinovich (R-OH)
Representative Patrick J. Tiberi (R-OH 12th)

I think the Republicans on that list are somewhat supportive anyway.

The link was pretty nice and easy!!!

"I-485 Approved : 08/04/2010"

vkjanam
11-17-2010, 06:14 PM
Done.

Hopeful1
11-17-2010, 06:18 PM
It was easy to do!

pooja_34
11-17-2010, 06:21 PM
Done ! Go IV Go !!!

sammyb
11-17-2010, 06:23 PM
Sent to

Senator Franken (D-MN)
Senator Klobuchar (D-MN)
Representative Paulsen

scorpion00
11-17-2010, 06:24 PM
Done

Please contact members of congress by clicking on the action alert below.

It will only take less than a minute for you. We are requesting adding amendments in the DREAM Act coming up. This campaign will help the DC advocacy work we are doing on this bill.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- DREAM Act: Help the Legal Immigrants (http://immigrationvoice.capwiz.com/immigrationvoice/issues/alert/?alertid=19787501)

Please spread the word everywhere for more participation

Please post on this thread once you have sent the email. Keep this thread up for the next few days.

amitjoey
11-17-2010, 06:26 PM
Posted on the Northern California chapter.

Chapter leaders- Please post on your chapter groups.

hari_babu22
11-17-2010, 06:31 PM
done

ckichannagari
11-17-2010, 06:31 PM
Done... Sent it.

snathan
11-17-2010, 06:31 PM
Done

amitjoey
11-17-2010, 06:33 PM
Posted on the Northern California chapter.

Chapter leaders- Please post on your chapter groups.

If you know your state chapter leaders, please ask them to post on the yahoo groups.

looneytunezez
11-17-2010, 06:36 PM
Sent email to senators and congressman for both me and my wife.

seeniraj
11-17-2010, 06:43 PM
Mail Sent.

gauravster
11-17-2010, 06:53 PM
Done..

yetanotherguyinline
11-17-2010, 06:55 PM
Done, good luck.

redds777
11-17-2010, 07:18 PM
Done just now .



Agreed. better might have been,

"The current long green card delays also cause deeply disturbing quality of life issues even for the children born inside of the US, but whose parents are high skilled immigrants caught in this seemingly never ending delay."

just my two cents.

These changes won't make much difference. Still the email is a very commendable job. Thanks!

indigo10
11-17-2010, 07:19 PM
Done, Thanks.
Sent to my friends too.

immigrationmatters30
11-17-2010, 07:30 PM
Done

smuggymba
11-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Done.

druminator
11-17-2010, 07:46 PM
done and spread the word

rama2007
11-17-2010, 07:52 PM
Done

northstar
11-17-2010, 08:02 PM
Done and sent to colleagues

Tarang
11-17-2010, 08:03 PM
Done.

coldcloud
11-17-2010, 08:08 PM
Done.

checklaw
11-17-2010, 08:16 PM
checklaw

kk_kk
11-17-2010, 08:28 PM
done. Thanks

newuser
11-17-2010, 08:44 PM
Done and sent to friends and colleagues

hx82
11-17-2010, 08:48 PM
done....

Leo07
11-17-2010, 08:54 PM
just
1,747 Letters and Emails Sent So Far

:(

roseball
11-17-2010, 08:58 PM
Please contact members of congress by clicking on the action alert below.

It will only take less than a minute for you. We are requesting adding amendments in the DREAM Act coming up. This campaign will help the DC advocacy work we are doing on this bill.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- DREAM Act: Help the Legal Immigrants (http://immigrationvoice.capwiz.com/immigrationvoice/issues/alert/?alertid=19787501)

Please spread the word everywhere for more participation

Please post on this thread once you have sent the email. Keep this thread up for the next few days.

Done.

Administrator2
11-17-2010, 09:06 PM
just
1,747 Letters and Emails Sent So Far

:(

Leo,

Just so that we are clear, please note that signing online petitions doesn't mean anything if there is no matching advocacy. Timing of the activity is also very important. In the end, advocacy and grassroots effort must compliment each other at the same time. The website you are referring is an advertisement website. Its not a resource for serious advocacy effort.

The Congress is right now focused on DREAM Act. If we just say "Erase Green card backlog", it will mean nothing. But there is a chance if we send specific targeted message asking to include specific provisions in the bill that appear to be moving (i.e. DREAM Act in this case), and IV is complimenting this message with the advocacy on the ground.

Just sending random email from some online advertisement for profit website does not mean anything. We think that some of these websites are just collecting your Email and Home Address, which they could sell for making profit.

Immigration Voice would like to request its all members not to send out random messages from advertisement websites because such messages are out of sink with reality. Please participate in the well defined and targeted 'Action Items' on IV.

Team IV

zilmax007
11-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Done.

100mya
11-17-2010, 09:21 PM
Sent the email

herndon
11-17-2010, 09:35 PM
Done

Madhuri
11-17-2010, 09:59 PM
Done

crzyBanker
11-17-2010, 10:08 PM
Done

ikass
11-17-2010, 10:12 PM
Done. Thanks. Sent emails to all my friends!

lp2007
11-17-2010, 10:16 PM
Email sent! Thanks for posting the link.

always_hopeful
11-17-2010, 10:24 PM
Done. Sent emails from myself & wife.

gk_2000
11-17-2010, 10:24 PM
not "To easy the pain caused"

To ease the pain

whiteStallion
11-17-2010, 10:32 PM
Sent the email...
Thanks for streamlining this process which only took a few seconds...
Kudos to the IV team again !

shyamkishore
11-17-2010, 10:43 PM
Just sent the email ...

waiting for GC2010
11-17-2010, 10:50 PM
Done

prem_goel
11-17-2010, 10:50 PM
done

madhu345
11-17-2010, 10:56 PM
Sent also forwarded to colleagues.

new_horizon
11-17-2010, 11:32 PM
Done. Also posted message to the MI IV chapter.

meragreencard
11-17-2010, 11:43 PM
Done... Thank You so much for your efforts.

xs2sharad
11-17-2010, 11:49 PM
Done

Desertfox
11-18-2010, 12:08 AM
Done

bang
11-18-2010, 02:10 AM
Done !

greyhair
11-18-2010, 06:30 AM
Completed! My wife and I sent the emails. Please tell us when to begin the phone calls.

richguy
11-18-2010, 08:05 AM
Done

blacktongue
11-18-2010, 08:28 AM
Leo,

Just so that we are clear, please note that signing online petitions doesn't mean anything if there is no matching advocacy. Timing of the activity is also very important. In the end, advocacy and grassroots effort must compliment each other at the same time. The website you are referring is an advertisement website. Its not a resource for serious advocacy effort.

The Congress is right now focused on DREAM Act. If we just say "Erase Green card backlog", it will mean nothing. But there is a chance if we send specific targeted message asking to include specific provisions in the bill that appear to be moving (i.e. DREAM Act in this case), and IV is complimenting this message with the advocacy on the ground.

