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Administrator2
11-23-2011, 01:37 AM
I've received call from Aman this evening and I would like to share an update on H.R. 3012. He has received this update in DC just this evening.

We are very pleased to share that as a result of years of your work and active participation for creating awareness on the Capitol Hill our bill H.R. 3012 is scheduled for a vote in the House at around 6:30pm on Tuesday 29th November. As a testimony of your sincere work over the years, we are expecting over 90% or more votes in favor of H.R. 3012. After that it will be taken up in the Senate in December.

This will bring us one more step closer to making H.R. 3012 the law of the land, the law that ends the per-country discrimination in high-skills immigration.

Immigration Voice has been the life force of this bill and we have been at this since 2006.If you have been waiting to see some action before contributing, then this is the action. This is a real deal. This bill is moving. So if you promised yourself that you will contribute funds (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate)when Immigration Voice shows some results, then I think that time has come. Time to make good on your promise. Not just to Immigration Voice, but to yourself. To fairness. To equality. To your dreams and ambitions that are currently tethered on the ground due to per-country ceilings. Passage of H.R. 3012 is the knife that cuts the tether freeing your to pursue your career, your dreams, your ambitions. That new job, that promotion. That stability and peace of mind.



Time to saddle up. Time to contribute your share (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate).

smuggymba
11-23-2011, 01:42 AM
I've received call from Aman this evening and I would like to share an update on H.R. 3012. He has received this update in DC just this evening.

We are very pleased to share that as a result of years of your work and active participation for creating awareness on the Capitol Hill our bill H.R. 3012 is scheduled for a vote in the House at around 6:30pm on Tuesday 29th November. As a testimony of your sincere work over the years, we are expecting over 90% or more votes in favor of H.R. 3012. After that it will be taken up in the Senate in December.

This will bring us one more step closer to making H.R. 3012 the law of the land, the law that ends the per-country discrimination in high-skills immigration.

Immigration Voice has been the life force of this bill and we have been at this since 2006.If you have been waiting to see some action before contributing, then this is the action. This is a real deal. This bill is moving. So if you promised yourself that you will contribute funds (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate)when Immigration Voice shows some results, then I think that time has come. Time to make good on your promise. Not just to Immigration Voice, but to yourself. To fairness. To equality. To your dreams and ambitions that are currently tethered on the ground due to per-country ceilings. Passage of H.R. 3012 is the knife that cuts the tether freeing your to pursue your career, your dreams, your ambitions. That new job, that promotion. That stability and peace of mind.



Time to saddle up. Time to contribute your share (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate).

Awesome!!! I just pray that everything goes smooth over the next couple of months and we WIN.

logiclife
11-23-2011, 01:51 AM
Guys, we need funds to continue this effort. After this bill passes the House, we want the bill to have a good passage in the Senate.

We appreciate your kind words but it would be really really good if everyone pitches in a fair share and shows some support by putting their money into this effort and become stake holders of this effort and not just clapping spectators.

It has taken us 5 years to get here and let's all be honest to ourselves.

Some of us, promised ourselves "I will contribute money when IV shows some progress". Well, this is progress. It doesnt get any more real than this.

So if you have always been the kind of realist who wants to see some goods before opening the checkbook, then its time for you to open your checkbook. Coz we are showing some goods here.

After all, what we are asking you may potentially be a small fraction of what you may spend on black friday. So its now time to show your solidarity with this organization.

Suva
11-23-2011, 04:37 AM
WOW what a news!!!! Thanks IV.

thomachan72
11-23-2011, 06:38 AM
wait till everybody wakes up logiclife. I am sure our members and visitors will join you very enthusiastically. This is great news for EVERY EB-based current and future immigration applicant.

psychedelicNerd
11-23-2011, 06:41 AM
Donated USD 200. Transaction ID 07B116559V284273Y

manja
11-23-2011, 06:45 AM
Just donated $100.

madhu345
11-23-2011, 07:00 AM
Contributed a small share $100. Transaction ID : 3D0121368S756770A.

rajchadha
11-23-2011, 07:06 AM
Good job guys .
Here is a little token of appreciation -another 100 $
paypal -Your transaction ID for this payment is: 009184755R7998039

nat23
11-23-2011, 07:39 AM
Kindly accept my contribution of $200.

The receipt number for this payment is: 4267-3393-0270-3048.

Cheers
Nat

MIK18
11-23-2011, 08:21 AM
First time contributed 100 USD.

Transaction # 1889-7042-9015-4781

padmaforopt
11-23-2011, 09:00 AM
I've received call from Aman this evening and I would like to share an update on H.R. 3012. He has received this update in DC just this evening.

We are very pleased to share that as a result of years of your work and active participation for creating awareness on the Capitol Hill our bill H.R. 3012 is scheduled for a vote in the House at around 6:30pm on Tuesday 29th November. As a testimony of your sincere work over the years, we are expecting over 90% or more votes in favor of H.R. 3012. After that it will be taken up in the Senate in December.

This will bring us one more step closer to making H.R. 3012 the law of the land, the law that ends the per-country discrimination in high-skills immigration.

Immigration Voice has been the life force of this bill and we have been at this since 2006.If you have been waiting to see some action before contributing, then this is the action. This is a real deal. This bill is moving. So if you promised yourself that you will contribute funds (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate)when Immigration Voice shows some results, then I think that time has come. Time to make good on your promise. Not just to Immigration Voice, but to yourself. To fairness. To equality. To your dreams and ambitions that are currently tethered on the ground due to per-country ceilings. Passage of H.R. 3012 is the knife that cuts the tether freeing your to pursue your career, your dreams, your ambitions. That new job, that promotion. That stability and peace of mind.



Time to saddle up. Time to contribute your share (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate).

I have taken monthly subscription and I will also try to get donations from my friends. Is there any action item other than contributing funds for now .
I will donate more money after House passage of this bill.

I am not yet in to the GC queue but I have practically seen the struggles from my friends, colleagues, relatives and I may fall in to the same struggles in the near future.

mantagon
11-23-2011, 09:02 AM
A. IV's Success!!

Q. What does it cost?
A. $100 (Your transaction ID for this payment is: 6GX79401RS5686410)

Q. What is the price?
A. It's Priceless!

Go IV!!

thomachan72
11-23-2011, 09:13 AM
I have contributed and am monthly contributor too. Have emailed friends today morning and expect more contributions soon. There is no excuse for those who are hesitating to contribute and join now. Its a pitiful state of mind if you happen to read this thread and expect your friend to contribute for your benefit :(:( please give a hand and we will all smile and celebrate together in hopefully a months time:D

roadrlz
11-23-2011, 09:20 AM
I have just contributed $100 and I am also requesting other friends to contribute as much as they can.

