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Administrator2
12-29-2014, 12:00 AM
Dear Friends,

As we all know that for many years there has been a logjam in the Congress where the critical mass of Members of Congress could not agree to consider piecemeal immigration bills. With the recent Executive Action on Immigration announced by the President in November, that logjam has been broken. And now there seems to be a critical mass of lawmakers willing to consider piecemeal approach to immigration and they are willing to consider doing bills outside of Comprehensive Immigration bill.

In the 114th Congress starting in January-2015, Republican leadership is seriously planning to bring up and prioritize high-skilled immigration bills in the House and the Senate. We have waited and prepared for this chance for last 9 years.
It's been a long time in the making, 9 years. The stage is now set for the style of immigration bill that we have been waiting for. We have been preparing for this opportunity for many years. We have done the ground work - we have advocacy infrastructure in place and we have friends with sympathetic ear on the Hill. As the result of our efforts over the years, folks on the Hill have a lot better understanding of our issues and they want to help us. But as we know all too well from our past experiences, nothing happens by itself.

Advocacy effort and policy improvements are all about timing and who makes the best arguments at the right time. In the coming weeks/months, there will be many groups working against increasing EB green cards. Also, most business groups will be focused on increasing H1 visas instead of fixing the backlogs/increasing green cards. Although we are well positioned, there is still a real and significant threat there we may not see green cards in the upcoming bills. The House is getting ready to bring up SKILLS Visa Act from last year and it will increase (not decrease) green backlogs 10 times to 10 million legal skilled immigrants. (See the bill summary: http://immigrationvoice.org/media/SKILLS_Visa_Act_Summary.pdf)

To make sure that there are sufficient green cards in the upcoming bills in the House and Senate, we are sending out this SOS message asking everyone to do your part. We ask that you take this as a top priority to step-up NOW to do your share.

Here is how you can help and actively participate:

1.) On 8th, 9th and 10th February, Immigration Voice is organizing the most significant Advocacy event of nine (9) years. This Advocacy event will be in Washington, D.C. and we plan on having around 350 Congressional meetings with around 100 Immigration Voice members from across the country. Immigration Voice would like to invite you to join this most significant advocacy event in Washington, D.C. on 8th, 9th and 10th February. Please register for this event at ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy Event Registration Form (http://register.ImmigrationVoice.org)

2.) To organize such a large scale event, we need your help with contributions for this advocacy event. We cannot emphasis the importance and urgency of your contributions for the barrage of bills and activity we will encounter – Immigration Voice - PayPal Donate (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate)

We would also like to share with you that for helping us navigate through the upcoming intense activity on high-skilled immigration bills; Immigration Voice has signed up with one of the largest lobbying firm in Washington. For this, we need to raise significant funds for meaningful advocacy on your behalf. Your contributions will be the most important and most time sensitive investment you will make for advocacy of green cards. Please carefully weigh-in the sense of urgency and intensity of this message.

Again, we look forward to see you in Washington, D.C. on 8th, 9th and 10th February.

We will WIN!

Team IV

Administrator2
12-29-2014, 12:00 AM
Here is the post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImmigrationVoice/posts/841142132618679

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narayan_id
12-29-2014, 07:37 AM
$100

Thank you for all the good work.

Your receipt number for this payment is: xxxx-4791-0406-4411

page123
12-29-2014, 03:54 PM
$100

Thank you IV and appreciate your efforts.

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anshim
12-30-2014, 11:18 AM
Thanks IV for all your efforts!!

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Rajeev
12-31-2014, 11:23 AM
Thank you IV for all the good work.

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rakesh_basis
12-31-2014, 01:09 PM
Donated $100

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Thanks,
Rakesh

rupen
01-01-2015, 11:45 AM
Registered for the advocacy event and subscribed for 6 months

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greyhair
01-01-2015, 01:05 PM
I've also registered for advocacy event in DC and will be attending all 3 days on 8th, 9th and 10th Feb.

In Oct-14 renewed monthly contribution of $50 for 12 months.

Request others to register and come for Advocacy event in DC. It is a lot of fun and great experience. I get a chance to meet and make friends with people from other States.

abcdgc
01-01-2015, 03:07 PM
Registered for lobby days. I will be traveling from KS to in Washington, D.C. for 3 days.