Just sending random email from some online advertisement for profit website does not mean anything. We think that some of these websites are just collecting your Email and Home Address, which they could sell for making profit.

Immigration Voice would like to request its all members not to send out random messages from advertisement websites because such messages are out of sink with reality. Please participate in the well defined and targeted 'Action Items' on IV.

Team IV

These best and brightest people are idiots. On other website they blindly doing. Shows lack of brains. If sending email will get greencard, then all lobbyist to stop business and only run email company.

ds37
11-18-2010, 08:34 AM
done.

rameshvaid
11-18-2010, 09:04 AM
Done!!!!

andycool
11-18-2010, 09:09 AM
Done!!!!

Done

ak_2006
11-18-2010, 09:26 AM
Done..and will ask friends to do it!

mantagon
11-18-2010, 09:38 AM
...my part!

glus
11-18-2010, 09:42 AM
email sent.

Winner
11-18-2010, 09:53 AM
Did my part

sreeni78
11-18-2010, 09:54 AM
Sent it to MI senators and my congressman.

noriks
11-18-2010, 10:08 AM
Thanks.

goel_ar
11-18-2010, 10:08 AM
done.

CHHAYA
11-18-2010, 10:11 AM
Done.

SGP
11-18-2010, 10:17 AM
These best and brightest people are idiots. On other website they blindly doing. Shows lack of brains. If sending email will get greencard, then all lobbyist to stop business and only run email company.

Blacktongue : There is no harm in trying. Leave no stone unturned. Chey Chey.:)

prashanthg
11-18-2010, 10:36 AM
Done.

designserve
11-18-2010, 10:38 AM
done... Congressman changed in recent election.

aarora1979
11-18-2010, 10:46 AM
Done!!

Good work TEAM!

Administrator2
11-18-2010, 10:46 AM
Blacktongue : There is no harm in trying. Leave no stone unturned. Chey Chey.:)

"There is no harm in trying. Leave no stone unturned."

This may sound optimistic and promising, but in essence sending random rhetoric using off message statements like "Erase Backlog Now" conflicts with our targeted messaging. To the observer on the Hill (i.e. in Congress) it all sounds more like a noise without a coherent message.

I'm sure you would agree that "no harm in trying" and "Leave no stone unturned" doesn't mean diluting our effort or sending incoherent message. That is why we need to have a single voice sending the same targeted message each time, otherwise we will just sound like awkward noise.

nk29
11-18-2010, 10:47 AM
Done for Ohio! Hope Visa recapture passes with Dream Act. Keeping my fingers crossed.
NK29

Administrator2
11-18-2010, 10:50 AM
done... Congressman changed in recent election.

Newly elected lawmakers are not members of the Congress until 7th January, 2011. In the lame duck session i.e. time between elections and end of the year, the same lawmakers will continue to vote even if they lost their election.

The names of the Members of Congress is correct.

piman2100
11-18-2010, 10:56 AM
Sent the email. Will communicate it to my friends.

Rajeev
11-18-2010, 10:56 AM
My wife and I sent the email.

amitjoey
11-18-2010, 11:05 AM
We need 3-4000 people viewing this thread and sending emails.

gcbikari
11-18-2010, 11:06 AM
Response from GA Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss:

Dear Mr. xxx:

Thank you for contacting me regarding S. 729, the "Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act." It is good to hear from you.

S. 729 was introduced on March 26, 2009, and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. After meeting certain criteria, illegal aliens would be allowed to receive in-state tuition from the state in which they reside.

The legislative language establishes these requirements for an individual to qualify for the tuition benefit:
o must be under the age of 35,

o have entered the United States before the age of 16,

o resided in the United States for at least the last five years

o earned a high school diploma or GED in the United States

On September 21, 2010 I joined my Senate colleagues in defeating a procedural vote on the DREAM Act. I remain opposed to the bill as currently drafted and will continue to keep your thoughts in mind should this legislation come before the full Senate again.

If you would like to receive timely email alerts regarding the latest congressional actions and my weekly e-newsletter, please sign up via my web site at: www.chambliss.senate.gov . Please let me know whenever I may be of assistance.

redsox2009
11-18-2010, 11:10 AM
Thank you for your letter regarding the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2009 (S. 729). As always, I value your input on this and other issues, and strive to keep you updated on the important issues facing us today.

On March 26, 2009, the DREAM Act was introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL). This bill would authorize the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of, and give conditional permanent resident status to, an alien who entered the U.S. prior to his or her 16th birthday and has lived in the U.S. for a period of 5 years. Such a resident must also meet other requirements, such as be judged to be of good moral character, not inadmissible or deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act, be admitted to a higher education institution or have completed high school or the equivalent, never been under a final order of deportation, and be under 35 years of age at the time of this Act’s enactment.

Furthermore, the DREAM Act sets parameters for conditional permanent resident status, and the process by which one transitions from conditional to permanent residency status. Under S. 729, an undocumented alien would also be authorized to petition the Secretary for conditional permanent residency if that individual has satisfied all of the above requirements prior to the enactment of the Act. Currently, S. 729 is before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary where it awaits further consideration. While I am not a member of this committee, I will certainly monitor the progress of this bill.

As you may know, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on September 14, 2010, that he would offer the DREAM Act as an amendment to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Defense Authorization bill (S. 3454) as well as not allow a fair and open debate on the bill. I was disappointed that he chose to play politics with necessary support for our troops and national defense by trying to tack on the DREAM Act, which is unrelated to the daily operations of the Department of Defense. I remain committed to reforming our legal immigration system and streamlining the legal process; however, I have consistently opposed proposals that extend taxpayer benefits to those here illegally or give incentives for illegal immigration. On September 21, 2010, the Senate voted 56 to 43, where 60 affirmative votes were needed, not to move forward with debate on the Defense Authorization bill. I joined colleagues from both sides of the aisle to oppose this vote.

Again, thank you for sharing your views with me. As the legislative process moves forward, I will keep your thoughts in mind. If I can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me or visit my website at www.scottbrown.senate.gov.

Sincerely,
Scott P. Brown
United States Senator

fromnaija
11-18-2010, 11:17 AM
Done!

ChampU2008
11-18-2010, 11:30 AM
Thank you for your letter regarding the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2009 (S. 729). As always, I value your input on this and other issues, and strive to keep you updated on the important issues facing us today.

On March 26, 2009, the DREAM Act was introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL). This bill would authorize the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of, and give conditional permanent resident status to, an alien who entered the U.S. prior to his or her 16th birthday and has lived in the U.S. for a period of 5 years. Such a resident must also meet other requirements, such as be judged to be of good moral character, not inadmissible or deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act, be admitted to a higher education institution or have completed high school or the equivalent, never been under a final order of deportation, and be under 35 years of age at the time of this Act’s enactment.

Furthermore, the DREAM Act sets parameters for conditional permanent resident status, and the process by which one transitions from conditional to permanent residency status. Under S. 729, an undocumented alien would also be authorized to petition the Secretary for conditional permanent residency if that individual has satisfied all of the above requirements prior to the enactment of the Act. Currently, S. 729 is before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary where it awaits further consideration. While I am not a member of this committee, I will certainly monitor the progress of this bill.

