If there is going to be a bill I think some how it will help everybody who is here by the time a bill is passed.(excluding criminals)
You are disillusioned..unfortunately things dont work that way... I hope it would have....CIR has been designed to help illegals and impose more regulations on legals. On top of that, backlog will increase due to illegals also adding to line. Infact there are multiple proposals -
1) Give a Z visa to all illegals which is basically an EAD for illegals(not you, you keep your H1B..lol..). Once backlog of current family and EB is complete - which will take 8 years by govt. estimates - these illegals who already have EAD for 8 years will apply for Green Card based on a new term "Earned Path to Legalization" with $4000 fine. This proposal also eliminates EB and family chain migration. Nobody can apply for immigration for 8 years until the backlog is clear. At the end of 8 years a point system will kick in where you get immigration based on points criteria - which favors US work experience and occupations in High demand (a list like list for Canada). Now, let me ask you this, we guys are not sure if we can hold onto our jobs for 8 months for AINP nomination, how the heck will we hold to jobs for 8 years waiting for point system to kick in, in which there will again be a quota system with maximum ceiling to # of people who can enter - ensuring a lottery ...lol.... Even if u survive your job with atleast one more recession coming up in 8 years, H1B is for 6 years and there would be no extensions based on any EB because EB dont exist....... basically forget about green card. On the other hand, illegals will have a happy EAD to survive and wherever they like, you will have a H1B which can kick u out of US at anytime.
2) Proposal 2 is straightforward. Give green card to all illegals who are "...in US ILLEGALLY(not legally) for past 5 years.." on date the legislation passage. Simple...but you got to be illegal without any valid visa status. Everything except for H1B holders is same as in above proposal.
So, you tell me how these CIRs are helping you. I am not an expert but just trying my best to spread the word to raise our voice.
You can do your own research at AILA websites and just doing Google and wiki for past CIRs. White house has started making text for new CIR and there are chances that it will have text from above two proposals.
Look for analysis of past CIRs at http://aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=6712http://www.nilc.org/immlawpolicy/CIR/index.htmhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/24/AR2009062402244.html?hpid=topnews
LATEST NEWS TODAY : http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=14&entry_id=42546
All u see in all news is ".....Hispanic leaders...", "....path to legalization for 12 million illegals...", etc. Nobody writes about Legals like us because there are discouraging elements and losers in our community who don't want to raise voice and just close eyes to reality. I dont know if they are lazy or if fighting for their right is not in genes.... But people need to know more about what is coming up their way...
Anyways, latest today, Obama - after discussion with senate leaders yesterday - said there is not enough consensus on hot topic immigration and so it might not pass a CIR this year but discussions and text have to be started on. Text is what matters for us..... and we should start influencing the text atleast as much as we can.
If anybdy thinks all above is not relevant to you and this thread...it is..Our situation in US is the reason why we are on this forum discussion AINP. If somebdy gives me an EAD today and promise in legislation a GC after 8 years, I don't give a damn to AINP. That's why I thought it was relevant. Sorry, my aim was to post once to tell everybody here that we should contact White house, Harry Reid and other senators as much as we can so that they know that we should come before legals while handing them EAD's and GCs. My purpose was not to start a discussion. So, I wont post anymore on this topic. You guys do you own research and come to your own conclusions but please contact you senator and White house with what you feel. Just don't read and forget. Thanks!! ;-)