I enjoy participating in these events, walking the halls of Congress, speaking with Members of Congress and Senate staff for more green cards. Now some of them know me well and it feels like I have some sort of synchronicity and connection with them. They are always willing to listen and help, which is what makes this whole system so fascinating.

Looking forward to meeting everyone including some of the old hats.

ampz
01-01-2015, 03:27 PM
$100 Paypal receipt number for the payment is: xxxx-4124-4891-0360.
Thank you IV for all the hard work!

ramaonline
01-01-2015, 04:09 PM
Contributed $100

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pittdude
01-06-2015, 12:59 PM
Contributed $100.

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 9T6547020X0652307.

Go IV!

sky1929
01-07-2015, 10:14 AM
Donated $100

Thanks IV

prahlad401
01-07-2015, 01:16 PM
DONATED $100
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 2YB71070LD709714B.

THANK YOU for your hard work IV.

mugembo
01-07-2015, 07:13 PM
Dear Friends,

As we all know that for many years there has been a logjam in the Congress where the critical mass of Members of Congress could not agree to consider piecemeal immigration bills. With the recent Executive Action on Immigration announced by the President in November, that logjam has been broken. And now there seems to be a critical mass of lawmakers willing to consider piecemeal approach to immigration and they are willing to consider doing bills outside of Comprehensive Immigration bill.

In the 114th Congress starting in January-2015, Republican leadership is seriously planning to bring up and prioritize high-skilled immigration bills in the House and the Senate. We have waited and prepared for this chance for last 9 years.
It's been a long time in the making, 9 years. The stage is now set for the style of immigration bill that we have been waiting for. We have been preparing for this opportunity for many years. We have done the ground work - we have advocacy infrastructure in place and we have friends with sympathetic ear on the Hill. As the result of our efforts over the years, folks on the Hill have a lot better understanding of our issues and they want to help us. But as we know all too well from our past experiences, nothing happens by itself.

Advocacy effort and policy improvements are all about timing and who makes the best arguments at the right time. In the coming weeks/months, there will be many groups working against increasing EB green cards. Also, most business groups will be focused on increasing H1 visas instead of fixing the backlogs/increasing green cards. Although we are well positioned, there is still a real and significant threat there we may not see green cards in the upcoming bills. The House is getting ready to bring up SKILLS Visa Act from last year and it will increase (not decrease) green backlogs 10 times to 10 million legal skilled immigrants. (See the bill summary: http://immigrationvoice.org/media/SKILLS_Visa_Act_Summary.pdf)

To make sure that there are sufficient green cards in the upcoming bills in the House and Senate, we are sending out this SOS message asking everyone to do your part. We ask that you take this as a top priority to step-up NOW to do your share.

Here is how you can help and actively participate:

1.) On 8th, 9th and 10th February, Immigration Voice is organizing the most significant Advocacy event of nine (9) years. This Advocacy event will be in Washington, D.C. and we plan on having around 350 Congressional meetings with around 100 Immigration Voice members from across the country. Immigration Voice would like to invite you to join this most significant advocacy event in Washington, D.C. on 8th, 9th and 10th February. Please register for this event at ImmigrationVoice.org - Advocacy Event Registration Form (http://register.ImmigrationVoice.org)

2.) To organize such a large scale event, we need your help with contributions for this advocacy event. We cannot emphasis the importance and urgency of your contributions for the barrage of bills and activity we will encounter Immigration Voice - PayPal Donate (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/misc.php?do=donate)

We would also like to share with you that for helping us navigate through the upcoming intense activity on high-skilled immigration bills; Immigration Voice has signed up with one of the largest lobbying firm in Washington. For this, we need to raise significant funds for meaningful advocacy on your behalf. Your contributions will be the most important and most time sensitive investment you will make for advocacy of green cards. Please carefully weigh-in the sense of urgency and intensity of this message.

Again, we look forward to see you in Washington, D.C. on 8th, 9th and 10th February.

We will WIN!

Team IV

Booked my trip to DC. Will be flying in on Feb 7th and will be attending all three days. First time attending advocacy event. Super excited!!!

hil3182
01-07-2015, 10:22 PM
Booked my trip to DC. Will be flying in on Feb 7th and will be attending all three days. First time attending advocacy event. Super excited!!!

It will be fun. Wish I could be there.

LAGUY
01-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Thank you IV for your effort.