As you may know, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on September 14, 2010, that he would offer the DREAM Act as an amendment to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Defense Authorization bill (S. 3454) as well as not allow a fair and open debate on the bill. I was disappointed that he chose to play politics with necessary support for our troops and national defense by trying to tack on the DREAM Act, which is unrelated to the daily operations of the Department of Defense. I remain committed to reforming our legal immigration system and streamlining the legal process; however, I have consistently opposed proposals that extend taxpayer benefits to those here illegally or give incentives for illegal immigration. On September 21, 2010, the Senate voted 56 to 43, where 60 affirmative votes were needed, not to move forward with debate on the Defense Authorization bill. I joined colleagues from both sides of the aisle to oppose this vote.

Again, thank you for sharing your views with me. As the legislative process moves forward, I will keep your thoughts in mind. If I can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me or visit my website at www.scottbrown.senate.gov.

Sincerely,
Scott P. Brown
United States Senator


Huh? Not a word about our plea for Legal immigrants??

ravi.shah
11-18-2010, 11:35 AM
Sent Emails...

Thanks everyone !

ghost
11-18-2010, 11:37 AM
Done...thanks!

ksita48
11-18-2010, 11:46 AM
Sent to VA Representatives.

KiranKashi
11-18-2010, 11:54 AM
Done.

Please contact members of congress by clicking on the action alert below.

It will only take less than a minute for you. We are requesting adding amendments in the DREAM Act coming up. This campaign will help the DC advocacy work we are doing on this bill.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- DREAM Act: Help the Legal Immigrants (http://immigrationvoice.capwiz.com/immigrationvoice/issues/alert/?alertid=19787501)

Please spread the word everywhere for more participation

Please post on this thread once you have sent the email. Keep this thread up for the next few days.

hsingh82
11-18-2010, 12:07 PM
Dear Friend:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 (DREAM Act). I welcome your thoughts and comments.

On March 26, 2009, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced S. 729, the DREAM Act, which would allow states to offer in-state tuition rates to long-term resident immigrant students. The bill also would allow certain long-term residents who entered the United States as children to have their immigration or residency status adjusted to conditional permanent resident status or permanent resident status. The DREAM Act has been referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, on which I do not serve. Should S. 729 come before the full Senate, you may be certain I will keep your views in mind.

I appreciate hearing from you, and I hope that you will not hesitate to keep in touch on any issue of concern to you.

Sincerely,
Kay Bailey Hutchison
United States Senator

284 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-5922 (tel)
202-224-0776 (fax)
United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (http://hutchison.senate.gov)

madooripraveen
11-18-2010, 12:09 PM
Done.And passed it on to friends.

mannubhai
11-18-2010, 12:13 PM
Done

looivy
11-18-2010, 12:29 PM
Done

schandwani
11-18-2010, 12:30 PM
Done!!

idiamin
11-18-2010, 12:30 PM
Done!!

grimreaper
11-18-2010, 12:55 PM
Dear XXX
Thank you for contacting me with your position regarding immigration. It is good to learn the views of my friends and neighbors in northern California, and I appreciate having your input.

Current estimates suggest that there may be as many as twelve million undocumented immigrants in our country. A balanced approach to immigration reform is needed to contain and reverse this trend. Any solution must protect the United States economy, meet our homeland security needs, and reduce the backlog and wait times associated with legitimate applications for legal entry.

Our economy relies upon hard working people to perform every type of work, from back-breaking farm labor to high tech jobs, and America has always welcomed workers, foreign and domestic, who endeavor to advance the U.S. economy. It is simply not realistic to expect our economy to continue prospering without providing some mechanism for legal temporary workers to continue their efforts.

That is why I am a cosponsor of the AgJOBS bill. Our national economic survival relies on retaining the agricultural labor force while bringing workers out from the shadows, a goal the AgJOBS bill helps meet. However, I also believe we should significantly enhance the American labor market by placing a priority on educating U.S. students and training American workers instead of fostering a reliance on foreign workers. Businesses seeking to hire a temporary professional worker should pledge that they have made a good-faith effort to hire U.S. workers first and that the temporary professional worker will not displace a U.S. worker. I believe that these provisions can be met without stifling business and economic growth.

In addition, true border security can come only from the increased use of manpower and effective technology together with an efficient and judicious legal immigration application process. The indefinite state of limbo in which many applicants for legal American immigration status find themselves is a part of the problem that we can control. By allocating more resources to efficiently process applications, we can significantly cut wait times for applicants and reduce the influx of undocumented immigrants. As Congress considers future immigration legislation, I will factor your recommendations into my decision making.

Thank you again for sharing your views. I am proud to serve California's Eleventh District, and I am committed to working hard for you. If you would like more information about the issues I am working on in Congress, I encourage you to visit my website at Congressman Jerry McNerney (http://www.mcnerney.house.gov).
Sincerely,

Jerry McNerney
Member of Congress

tsnaresh
11-18-2010, 01:03 PM
Done, thank you for initiating this campaign.

mattresscoil
11-18-2010, 01:17 PM
Done
Email sent to
Senator George LeMieux (R-FL)
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Representative Ander Crenshaw (R-FL 4th)

jamesbond007
11-18-2010, 01:20 PM
Summary page said it went to my district's Congressman Pat Tiberi and to the two Ohio Senators.

jitian
11-18-2010, 01:22 PM
just done. North Carolina (two senators and Sur Myrick)

SDdesi
11-18-2010, 01:26 PM
Sent to:
Senator Cornyn
Senator Hutchison
Representative Johnson

justice4all
11-18-2010, 01:56 PM
Done..

Senator Tom Coburn
Senator Inhofe
Representative Cole

sanprabhu
11-18-2010, 02:00 PM
Should we do call the sponsor of this act? The dream act supporters list the senators that are on the fence, and urge them to call and I think we need to start call the main players like Reid, Schumer, Menendez to get them behind our provisions. Calling Durbin is probably will not work but we never know, thanks

Sandeep

ganpya2000
11-18-2010, 02:17 PM
I got following reply from Sen. Franken

Thanks for contacting me about the DREAM Act. I appreciate you sharing your concern with me on this issue.

There are thousands of young people in the United States who have gone to school, done their homework, participated in school activities, received their high school diploma and wish to go to college - but whose parents brought them to this country illegally. These youth face several barriers to a college education. Federal law currently limits states' ability to offer undocumented immigrants in-state tuition, and they are also not eligible for federal student financial aid.

I do not believe that we should punish children for their parents' actions. For many of them, the United States is the only country they consider home. With the chance to attend college, they will be able to fully contribute to our nation's future. The DREAM Act, S. 729, would allow undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and pursue a college education or enlist in our nation's military to apply for conditional permanent resident status.