GC4physicist
11-23-2011, 09:21 AM
Just Contributed 25*6. Great work.

snathan
11-23-2011, 09:24 AM
I have contacted my friends and two of them promised to donate ( hope they have already done)...and trying to get from few more friends.

pittdude
11-23-2011, 09:25 AM
Great job guys!

chnaveen
11-23-2011, 09:49 AM
Great News!
Just now contributed $200.


Receipt number for this payment is: 0493-3386-9705-7279.

skrish
11-23-2011, 10:00 AM
Contributed another $100 over and above the $350 I already contributed over the past few weeks.

I would say that the above information is a bit sensitive and request the administrator to use their discretion to redact parts of it as they see fit.

Also, have we made any efforts towards getting corporate contributions?

I am sure they will benefit a lot too and some of them spend a LOT of money filing and refiling because of priority date movement issues.

WetHead
11-23-2011, 10:10 AM
$100. Transaction ID for this payment is: 58F28751LK825521X.

kevin08
11-23-2011, 10:11 AM
Contributed $100 for this effort.
Receipt number for this payment: 3129-3553-3339-6479

My EB2 PD is current, but I will keep on contributing. So for those who think EB2'ers will disappear after PD becomes current, we are still here to support the bill!

skrish
11-23-2011, 10:27 AM
Im thinking all of us on this thread and following this bill would have contributed at least once over the last few weeks. why dont we make it an action item for ourselves for the next few days to ask at least 5 of our friends to contribute? I just did.

swarnapuri
11-23-2011, 10:33 AM
Thanks IV!

Subscribed to $50 per month for 6 months!

Go IV go!

subho
11-23-2011, 10:51 AM
Great job IV!! Keep up your good effort. I have been conveying IV's effort to my friends. Many of them have donated and many more will be doing in future. Personally, I have donated before and following up with few action items in Atlanta.

My paypal subscription id is
Subscription#S-36X05685T1411845N

Cheers!

psagarn
11-23-2011, 10:59 AM
Thanks a ton to everyone involved!
Just contributed another 100 bucks....transaction ID is: 1LY561094R702012U.

sganny
11-23-2011, 11:08 AM
Just donated $100. receipt # - 0766-7721-1245-2709

thomachan72
11-23-2011, 11:10 AM
Im thinking all of us on this thread and following this bill would have contributed at least once over the last few weeks. why dont we make it an action item for ourselves for the next few days to ask at least 5 of our friends to contribute? I just did.
Trying to do that. Have contact friends today and hopefully atleast a few will join. dont know their IV names though;)

faroh
11-23-2011, 11:20 AM
Just made another $100 contribution.

Will keep doing so to support all efforts to end unfairness. It has been infuriating, depressing, and aggravating to see the discriminatory use of GC numbers for the past two decades.

Qualifiedfor2butinEB3
11-23-2011, 11:21 AM
This is good news. Just had my friend contribute 200$ to IV. (Transaction ID #9WL47924GH307604J)
_________________________________
Proud Junior Member of IV
Contributed $300 so far from my side.
Requested more Friends to participate.

swamy
11-23-2011, 11:34 AM
saw the florida senator marco rubio last week on c-span/politico mention this bill as specifically being a good one for the country that both parties agree on.

madras1
11-23-2011, 11:39 AM
Thanks IV for your efforts to help EB community.

Donated: $100
Your receipt number for this payment is: 1917-1824-3718-3508.

Suva
11-23-2011, 11:50 AM
It is official now. Check the schedule here

Eric Cantor || Majority Leader || Floor Schedule (http://majorityleader.gov/floor/weekly.html)

Thanks

looneytunezez
11-23-2011, 11:57 AM
Here is my 100.00 contribution towards this effort to make lives of all employment based immigrants fair and just....

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 02U523393X1207000.

Hopefully, we get this through both chambers so that it becomes THE LAW!

justice4all
11-23-2011, 12:13 PM
I have contributed $100

My transaction ID for this payment is: 1E023642C1733040M.


Go IV Go

Proud Contributor of this Last Action Item

newdif
11-23-2011, 12:30 PM
Just contributed another $100. Total contributed $200 toward HR 3012 so far.

# 2384-5258-5240-2872

Come on folks, let's do our part (contribute to the IV fund) to help IV (help us) pass HR3012!! That's a great investment for our owned future. We can't waste our valuable time of waiting waiting waiting for the green card. Let's seize this great opportunity!!! :eek:

sastrykvp
11-23-2011, 12:33 PM
Thank you very much IV for all the great work. As some of the above posts mentioned, I promised myself that I will contribute as soon as IV shows some progress and here you go I contributed $100. I will contribute more in coming weeks. Also sent emails to about 200 people to contribute. Please keep up the great work.

Transaction- 2494-4867-6659-9757

hrpatel
11-23-2011, 12:51 PM
Donated $100 today Nov 23, 2011 09:44:44 PST
Transaction ID: 5PW39675SC189914A

devenssd
11-23-2011, 04:05 PM
Keep up the good work IV. We all are with you. We will prevail !!!

Contributed $100

Transaction ID: 5013-6310-5609-5710

jontyrhodes
11-23-2011, 04:20 PM
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 2WK02859VB3434735.

Just donated $100 for this noble cause.

Keep up the good work IV. Will contact and encourage friends and colleagues also to contribute.

alecshermon
11-23-2011, 04:39 PM
Paid $ 100.00 and the receipt number for this payment is 4103-8221-5087-5586.

madras1
11-23-2011, 05:18 PM
Can anyone share their letters written to lawmakers? I am looking for strong points to convince the lawmakers of our state why this bill is all about FAIR. Please PM me if you have got one. Thanks!

arun_ramani
11-23-2011, 05:40 PM
send out email to district@immigrationvoice.org. They should be able to guide you.

thomachan72
11-23-2011, 05:41 PM
Can anyone share their letters written to lawmakers? I am looking for strong points to convince the lawmakers of our state why this bill is all about FAIR. Please PM me if you have got one. Thanks!contact your state chapter or send email to immigrationvoice dot org
Remember that currently the action item is contributions.

vbhup2
11-23-2011, 05:44 PM
Made a very modest contribution of $100. Keep it going, everyone...!

namjoshi
11-23-2011, 05:47 PM
This is a one time opportunity...I am going to make my 2nd contribution today for this bill

Maybe I am just too curious :) but lets say this bill passes in House on Tuesday, can someone tell - is this the last step or if not, when (estimated) will the bill be voted in Senate ?
Is there a time period like before this year or something similar ?

milan_dattawade
11-23-2011, 05:52 PM
Hope to receive the news of this becoming a law as a new years gift!

