With Congress paralyzed when it comes to making needed reforms to the legal immigration system, Immigration Voice has not given up. The grassroots organization is taking its fight to the White House and pushing for the Bush Administration to make changes to the immigration system that do not require the consent of Congress. IV is hoping for the following fixes.

o Recapture administratively the unused visas for permanent residency
to fulfill the congressional mandate of 140,000 green cards per year.

o Revise the administrative definition of "same or similar" to allow
slight additional job flexibility for legal immigrants awaiting
adjudication of adjustment of status (I-485) petitions.

o Allow filing of Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) when a visa number is not available.

o Implement the existing interim rule to allow issuance of multi-year
Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) and Advance Parole.

o Allow visa revalidation in the United States.

o Reinstate premium processing of Immigrant Petitions.

IV's plan involves pushing members of Congress to pressure the Administration and to also have employers and immigrants advocate directly. Sample letters and talking points are provided by IV.

Good luck folks!