The DREAM Act, of which I am a cosponsor, is bipartisan legislation narrowly tailored for undocumented students who have lived in the United States since they were children, succeeded in school, and want to be productive members of society. Requirements to be eligible for the DREAM Act include having arrived in the U.S. at age 15 or younger; having graduated high school; having served in the military or attended college for at least two years; and demonstrating good moral character. The DREAM Act is the chance we're giving these young people to earn legal status by working hard to attend and succeed in college.

Again, thank you for contacting me, and I look forward to hearing from you in the future on this or any other matter of concern to you.

Sincerely,

Al Franken
United States Senator

goel_ar
11-18-2010, 02:22 PM
I will donate 100 dollars if they make any changes in DREAM Act wrt to Employment based immigration.
Even I participated in the campaign, but I don't think it will impact anything for us.

gk_2000
11-18-2010, 02:25 PM
I also suggest partnering up with Reform Immigration For America as they have large numbers of supporters as well. I urge core IV members to contact them as time is short for us
.. confirming that I have sent the faxes for myself and for whole family

sage2006
11-18-2010, 02:33 PM
In addition to completing the action item, set up an appointment with my Congressman for the week after next to push for this provision.

As stated by the more experienced folks involved with this initiative, the bottomline is that any action item should be accompanied by a grass roots effort where all our members should meet with the local congressmen/congresswoman to push for our provisions (in this case visa recapture). Coordinated action items and phone campaigns always help but we should not wait for an action item to talk to the lawmaker offices in our local districts.

soumeeram
11-18-2010, 02:36 PM
Thank you for contacting me regarding the DREAM Act, which I strongly support. I value your input on this important matter.

We need a tough, smart and comprehensive approach to fix our broken immigration system. We must begin by securing our borders with investments in personnel, infrastructure and technology. We should require the undocumented in this country to register, pay a fine, learn English, and pass criminal background checks before allowing them the opportunity to become citizens.

Our immigration system is broken, and it cannot be fixed by passing one piece of reform, even a good one like the DREAM Act. We should address immigration as a whole, and that is a primary goal of mine here in the Senate.

As you may know, the DREAM Act, or Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 (S. 729), introduced by Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, would amend previous legislation to allow states to determine residency for higher education purposes. It also authorizes states to cancel the removal and adjust status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents who entered the United States as children. However, minor aliens who are eligible must meet the following criteria: entered the United States before his or her 16th birthday and has been present in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding enactment of this Act; is a person of good moral character; is not inadmissible or deportable under specified grounds of the Immigration and Nationality Act; at the time of application, has been admitted to an institution of higher education or has earned a high school or equivalent diploma; from the age of 16 and older, has never been under a final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal; and was under age 35 on the date of this Act's enactment.

Currently, the DREAM Act is under consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee. While I am not a member of this committee, I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is brought before the full Senate for consideration.

For more information about my priorities as a U.S. Senator, I invite you to visit my website at Michael Bennet - United States Senator for Colorado : Home (http://bennet.senate.gov/). Again, thank you for contacting me.


Sincerely,

Michael Bennet
United States Senator

blacktongue
11-18-2010, 02:37 PM
I also suggest partnering up with Reform Immigration For America as they have large numbers of supporters as well. I urge core IV members to contact them as time is short for us
.. confirming that I have sent the faxes for myself and for whole family

I went on website and see IV is their partner

Reform Immigration For America
Organizations « Reform Immigration For America (http://reformimmigrationforamerica.org/blog/about/organizations/)

A lot of big organizations there in list.

amitjoey
11-18-2010, 02:38 PM
In addition to completing the action item, set up an appointment with my Congressman for the week after next to push for this provision.

As stated by the more experienced folks involved with this initiative, the bottomline is that any action item should be accompanied by a grass roots effort where all our members should meet with the local congressmen/congresswoman to push for our provisions (in this case visa recapture). Coordinated action items and phone campaigns always help but we should not wait for an action item to talk to the lawmaker offices in our local districts.

You are absolutely right!. Thanks for taking the initiative to talk to your congressman.

blacktongue
11-18-2010, 02:39 PM
I will donate 100 dollars if they make any changes in DREAM Act wrt to Employment based immigration.
Even I participated in the campaign, but I don't think it will impact anything for us.

To who?

And why only $100?

Is Greencard $100 worth for you?

tonyHK12
11-18-2010, 02:50 PM
I will donate 100 dollars if they make any changes in DREAM Act wrt to Employment based immigration.
Even I participated in the campaign, but I don't think it will impact anything for us.

If you mean IV and are waiting for results to support, consider that we have hired a Lobby in DC and are spending a lot of money in campaigns.
we cannot just give them an IOU and say, we'll pay you later and only if you succeed.
No business works like that. we don't have a charge card to dispute transactions.

satyasrd
11-18-2010, 02:54 PM
So sad ! No mention about legals. Do they even know we exist ?!?

Thank you for contacting me regarding the DREAM Act, which I strongly support. I value your input on this important matter.

We need a tough, smart and comprehensive approach to fix our broken immigration system. We must begin by securing our borders with investments in personnel, infrastructure and technology. We should require the undocumented in this country to register, pay a fine, learn English, and pass criminal background checks before allowing them the opportunity to become citizens.

Our immigration system is broken, and it cannot be fixed by passing one piece of reform, even a good one like the DREAM Act. We should address immigration as a whole, and that is a primary goal of mine here in the Senate.

As you may know, the DREAM Act, or Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 (S. 729), introduced by Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, would amend previous legislation to allow states to determine residency for higher education purposes. It also authorizes states to cancel the removal and adjust status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents who entered the United States as children. However, minor aliens who are eligible must meet the following criteria: entered the United States before his or her 16th birthday and has been present in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding enactment of this Act; is a person of good moral character; is not inadmissible or deportable under specified grounds of the Immigration and Nationality Act; at the time of application, has been admitted to an institution of higher education or has earned a high school or equivalent diploma; from the age of 16 and older, has never been under a final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal; and was under age 35 on the date of this Act's enactment.

Currently, the DREAM Act is under consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee. While I am not a member of this committee, I will keep your concerns in mind if this issue is brought before the full Senate for consideration.

For more information about my priorities as a U.S. Senator, I invite you to visit my website at Michael Bennet - United States Senator for Colorado : Home (http://bennet.senate.gov/). Again, thank you for contacting me.


Sincerely,

Michael Bennet
United States Senator

SGP
11-18-2010, 02:56 PM
"There is no harm in trying. Leave no stone unturned."

This may sound optimistic and promising, but in essence sending random rhetoric using off message statements like "Erase Backlog Now" conflicts with our targeted messaging. To the observer on the Hill (i.e. in Congress) it all sounds more like a noise without a coherent message.

I'm sure you would agree that "no harm in trying" and "Leave no stone unturned" doesn't mean diluting our effort or sending incoherent message. That is why we need to have a single voice sending the same targeted message each time, otherwise we will just sound like awkward noise.