Contributed a tiny amount of $100 USD
Paypal Receipt # 1889-6944-6367-8544

namjoshi
11-23-2011, 05:52 PM
Contributed another $100

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 2PN04495190696833

digital2k
11-23-2011, 06:04 PM
Let is reach out to everyone we can

This is a one time opportunity...I am going to make my 2nd contribution today for this bill

Maybe I am just too curious :) but lets say this bill passes in House on Tuesday, can someone tell - is this the last step or if not, when (estimated) will the bill be voted in Senate ?
Is there a time period like before this year or something similar ? :)

NNReddy
11-23-2011, 07:12 PM
This is a one time opportunity...I am going to make my 2nd contribution today for this bill

Maybe I am just too curious :) but lets say this bill passes in House on Tuesday, can someone tell - is this the last step or if not, when (estimated) will the bill be voted in Senate ?
Is there a time period like before this year or something similar ?


After this bill passes in congress next week. There are two important things that need to happen
1. Senate Judiciary committee need to mark this bill up and move it to the senate floor.
2. Senate floor needs to vote on it
The bill need to be similar to the one in congress, if there are other amendments not present in H.R.3012, house conference committee needs to approve it ,sometimes house might have to vote again on the senate amendments.

checklaw
11-23-2011, 08:18 PM
Dear IV leaders,
Honestly, my inherent nature was to quietly watch and accept any difficult situations in life and then pray for things to self-correct.
It had also become second nature to blame destiny and fate when things did not go my way. My seemingly difficult GC journey recieved no different treatment either.

Untill, thankfully so, just few years back...


Then, having made an effort to take just a few baby steps in your comparison, have had the good fortune to witness first hand how difficult and seemingly impossible things maybe changed. This has also inspired me to learn and believe that things can be changed in my other challenges too. This new found attitude, is a gift that will last me a lifetime !!

In this present cause, I frankly understand, and hope many others will do too, that nice words alone will not be enough. They do not help pay bills that are helping this cause progress.

Here is my small token at this time...
Transaction ID # 0L787021X9948433N ($100)

checklaw




$100
Nov-23-2011

pasopa40
11-23-2011, 09:28 PM
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 53A812376M890182Y.

sman
11-23-2011, 11:03 PM
I sent an email to my ex-Boss who is now a Reprentative in Congress asking support to this bill.

Hoping for the best.

Regards.

ganam
11-23-2011, 11:10 PM
Contributed $100 in October and $100 in November.

atlert
11-24-2011, 12:03 AM
Contributed $100

Transaction ID:
8JY07819935103027

thomachan72
11-24-2011, 06:31 AM
I sent an email to my ex-Boss who is now a Reprentative in Congress asking support to this bill.

Hoping for the best.

Regards.

Cool!!
Thanks to yesterday's contributors.
Remember to keep encouraging others to join. Imagine and visualize the bills 3012 & 1857 being passes WITHOUT any glitches and feel the green/freedom. Dont permit any negative thoughts/doubts/discussions. We will succeed soooooon!

chikna
11-24-2011, 10:12 AM
I will contribute $100 for this effort. Should I post paypal transaction ID here?

Thank you all for this super job!

Happy Thanksgiving!

smuggymba
11-24-2011, 11:33 AM
I will contribute $100 for this effort. Should I post paypal transaction ID here?

Thank you all for this super job!

Happy Thanksgiving!

welcome back Chikna.

jaggu bhai
11-24-2011, 01:48 PM
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 1BP600831V1680514.
Great job by IV

rameshavula
11-24-2011, 01:53 PM
Donated $100.
Transaction ID: 93H97190NX984250P

sundeepreddym
11-25-2011, 08:34 PM
Contributed $100.

transaction ID for this payment is: 4PS73660YW079535S

Will chip in with more once house clears the bill ;)

TereDwarKhadaJogi
11-26-2011, 08:17 AM
Just paid 100$.

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 7Y736340EB275303R.

Rajeev
11-26-2011, 10:58 AM
Just contributed $100.

Receipt No: 4525-6990-4836-0538

chikna
11-26-2011, 05:16 PM
I have been trying to donate by clicking Donate button, and gets stuck at "Redirecting...".

How do I donate? I want to donate $100 for good work IV doing.

pappu
11-26-2011, 05:51 PM
I have been trying to donate by clicking Donate button, and gets stuck at "Redirecting...".

How do I donate? I want to donate $100 for good work IV doing.

Checked again. It has been working. Immigration Voice - PayPal Donate (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate)

Once done, send a message with your details and I will confirm if it went through.

tb2904
11-26-2011, 06:24 PM
Just contributed -- Conf # 7UL71652FH7534606.

Hope the bill comes soon before senate judiciary committee.

chikna
11-26-2011, 09:49 PM
Checked again. It has been working. Immigration Voice - PayPal Donate (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate)

Once done, send a message with your details and I will confirm if it went through.

Worked.

Here is my contribution for the good cause. Thank you very much.

Contribution: $100.

our transaction ID for this payment is: 9R80451520472152W.

ravindra999
11-26-2011, 09:55 PM
Contributed another $100

Transaction ID: 05L132864L195530D

skrish
11-27-2011, 07:23 AM
brings my total to $550 plus a $100 monthly contribution should come in early next month.

transaction ID for this payment is: 2VV170866Y904042C.


What about ads on the left and right hand colums of the pages at IV?

there is so much of wasted white space.

maybe we can donate the ad-space for non-profilt messages from some of the senators or causes they support :-) and some for ads

Bala1979
11-27-2011, 09:52 AM
Appreciate all the good work done by IV!!! I just subscribed to 6 months recurring contribution.
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(Questions about this subscription? Contact us.)

Name: Immigration Voice (The recipient of this subscription is Verified)
Email: donations@immigrationvoice.org
Subscription Date: Nov 27, 2011
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Status: Active
Next Payment Date: Dec 27, 2011
Amount: $25.00 USD
Subscription Terms: $25.00 USD for each month, for 6 installments

kumaratp
11-27-2011, 12:33 PM
Great news, Donated $100 Confirmation code# 0DL07735YV663871W

Thanks for the efforts..

alok_msh
11-27-2011, 04:39 PM
Thanks a lot to IV, for the efforts to keep the bill moving

Contributed 100$

Receipt No: 3669-5622-1114-0491

Will contribute again once the bill reaches Senate stage.

Friends, please spread the message, this is the last chance, we got.

Hopeful1
11-28-2011, 09:44 AM
Donated $100 to start the week.

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 3C052603CW2051116

gujju
11-28-2011, 10:11 AM
One of my friends who is not a member of immigration voice just contributed $200.Here is the Receipt No: 3328-7002-2530-6590

Lets make it happen guys , lets contribute our better future.

