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Administrator2
02-24-2015, 12:43 PM
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ACTION ITEMS FROM EAD FOR H4 RULE
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Hi Friends,

As many of you may already be aware that EAD for H-4 regulation was announced today. Link (https://www.facebook.com/ImmigrationVoice/posts/875747889158103?notif_t=like)

As a follow-up of this extremely positive development here are couple of very important action items. Our expectation is that this is just the first in the series of fixes that were announced by the President on November-2014. That is why we need everyone to please actively participate in the following action items. We need everyone here to do the following [even if you will directly not benefit from this fix]:

1.) Please call the Washington office of your the two (2) Senators of your State and House of Representative to tell them how this specific fix allowing EAD for H-4 and other upcoming fixes on Executive Action on Immigration will positively impact your life

2.) Please write your thoughtful and passionate articles/blog-post and send it to local newspapers/media

3.) Please share your stories as to how EAD for H-4 will positively impact your life:
ImmigrationVoice.org - Your EAD for H-4 Story Form (http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=111)

4.) For this campaign, please tweet and get positive attention to this change. Please retweet and favorite the following tweet:
https://twitter.com/immivoice/status/570226713529073665

Also, please send out the following tweets.

.@SenKaineOffice Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@MarkWarner Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenBillNelson Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenRubioPress Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@Sen_JoeManchin Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@CapitoforWV Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SteveDaines Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenatorTester Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenDanCoats Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenDonnelly Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@PortmanPress Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenSherrodBrown Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenToomey Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenBobCasey Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenatorShaheen Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@KellyAyotte Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenCoryGardner Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenBennetCO Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenDeanHeller Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenatorReid Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@RoyBlunt Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@McCaskillOffice Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@alfranken Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@amyklobuchar Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenatorHeitkamp Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenJohnHoeven Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenatorBaldwin Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@SenRonJohnson Thank you President @BarackObama for the #ImmigrationAction via EAD for H4 rule.More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh


Nearly 180k H-4 visa holders can now work legally. Big win for @immivoice and #ImmigrationAction #H4EAD: http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
.@WhiteHouse announcement of #H4EAD rule is a step in the right direction. More at @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh #ImmigrationAction
~180k expected to benefit from today's #H4EAD rule. Learn more: @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh #ImmigrationAction
Exciting news for @immivoice today as @WhiteHouse unveils #H4EAD rule: http://on.fb.me/1w869bh #ImmigrationAction
#H4EAD is another important step to fixing aspects of our broken #immigration system: @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh #ImmigrationAction
Spouses can now contribute skills + expertise to U.S. economic growth w/ new #H4EAD rule: @immivoice http://on.fb.me/1w869bh #ImmigrationAction
We shouldn't waste talent + @WhiteHouse #H4EAD rule is an exciting step for #ImmigrationAction: http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
Big win for @immivoice #H4EAD rule one step toward keeping U.S. competitive globally thru #ImmigrationAction: http://on.fb.me/1w869bh
Proud to support @immivoice + #ImmigrationAction today. #H4EAD is a great step forward: http://on.fb.me/1w869bh


We all need to deploy and utilize digital assets to create maximum awareness that this is a good change. The other side will express opposition. Like in any other fight, in this fight as well, to win we must be prepared such that our passion and enthusiasm is more than the anger of the other side. So it is upon you to participate and keep this and upcoming changes on tract and to not let the anger of a few overrule the common sense needed in this debate.

Thanks for all your help!

Sincerely,

Aman Kapoor
Immigration Voice

unluckydude
02-24-2015, 02:06 PM
Excellent news. Will follow the action item immly.

Question: Is this EAD for H4 is only for eligible H4 spouses or H4 spouses and H4 dependents?

prashantkp
02-24-2015, 06:02 PM
Please post the tweets by excluding the comma at the beginning of the lines. The tweet should start at @, so that it reaches that particular person directly.

prashantkp
02-24-2015, 06:04 PM
DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence
Release Date: February 24, 2015
WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in the United States.

Finalizing the H-4 employment eligibility was an important element of the immigration executive actions President Obama announced in November 2014. Extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants is one of several initiatives underway to modernize, improve and clarify visa programs to grow the U.S. economy and create jobs.

“Allowing the spouses of these visa holders to legally work in the United States makes perfect sense,” Rodríguez said. “It helps U.S. businesses keep their highly skilled workers by increasing the chances these workers will choose to stay in this country during the transition from temporary workers to permanent residents. It also provides more economic stability and better quality of life for the affected families.”

Eligible individuals include certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who:

Are the principal beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or
Have been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 as amended by the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act. The Act permits H-1B nonimmigrants seeking lawful permanent residence to work and remain in the United States beyond the six-year limit on their H-1B status.
DHS expects this change will reduce the economic burdens and personal stresses H-1B nonimmigrants and their families may experience during the transition from nonimmigrant to lawful permanent resident status, and facilitate their integration into American society. As such, the change should reduce certain disincentives that currently lead H-1B nonimmigrants to abandon efforts to remain in the United States while seeking lawful permanent residence, which will minimize disruptions to U.S. businesses employing them. The change should also support the U.S. economy because the contributions H-1B nonimmigrants make to entrepreneurship and science help promote economic growth and job creation. The rule also will bring U.S. immigration policies more in line with those laws of other countries that compete to attract similar highly skilled workers.

Under the rule, eligible H-4 dependent spouses must file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with supporting evidence and the required $380 fee in order to obtain employment authorization and receive a Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD). USCIS will begin accepting applications on May 26, 2015. Once USCIS approves the Form I-765 and the H-4 dependent spouse receives an EAD, he or she may begin working in the United States.

USCIS estimates the number of individuals eligible to apply for employment authorization under this rule could be as high as 179,600 in the first year and 55,000 annually in subsequent years. USCIS reminds those potentially eligible that this rule is not considered effective until May 26, 2015. Individuals should not submit an application to USCIS before the effective date, and should avoid anyone who offers to assist in submitting an application to USCIS before the effective date.

For more information on USCIS and its programs or about this rule and filing procedures, please visit uscis.gov or follow us on Facebook (/uscis), Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis) and the USCIS blog The Beacon.

namitxyz
02-27-2015, 12:54 PM
We need to be more active guys. More tweets are needed ASAP. This is the assignment for the weekend.

We NEED to make sure that the H4EAD is a 'trending' topic on twitter and facebook ASAP!

I have done my part and continue to do so, have YOU?????????