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Old 04-11-2008, 07:26 PM
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Thumbs up Another opportunity -- Sen.Cornyn and co.'s new proposed legislation

Could anyone from core IV comment if they have seen this? As H1-B numbers are exhausted, the businesses seem to pressure Congress to increase the quota at least this year and there might be an opportunity that it may actually happen.

It seems that this proposed legislation has couple of really good measures.

http://tinyurl.com/433tyo
  • Recaptures approximately 218,000 unused employment-based visas
  • Authorizes aliens who are seeking permanent employment-based visas to file for adjustment of status early if the visa number availability date shown on the State Department Visa bulletin is no more than 24 months out from the date of filing


Thanks for your input and if there is more that I and others can do, just shout!!
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:55 PM
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Could anyone from core IV comment if they have seen this? As H1-B numbers are exhausted, the businesses seem to pressure Congress to increase the quota at least this year and there might be an opportunity that it may actually happen.

It seems that this proposed legislation has couple of really good measures.

http://tinyurl.com/433tyo
  • Recaptures approximately 218,000 unused employment-based visas
  • Authorizes aliens who are seeking permanent employment-based visas to file for adjustment of status early if the visa number availability date shown on the State Department Visa bulletin is no more than 24 months out from the date of filing


Thanks for your input and if there is more that I and others can do, just shout!!
Selling 218,000 recaptured EB immigrant visas $1500 a piece is a ($327,000,000) & 150,000 H1Bs at $1500 ($225,000,000) & H1B fee increase ,a smart lure for those nay sayers.

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Could anyone from core IV comment if they have seen this? As H1-B numbers are exhausted, the businesses seem to pressure Congress to increase the quota at least this year and there might be an opportunity that it may actually happen.

It seems that this proposed legislation has couple of really good measures.

http://tinyurl.com/433tyo
  • Recaptures approximately 218,000 unused employment-based visas
  • Authorizes aliens who are seeking permanent employment-based visas to file for adjustment of status early if the visa number availability date shown on the State Department Visa bulletin is no more than 24 months out from the date of filing


Thanks for your input and if there is more that I and others can do, just shout!!

$1500 VISA RECAPTURE FEE??? This is interesting!!! Sen Cornyn always combines H1B and Green card amendments only to be trampled by Sen.Durbin!! Not sure why Sen.Cantwell (D-Washington) can't atleast work or co-sponsor the EB/Green card bill!! Only Republicans in the U.S. Senate are trying to help us...

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Default Both recapture and enforcement...looks good to me...

Let us see what happens to this. I read only the outline, not the entire proposal. I will read in detail over the weekend. But nothing stood out as a red flag to me...

Two provisions are very difficult to pass/implement/enforce and I think will affect at least 30% - 50% of H1B holders (those who consult at client sites) like -

- Prohibits U.S. employers from outsourcing the labor of an H-1B worker by requiring that the alien work only at the worksite of the employer or its affiliates and subsidiaries in the United States (This provision MUST apply to L1 as well, otherwise companies will use L1's for this)

- Bars U.S. employers who have an employee total that includes more than 50% H-1B workers from filing more than 1,000 H-1B petitions in a given fiscal year

But it has several good provisions also. Thanks for posting this...lets watch..interesting
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:25 PM
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Default Recapture fee - only for Primary or for dependents also?

I would like to know if the recapture fee is only for primary applicant or for dependents as well. If yes for dependents then it will cost me $6000 (Self and 3 dependents)?

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Selling 218,000 recaptured EB immigrant visas $1500 a piece is a ($327,000,000) & 150,000 H1Bs at $1500 ($225,000,000) & H1B fee increase ,a smart lure for those nay sayers.
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This may be our last chance before the guard at The White House changes. Can IV core do something to lobby for this bill ?
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:38 PM
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This one may go through with some reductions to the H1 cap, and some restrictions to appease Hira and co. Both camps will probably give some to accommodate and agree. As far as the EB aspect of it is concerened, I don't see anything that can be justifiably countered. In fact, there are visas reserved for nurses, which is probably a favorable point for it pass.

Will it get any time on the floor?
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Thumbs up GC for 1500 take 5000 but only if you DO IT NOW

I guess I shall postpone my plans for that roadster for a few more months, if I get the GC. Its a small amount, put it on MasterCard!

Peace of mind is priceless!

Please forward my entire details to the senator guess most of us would pool in enough money to throw in an appreciation luncheon at the Senate!
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:59 PM
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Good News! Wish that the legislation is passed..
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:01 AM
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I guess I shall postpone my plans for that roadster for a few more months, if I get the GC. Its a small amount, put it on MasterCard!

Peace of mind is priceless!

Please forward my entire details to the senator guess most of us would pool in enough money to throw in an appreciation luncheon at the Senate!
I agree. Give me now for $5000 and I will take it now. At least I will have the peace of mind and will think it as an investment. Bloody hell, been waiting for GC for 6 years. All that I had is hope that it will come one day.
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:04 AM
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Default Organize first!!

If this does sound like something significant and is our hope before the presidential race consumes rest of the favorable souls mentons, we should go in thoroughly prepared and garner support.

If we can organize an effort to meet and educate ourselves and senators in each state, may be we could bring that difference. Let the details come out, read through the fine print and first gather our thoughts.

Several of us are here in TX, we can go express our solidarity in Austin and Dallas, and then can certainly meet other senators/congressmen who can help our cause.
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I hope democrats will support the bill and show bi-partisan support to LEGAL immigrants!
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Default Seek BiPartisan support! Act Fast as we need to see some action!!!

Please avoid the verbage that Republicans or Democrats need to support.

Approach every politician in your area and seek their support, whether in the office or not, its the influence that matters most in Politics.

Also the community should not be considered a vote bank by X party. We work together and sole our issues together.

Best would be to get a lawsuit to end the discrimination based upon per country annual visa caps. Need attorney help here as it may be considered racist because its being determined by one's birth. I am ready to pool in at least 1K if the legal framework solution seems feasible.
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This may be our last chance before the guard at The White House changes. Can IV core do something to lobby for this bill ?
The new guard will be McCain
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I've got $200 plus a six pack of beer on Obama.
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