Thanks,
Gujju

vidyas_m
11-28-2011, 10:23 AM
$100 contribution from a friend who is not a member of IV.

Transaction ID: 6CS09654KK622713J

Thanks!

NNReddy
11-28-2011, 10:24 AM
Let's focus and double our efforts over next few weeks to make this happen. This can be our Christmas gift!

spulapa
11-28-2011, 11:01 AM
HR 3012 is being considered under suspension of rules. Meaning it will be considered non-controversial bill and will pass without opposition....the max. time for discussion if required is 40 mins.

helloreddy
11-28-2011, 11:06 AM
$100. Transaction ID for this payment is: 4LL10988YC278790D.

helloreddy

NNReddy
11-28-2011, 12:29 PM
HR 3012 is being considered under suspension of rules. Meaning it will be considered non-controversial bill and will pass without opposition....the max. time for discussion if required is 40 mins.

That's great. Let's work hard so that same thing happens in Senate.

jayathisunil
11-28-2011, 03:52 PM
Very Happy to Contribute $100 -:)
Your receipt number for this payment is: 0632-0871-2826-5512.

Keep the good work IV, friends keep chippin more donations. We need this one to be passed in senate as well.
I am trying to get some of my friends (Non-IV members) to donate as well. I will keep posted.


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Total Contributions - $200 so far

looivy
11-28-2011, 06:14 PM
Guys - should we call our reps and senators to support the bill?

bigboy007
11-28-2011, 08:36 PM
IV Core's directive is to only DONATE now.. I am sending this msg to as many people as i can.

furiouspride
11-28-2011, 08:44 PM
It feels great to see this ocean of humanity coming together for a noble cause.

skrish
11-28-2011, 09:09 PM
Im thnking, is there any way to find and reach out to the 20K odd EB3 C&I members still in the line. There is the DoL OWS database - tough it dosent have benefeciary details beyond name ( I think). There is also all the trackers etc... 20K members donating even $100-$200 each is a lot of money. Maybe talking through my hat a little bit here..but just a thought. Even just mining the IV member database may allow us to reach out to quite a few more mebers than have already donated.

Smit72
11-29-2011, 05:38 AM
I hope this gets passed and becomes a law. 12 years in USA waiting for GC. :(

Priority Date: Sept 2003 EB3.

How else can we get involved to help at this point.

skrish
11-29-2011, 05:52 AM
smit72, I am in a similar situation as you. The need of the hour is Funding . For both of us and everyone from EB3 C&I, it makes a lot of sense to donate quite a bit more than $100 to see this through.

milindc
11-29-2011, 07:08 AM
Is there any other mechanism to donate other than paypal ?

sguntaka
11-29-2011, 07:31 AM
Is there any other mechanism to donate other than paypal ?

Yes. By default it goes to paypal. From that page you can select 'Pay as guest' or something similar without creating an account and pay with a credit card.

GCCeeker
11-29-2011, 07:49 AM
I also started contribution
25 dollars per month for 6 months
I would like to support immigration voice to max I can as this immigration voice doing gr8 job
For all GC related issues.

brawn81
11-29-2011, 08:29 AM
Subscribed for 6 months.

Subscription: S-9XR108766H704145J

Thanks,
Brawn.

IllinoisGC
11-29-2011, 08:31 AM
Keep up the good work..

Did my part ($100), contributed $300 so far..and hoping for the best.

Prijay
11-29-2011, 09:08 AM
Thanks IV for your persistence and hard work.

Contributed $100 on 28 Nov 20111. More on the way.

Transaction ID: 22V92504XC542245E

rkay
11-29-2011, 09:23 AM
For the first time in years, we are able to watch our legislation pass through house without much heartache and pain.

Thanks IV !

prabcpa
11-29-2011, 09:38 AM
I have contirubed $200 today transaction id: 0PT0852709531005M . contriubution for HR 3012 $300 and total contributtion to IV is $500.
Thanks IV team core team.

rajeev_achary
11-29-2011, 10:11 AM
wait till everybody wakes up logiclife. I am sure our members and visitors will join you very enthusiastically. This is great news for EVERY EB-based current and future immigration applicant.

This is one of the greatest news of the year. Hoping that everything will be very smooth. This can be our Christmas - New Year gift.

dodsatya
11-29-2011, 10:24 AM
$25.00 USD for each month, for 6 installments
Effective Date: Nov 29, 2011

danamr
11-29-2011, 10:49 AM
I did my part , I contributed $100 ,Thanks for all efforts put in , lets Hope for the best

Regards,
Ramana

smuggymba
11-29-2011, 11:16 AM
Is there any other mechanism to donate other than paypal ?

I think you can also mail a check. Reach out to pappu for more details.

skrish
11-29-2011, 12:10 PM
I doubt if the above members are genuine non-immigrants waiting in line.

The US congress is in Washington D.C

milindc
11-29-2011, 12:15 PM
Yes. By default it goes to paypal. From that page you can select 'Pay as guest' or something similar without creating an account and pay with a credit card.

Thanks for your help.
Just contributed $200 and receipt number for this payment is: 4059-7899-4886-9706

pappu
11-29-2011, 12:25 PM
For the first time in years, we are able to watch our legislation pass through house without much heartache and pain.

Thanks IV !

This has been many years of hard work and has gone through many ups and downs. Things are now getting better. But there is still a lot to climb to see it become a law.

eastindia
11-29-2011, 12:31 PM
It is in the time zone where the US congress building is. Here's a quiz for you now...

where is US congress building situated ??

Did you contribute yet?? Where is the paypal proof?

You used to be a big critic of IV and blamed it for not working for EB3 Indians. How about showing that you support IV when time comes. What more proof is needed from those who used to say IV is only for EB2 Indians.

Let us call out all such people and see where they stand.

skrish
11-29-2011, 12:34 PM
no need to call out anyone. We are each doing this per our ability and our need.

The success or failure of this is solely each of our responsibility and impacts each of us
personally first and foremost

Calling anyone out only leads to infighting and distracting us from our Goal

DO YOUR BEST, LEAVE THE REST

digital2k
11-29-2011, 12:51 PM
Pls stay United and focused for the cause
Nothing else should matter for now.
More support, more contributions ...

no need to call out anyone. We are each doing this per our ability and our need.

The success or failure of this is solely each of our responsibility and impacts each of us
personally first and foremost

Calling anyone out only leads to infighting and distracting us from our Goal

DO YOUR BEST, LEAVE THE REST

PavanV
11-29-2011, 01:01 PM
I have been watching IV on the sidelines as a passive member, HR 3012 is a terrific effort and it must be supported, please accept my small contribution for the effort

One time contribution of $100
Your receipt number for this payment is: 3870-1222-6504-8960.

