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【转‌‌‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‍‍】发邮件打电话给本地议员,要求移民局加快处理速度

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以下内容转自Chuck Guo律师的倡议:

大家都知道近期职业移民绿卡排期前进很快是因为,受新冠疫情的影响,前一年度没有使用完的亲属移民名额留给了职业移民,因此这一联邦财年(FY2021)可用的职业移民绿卡名额有26万之多,几乎达到了移民法授权的年度限额(Annual Quota)的两倍。如果移民局和使领馆不能在FY2021结束前用尽这些名额的话,那么这来之不易的26万张职业移民绿卡数量会凭空消失。

这就意味着,如果移民局和使领馆不能加快处理速度的话,上述职业移民绿卡年度限额得不到充分利用会凭空消失(注:根据 Charlie Oppenheim 7月的直播今年可能浪费10万张绿卡),可能国务院排期表上的日期会发生倒退和进一步加重排期。

一旦这种情况发生,受影响最严重的会是去年10月以来提交I-485进行境内身份调整但还没有获批的职业移民小伙伴儿;开始等待排期但是还没有排到的小伙伴儿和其他打算通过职业移民移民美国的小伙伴儿也会受到这一情况的长远影响。一言以蔽之,等的更久了。

尽管下一财年职业移民依旧会收到受疫情影响没有用尽的亲属移民名额,据估算有10万张左右,但本财年的职业移民绿卡的名额依旧会凭空消失,对职业移民绿卡排期造成不可逆转的不利影响。

移民局和使领馆如此肆无忌惮的浪费绿卡名额就是在损人不利己。双输:申请人等的苦,很多高学历的小伙伴儿需要等到绿卡才能升职、跳槽、创业,美国经济和税收也利益受损。

因此,郭律师提议全美移民行动起来,团结一致,要求移民局和使领馆加快处理速度和通过拜登全面移民改革法案!

1、移民局和使领馆加快处理速度

如果移民局和使领馆可以充分利用本财年和下财年的职业移民绿卡名额的话,那么排期前进速度可以加快三四年;如果移民局和使领馆不能充分利用本财年和下财年的职业移民绿卡名额的话,职业移民绿卡排期的进度会像2018年到2020年那样进展缓慢或者更慢。已经交I-485的小伙伴儿也可能会因为排期倒退继续等待绿卡。

《破纪录难产的202年五月份排期表》

加快处理速度,节约绿卡年度限额,一个都不能少。

2、通过拜登全面移民改革法案

根据奥本,每年绿卡年度限额的利用率大概超过90%;但今年,受疫情影响和移民局和使领馆缓慢的处理速度,绿卡年度限额的利用率应该会严重偏低。

从长期看,只有通过拜登全面移民改革,增加职业移民的年度限额,才能从根本上解决目前绿卡排期的难题。

拜登全面移民改革,即《2021年美国国籍法案》(U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021),众议院编号H.R. 1177,参议院编号S. 348,在拜登总统宣誓就职后立即引入两院。该法案中有很多有利于缓解目前职业移民排期问题的有效解决方案:

将职业移民绿卡的年度限额从14万提高到17万;

重新利用过去30年间没有充分利用的绿卡名额;(据估计有16万-22万张绿卡)

美国高校的STEM博士毕业生不再计入职业移民绿卡年度限额;

排期超过10年的,不再计入职业移民绿卡年度限额;以及

计算职业移民绿卡年度限额时,只计算主申请人,不计算附属申请人,等等。

因此通过HR1177/S348《2021年美国国籍法案》,才是从根本解决绿卡排期问题的关键。

因此郭律师起草了两份信件模版,希望大家给本地联邦众议员和本州两位联邦参议员8月18日周三发邮件打电话,要求移民局和使领馆加快处理速度和通过拜登全面移民改革法案!

电邮电话议员

(一)了解本地联邦众议员和本州两位联邦参议员

可在众议院官网上寻找本地联邦众议员的链接:(请google find-your-representative)

在该网页上输入你的邮编(Zip Code)并搜索你所在地的联邦众议员(图中以郭律师所在的78702为例)

然后进入该联邦众议员的官网,在Contact下面选择Email me

之后根据其提示操作就好。至于电邮内容,请

(二)下载电邮模版并简单修改

共和党版本:

RE: Pass U.S. Citizenship Act & Reduce USCIS and Consulates’ Processing Time

Dear [Representative/Senator (Last Name)]:

My name is [Name] and I am writing this letter to a. ask your support in HR 1177 / S348 U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021; and b. urge you to oversee and encourage USCIS and U.S. Consulates to fix and improve their processing times, especially for Employment-Based Form I-485 applications. These processing delays not only keep me from realizing the American Dream, but more importantly, they will cause thousands of Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Numbers to be wasted and further prolong the suffering of employment-based immigrants.

Congress set the annual worldwide level for employment-based preference immigrants at least 140,000 in Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. In FY 2021, the annual limit is expected to be approximately 261,500, an all-time high, thanks to the unused visa number from family-based green card in FY 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

However, USCIS and U.S. Consulates have failed to take steps to maximize number use. Simply put, the agency is not processing pending applications fast enough. There are thousands of applications for adjustment of status and immigration visa applications pending with USCIS and U.S. Consulates. To fully utilize all available immigrant visas authorized by Congress, USCIS and U.S. Consulates must complete the adjudication of 261,500 applications by September 30, 2021. USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy is fully aware of this time constraint, yet Employment-Based adjustment applications:

are taking 14 to 33 months to adjudicate at the Nebraska Service Center; and

are taking 19 to 50 months to adjudicate at the Texas Service Center.

