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People were leaving because they had meetings with the law makers, we had scheduled meeting with the law makers all day long(it was a 3 day event).

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Jaime is right , many joined after the rally started. I am one of those that joined later. We were atleast 5 people who came in together and I saw many more after us. And we joined AFTER the rally reached capitol. My only peeve was that many people were leaving even before the congressman began talking. People came there for the rally and then the leave as the meeting is going on --made no sense to me.

Anyway, the only reason we were late in joining was because we could not live with the fact that there were people flying in for the rally and we who were in Metro DC were not going. Thank you all for inspiring us to be there. It felt great do something for ourself.
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Thank you Paskal for getting me into this. I am so proud to be a part of IV family.
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it's very hard to estimate numbers in a crowd like this, personally i find it impossible and you will see that in the wildly varying press reports too.
however registrations clearly show that attendees crossed 2000.
we were walking in a narrow strip with just 3 people in a line to avoid disturbing traffic, so people may misinterpret that in pictures. however the line snaked forever...that i can tell you from being there as i started at the end of the line and tried to make my way to the front. also a lot of people did start leaving before the speech from the congressman and that will also cause wild variations in estimated numbers- these included a lot of locals that returned to work once the march itself was over. we are told by DC volunteers that world bank employees were present and others noted federal workers on their lunch breaks.
the response from passer byes was generally great, we encountered no heckling or protests. the last 4 days have seen a huge effort from many dedicated volunteers and the credit for this goes to them...as to those that came to walk! few organizations can organize and complete about 150 lawmaker meetings, including many with key senior legislators offices.
those who want to spend time discussing and debating numbers or diversity of attendees are as always free to do so. the undeniable fact remains that iv is today a dominant force in the fight for legal immigration reform and this is now recognized by all parties concerned, whether it be USCIS, legislators, immigration attorneys or the media. we have grown and matured as an organization and the way now is forward...

the last 4 days were the experience of a lifetime for me. more on that soon, but for now suffice to say that i'm proud to be a part of iv and to have raised my voice for fairness.
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Default Yahoo - Skilled immigrants in US rally against visa delays

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Thank you Paskal for getting me into this. I am so proud to be a part of IV family.
Folks - This guy has it all - enthusiasm, leadership skills, brains and above all -a sense of humor that kept us going. When people got stressed out in the situation room, It was he who would make us all laugh
OH.. so thats who beenwaiting is Love ya!!
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Default Indians among protesting immigrants in Washington, DC

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I just came back from the rally to Dallas and yes, there were over 2000 people. It was a very successful event and the positive energy was amazing! We come from many different places and are from different disciplines, but we share a common heart. A heart that beats for America, and we will not let that heart stop beating! The only option is victory now! We are well on our way, together!!!!
If registration was more than 2000, the total should be much more than that.For eg. I registered only my name at the booth, but there were 5 of us actually there-myself, my wife, and 3 boys, 9,5, and 3 years old! Like that there should be more people with their families who were there.We drove from North western Pensylvania to SyracuseNY for our Finger printing on 17th and reached DC by 8 PM. We drove a total of 900 miles just for this rally in our SUV. I am very glad that we were able to participate in this commendable organizational effort in our own humble manner.
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Default We attended from VA

Me and my colleague convinced 10 of my colleagues and attended the rally , Although I agree DC/VA/MD numbers could have been more than 2000 in itself but some of us did our part.

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I completely agree with you. I felt so proud to be in the rally. I am not even a green card seeker. I came with a bunch of people who already got their greencards. We all came to support the good cause. It was very nice to see how successful the rally was. I didn't expect this many people to take part.

Hats off to IV.

As mentioned, I know a lot of people in DC,VA and MD area, who are stuck in their green card process. None of them showed up. It is so shameful for them to not show and have someone else speak for these folks.
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:57 AM
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:59 AM
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Jaime is right , many joined after the rally started. I am one of those that joined later. We were atleast 5 people who came in together and I saw many more after us. And we joined AFTER the rally reached capitol. My only peeve was that many people were leaving even before the congressman began talking. People came there for the rally and then the leave as the meeting is going on --made no sense to me.

Anyway, the only reason we were late in joining was because we could not live with the fact that there were people flying in for the rally and we who were in Metro DC were not going. Thank you all for inspiring us to be there. It felt great do something for ourself.
Hi FinallyCurrent,

A lot of people have meeting with their lawmakers in the afternoon. Myself included. Otherwise, we would have loved to stay back till the end of the rally.
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http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...WS01/709190383
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Default IV admin - Please thank and Send flowers to DC Police...

If we have not do this, We should send a big Thank you note and flowers to the Top DC Police for helping us.....

I am not asking each IV member do this, but just the rally organisers.

We should do this for help in future rallies.

They were very cool....

Thanks DC Police!
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Default Media Supportive of Immigrants

Both NewYork Times & Washington Post the most influential papers in the country have been supportive in their articles about legal immigration. These papers carry a lot of weight in decision making process and our rally has really put things in right perspective, great job guys
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The Home News Tribune.

Published before Rally (yesterday):

SOUTH BRUNSWICK GROUP ORGANIZES EFFORT
"Green-card" rally heads to D.C.
http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...=2007709180380


Published after the Rally (today):

Highly skilled immigrant professionals rally in D.C.
http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...=2007709190383

Nice to see the faces behind the user id's
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DC Rally was covered by Rediff.com. Please see the URL below:

http://specials.rediff.com/money/2007/sep/19slide1.htm
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