Can't agree less. We all have one goal. We are all one voice. In my personal opinion, I always try and stay optimistic.

viswanadh73
11-18-2010, 03:19 PM
I am wondering none of these senators who responded as of now understand our request for adding the provision of recapturing unused visas. Please read below response from IOWA senator and not even one word about our request.

I appreciate you taking the time to share with me your views regarding S. 729, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act. The views of my fellow Iowans are an essential component of my decision making process as a Member of Congress.

As you may know, Senator Richard Durbin introduced S. 729 on March 26, 2009. This legislation would allow unlawful immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors to gain eligibility for higher education benefits based on state residence, unless a U.S. citizen is eligible for the same benefits. S. 729 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary. You will be interested to know that Congressman Howard Berman introduced H.R. 1751, the American Dream Act, on March 26, 2009, which would create a similar law. H.R. 1751 has been referred to the House Committee on Judiciary and the House Committee on Education and Labor. Please be assured that I will keep your views in mind should the full House consider this issue during the 111th Congress.

Our nation faces many challenges, and economic recovery is vital if we are to meet them. As a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I will continue building upon the job creation opportunities that I have delivered to the 3rd District in order to expand commerce, spur business development, and provide economic opportunity to all. I periodically provide electronic updates on issues I think my constituents might be interested in. If you would like to receive the E-newsletter, please sign up at my Web Site at Congressman Leonard Boswell : Home (http://boswell.house.gov). As always, please feel free to contact me or my office if ever you think we may be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Leonard L. Boswell
Member of Congress

viswanadh73
11-18-2010, 03:22 PM
I am wondering none of these senators who responded as of now understand our request for adding the provision of recapturing unused visas. Please read below response from IOWA senator and not even one word about our request.

I appreciate you taking the time to share with me your views regarding S. 729, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act. The views of my fellow Iowans are an essential component of my decision making process as a Member of Congress.

As you may know, Senator Richard Durbin introduced S. 729 on March 26, 2009. This legislation would allow unlawful immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors to gain eligibility for higher education benefits based on state residence, unless a U.S. citizen is eligible for the same benefits. S. 729 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary. You will be interested to know that Congressman Howard Berman introduced H.R. 1751, the American Dream Act, on March 26, 2009, which would create a similar law. H.R. 1751 has been referred to the House Committee on Judiciary and the House Committee on Education and Labor. Please be assured that I will keep your views in mind should the full House consider this issue during the 111th Congress.

Our nation faces many challenges, and economic recovery is vital if we are to meet them. As a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I will continue building upon the job creation opportunities that I have delivered to the 3rd District in order to expand commerce, spur business development, and provide economic opportunity to all. I periodically provide electronic updates on issues I think my constituents might be interested in. If you would like to receive the E-newsletter, please sign up at my Web Site at Congressman Leonard Boswell : Home (http://boswell.house.gov). As always, please feel free to contact me or my office if ever you think we may be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Leonard L. Boswell
Member of Congress

gk_2000
11-18-2010, 03:29 PM
I went on website and see IV is their partner

Reform Immigration For America
Organizations « Reform Immigration For America (http://reformimmigrationforamerica.org/blog/about/organizations/)

A lot of big organizations there in list.

So if IV is their partner, is our agenda part of their list? Not sure. If not, could we ensure that it is ? And, is it OK to send fax on their behalf as well? I guess it will be, IF our items are present..

pappu
11-18-2010, 03:33 PM
I am wondering none of these senators who responded as of now understand our request for adding the provision of recapturing unused visas. Please read below response from IOWA senator and not even one word about our request.

I appreciate you taking the time to share with me your views regarding S. 729, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act. The views of my fellow Iowans are an essential component of my decision making process as a Member of Congress.

As you may know, Senator Richard Durbin introduced S. 729 on March 26, 2009. This legislation would allow unlawful immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors to gain eligibility for higher education benefits based on state residence, unless a U.S. citizen is eligible for the same benefits. S. 729 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary. You will be interested to know that Congressman Howard Berman introduced H.R. 1751, the American Dream Act, on March 26, 2009, which would create a similar law. H.R. 1751 has been referred to the House Committee on Judiciary and the House Committee on Education and Labor. Please be assured that I will keep your views in mind should the full House consider this issue during the 111th Congress.

Our nation faces many challenges, and economic recovery is vital if we are to meet them. As a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I will continue building upon the job creation opportunities that I have delivered to the 3rd District in order to expand commerce, spur business development, and provide economic opportunity to all. I periodically provide electronic updates on issues I think my constituents might be interested in. If you would like to receive the E-newsletter, please sign up at my Web Site at Congressman Leonard Boswell : Home (http://boswell.house.gov). As always, please feel free to contact me or my office if ever you think we may be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Leonard L. Boswell
Member of Congress

The highlighted message is the key to the next step.
At most times you are likely to get such automated responses and message would be ignored unless backed up by lobbying effort. Each campaign is carefully crafted and the strategy is based on our ongoing lobbying efforts.This is why we ask for a focused message and followup instead of sending junk emails (from online petitions) and thinking our work is done after hitting the submit button. It is a waste of time and energy and misleads the community in what they should be doing to get attention to their issues. Sending email is just one tiny step towards the advocacy work. Next step is to call the office and follow up about the email. Tell them you are not satisfied with such a response on an important issue. Tell them that you want to talk to someone about your letter and also wants to meet them in their office as you are a constituent and part of a national organization. Once you get the appointment, contact IV and we will guide you for the next steps.

desixp
11-18-2010, 03:34 PM
Done

ireddy
11-18-2010, 03:44 PM
DOne

sareesh
11-18-2010, 03:48 PM
Done and also received "thank you for contacting email" from our Senator.

vishwak
11-18-2010, 03:51 PM
Submitted. Got confirmation email too.

tuhin
11-18-2010, 03:53 PM
Done

sina
11-18-2010, 03:53 PM
Sent the email and received email from John Kerry. I donated $100 this afternoon and still do not have access to the Donor Forum? Is there anything more to get access?

jungalee43
11-18-2010, 03:59 PM
I will definitely call senator's office and talk and even take appointment. For me the senators nearest office is 150 miles drive one way. But I will do that.
The House representitive's office is less than half a mile's drive. But he is a member of Toncredo's immigration caucus and it is plain useless to talk to them.

The highlighted message is the key to the next step.
At most times you are likely to get such automated responses and message would be ignored unless backed up by lobbying effort. Each campaign is carefully crafted and the strategy is based on our ongoing lobbying efforts.This is why we ask for a focused message and followup instead of sending junk emails (from online petitions) and thinking our work is done after hitting the submit button. It is a waste of time and energy and misleads the community in what they should be doing to get attention to their issues. Sending email is just one tiny step towards the advocacy work. Next step is to call the office and follow up about the email. Tell them you are not satisfied with such a response on an important issue. Tell them that you want to talk to someone about your letter and also wants to meet them in their office as you are a constituent and part of a national organization. Once you get the appointment, contact IV and we will guide you for the next steps.

tonyHK12
11-18-2010, 04:05 PM
Sent the email and received email from John Kerry. I donated $100 this afternoon and still do not have access to the Donor Forum? Is there anything more to get access?