At these rates, three to four years’ worth of immigrant visas will be wasted while we wait upon USCIS to act on its pending applications. Congress should not stand for such a waste of government resources. Moreover, many of such applicants are in the process or planning to sue the government for undue delay, which would further waste precious governmental resources. Reduce USCIS processing time would undoubtably increase governmental efficiency.





Generations of immigrants have come to this country with little more than the clothes on their backs, the hope in their heart, and a desire to claim their own piece of the American Dream, from Chinese railroad workers and Irish laborers in 1800s to computer programs nowadays. It’s the reason this country has constantly been able to renew itself, to grow better and stronger as a nation, and to meet new challenges. Immigration is essential to who this country is as a nation, its core values, and its aspirations for the future. The United States deserves an immigration system that reflects our highest values as a nation and operates efficiently and effectively within the limits set forth by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990. Please help ensure my family can adjust status without lengthy delays and unnecessary procedures and without wasting available immigrant visa numbers. I urge you to hold USCIS accountable for its processing times and ensure that no immigrant visa you have authorized to be used goes to waste.

Furthermore, it is important for the congress to pass President Joe Biden’s HR1177 / S348 U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 (“USCA”). The USCA has several provisions that would benefit U.S. economy, such as making it easier for STEM advanced degree holders from U.S. universities to stay, and giving dependents of H-1B holders work authorization, and preventing children of H-1B holders from aging out of the system. The bill also creates a pilot program to stimulate regional economic development and incentivizes higher wages for non-immigrant, high-skilled visas to prevent unfair competition with American workers. These measures will increase the pool of workers for the U.S. main street businesses and strongly benefit the U.S. economy. Moreover, USCA addresses the root causes of migration in Central America and provides additional funding to improve border security and infrastructure. It is time to fix the broken U.S. immigration system.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this letter and taking action to preserve American Dream and the promise of America as an Immigrant country.

Sincerely,

[My Name]

[City, State, Zip Code]

* Please customize the phrasing in the [] and red letters.[br]
民主党版本:

RE: Pass U.S. Citizenship Act & Reduce USCIS and Consulates’ Processing Time

Dear [Representative/Senator (Last Name)]:

My name is [Name] and I am writing this letter to a. ask your support in HR 1177 / S348 U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021; and b. urge you to oversee and encourage USCIS and U.S. Consulates to fix and improve their processing times, especially for Employment-Based Form I-485 applications. These processing delays not only keep me from realizing the American Dream, but more importantly, they will cause thousands of Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Numbers to be wasted and further prolong the suffering of employment-based immigrants.

Congress set the annual worldwide level for employment-based preference immigrants at least 140,000 in Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. In FY 2021, the annual limit is expected to be approximately 261,500, an all-time high, thanks to the unused visa number from family-based green card in FY 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

However, USCIS and U.S. Consulates have failed to take steps to maximize number use. Simply put, the agency is not processing pending applications fast enough. There are thousands of applications for adjustment of status and immigration visa applications pending with USCIS and U.S. Consulates. To fully utilize all available immigrant visas authorized by Congress, USCIS and U.S. Consulates must complete the adjudication of 261,500 applications by September 30, 2021. USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy is fully aware of this time constraint, yet Employment-Based adjustment applications:

are taking 14 to 33 months to adjudicate at the Nebraska Service Center; and

are taking 19 to 50 months to adjudicate at the Texas Service Center.

At these rates, three to four years’ worth of immigrant visas will be wasted while we wait upon USCIS to act on its pending applications. Congress should not stand for such a waste of government resources. Moreover, many of such applicants are in the process or planning to sue the government for undue delay, which would further waste precious governmental resources. Reduce USCIS processing time would undoubtably increase governmental efficiency.





Generations of immigrants have come to this country with little more than the clothes on their backs, the hope in their heart, and a desire to claim their own piece of the American Dream, from Chinese railroad workers and Irish laborers in 1800s to computer programs nowadays. It’s the reason this country has constantly been able to renew itself, to grow better and stronger as a nation, and to meet new challenges. Immigration is essential to who this country is as a nation, its core values, and its aspirations for the future. The United States deserves an immigration system that reflects our highest values as a nation and operates efficiently and effectively within the limits set forth by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990. Please help ensure my family can adjust status without lengthy delays and unnecessary procedures and without wasting available immigrant visa numbers. I urge you to hold USCIS accountable for its processing times and ensure that no immigrant visa you have authorized to be used goes to waste.

Furthermore, it is important for the congress to pass President Joe Biden’s HR1177 / S348 U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 (“USCA”). The USCA has several provisions that would benefit U.S. economy, such as making it easier for STEM advanced degree holders from U.S. universities to stay, and giving dependents of H-1B holders work authorization, and preventing children of H-1B holders from aging out of the system. It will protect workers from exploitation and improves the employment verification process. The bill also creates a pilot program to stimulate regional economic development and incentivizes higher wages for non-immigrant, high-skilled visas to prevent unfair competition with American workers. Moreover, USCA will grant a legal pathway to Dreamers and reform family-based immigration system to keep families together. It is time to fix the broken U.S. immigration system.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this letter and taking action to preserve American Dream and the promise of America as an Immigrant country.

Sincerely,

[My Name]

[City, State, Zip Code]

* Please customize the phrasing in the [] and red letters.[br]
重复上面操作就好。

同理,也请根据上面联系方式和模版电话议员。

(三)AILA倡议行动中心

另外,美国移民律师协会(AILA)倡议行动中心关于要求拜登政府取消旅行禁令和减少国务院处理拖延的行动:

AILA倡议行动中心(AILA Advocacy Action Center)经常有很多关于移民方面的倡议行动,简单易用,有公信力,很值得经常关注。希望大家也去通过上面链接向拜登政府电邮。

请大家广泛转发本文,分享本文中的模版,并动员大家一起参与2021年8月18日周三的全美移民行动日。
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