Hoping that will pass all forms of hurdles.

rajeev_achary
11-29-2011, 01:22 PM
I have been watching IV on the sidelines as a passive member, HR 3012 is a terrific effort and it must be supported, please accept my small contribution for the effort

One time contribution of $100
Your receipt number for this payment is: 3870-1222-6504-8960.

Hoping that will pass all forms of hurdles.

Only couple of hours to go !

immi_in_line
11-29-2011, 01:49 PM
Donated $100
transaction ID - 0775-0949-3468-2937

I have emailed my friends too. Please spread the word. We need to spread awareness about this bill. tweet/facebook. please use whatever you can to spread awareness.

Please goto opencongress.org and blog politely. Our senators do read these posts from time to time. So please please be courteous and respectful.

H.R.3012: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3012/comments?comment_sort=newest)


Call your senator's office today and respectfully request them to support this bill. Leave a courteous voicemail. A short and sweet message is what we need. Something like -

My name is XYZ, a constituent in your district of your-state-name(example - New York).
I'm a legal resident for the past xx number of years. I am one of those residents who has been stuck in the queue for the last yy number of years. I support this bill in its entirety. I humbly request you to support this bill too - thanks



thanks again.

skrish
11-29-2011, 01:58 PM
lets wait for the IV directive before calling senators.

thx

sk2004
11-29-2011, 02:01 PM
Transaction ID # 37M941882V143023H

gsudheer17
11-29-2011, 02:32 PM
Hi

I have also set up the pay pal contribution $25 for next six months.

lost_in_migration
11-29-2011, 03:00 PM
House Session, Part 1 - C-SPAN Video Library (http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/HouseSessionPart136&showFullAbstract=1)

immi_in_line
11-29-2011, 03:21 PM
the link above is for the first session, corrrect? For the next session follow this:

House Session, Part 2 - C-SPAN Video Library (http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/HouseSessionPart286)

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 03:54 PM
I heard that the debate is scheduled at 4P.M today

mantagon
11-29-2011, 04:00 PM
Live Video - C-SPAN | C-SPAN (http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/)

mogli11
11-29-2011, 04:03 PM
I see it live on..

Live Video - C-SPAN | C-SPAN (http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/)

bestofall
11-29-2011, 04:04 PM
Live Video - C-SPAN | C-SPAN (http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/)

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 04:13 PM
Good Luck to All Supporters of H.R.3012.

ka_chatur
11-29-2011, 04:14 PM
How is it going?? I am scared to watch this all I am doing is praying...

abhijitp
11-29-2011, 04:15 PM
I got my EB green card earlier this year... but I have tears in my eyes as I watch the live debate on C-SPAN and hear words in support of removing the per-country caps on Employment Based green cards!

A million thanks to the core team and everyone else who must have worked tirelessly over the last several days, weeks, months, and even years to make this happen!

smuggymba
11-29-2011, 04:17 PM
what the heck just happened? Why did they cancel vote and not postpone?

jontyrhodes
11-29-2011, 04:19 PM
What did Steve Cohen say at the end? Why did they cancel the vote? He said someone is not present. What does that mean?

ka_chatur
11-29-2011, 04:19 PM
means what??

rkay
11-29-2011, 04:19 PM
what the heck just happened? Why did they cancel vote and not postpone?
Quorum not present.

The quorum is 218. This is the minimum amount of people needed to conduct business.
This makes sense because there are 435 total members in the house of representatives and 217.5 is exactly half.

Read more: How many people make up a quorum in the house of representatives (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_make_up_a_quorum_in_the_house_of_r epresentatives#ixzz1f8FzSX45)

smuggymba
11-29-2011, 04:20 PM
Rep Cohen supports the bill but said they don't want vote because the requisite number of ppl are not present..which is ok. But they didn't give time of the vote.

bigboy007
11-29-2011, 04:21 PM
What did Steve Cohen say at the end? Why did they cancel the vote? He said someone is not present. What does that mean?
he said quorum not present... not sure what that means... any one knows...

ananyaganguly
11-29-2011, 04:21 PM
why did they drop the bill?? please explain.

smuggymba
11-29-2011, 04:23 PM
I guess no need to worry. Cancelling a vote means voting will be later at 6:30. Everyone in the house supported..only 7-8 were present I guess.

Gravitation
11-29-2011, 04:23 PM
why did they drop the bill?? please explain.

They haven't dropped it. They just don't want to vote at the moment. They might do it later today. Relax.

rajeev_achary
11-29-2011, 04:24 PM
They haven't dropped it. They just don't want to vote at the moment. They might do it later today. Relax.

Thats good news. Where did you get this news?

smuggymba
11-29-2011, 04:25 PM
quorum is a group of specified number of ppl that need to be present for business to happen.

jontyrhodes
11-29-2011, 04:25 PM
Understand. So they are supporting it but Steve Cohen stopped the Yay and Nay vote as most of the House Reps. were not present in the House. So basically vote will still be conducted in the evening as I understand.

Gravitation
11-29-2011, 04:26 PM
Thats good news. Where did you get this news?

Have spent many hours watching c-span in the past.

rajeev_achary
11-29-2011, 04:27 PM
Have spent many hours watching c-span in the past.

n' you just saved as from cardiac arrest :) LOL

IndiaEB32003
11-29-2011, 04:28 PM
I beleive voting is scheduled around 6:30 pm ET.

immi_in_line
11-29-2011, 04:28 PM
Quorum wasn't there. Voting is postponed till 6.30 as mentioned on Senator Canter's schedule.

Eric Cantor || Majority Leader || Floor Schedule (http://majorityleader.gov/Floor/)

Note: There were no nay's.

thanks

digital2k
11-29-2011, 04:34 PM
Now is time to contribute

Pls act now

Its great to notice so many waiting for update

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 488 (133 members and 355 guests)

StarSun
11-29-2011, 04:41 PM
It is a great day today!

All the hard work that has gone in for many months and years will get its first fruits today! It is my pleasure to let you know that Aman is right now heading to the House Gallery to watch the vote on HR 3012 - the bill that will make the playing field level for all high skilled immigrants in the employment based immigration system.

Representative Chaffetz, the sponsor of the bill (HR 3012 - Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act) will speak on the floor of the house today and he will mention Compete America (IV is also part of the Compete America's coalition) and Immigration Voice in his speech. It will be the second time Rep. Chaffetz invokes Immigration Voice as a key supporter of this bill (Press Release (http://chaffetz.house.gov/press-releases/2011/09/chaffetz-introduces-immigration-bill.shtml)). This is a tremendous recognition for Immigration Voice and all the support each of you have provided over the years.

