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pappu
02-26-2013, 08:04 AM
As you would have seen from the recent announcement about the IV advocacy event between March 17-19, 2013 (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=3094662) – our efforts are in full swing to ensure that high-skilled provisions are part of immigration reform in 2013. Our efforts so far have included IV core members attending meetings with key offices on Capitol Hill on a weekly basis, IV being invited to testify in the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Immigration as well as keeping track and reviewing draft immigration legislation as soon as the same is received by our team (which is often weeks before it is in the public domain).

We have to ensure a well-funded effort this year so that no stone is left unturned. Not once should we make the assumption that just because Immigration Reform (Comprehensive or otherwise) is the buzz word, our issues will automatically be taken up. Immigration bills are complex and wide ranging. So unless we keep pressing forward with our lobbying and advocacy, we will be left behind.

In addition to our grass-roots efforts, we have also hired consultants/counsel and paid lobbyists on a regular basis to complement our grass-roots efforts. Our advocacy events (and unique milestones such as the IV Freedom and Fairness Summit last year) are planned and executed in an elaborate manner. The posts below give you an idea of the scale of our efforts

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum16-iv-agenda-and-legislative-updates/3093111-immigration-voice-fairness-and-freedom-summit-on-september-8th-in-san-jose-ca.html?highlight=summit

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum90-sept-18th-rally-car-pooling-group-reservations-for-air-travel-hotel-etc/13558-rally-memories-part-1-who-met-who-how-did-you-feel.html?highlight=Lobby+day

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum85-action-items-for-everyone/1437978-iv-announcement-advocacy-days-in-washington-dc-7th-and-8th-june.html?highlight=lobby+day


You will witness this yourself when you join us for the March 2013 advocacy meetings. We are a grass-roots group of volunteers that relies on your contributions to sustain these elaborate efforts.


Our first request is for you to join us in DC in March to meet Congressional offices and petition for removal of GC backlogs. In case you are not able to make it, please consider contributing to IV’s efforts. If you have friends who are stuck in backlogs or will be stuck in the GC queue in the future, educate them about our advocacy efforts and encourage them to contribute. Try to reach out to 5-10 of your acquaintances with this message. Please help us reach our funding goal of $50,000 for Senate CIR effort. Together we CAN and WILL make this happen.


LINK TO CONTRIBUTE http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate

Thanks,

Team IV

pappu
02-26-2013, 08:05 AM
Please post on the thread once you have contributed.

brawn81
02-26-2013, 09:05 AM
Contributed $100
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02-26-2013, 09:06 AM
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02-26-2013, 09:35 AM
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02-26-2013, 09:50 AM
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Flyingcrow
02-26-2013, 09:58 AM
Made one time transfer of 200 usd. Transaction ID: 4L686298VD713615T
As well signed 50 usd per month for the next 6 months.

sunny2007
02-26-2013, 10:47 AM
100 USD...Your receipt number for this payment is: 5261-0560-4172-1114

After Failure of HR.3012 , I lost faith in Immigration Reform altogether.
Looking at Pappu's will and determination and I'm Contributing this today.

Good Luck folks.

ajay
02-26-2013, 10:50 AM
Contributed $50 towards the event.

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thakarm
02-26-2013, 11:27 AM
Contributed $150

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apshodh
02-26-2013, 01:24 PM
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everybody who are not able to attend, please donate to the cause.
remember, this is for your own benefit.

H1Bnewuser
02-26-2013, 04:53 PM
Contributed $200 on 02/20/13. Transaction ID 16M39060LK8013047. Will try to make it to the Rally.

A note to those who ,like me , are silent supporters. It will be helpful if your support is conspicuous and noticeable , by means of contributions / posts. It will help IV to project in terms of numbers rather than visits to the site.

sundarpn
02-26-2013, 08:14 PM
Please post on the thread once you have contributed.

