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Old 11-08-2006, 12:48 PM
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Default Hi fellow fighters from Michigan

Hi friends,
I am from south east Michigan just like everyone else here standing in the never ending line of gruesome and crippled immigration system.
Let us come together and help IV achieve our goals.
It is high time, that we ask for what we deserve. And it wont come unless we stand up for ourselves.
thanks....
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:51 PM
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Hi
I am also from south east michigan. I don't any see posting in this section, which surprises me. We have to mobilize our friends in this region as Michigan Senator is going to hold a key position in the new congress.
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:50 AM
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I am also from south east michigan. I don't any see posting in this section, which surprises me. We have to mobilize our friends in this region as Michigan Senator is going to hold a key position in the new congress.
Thanks for signing up on this thread for MI chapter. I am surprised too that overall only few members have volunteered. we need to really get more people at local level to help out with IV activities. pls. contact your friends to sign up and spread the word.
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:11 PM
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Thanks for signing up on this thread for MI chapter. I am surprised too that overall only few members have volunteered. we need to really get more people at local level to help out with IV activities. pls. contact your friends to sign up and spread the word.
I'm from Michigan too. Let me know incase I can be of any help.
Send me PM incase of any urgency.
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:52 PM
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I am from the heart of MI....Lansing suburbs

Let me know if we need to pool up
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:09 PM
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All pls PM each other and exchange phone numbers and emails so that you can start building your local IV community. Once you have contacted each other, you can start the action items for state chapters.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:50 PM
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Hi ,

I am from Grand Rapids ......I like to join the group and lets do what ever we could


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Old 11-21-2006, 03:46 PM
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Can Some one provide me with a draft about just EB problem which i can fax to the lawmakers

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Old 11-22-2006, 09:24 AM
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One of our members has written this as below, it looks good.

PLEASE READ AND CHANGE AS REQUIRED.

Hi,

The plight of legal immigants has been lost in all the noise and focus on illegal immigration. There are about 500K legal high-skilled immigrants from around the world who are presently working in the US legally on a temporary work visa issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and in the queue for a permanent resident card also known as Green Card (GC).

There are only 140K GCs given per year for all employment based categories and the employer who sponsors the immigrant has to prove that the job cannot be filled by an American Citizen through a lbour market test. The 140K number is also used to count the spouse and children of the high skilled immigrant. So in essence there are only about 60K high skilled immigrants given a GC each year. Also there is a per country limit of 7%, so only about 5000 GCs are given to high-skilled geal immigrants from each country. This has lead to a huge backlog in GCs especially from countries which send may high-skilled immigrants like China and India. To make matters worse the Congress authorized about 250K illegal aliens a one time waiver to adjust status in the year 2000 and those numbers come out of the regular 140K per year granted to legal high-skilled immigrants.

All this has resulted in a expected wait of "8-12 years" for getting a GC for a "Play-By The Rules" legal high-skilled immigrant. Add another % years after that to get US Citizenship. Seeing these kind of numbers many talented young engineers , scientists and doctors are moving to other countries in droves. No one would like a wait for 15 years to become a naturalized citizen. America is losing a lot due to this Retrogression (Backlog) in GCs, especially when there is a global competition for Talent. The only ones who have patience to stick on is those who have already been in the waiting game for
years and have a lot at stake to leave it at this stage. And for those that chose to wait in this manner life is hell. For 7-10 years they cannot change jobs, cannot get promoted or even change job roles within the same company, cannot get transferred to a different location in same company. Any of these events will mean starting in line all over again. Also their spouses cannot work and they cannot buy homes or make other investment decisions due to the uncertainity, many who have kids in college have to pay higher tution.

I am one of these stuck in this GC hell for the last 9 years, I came to the United States as a student in 1995 to pursue graduate studies in Engineering in a top-ranked university. I have been employed legally in the US since I graduated in 1997 and been pursuing the GC dream for the last 9 years. The end is not in sight and if Congress does not pass any relief I expect the wait to last at least another 5 years.

What does it take for congress to pass some relief? Just some simple relief measures
1. Increase the numbers of GCs to 250K per year temporarily for 2-3 years to alleviate the current problem.
2. Allow to recover unused GC numbers from previous 5 years to be used to alleviate the current retrogression.
3. Do not count spouse and dependents towards the annual number
4. Do not count against the annual cap count certain high-skilled immigrants who have a advanced degree from the US and have worked in a high-skilled job legally in the United states for 3 years .
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:53 AM
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Also can anyone create a flyer specific to michigan region so that we can put them in temples and indian shops. This will be a good start to mobilize guys around this region.
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:12 PM
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Lets not deligate things to others. What ever you feel will help IV and the problem of retrogression, just go ahead and do it and post a note here so as to encorage others to come with similar ideas.
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:55 PM
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Lets not deligate things to others. What ever you feel will help IV and the problem of retrogression, just go ahead and do it and post a note here so as to encorage others to come with similar ideas.
WillIBLucky, Thanks for your initiatives. would you like to collect email ids of all members and organize a confrence call to activate the state chapter? This will start the chapter activities and members can start working together with the action items. Post your name, email and phone on the thread so that all members can contact you.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:32 PM
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Hello! My husband and I are in Lansing, and became a member today. I read the last post from Sep about some conference or meeting. Is there one scheduled soon? Venue? Date?
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:49 AM
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Greetings

I am in Sterling Heights. Please feel free to contact me at sj2273@yahoo.com if I can be of any assistance.

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Old 12-11-2006, 12:58 PM
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I would love to know how many people are here in michigan who are members.
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