Watch it on C-Span (http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/HouseSessionPart286)

Contact me if you would like to be part of this journey! Pledge your support to IV (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate) to see this bill become the law of the land.

Together we can!
I and We = IV !
Go IV!

smuggymba
11-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Now is time to contribute

Pls act now

Its great to notice so many waiting for update

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 488 (133 members and 355 guests)

Most are guests and should be treated just like guests:D Don't expect gifts from guests:D

whiz
11-29-2011, 04:44 PM
Most are guests and should be treated just like guests:D Don't expect gifts from guests:D

I think half of the guests are members, just wont login unless they have to leave a message.

apostrophe
11-29-2011, 04:45 PM
Not in the queue yet but here's my contribution. Your transaction ID for this payment is: 1GP66330EU3797131.

GC_EternalJourney
11-29-2011, 04:45 PM
I request all the guests to make their contributions.

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 04:45 PM
That's great news.

I didn't get the part "Contact me if you would like to be part of this journey! Pledge your support to IV to see this bill become the law of the land. " can you explain more .

Administrator2
11-29-2011, 04:46 PM
Hello from outside the House floor. Just came out from the House gallery. The bill is in good shape wig bi-partisian support. There was a slight chance the bill would pass by voice vote, but as we expected all along, there will now be recorded vote at 6:30pm. But we are in good shape and looking forward to evening in which to celebrate. More updates soon, Stay tuned.

snathan
11-29-2011, 04:49 PM
That's great news.

I didn't get the part "Contact me if you would like to be part of this journey! Pledge your support to IV to see this bill become the law of the land. " can you explain more .

Means...you need to contact star sun...

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 04:50 PM
Hello from outside the House floor. Just came out from the House gallery. The bill is in good shape wig bi-partisian support. There was a slight chance the bill would pass by voice vote, but as we expected all along, there will now be recorded vote at 6:30pm. But we are in good shape and looking forward to evening in which to celebrate. More updates soon, Stay tuned.

As there is no quorom, they will not vote today. How true is the above statement.

PavanV
11-29-2011, 04:52 PM
Hello from outside the House floor. Just came out from the House gallery. The bill is in good shape wig bi-partisian support. There was a slight chance the bill would pass by voice vote, but as we expected all along, there will now be recorded vote at 6:30pm. But we are in good shape and looking forward to evening in which to celebrate. More updates soon, Stay tuned.

Awesome work, just awesome

KiranKashi
11-29-2011, 04:55 PM
Aman,
All the very best and good luck...!!! Hats off to you guys...!!!


Hello from outside the House floor. Just came out from the House gallery. The bill is in good shape wig bi-partisian support. There was a slight chance the bill would pass by voice vote, but as we expected all along, there will now be recorded vote at 6:30pm. But we are in good shape and looking forward to evening in which to celebrate. More updates soon, Stay tuned.

smuggymba
11-29-2011, 04:57 PM
Official update:

Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx)

Administrator2
11-29-2011, 04:58 PM
As there is no quorom, they will not vote today. How true is the above statement.

As we shared earlier, the full recorded vote will be at 6:30. If TN Congressman would have not asked for recorded vote, the bill would have passed right at that moment. But now it will at 6:30, when there is quoting for full recorded vote. We are in good shape.

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 05:00 PM
Means...you need to contact star sun...

My question is " How can we pledge support?". Is it for today (or) later date ? Do we need to be present in Washington ... etc.

But thats not important at this point.

indrachat_75
11-29-2011, 05:01 PM
Good Luck to everyone watching this Bill including me :) IV - Great Job !!

jontyrhodes
11-29-2011, 05:05 PM
Why the heck Cohen raised an objection about no quorum if he was supporting it already and the bill had bipartisan support? This is going to be a plain torture till 6:30 PM now.

Anyways, looks like it has good bi-partisan support and it should pass. But this wait of 2 hours is going to be painful.

smuggymba
11-29-2011, 05:05 PM
My question is " How can we pledge support?". Is it for today (or) later date ? Do we need to be present in Washington ... etc.

But thats not important at this point.

....In many ways - by donating $$, by meeting lawmakers and by participating in advocacy (going to DC, sending mails, calling etc)

rajeev_achary
11-29-2011, 05:06 PM
Good Luck to everyone watching this Bill including me :) IV - Great Job !!
Guys who are watching please keep updating the thread. I am not able to see it as the company internet filter blocked the link.

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 05:07 PM
....In many ways - by donating $$, by meeting lawmakers and by participating in advocacy (going to DC, sending mails, calling etc)

Thanks for the information. But you look over reactive.

smuggymba
11-29-2011, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the information. But you look over reactive.

Not at all. When you're in the office you don't really focus on tone etc...just posting straight stuff and that too while at work:D:D

GC_EternalJourney
11-29-2011, 05:11 PM
What would be the next step once the House passes the bill.

rajeev_achary
11-29-2011, 05:11 PM
Not at all. When you're in the office you don't really focus on tone etc...just posting straight stuff and that too while at work:D:D

Some Update here. House on track to approve visa changes aiding India, China - The Hill's Floor Action (http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/196007-house-on-track-to-approve-visa-changes-aiding-india-china)

vidyas_m
11-29-2011, 05:11 PM
They are in recess until 6:30 EST per the Clerk Records.

vdlrao
11-29-2011, 05:11 PM
As we shared earlier, the full recorded vote will be at 6:30. If TN Congressman would have not asked for recorded vote, the bill would have passed right at that moment. But now it will at 6:30, when there is quoting for full recorded vote. We are in good shape.


Really happy to hear this.

smuggymba
11-29-2011, 05:12 PM
Why the heck Cohen raised an objection about no quorum if he was supporting it already and the bill had bipartisan support? This is going to be a plain torture till 6:30 PM now.

Anyways, looks like it has good bi-partisan support and it should pass. But this wait of 2 hours is going to be painful.

to heighten the suspense and thrill.

jontyrhodes
11-29-2011, 05:13 PM
Don't keep your fingers crossed, only. Cross whatever you can till this bill passes.

Awaiting 6:30 PM vote eagerly. :D

gckahaanhai
11-29-2011, 05:31 PM
I was watching the house proceedings and after 40 minute debate, the following happened. Now I do not know what is going to happen next. Any idea?

"At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Cohen objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn."

Thanks!

Suva
11-29-2011, 05:35 PM
Please read through last few postings in the forum and you would find the answer.

I was watching the house proceedings and after 40 minute debate, the following happened. Now I do not know what is going to happen next. Any idea?

"At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Cohen objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn."