GO IV!. Contributed $100.
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 11F25130PB679030B

Pappu,
I understand this may not be in the agenda for these advocacy days. But if IV get's an opportunity to toss in some pain points OR meet with CIS Ombudsman:

please consider bringing up the issue of how inconsistent USCIS (TSC) is in issuing 2 year ead/ap "Combo card" even in routine renewal cases. (and shortchanging folks with a 1 yr combo card, despite their memo being clear on validity period.)

pappu
02-26-2013, 08:29 PM
GO IV!. Contributed $100.
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 11F25130PB679030B

Pappu,
I understand this may not be in the agenda for these advocacy days. But if IV get's an opportunity to toss in some pain points OR meet with CIS Ombudsman:

please consider bringing up the issue of how inconsistent USCIS (TSC) is in issuing 2 year ead/ap "Combo card" even in routine renewal cases. (and shortchanging folks with a 1 yr combo card, despite their memo being clear on validity period.)


Thank you for bringing it up. It has been a long time since we worked on EAD issues. Couple of years ago we brought the issues of EAD delays and got a fix done. We then as a followup brought up small suggestions for fixing problems when EAD was lost in mail, or EAD tracking etc. old timers will remember those threads.
OMB office does not have powers. But such things can definitely be told to the agency. If we claim something is wrong, then it is always helpful to provide proof. If there are a lot of cases to show as proof then such complaints are looked and fixed for everyone in future. All we have to do is make a strong case for it. If you would like to go ahead, take a lead, and collect cases, make a documentation with suggestions, please go ahead and submit to IV. We will bring it to the attention of officials.

wallmiki
02-27-2013, 06:31 AM
I won't be able to attend as baby is due very soon.
Contributed 100$ in addition to the existing monthly recurring contribution.

gujju
02-27-2013, 09:37 AM
We have some folks from some states who can make it , if we can book tickets using miles.Please come forward and donate miles .It matters when it matters the most.

Please let me know asasp , if u are willing to donate miles.

Prakash_Sunnyvale
02-27-2013, 10:12 AM
I am not able to attend the Advocacy day in DC. But as I told to Prateek that I will be donating $500 to support someone who wish to go there for the advocacy day.

I just made a payment of $500.00 USD.

My transaction ID for this payment is: 0H702094984956452.

Hope for the best,
Prakash
:)

StillonH1B
02-27-2013, 10:15 AM
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 1J549353TA644792G

Hope we cross the bridge this time.

anukulgoel
02-27-2013, 02:04 PM
How do we donate miles?

We have some folks from some states who can make it , if we can book tickets using miles.Please come forward and donate miles .It matters when it matters the most.

Please let me know asasp , if u are willing to donate miles.

gujju
02-27-2013, 02:09 PM
How do we donate miles?

I have sent you a private message.
Thnks

gujju
02-27-2013, 02:11 PM
There are 50 guest and members monitoring this thread since 30 mins.We need to act now.Understand the importance of the situation and if you are not going to be able to attend advocacy , IV needs lots of miles.Please come forward donate miles and contribute.

gc4vk
02-27-2013, 03:32 PM
$100.00 -- Transaction id -- 00T690233C8951826

cool_scorpio
02-27-2013, 03:53 PM
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 3NV60731PL778963D

Flyingcrow
02-27-2013, 08:25 PM
Friends, contribute however you can - make it to the advocay day, or contribute whatever you can. Spread the word among your friends, even if one person who you speak to makes it to DC or contributes, it will make a big difference.

We need to make this advocacy day a grand success, it is indeed a do or die situation, we either make it with this CIR, or we will have to come back to this again yet after another 5+ yrs to talk about it again. Fight for your own Freedom.

sk369
02-27-2013, 08:44 PM
Receipt No:2024-3568-9949-5158

gujju
02-28-2013, 08:19 AM
We need folks who are not planning to attend the advocacy , to sponsor some tickets for folks are willing to attend.Please send an email to miles.march2013.advocacy@gmail.com.
Now is the time to act.Be Honest with yourselves.

Looking forward for responses.United we stand.

skal
02-28-2013, 08:34 AM
contributed 6months recurring Transaction Ref# MT130370218000010099189

CKR
02-28-2013, 09:51 AM
Contributed one time $100 for Advocacy.

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Hopeful1
02-28-2013, 09:51 AM
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 6YE46920BF334414W.

sage2006
02-28-2013, 01:19 PM
Hi folks,
As we near the advocacy event, we are trying to coordinate and help members who are travelling from across the country to DC.

