Expect to print around 20 letters. In addition to your representative, governor, and two senators, we are also asking to send the same message to leaders of both parties in the House and the Senate. The portal automatically generates all the letters for you.
The print outs also include an address sheet that you can cut and place or use to write on envelopes. The address sheet attempts to include addresses for all the letter recipients. We urge you to review and confirm the addresses for your representatives, senators, and governor using the following links:
When you are ready to mail, a USPS First Class stamp will be sufficient for each envelope.
We highly recommend you to enclose a family picture with each letter you send. Putting a face to the name will help make that connection with the lawmakers.
If you have H4 Dreamers in your family, we urge you to have them write a letter (preferably hand-written) as well, and that you enclose a copy of your H4 Dreamers' letter along with every letter you send.
If you are not on social media yet, please sign up for at least a Twitter account, and follow @siia_us account. Once you have these letters ready for mailing, we’d love it to see that you share a picture or two on Twitter along with the specific hashtag -- #100KLetters4Fairness. This will encourage more people to participate and send letters!
"I came to this country in 2008 on a work visa, and brought my family along with me on dependent visas. Because it takes 70 years to get a green card issued, I am deeply troubled to learn that my child will struggle to get good higher education or a job, and probably be forced to self deport herself when she turns 21. For someone who only associates herself with America, and been a law-abiding resident for 17+ years, this is not fair in any manner to her."
"In 2010, I graduated from Purdue University with a Masters in Computer Engineering. Because of my academic success and research work, I was immediately offered a job at Oracle Corporation. I was fortunate to get an H-1B visa, because of my skills and work, my employer eventually sponsored my employment-based green card petition. I am proud to work for Oracle. The green card backlogs significantly limit my ability to innovate or create opportunities, hence creating American jobs, at my employer."
"My spouse and I came to the US in 2009. While I came on a Work visa, my spouse came on a Dependent visa that did not allow her to work. She holds a Masters degree in Finance from a prestigious institution in India, and being entrepreneurial, she wanted to start her own business. Unfortunately, the banks turned down financing because of our visas. They deemed we were too risky to do business with because she was on a Dependent visa and our status was uncertain due to the green card backlogs."
"I graduated with a Masters degree in Economics from Cornell University. Although I was offered employment in Canada & United Kingdom, I decided to stay in the United States because I felt this country had become home to me. Luckily, I got a Work visa that enabled me to work and stay legally. I believe I can use my skills to start campaigns that can make American families plan their finances and future better. I am saddened to learn that the green card backlog puts me on the sidelines."
The goal is to send at least 100,000 physical letters to our Representatives and Senators in the Congress, requesting them to fix the Green Card backlog issue.
This website provides an easy platform to write your story and print letters at Home. The addresses are included so you don’t have to look for them. All you need to do is add your personal story in template letter, print the final letters and send to addresses provided via postal mail.
Yes. If you are a student or working, as tax-paying and law-abiding constituents, you are well within your rights to ask your representatives or senators to fix this issue. If you are a permanent resident or US citizen, your voices will be the most powerful in our quest to help end this green card backlogs issue. Please drop us an email!
One of the most common feedback we received from Congressional offices that they want to hear from more and more constituents. Physical letters are a great way to bring to the notice of the lawmakers that there are indeed hundreds of thousands of families affected by the green card backlogs and that we need Congress to act on this discriminatory practice immediately.
No, this is not a petition. The only way you can get your green cards sooner (or in this lifetime) is when Congress acts to resolve the green card backlogs. Congressional lawmakers will be strategizing on immigration-related matters, and areas that get the most calls or messages will be brought up for discussion and possibly actions. If they do not know about you and the issues you face, they cannot help you. It is that simple. The letter is focused on addressing the backlogs via multiple options.
No. We strongly recommend that you send the letters in print via US Postal Service. If you use the email option via the lawmaker’s website, the emails may land in a mailbox that may not be monitored actively or has hundreds of other emails on other unrelated issues.
Expect to print around 20 letters. In addition to your representative and two senators, we are also choosing at this time to send the same message to leaders of both parties in the House and Senate. When you are ready to mail, a USPS First Class stamp will be sufficient for each envelope.
Unfortunately No. Important and controversial issues such as immigration cannot be solved through a single bill or party. This is a bipartisan effort. In order for this campaign to be effective, we really need to get our messages heard with the key stakeholders in both houses of Congress. Please print and mail all letters.
You have 500 characters for your personal message. Make it count by sharing what your qualifications are and how you are or can make a difference, what specific issues you are facing because of the backlogs, or what your hopes and aspirations are. See some sample messages. Please do not use the personal message space asking for co-sponsorship or repeating what is already included in letter.
While you only have 500 characters for your personal message, you can certainly customize or append by adding your own story in a separate document, and enclosing it with these letters. If you decide to do this, ensure to mention in your short message that you are enclosing your story. Remember, you will need to print around 20 copies of your story. Since this is the festive season, you can also choose to purchase Greeting Cards or have your children make some, and enclose them with your personal message. These are very impactful! If you have H4 Dreamers in your family, we urge you to have them write a message as well, and that you enclose their messages along with yours
Please ensure to enclose a family picture with each letter you send. Putting a face to the name will help make that connection with the lawmakers. Think of printing 4x6 size photos for each letter.
Each letter envelope should include:
Purchase envelopes based on the size of the photo and card/message