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Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins Issues surrounding the retrogression of the priority dates for the various employment based categories

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Old 08-31-2006, 09:25 PM
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Lightbulb How to increase chances of getting Skil bill pass this year

Just Another idea , since nursing immigration visa quota is also likely to be run out in couple of months why not contact lobbyist and congressman who are pushing to increase visa quota for nurses and ask them to join forces and incorporate our Skil bill with theirs . This reciprocity might provide just the right amount of pressure on those politicians and get both the bill (Skilled prof catagory A &B) pass before November elections (Big Health Care Corporation which represents any Metropolitan hospitals in US and IT companies like Microsoft Corporation, IBM, Intel…)

Just want to know what the IV core team thinks about it?
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Good idea about coordinating efforts with organizations working on Nurses issues. Do you know or are aware of any active organization that is working on this issue? Pls post the details and we will get in touch with them. If you can point to any contacts, please PM or post it here.

I know of several AILA ( American Immigration Lawyers Assoc) lawyers testifying before the congress on this issue and we are already in touch/have endorsements with many of those leading lawyers in the country.

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This is not a bad idea. Chain reaction is always good as chainReaction said. Why to leave this stone unturned and then to regret if nurse bill passes if there is one, before the SKIL bill.

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Just Another idea , since nursing immigration visa quota is also likely to be run out in couple of months why not contact lobbyist and congressman who are pushing to increase visa quota for nurses and ask them to join forces and incorporate our Skil bill with theirs . This reciprocity might provide just the right amount of pressure on those politicians and get both the bill (Skilled prof catagory A &B) pass before November elections (Big Health Care Corporation which represents any Metropolitan hospitals in US and IT companies like Microsoft Corporation, IBM, Intel…)

Just want to know what the IV core team thinks about it?
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:57 AM
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Default Hammond Law Firm - Medical Lobby Firm

I know that Hammon Law Firm is one such medical lobby who is figthing for this. Can we get core members to co-ordinate with them?

http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/

http://hammondlawgroup.blogspot.com/
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:32 AM
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Shusterman.com reports that a senate committee headed by Sen. Cornyn met at a hearing yesterday, and that there is a push for a "must-pass" immigration legislation by year end. The legislation includes the Skil bill.
Not sure if the house is interested in this though.

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I know that Hammon Law Firm is one such medical lobby who is figthing for this. Can we get core members to co-ordinate with them?

http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/

http://hammondlawgroup.blogspot.com/
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:19 PM
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Sounds like a good piece of news. Please keep us updated.
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:30 AM
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Shusterman.com reports that a senate committee headed by Sen. Cornyn met at a hearing yesterday, and that there is a push for a "must-pass" immigration legislation by year end. The legislation includes the Skil bill.
Not sure if the house is interested in this though.

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There is nothing like "must pass immigration legislation". Shusterman is talking about "must pass" spending and appropriation bill due in december. All the attachments and amendments to this spending bill must also be passed before the end of year. So if skil bill is attached to the spending bill we have a very good chance of getting it enacted in law by year end.
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Shusterman does not refer to any spending and appropriation bill on his website. Where did you hear all this? Anyway, I hope you are right, and that the bill is passed; it doesn't matter which bill it is attached to.

Also, strictly speaking there is no such thing as "must pass" legislation for ANY matter. But the president would like to see something passed this year for immigration, and that is well-known.

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There is nothing like "must pass immigration legislation". Shusterman is talking about "must pass" spending and appropriation bill due in december. All the attachments and amendments to this spending bill must also be passed before the end of year. So if skil bill is attached to the spending bill we have a very good chance of getting it enacted in law by year end.

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The New York Times reports (on 9/5) that chances of any immigration bill coming up in the 19 days before the recess are near zero because repubs will stay away from it.

Looks like we may have to wait until next year.

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Old 09-05-2006, 11:30 AM
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I am afraid that next year, we may have same or less chances. Look at what these polls say;voters are increasingly angry at incumbents, and one of the major reason is the disappointment over immigration levels. Then the presidential elections will be in 2008, and the same sentiment 'nothing happens before elections' may well arise. If the SKIL bill doesn't go through in the first six months of 2007, then it may approach the 2008 elections and no progress will be made. Again, I hope I am wrong but. Here we go again. Should we call it the SKUL bill ?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/09/...ion/index.html

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The New York Times reports (on 9/5) that chances of any immigration bill coming up in the 19 days before the recess are near zero because repubs will stay away from it.

Looks like we may have to wait until next year.

qplearn

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I am afraid that next year, we may have same or less chances. Look at what these polls say;voters are increasingly angry at incumbents, and one of the major reason is the disappointment over immigration levels. Then the presidential elections will be in 2008, and the same sentiment 'nothing happens before elections' may well arise. If the SKIL bill doesn't go through in the first six months of 2007, then it may approach the 2008 elections and no progress will be made. Again, I hope I am wrong but. Here we go again. Should we call it the SKUL bill ?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/09/...ion/index.html
I read the following encouraging words on www.hammondlawgroup.com blog spot...

While we are confident that the retrogression will ultimately be solved no later than Summer 2007, we have an opportunity to solve it prior to 2007 if we can get our message heard.
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Ombudsman: It is quite clear what your message is: voters are unhappy at immigration levels, which according to you also includes legal immigration, right?

Actually, the "major reason" is NOT immigration as you point out in that article on cnn. It is the least important reason with only 14% thinking it's important.

We know what you want; you want all these efforts stopped; you want all of us to get dispirited; that's why you keep calling it the skull bill; we actually know who you are. I have said this before, and I will say it again: Please leave this forum.

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I am afraid that next year, we may have same or less chances. Look at what these polls say;voters are increasingly angry at incumbents, and one of the major reason is the disappointment over immigration levels. Then the presidential elections will be in 2008, and the same sentiment 'nothing happens before elections' may well arise. If the SKIL bill doesn't go through in the first six months of 2007, then it may approach the 2008 elections and no progress will be made. Again, I hope I am wrong but. Here we go again. Should we call it the SKUL bill ?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/09/...ion/index.html

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The New York Times reports (on 9/5) that chances of any immigration bill coming up in the 19 days before the recess are near zero because repubs will stay away from it.

Looks like we may have to wait until next year.

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I think it will be a strategic mistake on the part of republicans if they do not pass *anything* related to immigration while they control the house.
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Also, the NYtimes article referred exclusively to illegal immigration. I am still hoping that they will pass something at least for legals before Nov.

But we dont need this "Ombudsman" posting anti-immigration messages.

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I think it will be a strategic mistake on the part of republicans if they do not pass *anything* related to immigration while they control the house.

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Yes, we do not want "anti-immigration seekers or people who are hopeful about anti-immigration" in this forum. This should be collective effort of all positive minded people doing some good work.
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