Thank you. Please send a message to ivcoordinator@gmail.com with the following details:
IV username
Ph #
City and State of residence
Pay pal receipt date
Transaction / subscription #
Date of payment
One time or recurring donations

sina
11-18-2010, 04:07 PM
Will send the email.

rayoflight
11-18-2010, 04:20 PM
Done. Will setup appointments next week.

gc_rip
11-18-2010, 04:25 PM
Sent, and also requested friends to do so.

Thanks,

gc_vbin
11-18-2010, 05:16 PM
Done.. Got response from Michael Bennet..not an auto response but an email.

rameshvaid
11-18-2010, 06:09 PM
Dear Mr. XXXX
Thank you for getting in touch with me regarding the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (S. 729).

The DREAM Act is a bipartisan and narrowly-tailored bill that would allow undocumented immigrants who have completed two years of military service or college to petition the Secretary of Homeland Security for legal permanent residency. These individuals are required to have entered the United States prior to their sixteenth birthday, graduated from high school, and lived in the United States for at least five consecutive years.

As the Senate continues to work on the National Defense Authorization Act and its amendments, I will keep your thoughts in mind.

Thank you again for sharing your views with me.

Sincerely,

Sherrod Brown
United States Senator

P:S: DOES the ADMIN want me to send a response to this mail asking specifically to include the kids of Legals too or wait? Admin pls. reply..

tsnaresh
11-18-2010, 06:10 PM
I got the same response from Sherrod Brown.

guru76
11-18-2010, 06:15 PM
Sent

sachuin23
11-18-2010, 07:11 PM
Done, Got replies from 2 senators.

pappu
11-18-2010, 07:20 PM
Dear Mr. XXXX
Thank you for getting in touch with me regarding the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (S. 729).

The DREAM Act is a bipartisan and narrowly-tailored bill that would allow undocumented immigrants who have completed two years of military service or college to petition the Secretary of Homeland Security for legal permanent residency. These individuals are required to have entered the United States prior to their sixteenth birthday, graduated from high school, and lived in the United States for at least five consecutive years.

As the Senate continues to work on the National Defense Authorization Act and its amendments, I will keep your thoughts in mind.

Thank you again for sharing your views with me.

Sincerely,

Sherrod Brown
United States Senator

P:S: DOES the ADMIN want me to send a response to this mail asking specifically to include the kids of Legals too or wait? Admin pls. reply..

No. Pls only focus on the specific message in the email you had sent. Do not send another email to the email you have already sent and have it be ignored again or take a different route in the messaging.

Now you would want to call the office and talk about the points in your letter and ask why you did not get specific response to your suggestions. You wish to speak the legislative aide / immigration aide and discuss the issues in person rather than getting such automated messages that does not help you 'the constituent'. This is a serious issue for you as a constituent and would like it serious consideration by the office and discussion with you.

Take the matter a notch further and raise it. Then contact IV to help you out with the next steps.

dingdong12
11-18-2010, 08:15 PM
for me and the wife

mmk123
11-18-2010, 08:19 PM
action item done by me and my wife.

greenrohit
11-18-2010, 08:24 PM
Done!

mattresscoil
11-18-2010, 09:23 PM
Hello group:

Got this response from Ander Crenshaw - Member of Congress
What does this mean? is he going to support or not? should I follow-up and ask anything else?
=================
Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about immigration policy. I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts with me on this matter.

The basic law governing immigration and naturalization is contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952. The INA establishes a flexible level of permanent admissions. The Act provides for a permanent worldwide level of 675,000 immigrants each year. The worldwide level is flexible in that it may be exceeded in certain circumstances. The permanent immigrant level consists of the following components: (a) family-sponsored immigrants, including immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and family-sponsored preference immigrants; (b) employment-based preference immigrants; and (c) diversity immigrants, those immigrants with low admission levels who must have a high school education or its equivalent or a minimum of two years work experience in a profession requiring two years of training or experience. Additionally, the INA establishes per-country levels that are applicable to family-sponsored and employment-based preference immigrants only. The per-country level is not a "quota" set aside for individual countries. According to the State Department, the per-country level is not an entitlement but, rather, a barrier against monopolization of the immigration by one country in any given year.

Legal immigration has had a positive impact on the United States and our economy. Most immigrants come to this country with a support system already in place (e.g., family-sponsored and employment-based immigrants). The majority of the other legal immigrants are permitted to remain in this country for humanitarian reasons. Studies have also shown that within several short years, most immigrants are net producers, rather than net consumers, in our economy. While there is certainly a legitimate debate regarding the appropriate level of immigration, most would agree that an immigration policy which promotes family unity and requires a certain degree of self-support is generally acceptable.

However, there is a significant difference between legal and illegal immigration. Since my election to Congress in 2000, I have worked with my colleagues to ensure that our border is more secure and that we do not encourage people to come into our country illegally. Illegal aliens place a tremendous financial and social burden on our society, and we must work to stop this unfair practice.

The best way to get illegal immigration under control is to secure our borders. Our porous borders have allowed more than ten million people to cross into our country with no oversight, no accountability, and no record. We simply have no idea who they are, where they came from, and most importantly - why they entered our country illegally. I believe we must increase the size of the Border Patrol to 18,000 agents, we must actively construct a double barrier wall and utilize technological innovations, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, to conduct surveillance operations along the remaining border.

Once we have secured our borders, we must turn our attention to the more than 12 million illegal immigrants already residing here. There are varying proposals currently being debated here in Washington as to what is the most economically feasible approach to addressing this situation. I do not support amnesty for those individuals who have broken our laws and will work to deport those individuals who have become a financial and social burden on our society. I believe that we must establish an Employer Verification System that is easy to use and provides timely feedback to employers. Any employer that continues to knowingly employ illegal aliens should be assessed heavy fines and penalties.

I look forward to debating this issue during the year to come and assure you that I will continue to support revisions to our current immigration policy that provide meaningful reform and offer maximum protection for our borders. Additionally, I will oppose any attempts to provide amnesty to the more than 12 million illegal immigrants currently living in this country.

Again, I want to thank you for taking the time to contact me. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance on this matter or if you would like additional information on this topic or other issues facing Congress, please visit my Web site at United States Congressman Ander Crenshaw - Florida's 4th District (http://crenshaw.house.gov).

Sincerely,
Ander Crenshaw
Member of Congress
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SGP
11-19-2010, 06:12 AM
Bump

whizkid
11-19-2010, 08:12 AM
Done!

Emails sent to Vermont senators and house representatives.

Regards-

mygc2006
11-19-2010, 08:35 AM
Emails sent for me and my wife!

f16mav
11-19-2010, 09:04 AM
Just sent in mine.

rameshvaid
11-19-2010, 09:41 AM
No. Pls only focus on the specific message in the email you had sent. Do not send another email to the email you have already sent and have it be ignored again or take a different route in the messaging.

