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Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-29-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,935
Posted By sobers
Clearly dragon5 is not a genuine member of the...

Clearly dragon5 is not a genuine member of the Forum.


Kick him out!
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-28-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,975
Posted By sobers
the best way to damage IV is to start flame wars...

the best way to damage IV is to start flame wars and breed a "us vs them" mentality.

I have a feeling that some non-desis (deleted names) are posing as desis, just for this purpose of inciting...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-27-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,657
Posted By sobers
CIR - 2006 or 2007

Fellas,

Looks like the pundits are saying that the House, and possily Senate, will fall into Democrat hands beginning January.

Here is what Robert Novak says:

The conventional wisdom about...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-26-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By sobers
Guess I've lot track of time now too :) ...

Guess I've lot track of time now too
:)

anyway its going to be important to keep an eye on bills like these given that CIR is not going anywhere, and SKIL is not looking too good either. the...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-26-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By sobers
I hope the powers-to-be realize there is little...

I hope the powers-to-be realize there is little floor time left before November and consider attaching relief to existing legislative vehicles...
...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-26-2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By sobers
Exclamation Relief Provisions in Iraq Spending Bill

Team IV:

A number of immigration provisions are being attached to the must pass Iraq Spending Bill. Is it possible to explore attaching the SKIL Bill or atleast one or two temporary relief...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-19-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,280
Posted By sobers
you know, there is an irrational fear among some...

you know, there is an irrational fear among some that if there are no country caps then folks from India, China, Philipines and Mexico would eat up their visa numbers. This is totally false. What it...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-18-2006, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,280
Posted By sobers
lasantha.....if you had read what i said, I said...

lasantha.....if you had read what i said, I said De Facto Discrmination. What this means is while there is no policy giving one nation preference overe another, what the policy does do is effectively...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-18-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,280
Posted By sobers
This is de facto discrimination just like there...

This is de facto discrimination just like there were quotas for immigration from Asia and Africa prior to the '65 law. According to those National Origin quotas (feel free to look it up), Europe had...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-17-2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,180
Posted By sobers
Exclamation An idea - Send them books!

Earlier I said we should send lawmakers something big, bulky, and impactful (i.e. noticeable). So here's an idea: Send em books!! After all, this is what distinguishes EB Immigrants- their high level...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-16-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,180
Posted By sobers
guys, this is a great idea. However to get...

guys,

this is a great idea. However to get max impact we neeed to do this properly.

one thing is bricks are big and bulky (also cheap) and hence, noticeable. that is why they've had an impact....
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-14-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,522
Posted By sobers
Sensenbrenner on Shadegg

Now that Shadegg's SKIL Bill has been referred to the Judiciary Committe...its in the hands of Sensenbrenner.

Shadegg is a top conservative and was supported by Sensenbrenner in his bid for...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-14-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,522
Posted By sobers
alabaman lame duck period is after nov 2006...

alabaman

lame duck period is after nov 2006 till jan 2007 when the 110th congress is sworn in.
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-14-2006, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,522
Posted By sobers
Exclamation SKIL Bill- Democrats on board!

The 45 member New Democrat Coalition supports the main tenets of high skilled immigration. In fact, recently a group of 16 House Democrats sent a letter to Hastert and Pelosi about this matter.
...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-13-2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,935
Posted By sobers
Coordinated Webfax

IV Admin:

I believe we are reaching four hundred webfaxes for SKIL. To have maximum impact, we need to coordinate this with business groups pushing for this such as CompeteAmerica, AHA,...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-07-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,901
Posted By sobers
Toraw

Earlier, I talked about the opposition to the SKIL Bill from known anti-immigrationists.

Add to the list another organization: TORAW

Look at how active they are in fighting against the SKIL...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-06-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,901
Posted By sobers
Rep. Shadegg Declares War on American Middle Class

The opposition to SKIL Bill comes from Programmers Guild and known anti-immigrationists like Rob Sanchez of Zazona.com, FAIR and NumbersUSA. The creeeps.:eek:

The title is indeed "Dobbsian":...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-06-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,901
Posted By sobers
thanks gcwaitforwever. that is a good suggestion....

thanks gcwaitforwever. that is a good suggestion. will see if it can be modified/updated...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-06-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,901
Posted By sobers
Thumbs up I just checked....the petition has 611 signatures...

I just checked....the petition has 611 signatures now.

That is an 80% increase in less than 24 hours. Wow!

the peitition was created by one Mr Chakraborty (anindya28@rediffmail.com) and I...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-05-2006, 06:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,901
Posted By sobers
Exclamation Sign Petition for SKIL Bill

There are currently 300+ signatures (including mine). If all IV members sign up, we will have 5000+ ....lending it substantial weight.
What are you waiting for?
...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-04-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By sobers
IV in LA Times

"It's like living in a holding pattern continuously," said Swati Srivastava, 28, a member of Immigration Voice, a new grass-roots organization of skilled foreign workers pushing for immigration...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 06-30-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 43,254
Posted By sobers
Ok the bill is on THOMAS. Here's the link to...

Ok the bill is on THOMAS.

Here's the link to the bill
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d109:23:./temp/~bd2vNO::|/bss/d109query.html|


It's already been referred to the House Judiciary....
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 06-30-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 43,254
Posted By sobers
CompeteAmerica press release on SKIL Bill ...

CompeteAmerica press release on SKIL Bill

http://www.competeamerica.org/news/alliance_pr/20060630_shadegg.html


I'm sure the AILA guys can get Democrat votes for this measure. After all,...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 06-30-2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,361
Posted By sobers
Exclamation IEEE-USA supports EB Immigration

We know IEEE-USA's stance is pro EB-Immigration, and Anti-H1B

IEEE-USA President, in "New England High-Tech Journal," Says Permanent Immigration Better for U.S. Work Force than Expanding H-1B...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 06-29-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 43,254
Posted By sobers
awesome news logiclife! whether folks like...

awesome news logiclife!

whether folks like immigration or not, there is growing realization that the country needs people with the right skills. its a question of competitiveness.

I mean if i...
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