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LAGUY
01-09-2015, 05:12 PM
Jan 9, 2015 13:18:50 PST
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thanks for all your hard work.

rahulgmca
01-11-2015, 11:37 AM
Hello,
I can make it to DC for the advocacy event or donate the amount to IV.
I would like to know from the IV founding members/senior members as to what is more valuable for the cause my physical presence or donation?

Thanks
Rahul Gupta
Minneapolis

rupen
01-12-2015, 10:14 AM
Hello,
I can make it to DC for the advocacy event or donate the amount to IV.
I would like to know from the IV founding members/senior members as to what is more valuable for the cause my physical presence or donation?

Thanks
Rahul Gupta
Minneapolis

It would be great if you can do both. But if you must choose between the two, choose attending advocacy event

KiranKashi
01-13-2015, 03:50 PM
My friend Harish Kumar donated $100.00 - 9VX27621WT782161E

4move
01-13-2015, 07:47 PM
My bit.

Receipt No:3033-2192-4046-6566

Thanks for perseverance on these issues.

kichoudh
01-15-2015, 11:53 PM
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 99Y324177L470535U.
Contributed $100 in addition to a recurring..
May we all be successful in our efforts.

namesri
01-16-2015, 09:34 AM
Thanks for all the hard work.

Contributed $100
Your receipt number for this payment is: 3599-3650-9776-8947.

shyamps
01-16-2015, 10:59 PM
Keep up the Great Work!!!

Here's my contribution for the effort.

(Unique Transaction ID # 61B37329B52750743)

Registered to attend DC Event on 8th 9th and 10th.

I am very excited about attending my First advocacy.

whiteStallion
01-24-2015, 12:10 AM
Contributed $100.

Paypal confirmation number 0KU905416T4603053

Go IV...

sheetal21
01-24-2015, 01:32 PM
Your receipt number for this payment is: 5313-3163-0950-9405.

Thank You !!

JacK41
01-25-2015, 10:48 AM
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 8R091271PD458392F

Thank you for all your hard work.

ahasan
01-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Receipt No for the payment: 2567-2134-5333-8964
Thank you!

sac-r-ten
01-26-2015, 11:34 AM
Got registered for 8th and 9th. Travelling from Charlotte NC if anyone wants a ride. also looking for shared hotel acco for 1 night ( night of 8th).

I am sure Core/Admin would have logistic sent to attendees, just making sure.

cheers.

rupen
01-26-2015, 11:46 AM
Got registered for 8th and 9th. Travelling from Charlotte NC if anyone wants a ride. also looking for shared hotel acco for 1 night ( night of 8th).

I am sure Core/Admin would have logistic sent to attendees, just making sure.

cheers.

It will be taken care.

H1BGCWait
01-27-2015, 09:11 AM
Paypal 4J8256711D821254N

$100

Go IV.

ennakoppa
01-30-2015, 11:05 AM
$100.00

Your transaction ID for this payment is: 6MK09611LG4569336.

rksureshkumar
02-01-2015, 11:51 AM
All the Best IV for your efforts

Transaction ID: 7GG46843641716351.

sac-r-ten
02-01-2015, 08:04 PM
Hi, i got the initial email from rupen81 of membership on the advocacy-google group, but nothing after that.
i am planning to book my hotel in next 1-2 days. Is there a address for the 8th meeting? is there any recommendations on the hotels around.

gc_rip
02-02-2015, 07:31 PM
Wished that I could join, but can't due to some situations at home.
Here is a contribution:
Your transaction ID for this payment is: 38C11772L6858611G.

traveler
02-03-2015, 02:17 PM
Sorry cant make it to the vent. You guys are really doing some great work and we are seeing the results. I am doing my bit by contribution

Transaction ID: 3TR01366BN7091309

ravihdesai
02-03-2015, 05:55 PM
Wanted to attend event but could not because of work.

Donated 100 USD. Confirmation 78N07666YG946062V

Please let me know if I can donate some airline miles etc.

Tarang
02-04-2015, 08:40 PM
My small contribution of 100$. Your transaction ID for this payment is: 5L337178RU832290H.

Viskon
02-09-2015, 10:34 AM
For the benefit of those not able to attend the advocacy rally, would appreciate it if someone could share their experiences at the rally thus far.

gramster
02-11-2015, 07:59 PM
Small contribution of $100

Thanks for all your efforts - BTW, how can I volunteer? I am based in NY...

Paypal reference: 2R058597FN1135948