Now you would want to call the office and talk about the points in your letter and ask why you did not get specific response to your suggestions. You wish to speak the legislative aide / immigration aide and discuss the issues in person rather than getting such automated messages that does not help you 'the constituent'. This is a serious issue for you as a constituent and would like it serious consideration by the office and discussion with you.

Take the matter a notch further and raise it. Then contact IV to help you out with the next steps.

I will try contacting them today and will keep u posted..

Best..

RV

manchala
11-19-2010, 10:39 AM
Done and I got it done with few friends also.

I will try contacting them today and will keep u posted..

Best..

RV

KRS
11-19-2010, 11:09 AM
Done. From Michigan.

dkshitij
11-19-2010, 11:21 AM
Could we please change the Advocacy title? When I share the page on facebook, only the word Advocacy shows up. I would rather see this when I link it.

Action Alert

DREAM Act: Help the Legal Immigrants
Get involved, Act Now
Contact Members of Congress to request inclusion of ammendments in the DREAM act for Legal Immigrants.

Also the spelling of amendments is wrong there as you can see above. Thanks!

rathole
11-19-2010, 11:33 AM
Done!

amitjoey
11-19-2010, 12:19 PM
We need to do three things to ensure that we succeed in this effort

1) Be serious about this action item, not only should we be sending out this email, but also encouraging all others- Including your colleagues, friends, family- GC Holders, Citizens to send this email to their lawmakers. Numbers matter.

2) We should follow up and make appointments Next week (It is a short week) or on Monday 29th November. When we go to this appointment, just focus on the message of this action alert. Do not be tempted to talk about any other issue, Do not take a lot of time and do not present any personal issue. Just talk about this one issue.

3) Please consider getting on a recurring contribution for IV. We need the funds. There are a lot of things that can be achieved if we had a big budget.

vshar
11-19-2010, 01:16 PM
done...

amitjoey
11-19-2010, 01:43 PM
JUST 34 members online

shouldIwait
11-19-2010, 01:46 PM
Done. Forwarded to friends too.

bp333
11-19-2010, 01:53 PM
Done

mgmanoj
11-19-2010, 01:55 PM
Done

gc_peshwa
11-19-2010, 02:09 PM
We have 29 guests viewing this thread as I type! Can we make this forum members only? IMHO they are not adding any value and may contain prying anti's in their mix....

tiny
11-19-2010, 02:14 PM
Done

sage2006
11-19-2010, 02:25 PM
The goal of this action item is to get as many impacted EB folks to write to/talk to their lawmakers. i assume that is why this action item was announced on the public forum.
For every anti-immigrant who might view this message, we hope that there will be 20-50 EB folks who speak up and act on the action item. We cannot be scared of opposition and limit every action item to members only...that way we will never get a mass response that is required for such an initiative.

We have 29 guests viewing this thread as I type! Can we make this forum members only? IMHO they are not adding any value and may contain prying anti's in their mix....

chandarc
11-19-2010, 02:51 PM
Done.

rameshvaid
11-19-2010, 02:52 PM
Seems like they have or are going to block all mass e-mails in future..

Pappu: I did leave messages for Immigration Aide @ Senator Brown and Senator Voinovich office and have not heard back from them.. Will update once hear back from them.. Seems they all are already in holiday mode..

Thank you for contacting my office. I genuinely appreciate your e-mail and thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. As with all communications with my office, your views have been recorded.

Every day, I hear from the people of Ohio through their phone calls, letters and faxes to my office. As you can imagine, I also receive a significant number of e-mails daily. Mass-generated e-mails sent by a third-party group, which are usually form text, have hindered my ability to respond to the e-mails, phone calls, letters and faxes that I receive. Due to the increasing number of mass-generated e-mails received by my office, effective March 16, 2007, my office will be implementing changes to the constituent correspondence process.

Consequently, I have established a new system on my website to better serve Ohio constituents. If you would like a written response to your e-mail, please go to .: United States Senator George Voinovich :: Home :. (http://voinovich.senate.gov) and click on the CONTACT tab to fill out the web CONTACT FORM. By filling out this form, you will receive a written response from my office.

Thank you for your patience. Should you experience any problems with my web CONTACT FORM, please call my office at 202-224-3353 and my staff will be happy to guide you through the electronic correspondence process.


Sincerely,


George V. Voinovich
United States Senator

kataria
11-19-2010, 02:55 PM
Email to House Rep and Snail Mail to Senator. Done for both me and spouse.

jjava100
11-19-2010, 03:04 PM
and sent to six of my friends......

SGP
11-19-2010, 03:40 PM
Nothing for Legal Immigrants, but any ways below is his response.

Dear XXXXXXXXX:

Thank you for contacting me to express your support for S. 729, the DREAM Act of 2009. Your opinion is very important to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you on this important issue.

You will be pleased to know that I am a strong cosponsor of the DREAM Act and am fighting tirelessly to enact this critical legislation into law. As the first person in my family to attend college, I can personally attest to the vital importance of a quality education. The DREAM Act, would give countless innocent children the same opportunity I had—to fully reach their potential and fulfill the American Dream. In doing so, it will give our country thousands of new doctors, teachers, pilots, and servicemen. It is a win-win situation for both those who would directly benefit from this legislation, as well as our country as a whole.

Those that oppose the DREAM Act believe that children should pay the consequences for their parents' mistakes. They believe that children who were brought to this country by their parents without the proper documentation or were kept in this country by their parents without the proper documentation should not be allowed to get an American education. That is not only wrong, but it also goes against who we are and what we stand for.

While the DREAM Act has yet to be passed, you may rest assured knowing that I will continue to fight until every child in the United States has the opportunity to reach the American Dream. Anything less is simply un-American.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate your support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of more assistance. I invite you to visit my website Robert Menendez - US Senator for New Jersey: Home (http://menendez.senate.gov) to learn of other important issues to New Jersey.
Sincerely,
Robert Menendez
United States Senator

feedfront
11-19-2010, 03:55 PM
Done.

nandakumar
11-19-2010, 04:27 PM
Sent..

jungalee43
11-19-2010, 05:00 PM
I called senator's offices. One senator's voice mail box is full. I will call them again Monday. Another senator's office directed me to their Atlanta office. Here they handle individual cases only. So the staffer said their is no point in my driving there and meeting them in person. But the staffer gave me his direct e-mail id and asked me to mail him the issues, views, suggestions etc. He assured me that he would forward it to DC office and would make certain that someone calls me from the DC office and hears my views.
I am going to send him detailed mail tonight. Any suggestions? I will keep following up with another senator too.
There is no use however talking to our House Rep. though.

snathan
11-19-2010, 05:16 PM
Question to IV core...

After receiving the standard email respose from the congressman/senator...I am wondering are they even aware about the legal immigrants. All we are getting the standard template which is talking about only illegals and DREAM.

No mention about legals ?

tonyHK12
11-19-2010, 05:22 PM
Question to IV core...