- If you are looking for someone to share a hotel room with and want to be connected with another person in the same boat please email hotelsharing.iv.march2013@gmail.com.
Folks living in the DC,MD,VA area who are willing to host visiting IV members are also welcome to send an email to the above email id. Your help is much appreciated.

- If you wish to donate flight miles or are a participant flying in to DC and would like to get connected to a miles donor, please email miles.march2013.advocacy@gmail.com . We will connect the airline miles donor and requested recipient and you can take it from there.


And as always, we re-iterate the request to encourage your friends to Contribute to IV. Please talk to 10-15 friends and educate them about our cause and the need for grass-roots advocacy using the IV platform. Help us Help you.

ampz
02-28-2013, 02:08 PM
contributed $100 for Advocacy day. Go IV! :)
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 8DH18473N0273554N.

hsingh82
02-28-2013, 06:51 PM
Payee: IV
Immigration Voice...gh82
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Payment amount: $300.00 Pay from: XXXXX
Payment date: 03/01/2013Send on 03/08/2013Deliver by Memo: DC advocacy event Status: Funded Transaction number: 3140028877

apoojo
03-02-2013, 04:16 PM
Contributed $100.
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sundarpn
03-02-2013, 08:49 PM
Thank you for bringing it up. ...
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If we claim something is wrong, then it is always helpful to provide proof. If there are a lot of cases to show as proof then such complaints are looked and fixed for everyone in future. All we have to do is make a strong case for it. If you would like to go ahead, take a lead, and collect cases, make a documentation with suggestions, please go ahead and submit to IV. We will bring it to the attention of officials.

Pappu, I going to post a new thread asking folks who have been dealing this combo card validity period issues to come forward. Is there a better means to go about collecting this? Also how many cases do you want me to collect, any specific format and pointers details should it contain?

I have researched the ead/ap a thread here where folks have faced this issue and I am planning to PM those folks.
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum70-self-filing-documents-forms-directions-mailing/3094276-ead-ap-combo-card-for-2-years.html

Thanks

gujju
03-02-2013, 10:45 PM
Friends,

Many people want to join the advocacy but some of them need miles to make it happen .I request you to be generous and help IV to help yourself.Please email miles.march2013.advocacy@gmail.com asap with your details.

Time is running out.Please open your hearts and contribute.Be honest to yourselves

Thanks,
Gujju

sage2006
03-03-2013, 01:05 AM
Our volunteers are working hard around-the-clock as we get close to this crucial IV advocacy event, since there is lot to be done. If you are not able to attend, please consider helping in other ways.

- If you live in the DC/VA/MD area and are willing to host a visiting advocacy participant, please email hotelsharing.iv.march2013@gmail.com. We have folks flying in from across the country who will appreciate this help.
- If you have airline miles that you are willing to donate, please email miles.march2013.advocacy@gmail.com and we can connect you with someone who could use the miles.
- Please consider contributing to IV. We are way short of our funding target. Speak to at least 10 friends and create awareness about that effort. We need funds to cover this advocacy event as well as for ongoing advocacy/lobbying on Capitol Hill during this year.

sunny2007
03-03-2013, 01:20 AM
Our volunteers are working hard around-the-clock as we get close to this crucial IV advocacy event, since there is lot to be done. If you are not able to attend, please consider helping in other ways.

- If you live in the DC/VA/MD area and are willing to host a visiting advocacy participant, please email hotelsharing.iv.march2013@gmail.com. We have folks flying in from across the country who will appreciate this help.
- If you have airline miles that you are willing to donate, please email miles.march2013.advocacy@gmail.com and we can connect you with someone who could use the miles.
- Please consider contributing to IV. We are way short of our funding target. Speak to at least 10 friends and create awareness about that effort. We need funds to cover this advocacy event as well as for ongoing advocacy/lobbying on Capitol Hill during this year.

How much short ? 45k ? As per my calculation IV should have received 5k so far ? Can someone prepare a flier for funds ?

ivwizard
03-03-2013, 02:33 AM
Contributed another $100. Transaction Id - 2YC78067U0860670L

sirinme
03-03-2013, 08:19 AM
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pappu
03-03-2013, 08:56 AM
Pappu, I going to post a new thread asking folks who have been dealing this combo card validity period issues to come forward. Is there a better means to go about collecting this? Also how many cases do you want me to collect, any specific format and pointers details should it contain?

