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Sira's Draft Comments On Rin_1615-ac05

Discussion in 'General discussion about executive action' started by cuckoo, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. agulv

    agulv Guru

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    Cuckoo, hats off to you and the team for putting this effort. Comments look very strong and just needs to be heard with the right attitude.
     
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  2. jvxr

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    SIRA does have an ear at the WH, but as of now there's no assurances or commitments that SIRA can offer. We are trying our best. Valid, non-emotional comments citing the legal basis for the relief is what will bring us any good. Also keep in mind that anything we ask must be armored to survive a legal challenge.
     
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  3. agulv

    agulv Guru

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    Is SIRA team ok if some of us use the document and attach with our comments?
     
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  4. jvxr

    jvxr Guru

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    Please do so, however we encourage you to digest the content and submit comments in your own language bolstered with the legal basis outlined. The asks in the document have been vetted with some of the best known immigration lawyers and think tanks in the country.
     
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  5. cuckoo

    cuckoo Super Moderator

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    Please remove SIRA header and personalize. If you want to use SIRA's document in its entirety, please write some comments of your own and then say, as a member or supporter of SIRA, I fully support SIRA's enclosed comments. Then attach the file. Submit it in your name.
     
  6. cuckoo

    cuckoo Super Moderator

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    We had written to a WH official a few months back. He responded to us recently and we had a 30 minute phone discussion focused on our concerns with the reg, our amendments and their legal bases. The discussion was essentially driven by him asking specific focused purposeful questions. Then we were asked to send him our summary comments the same day. As we said before, we don't know if this exercise will result in anything fruitful. But we are trying. This submission has taken at least a full week of cumulative work. We may need more people to pitch in with such efforts going forward if things progress in a positive direction.
     
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  7. agulv

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    Thanks. I am uploading the document stating as a member of SIRA organization.
     
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  8. PDCOM

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    Thank you Cuckoo and SIRA! I have sent the draft my friends even those who have GC. Not sure how many of them will submit comments.

    If we submit same points that are made by SIRA, with our own story added... Will they not keep it aside as duplicate?
     
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  9. cuckoo

    cuckoo Super Moderator

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    I think not.
     
  10. agulv

    agulv Guru

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    Lot of law firms have added comments in last 3 days. Some look to be opposing the rule and providing alternatives. One was good where there was a reference to EU blue card and how EU looks at US broken immigration as a gateway to attract more high skilled immigrants.
     
  11. jvxr

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    Sadly most of the opposition is about taking away of the 90 day EAD. They haven't commented on the meat of the issue - we backlogged legals getting screwed.
     
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  12. WhatSheSaid

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    Thanks.
     
  13. ExhaustedEastIndianLegal

    ExhaustedEastIndianLegal Guru

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    Thanks to Cuckoo and the SIRA team
     
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  14. agulv

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    Cyrus comments looking good and like his emphasis on early AOS. Hope all this good recommendations are taken into consideration.
     
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  15. PDCOM

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    Total count of 27,840 comments. Too less for a count of 500K backlogged folks. I think folks are lazy who do nothing when given a chance to comment. Just blaming the system is of no use.

    Thanks again to SIRA, hopefully all the comments opposing the bad point in the rule will help change it or stall it till the admins term is over.
     
  16. agulv

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    The folks who wrote genuine comments including SIRA and good law firms should not feel guilty as we all tried our best with honest response. Whatever the outcome of this rule is it has at least captured lot of issues faced by legal immigrants.
     
  17. jvxr

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    We haven't given up yet :)
     
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  18. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Cuckoo did a wonderful job of quarterbacking this comment.
     
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    Totally agree :)
     
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  20. ExhaustedEastIndianLegal

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    My worst fear is are these comments which have taken incredible time and effort by the team headed straight to trash? Can someone here raise my optimism a bit.
     

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