Comment: House Help
The Huffington Post has a helpful graph mapping out all members of the House of Representatives as Yes/No/Unknown on CIR (the graph does not always display correctly, however, a text version of the information appears immediately below the graph). Immigration Daily readers can influence CIR in a positive way by making targeted calls to their representatives, as follows:

13 Democrats appear as unknown from Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Washington and West Virgina – perhaps they can be nudged into “yes”. 4 Republicans appear as yes from Florida and Texas – perhaps they can be thanked for their stance. 122 Republicans appear as unknown – it is these that will make or break CIR in the House, calls to them are likely to be particularly helpful to the cause of immigration benefits – these Republicans are in practically every state of the Union.

We encourage Immigration Daily readers to call their Representatives and urge them to get moving on immigration reform. The following links will be helpful in contacting your member of Congress:

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The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 in Chicago, IL. The curriculum is as follows:


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