After receiving the standard email respose from the congressman/senator...I am wondering are they even aware about the legal immigrants. All we are getting the standard template which is talking about only illegals and DREAM.

No mention about legals ?

Yes generally these replies come in from one of their workers, maybe even a trainee.

Thats why IV wants everyone to call back the Senator/US Reps office mentioning the email response, and ask why our problems were not addressed (legal immigrants) and that you need more clarifications. Typically they have a person handling immigration issues.
mentioning only the two we are campaigning for right now:
1. Employment based Visa recapture
2. Protecting children of legal immigrants from aging out regime

this is even more important than just sending an email
Better yet if you can meet if not call in the next 7-10 days.

pappu
11-19-2010, 05:23 PM
Question to IV core...

After receiving the standard email respose from the congressman/senator...I am wondering are they even aware about the legal immigrants. All we are getting the standard template which is talking about only illegals and DREAM.

No mention about legals ?

Please read my earlier responses on this thread. We need to now take up this issue further and tell them we did not get satisfactory response and need serious attention to our issue as a constituent.

Murthy
11-19-2010, 05:36 PM
Please contact members of congress by clicking on the action alert below.

It will only take less than a minute for you. We are requesting adding amendments in the DREAM Act coming up. This campaign will help the DC advocacy work we are doing on this bill.

ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy -- DREAM Act: Help the Legal Immigrants (http://immigrationvoice.capwiz.com/immigrationvoice/issues/alert/?alertid=19787501)

Please spread the word everywhere for more participation

Please post on this thread once you have sent the email. Keep this thread up for the next few days.

I sent it and got receipt confirmation e-mails from Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. and Congressman Joe Sestak.But I never got copy of e-mail to my inbox.
Regards
Murthy

kevin08
11-19-2010, 05:53 PM
Recieved standard reply from Senator's office.

bsnf
11-19-2010, 06:02 PM
Send 1 for me and 1 for my wife.

amitjoey
11-19-2010, 06:13 PM
There is a golden opportunity right now for once to reduce/maybe eliminate backlog. We can piggyback on the Dream act- gaining momentum and add just two very uncontentious and related ammendments to benefit us.

Please take the action item seriously and after you have sent emails out, Please encourage others to do the same.
Then take appointments at your congressman/woman/senators office next week. Ask them to support the two ammendments to the DREAM ACT. That is it!!

Do not talk about any other issue while at the appointment, the message we need right now is for them (the lawmakers) is to support those two ammendments, DO NOT DILUTE THE MESSAGE By adding/confusing them with other related issues or personal issues.

gc_on_demand
11-19-2010, 06:15 PM
Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns regarding the management of Employment-Based Second Preference Visas. Your opinion is very important to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you about this issue.



The number of unused visas is a concern that plagues our current immigration system. As a result, I believe it is important to reform our immigration system to meet the demands of our global marketplace. You may be pleased to know that I introduced S. 1085, the Reuniting Families Act (RFA), to not only address the issue of family reunification, but also to recapture employment-based visas that haven't been used in past years so that they may be used in future years. This bill also eliminates the current backlogs and long wait times in the family immigration system. Please rest assured that I will keep your views in mind as I continue to address the concerns of employment-based visas in the context of comprehensive immigration reform.



Several Senators including myself are currently working on a comprehensive immigration reform framework that aims to fix all the problems within our current immigration system. I thank you for sharing your thoughts with me, and I appreciate your support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance. I invite you to visit my website (Robert Menendez - US Senator for New Jersey: Home (http://menendez.senate.gov)) to learn more about how I am standing up for New Jersey families in the United States Senate.

njboy
11-19-2010, 06:33 PM
so from the above post it is obvious Sen Menendez will consider a recapture provision only as part of a comprehensive bill. Atleast you got an email that addresses your expressed concern about backlogs. I just got the standard reply for DREAM Act, even though I had specifically spoken about LEGAL immigrants-

Dear Mr. xxx:
Thank you for contacting me to express your support for S. 729, the DREAM Act of 2009. Your opinion is very important to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you on this important issue.
You will be pleased to know that I am a strong cosponsor of the DREAM Act and am fighting tirelessly to enact this critical legislation into law. As the first person in my family to attend college, I can personally attest to the vital importance of a quality education. The DREAM Act, would give countless innocent children the same opportunity I had—to fully reach their potential and fulfill the American Dream. In doing so, it will give our country thousands of new doctors, teachers, pilots, and servicemen. It is a win-win situation for both those who would directly benefit from this legislation, as well as our country as a whole.
Those that oppose the DREAM Act believe that children should pay the consequences for their parents' mistakes. They believe that children who were brought to this country by their parents without the proper documentation or were kept in this country by their parents without the proper documentation should not be allowed to get an American education. That is not only wrong, but it also goes against who we are and what we stand for.
While the DREAM Act has yet to be passed, you may rest assured knowing that I will continue to fight until every child in the United States has the opportunity to reach the American Dream. Anything less is simply un-American.
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I appreciate your support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of more assistance. I invite you to visit my website Robert Menendez - US Senator for New Jersey: Home (http://menendez.senate.gov) to learn of other important issues to New Jersey.

imh1b
11-19-2010, 06:38 PM
Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns regarding the management of Employment-Based Second Preference Visas. Your opinion is very important to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you about this issue.



The number of unused visas is a concern that plagues our current immigration system. As a result, I believe it is important to reform our immigration system to meet the demands of our global marketplace. You may be pleased to know that I introduced S. 1085, the Reuniting Families Act (RFA), to not only address the issue of family reunification, but also to recapture employment-based visas that haven't been used in past years so that they may be used in future years. This bill also eliminates the current backlogs and long wait times in the family immigration system. Please rest assured that I will keep your views in mind as I continue to address the concerns of employment-based visas in the context of comprehensive immigration reform.



Several Senators including myself are currently working on a comprehensive immigration reform framework that aims to fix all the problems within our current immigration system. I thank you for sharing your thoughts with me, and I appreciate your support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance. I invite you to visit my website (Robert Menendez - US Senator for New Jersey: Home (http://menendez.senate.gov)) to learn more about how I am standing up for New Jersey families in the United States Senate.

He is promoting his own bill and ignoring us. If he wants to push his own bill, then why has he not done it till now? Why has he not brought this bill to the floor till now? Ask him.

What is stopping him to just introduce recapture amendment in Dream Act? Ask him the reason. Why is he not doing it? The days of CIR are over and why is he hung on CIR?

whiz
11-19-2010, 06:53 PM
Sent. Standard response email.

njboy
11-19-2010, 07:00 PM
He is promoting his own bill and ignoring us. If he wants to push his own bill, then why has he not done it till now? Why has he not brought this bill to the floor till now? Ask him.

What is stopping him to just introduce recapture amendment in Dream Act? Ask him the reason. Why is he not doing it? The days of CIR are over and why is he hung on CIR?

Businesses will buy into CIR only if improvements for employment based workers is added as a bait to help swallow the bitter pill of making illegals legal.