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Old 08-17-2007, 11:11 PM
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This effort by IV is not just about the GREEN CARD - this is about being treated fairly, we are not parasites on this great country, we are educated, motivated, sincere contributing members of this society and all we are asking for is a fair shot at integrating ourselves with this accepting culture. We are standing up against red tapism, inefficient bureaucracy and unneccesary delays. Yes, life can can go on without a person standing up for this cause but what is the meaning of a life if YOU DONT REALLY HAVE THE FREEDOM to choose and decide what you want to do. At the bottom of this issue THIS IS REALLY ABOUT FREEDOM and what are you willing to do to GET YOUR FREEDOM?

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Sorry if this has been posted earlier. This is from immigration-law.com. Just to emphasize how important our rally is.

Another Round of CIR Legislative Process Both in the House and in the Senate

We reported earlier that Sen. Specter had been pushing on his new CIR proposal in the Senate before the Senate went into the Summer break. There was also a report that on the House side, Rep. Lofgren was considering the House-version CIR bill introduced in the House after the Summer break. Reportedly, Madam Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, confirmed in the news conference in Arizona yesterday that the House is scheduled to take up a CIR bill after the Labor Day recess. Along with the White House attempt to drum up the immigration enforcement and border security actions, the CIR legislation is anticipated to move to the center stage when the Congress returns to the Hill after the Labor Day holiday. Please stay tuned to this website for the upcoming next round of struggle in CIR legislation in September.
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Hello,

I am trying to call as many people that I know.

One thing I noticed, when one (say a new person) goes to the IV home page, there is no one clear link to like a seperate announcement page that tell him the logistic of the rally and the purpose. (This should be an announcement page and not a thread).

Also such a link should be the first thing that is in bold/large font and attracts attention. (the video message should after it right below)

thanks.
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Default Rally update

I went to one of the Indian grocery stores in Fairfax and I saw a flyer showing September 13th as the rally date. We need to update the flyers else we might have people showing up on the 13th instead of the 18th.
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I went to one of the Indian grocery stores in Fairfax and I saw a flyer showing September 13th as the rally date. We need to update the flyers else we might have people showing up on the 13th instead of the 18th.
pls cross out 13th to make it 18th. Thanks if you have already done that.
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As I am planning my Trip to DC from NJ.

Today I got a message from my boss about the business trip to florida on Sep 3rd & 4th Week.

I will try my best to postpone the trip

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Sorry if I just missed this but I am a little confused exactly where to go for the rally...? I will be coming straight from the airport at around 11am. I know the rally is at the Washington Monument. But is there an office or something that I need to go to first - to register etc..? Thanks!
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I am coming to DC on Sept 18 at 7:42 am. Pls tell me where the exact venue is, so that I can tell the cab driver to take me there from the airport. Or should I just tell him to go to the DC Monument? Pls inform. thanks.
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Hello,

I am trying to call as many people that I know.

One thing I noticed, when one (say a new person) goes to the IV home page, there is no one clear link to like a seperate announcement page that tell him the logistic of the rally and the purpose. (This should be an announcement page and not a thread).

Also such a link should be the first thing that is in bold/large font and attracts attention. (the video message should after it right below)

thanks.
I reported the same issue earlier.

Pappu - I dont mean to be pushy. But honestly, few of my friends and colleagues did not notice about the rally. I had them scroll down to see the detaills. As sundarpn suggested, would it be possible to put DC Rally headline somewhere at the top in bold?
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Sorry if I just missed this but I am a little confused exactly where to go for the rally...? I will be coming straight from the airport at around 11am. I know the rally is at the Washington Monument. But is there an office or something that I need to go to first - to register etc..? Thanks!
I'm sorry if the answer is already available somewhere. I have looked and cannot find it. IV admin folks - for the sake of making things clear (esp to newcomers) you might want to put a Where, When, How link right at the top of the homepage. That way - no-one can miss all relevant info.

Right now - I am still a little confused about exactly where I need to go after landing at Ragean.

Can someone with that info please PM me?

Thanks.
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I'm sorry if the answer is already available somewhere. I have looked and cannot find it. IV admin folks - for the sake of making things clear (esp to newcomers) you might want to put a Where, When, How link right at the top of the homepage. That way - no-one can miss all relevant info.

