Protest march to Sen. Durrbin's office on Thursday

Illinois Immigration forum announces ‘Walk for Equality’ to Senator Durbin's office on Thursday October 10, 2019 at 3.30 PM requesting the Senator to support Unanimous Consent agreement of S.386/HR.1044.

Illinois Immigration forum, a coalition of various Indo-American organizations in Illinois with the help of local community partners is organizing a community rally from City hall to Federal building in support of the bi-partisan Lee-Harris legislation S.386/HR.1044 – Fairness for High-skilled Immigrants act of 2019.

The Green card Backlog community in Illinois was thrilled when HR.1044 was brought on floor after 8 years in the house and passed with overwhelming majority in July 2019. However, when the same bill was introduced in Senate under Unanimous Consent, they were saddened to learn that Senator Durbin might have objections to the passage of the bill. Hundreds of concerned Constituents from greater Chicagoland area and Illinois are expected to participate in the ‘Walk for Equality’ to request their Senator to support and champion the only legislation that could provide a pathway to their future.

The Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act creates a fair and equitable, “first come, first serve” system for receiving employment-based green cards, putting an end to the discriminatory quota system that has left over 1 million Indian high-skilled workers in the United States with a decades-long line while individuals from other countries face no wait time at all to receive a green card

Date & Time : Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3.30 PM
Walk starts at : City Hall (121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60602)
Walk ends at : KLUCZYNSKI Federal Building (230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604)

Illinois Immigration Forum
P.O Box 5461, Buffalo Groove, Illinois 60089
Phone: (312) 725 6816
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