Thanks!

skrish
11-29-2011, 05:40 PM
Doing my bit to make history happen

transaction ID for this payment is: 0CM264537E388893F.

floridasun
11-29-2011, 06:08 PM
U.S. House - VOTES & General Speeches Live 6:30 pm EST.
Good luck all !!

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 06:09 PM
13 more mins to go for voting on H.R.3012

pappu
11-29-2011, 06:09 PM
My question is " How can we pledge support?". Is it for today (or) later date ? Do we need to be present in Washington ... etc.

But thats not important at this point.

By contributing. Because that is critical need of the hour.

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 06:16 PM
By contributing. Because that is critical need of the hour.

I took subscription of 25$ for 12 months which accumulates to 300$ and I am waiting for the news on House vote .

I understand the current and Imp action item for now is Donation. But I don't like administrators and senior members just answer the questions saying Donate now instead of answering the question properly.

There is no question in donating to IV . That should be done by every member to help themselves in the first place and to help IV in the second place. But that's not the only answer for every question. Please follow my original question and answer it properly so that I and every reader can understand it properly.

justice4all
11-29-2011, 06:17 PM
Can someone post the live link of C-SPAN

thanks

RaOne2011
11-29-2011, 06:19 PM
I think it is Live Video - C-SPAN | C-SPAN (http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/)

nat23
11-29-2011, 06:19 PM
Live Video - C-SPAN | C-SPAN (http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/)

nat23
11-29-2011, 06:22 PM
HR 3012 is up for vote now

puding
11-29-2011, 06:24 PM
so far 2 NOs

nat23
11-29-2011, 06:24 PM
They are voting and is a 15 min vote.....since they are doing "electronic voting" ...the broadcast has moved off to something else

dpuranik
11-29-2011, 06:25 PM
Live Video - C-SPAN | C-SPAN (http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/)

gckahaanhai
11-29-2011, 06:26 PM
touch wood...currently it looks good!!! 25-2

carolinaplaces
11-29-2011, 06:26 PM
Looks like it is going to be PASS. Congrats one and all!! Yay!!

kumar4875
11-29-2011, 06:26 PM
25y 2 n

jontyrhodes
11-29-2011, 06:26 PM
So far 26 Yes 2 No

Going good.

rajeev_achary
11-29-2011, 06:26 PM
They are voting and is a 15 min vote.....since they are doing "electronic voting" ...the broadcast has moved off to something else

What is the current score?. How many 4s 6s Wickets ?

puding
11-29-2011, 06:27 PM
31:2 good going

carolinaplaces
11-29-2011, 06:27 PM
40y 2n

rajeev_achary
11-29-2011, 06:28 PM
31:2 good going

Great

for_gc
11-29-2011, 06:28 PM
Feels like winds are changing directions again in this year. 2011 will be another very good year for SKILLED IMMIGRANTS, just like 2007.

Wow!! Unbelievable!!

rbusgc
11-29-2011, 06:29 PM
46:2

looneytunezez
11-29-2011, 06:29 PM
On our way....hopefully WE get there! 50-2

whiz
11-29-2011, 06:29 PM
31:2 good going
55:2 now. In this time divided house, its nice to see bipartisan support.

IndiaEB32003
11-29-2011, 06:29 PM
Good to see no increase in NAY votes.

pappu
11-29-2011, 06:29 PM
I took subscription of 25$ for 12 months which accumulates to 300$ and I am waiting for the news on House vote .

I understand the current and Imp action item for now is Donation. But I don't like administrators and senior members just answer the questions saying Donate now instead of answering the question properly.

There is no question in donating to IV . That should be done by every member to help themselves in the first place and to help IV in the second place. But that's not the only answer for every question. Please follow my original question and answer it properly so that I and every reader can understand it properly.

We will post new action items after this step.
Last week it was sending email to district @. Did you take part in that. Please visit IV regularly to see any updates or action items. We have been very busy and a lot is happening that needs everyone's help.

puding
11-29-2011, 06:30 PM
55 : 2 great

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 06:31 PM
wow............. yeas/nyas : 62/2

gckahaanhai
11-29-2011, 06:31 PM
65:2

puding
11-29-2011, 06:32 PM
70 : 4 6 more minutes to go

san1007
11-29-2011, 06:32 PM
Vote is going on now, it 77 Yes and 5 No

johnwright03
11-29-2011, 06:33 PM
55 : 2 great

78:5

gckahaanhai
11-29-2011, 06:33 PM
80:5

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 06:33 PM
wow............. yeas/nyas : 82/5. Reamininf time for votes 5min

digital2k
11-29-2011, 06:33 PM
Keep up the great work.

Another contribution in process
and reaching to more friends

We will post new action items after this step.
Last week it was sending email to district @. Did you take part in that. Please visit IV regularly to see any updates or action items. We have been very busy and a lot is happening that needs everyone's help.

mastmunda
11-29-2011, 06:34 PM
100 : 5 :-)

rajeev_achary
11-29-2011, 06:34 PM
wow............. yeas/nyas : 82/5. Reamininf time for votes 5min

Sad to see 5 No Votes. We wanted to score 100%
Is there way to know who voted NO ?

kumaratp
11-29-2011, 06:35 PM
123 Yes 5 No

allegator
11-29-2011, 06:36 PM
I send a mail and got a mail from Anu for my location which I replied. I did not get any further mail or response.

We will post new action items after this step.
Last week it was sending email to district @. Did you take part in that. Please visit IV regularly to see any updates or action items. We have been very busy and a lot is happening that needs everyone's help.

gckahaanhai
11-29-2011, 06:36 PM
141:5

TO BE OR NO TO BE
11-29-2011, 06:36 PM
For those who can watch on C-Span

Is there a way to tell how many members are present in Total and how many more have to vote before its decided?

immi_in_line
11-29-2011, 06:36 PM
153:6

sdeshpan
11-29-2011, 06:36 PM
Sad to see 5 No Votes. We wanted to score 100%
Is there way to know who voted NO ?
I'm sure Steve King was one of them! You should be able to see the names/votes in the transcript after it is posted online.

immi_in_line
11-29-2011, 06:38 PM
after the 15 minutes recording voting there will be 5 minute reserved for electronic votes.

the number is now 190:6

thanks

puding
11-29-2011, 06:38 PM
final score 190 yes 6 no... great going guys.. congratulations to all

padmaforopt
11-29-2011, 06:38 PM
its completed with 190/6

pappu
11-29-2011, 06:38 PM
Sad to see 5 No Votes. We wanted to score 100%
Is there way to know who voted NO ?

That is expected. Nothing to worry. With our shoestring budget we cannot lobby each and everyone.

