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Old 07-29-2007, 07:16 PM
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Default Immigration Voice rally in Washington DC : 18th Sept

Announcement:

Immigration Voice will hold a rally and gathering in Washington DC on Sept 18th 2007.

Immigration Voice will be doing a huge rally of 10,000 plus members in Washington DC on September 18th. The route and timing will be announced shortly.

Every member must participate on Sept 18th in this rally in DC. Congress will be back from August recess in early September and there will be a fresh look at smaller pieces of immigration related issues, including high-skills immigration.

After having favorable consequences from the flower campaign and the San Jose rally, it is now time to have a big event in the front-yard of congress in Washington DC, so that the long ignored issue of visa backlogs (retrogression) is addressed. This event will be hugely consequential as it will get much more coverage in media and much more attention of congress because of 2 reasons: It will be a really big crowd and secondly, it will be in Washington DC. Immigration Voice will arrange for permits from the metropolitan police and other authorities and we will also arrange for banners. All you have to do is show up.

Please plan to take a day off on September 18th to attend this event. If you do not live within the driving distance of DC, then there is ample time for you to book travel by air or by train ahead of time. 18th September is Thursday and if you book your travel and accommodation ahead of time (and there is plenty of time still) then you can participate with minimal expense.

Immigration Voice wants to do something as consequential as the flower campaign and the San Jose rally but only this time, it will be much bigger and much more consequential aimed at congressional action on visa backlogs and broken system of high-skills immigration. We aim to resolve this issue but we cannot do it alone and therefore it is imperative for every one, and by that we mean EVERY ONE to show up. If you wanted to be a part of San Jose rally but couldn’t, then now is your chance to protest peacefully and fight for a fair system and just process.

Always remember, we are in United States at the invitation of our employers and our employers have filed our green card petitions in order to retain us. It is only fair and only just to ask for a system that achieves that objective without delays and without putting the immigrants in probationary limbo for 6-12 years. And it is your obligation to yourself and your family to stand up for your rights and ask congress to legislate and fix the system so that it works the way it was originally intended to work. Just ask a participant of San Jose rally of how proud and how satisfied everyone was after the rally – not just due to impact – but just because they have stood up and spoken up for their issue.

Please stay tuned for more updates about the route, times and other updates. In the meantime, please plan to travel with friends and family and let your friends know about this event. If you plan to carpool with local IV members, or book travel or hotel reservation in groups for group discount, please go here : http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=90

Please take a look at the videos of some proud IV members who participated in events organized by IV like the flower campaign and the San Jose rally.

Univision Interview of Tamsen (franklin), IV member and San Jose Rally participant.



Immigration Voice members interviewed by CNN IBN outside USCIS office during flower campaign.



Reports AAJ TAK (Hindi language) about Flower campaign.



Reports on CNBC on July Bulletin Fiasco and interview with Immigration Voice member Dr. Bahrainwala .



Rally reported by KTVU channel 2 in San Jose.


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