Right now - I am still a little confused about exactly where I need to go after landing at Ragean.

Can someone with that info please PM me?

Thanks.
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http://www.touchdownusa.org/RallyCen...ssRelease.html
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For Immediate Release.
Immigration Voice To Organize A Peaceful Rally Of Legal, Skilled Foreign Professionals In Washington D.C.


Immigration Voice (http://www.immigrationvoice.org), a grass-roots advocacy group of highly skilled legal immigrants is organizing a rally of skilled workers in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 to draw the attention of US lawmakers and the American public toward the excessive delays and backlogs in the Employment Based Immigration system.

Thousands of skilled, legal professionals, such as Doctors, Engineers, Scientists, MBAs and other professionals from all over the country are expected to participate in this unprecedented rally in the nation's capital. With this rally, they hope to impress upon the Congress the urgency and the necessity for reform in the Employment Based Immigration System.
Rally Schedule

9 AM: Registration begins at the North East Quadrant of the Washington Monument for rally participants.

11:30 AM: Rally starts for Capitol Building through Constitution Ave

1:00 PM: Rally reaches the Capitol Building. Addressed by the US lawmakers
The Need For Reform

Nearly half a million highly skilled foreign workers are stuck in the backlog for Employment Based permanent residency (Green Cards). Today, this system takes anywhere between 6 and 12 years to grant the Green Card. This delay in obtaining permanent residency is due to two reasons:

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Low numerical cap (only 140,000 out of a total of 1.2 million Green Cards awarded annually).
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Processing delays in adjudication of applications.

A Grassroots Effort

This rally, and the organization, Immigration Voice, is a grass-roots effort propelled by the hard work and enthusiasm of thousands of skilled immigrants who have come to the US from all over the world but now want to call this country their home.

One of them is Kannan Sundaramahalingam, an engineer who works in Alparetta, GA. Kannan says that he wants to join this rally because "for years we legal immigrants were silent sufferers of this complex immigration process. Now there is a chance to make a difference and don't want to miss it".

Vivek Gupta, also a member of Immigration Voice is a professor of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. He wants to participate in the rally to ensure that “the voice of the highly-skilled and educated legal immigrants is heard and paid attention to”.
Will The US Lawmakers Act Before It Is Too Late?

The question here is if the US lawmakers and the immigration bureaucracy will pay attention to the demands of a fair treatment by the skilled, legal immigrants or will they wait until it is too late? According to a recently published study by researchers from Harvard, Duke and New York universities, if steps to alleviate the backlog of green cards are not taken soon , the US faces a very real prospect of "reverse brain-drain". This report can be found at http://www.globalizationresearch.com.


The current backlog and the lack of concern shown by the US Congress towards skilled, legal professionals is disheartening because these professionals played by the rules, entered this country legally, have used the most productive years of their lives in enriching this country and yet, the entire immigration process is hopelessly mired in inefficiencies, lack of transparency and mind-boggling delays.


With this rally, Immigration Voice would like to bring to the attention of the lawmakers that:

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The low numerical cap for the Employment Based Green Card category is inadequate to meet the requirements of American employers.
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The per-country limit for the Employment Based Immigration category is not reasonable. The employment based immigration is driven by petitions filed by employers that want to retain their employee based on skills, knowledge, education and talent: The country of birth has nothing to do with employability.
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The delays in obtaining a Green Card are resulting in disillusionment and anxiety to these future Americans; so much so that many have either already left or are considering leaving the United States.
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If a solution is not found soon, the resulting “reverse brain drain” will exacerbate the effects of overseas outsourcing on the American economy.

Media Contact

This rally is being organized by Immigration Voice, an advocacy group representing skilled, legal professionals from all countries in the US. For more information, please send an email to media@immigrationvoice.org or contact Immigration Voice’s media coordinator, Rupa Narayan, at 480-964-3011.
About Immigration Voice

Immigration Voice is a non-profit organization (501 (c) (4)) working to alleviate the problems faced by legal high-skilled foreign workers in the United States. For more information please visit: http://www.immigrationvoice.org.
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have sent the press release to the following newspapers in Houston: India Herald, Indo-American News, Voice of Asia and Pakistan Chronicle. Will follow-up with them tomorrow
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