But this cannot be an excuse when we go to senate. This is why contribution again from each and every IV member will be of utmost importance ...... Hope everyone understands the importance to avoid any chance of error margin as we go ahead.

whiz
11-29-2011, 06:38 PM
204:6 final. congrats all!!!

gckahaanhai
11-29-2011, 06:38 PM
we got 204:6

sdeshpan
11-29-2011, 06:39 PM
I send a mail and got a mail from Anu for my location which I replied. I did not get any further mail or response.
Same

immi_in_line
11-29-2011, 06:40 PM
208:6 at the end of recording votes.

let's see what happens to the electronic votes.

amitjoey
11-29-2011, 06:40 PM
Congrajulations!

PavanV
11-29-2011, 06:40 PM
Congratulations on its passage !!!!

prabcpa
11-29-2011, 06:40 PM
Same

It got majority vote. Yahooooo :

navkap
11-29-2011, 06:41 PM
this is it--majority already there-matter of few secs to get full tally and btw only few dems naysayers

Great job IV!!

rajeev_achary
11-29-2011, 06:41 PM
That is expected. Nothing to worry. With our shoestring budget we cannot lobby each and everyone.

But this cannot be an excuse when we go to senate. This is why contribution again from each and every IV member will be of utmost importance ...... Hope everyone understands the importance to avoid any chance of error margin as we go ahead.

Sure will donate more and will spread the message to friends to donate too.

immi_in_line
11-29-2011, 06:41 PM
Yes!! yay's still going strong. But we now have the majority!

bigboy007
11-29-2011, 06:41 PM
The bill will pass house today, It might even be taken up by Senate as is in next few days. Do all you can guys!
We need to united and supportive of ourselves by donating more... spread the word and let people come together...

looneytunezez
11-29-2011, 06:41 PM
315-10

tanu_75
11-29-2011, 06:42 PM
304-9

To the Senate now.

bandoayan
11-29-2011, 06:42 PM
The bill already got 2/3 vote.

what_now
11-29-2011, 06:42 PM
324 : 11

kumaratp
11-29-2011, 06:42 PM
334 Yes 12 No

Saaydu
11-29-2011, 06:42 PM
Congratulations to everyone on the bills passage

TO BE OR NO TO BE
11-29-2011, 06:43 PM
Congratulations IV!

This will be a major milestone in our a very long journey towards green card. I am hoping to get similar success in Senate as well.....with this bill it will cut down our wait time in decades.......

Go IV Go....

nat23
11-29-2011, 06:43 PM
Same

the bill has received 2/3 majority

nagio
11-29-2011, 06:43 PM
342:12

bigboy007
11-29-2011, 06:43 PM
Yes!! yay's still going strong. But we now have the majority!
we can celebrate once president signs this in to law.. we need to ensure this gets passed through Senate

what_now
11-29-2011, 06:43 PM
334:12

whiz
11-29-2011, 06:44 PM
372:13

Didn't understand why the voting lasted more than the allocated 15 mins.

And why did it require 2/3 majority for it to pass? I thought simple majority is all we needed. Will we required 2/3 majority in senate as well? I think key now is that it comes to senate floor for voting.

rorlig
11-29-2011, 06:45 PM
The CSPAN narrator kept on saying "Bill to increase foreign visas" for HR 3012 :(

thakarm
11-29-2011, 06:45 PM
Why did we need 2/3 majority instead of just 50%+1?

puding
11-29-2011, 06:45 PM
Bill passed with huge success..

whiz
11-29-2011, 06:46 PM
come on, lets cross 400!

sastrykvp
11-29-2011, 06:46 PM
379 to 14. Even more good part is 176 to 2 Democrats!

I owe one more contribution!

immi_in_line
11-29-2011, 06:47 PM
Yes. The bill is passed.

jontyrhodes
11-29-2011, 06:47 PM
Yea 389 Nay 15

Passed.

Congrats.

looneytunezez
11-29-2011, 06:47 PM
I believe that because of suspension of rules.

congrats on house bill passage, well done!

372:13

Didn't understand why the voting lasted more than the allocated 15 mins.

And why did it require 2/3 majority for it to pass? I thought simple majority is all we needed. Will we required 2/3 majority in senate as well? I think key now is that it comes to senate floor for voting.

Soltan
11-29-2011, 08:19 PM
Congrats and Great job everyone!!!!

Let us not loose sight of the target and keep on working to get this bill passed in the Senate and go on to becoming a law.

skrish
11-29-2011, 08:25 PM
Just made another contribution

Transaction ID: 0SC4273196875535L

making my Contribution $300 this Week and $650 total and counting ...

"Arise, Awake and Stop not till the Goal is reached"

LETS ROLL!!

cnag
11-29-2011, 08:40 PM
$100 id# 3475-7062-1367-4734

bpratap
11-29-2011, 08:45 PM
Kudos to IV Leadership !

Amazing to hear Rep.Chaffetz specifically mention IV in his speech !

This is a big testament for all the people on the fence to appreciate and participate in IV's efforts.

I urge all the non-donor members to contribute to the efforts.


Kudos to IV core again !

arunsarun
11-29-2011, 08:54 PM
Time to celebrate....great job IV....

forever_waiting
11-29-2011, 08:58 PM
I have never seen ANY immigration bill passed in House with this much majority. That shows the strategic brilliance involved behind this bill. And it is very clear how much effort IV core put in behind the conception and advocacy for this bill. It is a big deal for IV to be specifically mentioned by Rep.Chaffetz, in his speech, as one of the orgs who supported and worked for this bill! Kudos to IV again...this is one super achievement! And getting such a bill passed does not mean working with just a few lawmakers..it means working consistently with all offices on Capitol Hill. Thanks to IV and hope more member are now encouraged to participate in grass-roots efforts (similar to the phone campaign).

forever_waiting
11-29-2011, 09:01 PM
I have never seen ANY immigration bill passed in House with this much majority. That shows the strategic brilliance involved behind this bill. And it is very clear how much effort IV core put in behind the conception and advocacy for this bill. It is a big deal for IV to be specifically mentioned by Rep.Chaffetz, in his speech, as one of the orgs who supported and worked for this bill! Kudos to IV again...this is one super achievement! And getting such a bill passed does not mean working with just a few lawmakers..it means working consistently with all offices on Capitol Hill. Thanks to IV and hope more member are now encouraged to participate in grass-roots efforts (similar to the phone campaign).

GCCeeker
11-29-2011, 09:16 PM
Yesterday I donated.

today got good news. I am soo much happy.

Thanks a ton IV ppl. Once this bill becomes law I donate more :)

To support IV inturn supporting fellow GC seekers :)

may god bless all of us with Green.