I have researched the ead/ap a thread here where folks have faced this issue and I am planning to PM those folks.
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum70-self-filing-documents-forms-directions-mailing/3094276-ead-ap-combo-card-for-2-years.html

Thanks

For this small issue if we can get at least 10 people in the recent months who have faced this issue, you can collect all their information with application number details, name, address, dates etc in an excel file. All these 10 people should be genuine error of USCIS and not error of lawyer or applicant.
In a word doc explain the problem to uscis director . Use bullet points, bold text etc to make it easy to read.

RDS
03-03-2013, 01:11 PM
Just donated $300.
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chhablsa
03-03-2013, 04:51 PM
Unfortunately I wont be able to join in DC but want to help with few cents. Started today $25 of contribution every month for six months.

Go IV...

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looivy
03-03-2013, 05:15 PM
House GOP Seeks Immigration Solution : Roll Call Policy (http://www.rollcall.com/news/house_gop_seeks_immigration_solution-222759-1.html)

manchala
03-03-2013, 05:33 PM
How much short ? 45k ? As per my calculation IV should have received 5k so far ? Can someone prepare a flier for funds ?

50K is nothing. As per my knowledge it is much more than that. This is in addition to many people spending their own money flying/driving out to DC.

Last time I collected around 1000$ from my friends in addition to my contrilbution. We can also ask friends who cannt make it and I have met so many who doesnt even know about immigration voice also. Make them aware of all these( organization and advocacy) and ask them to participate( Attend Advocacy - best option / Contribute if you can not attend - second option )

sunny2007
03-03-2013, 07:57 PM
50K is nothing. As per my knowledge it is much more than that. This is in addition to many people spending their own money flying/driving out to DC.

Last time I collected around 1000$ from my friends in addition to my contrilbution. We can also ask friends who cannt make it and I have met so many who doesnt even know about immigration voice also. Make them aware of all these( organization and advocacy) and ask them to participate( Attend Advocacy - best option / Contribute if you can not attend - second option ) Can you go back to the first post and see what Pappu mentioned , about 50k before slamming people ?

vinod14
03-04-2013, 08:12 AM
Transaction ID: 27230175WL9184055.
I will try to be there in DC.

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$50 Monthly subscriber

Bharam
03-04-2013, 08:21 AM
Shared with my friends to do the same.

cnag
03-04-2013, 11:54 AM
Donated $200 for the advocacy event. Unable to make it to DC this time.

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 17876740GN480200X

sundeepreddym
03-04-2013, 12:45 PM
Donate $200 for the event. Web Accept Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #2228797113028980X)

This is in addition to the monthly subscription that i have enrolled in Jan'12.

st_2006
03-04-2013, 02:39 PM
Our volunteers are working hard around-the-clock as we get close to this crucial IV advocacy event, since there is lot to be done. If you are not able to attend, please consider helping in other ways.

- If you live in the DC/VA/MD area and are willing to host a visiting advocacy participant, please email hotelsharing.iv.march2013@gmail.com. We have folks flying in from across the country who will appreciate this help.
- If you have airline miles that you are willing to donate, please email miles.march2013.advocacy@gmail.com and we can connect you with someone who could use the miles.
- Please consider contributing to IV. We are way short of our funding target. Speak to at least 10 friends and create awareness about that effort. We need funds to cover this advocacy event as well as for ongoing advocacy/lobbying on Capitol Hill during this year.

Sent an email to above mail id regarding SW miles donation.

Cheers

scorpionk
03-04-2013, 03:30 PM
Second subscription of $25/month for 6 months. Also, made couple of one time contributions in the past.
S-6Y785753GT431645Y

amitjoey
03-06-2013, 01:45 PM
Just donated $100 for this event.

transaction ID for this payment is: 9PU2664687243732B.

The Alchemist
03-06-2013, 03:29 PM
All those who are contributing are requested to share about their contribution on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/immigrationvoice) page, as this will encourage others to join in.

THANK YOU!

preddy2k
03-06-2013, 05:30 PM
Just donated $200 for this event.

transaction ID for this payment is: 5PX274070T793460R.