Legals First - Immigration Voice

Released on = May 22, 2007, 7:55 pm

Press Release Author = Immigration Voice

Industry = Government

Press Release Summary = ImmigrationVoice, an organization representing skilled legal
immigrants, with a membership exceeding 12000, has serious reservations with the
proposed Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007.

Press Release Body = Immigration Voice announced today its massive phone campaign to
US Senators to put Legals First. Aman Kapoor, founder of Immigration Voice,
denounced the \"grand compromise\" plan of the US Senate favoring the illegals over
the highly skilled legal immigrants waiting patiently in line.

\"The high skilled legal immigration system is broken,\" said Mr. Kapoor, \"This
compromise further alienates us in spite of us being here legally. These are the
worst set of immigration policies for high skilled immigrants in the civilized

The Senators that have crafted the new merit based system have announced that this
model follows the legal immigration pathway developed in Canada and Australia, but
the compromises that have been made have deluded the entire system into a cesspool
of half baked immigration ideas.

As an example, an agriculture worker can earn 25 points for working 100 days a year
for 5 years, while a skilled individual will get 10 points for working the same
number of years! Economic contribution by the undocumented is recognized by awarding
points for property ownership but not for people working legally!

While media has been touting how the new points based system eliminates the
traditional family values based approach of American immigration, an analysis of the
bill shows that employment-based petitions were reduced from 140,000 per year to
90,000 per year to \"clear the backlog.\" Family-based categories were limited to
250,000 but now have been increased to 567,000 per year!

In addition, close to 100,000 of these applicants languishing in backlog will be
forced to restart the process in the new system. \"We have been waiting patiently for
the Congress to come together and fashion a bill that comprehensively overhauls the
immigration system for the illegals, what the Senate has done is granted amnesty on
the backs of highly skilled US educated legal immigrants,\" said Mr. Kapoor.

"The immigration law currently is as complicated as the Tax Code. While the
intentions of the Senators might have been good to streamline the immigration
process, the current compromise on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform shows the
world that high skilled immigrants are not welcome in this great country."

Immigration Voice ( is a non-profit national grassroots
organization committed to feasible solutions to a broken employment-based
immigration process. Immigration Voice is advocating for technical changes that will
improve the quality of life of several individuals that are stuck in the
backlogs/delays, and help the system to work as it was intended.

Web Site =

Contact Details = Immigration Voice
PO Box 114
New Jersey -08810

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