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March 17, 2005

Lobbying Congressman Jim Copper

At 1:00 pm I went to visit my Congressman Jim Cooper from Nashville, TN. There I met with Greg Siskind, Ed Bailey, fellow immigration attorneys and Tom Nichols, President of Vintage Health Resources. We met initially with a staffer to discuss issues. Greg and Tom began to lobby for more EB3 visas by seeking to allow AC21 to be modified to allow a roll over of unused visas. This would help to deal with the nursing shortage in the US. Greg Hinote, Jim's chief of staff walked in and we shook hands. Then Jim Cooper ecame available and we entered his office. As always Jim was very gracious in receiving us. We took a photo with us in his office which overlooks the Capitol and the Mall. We talked about various immigration issues. He takes a very balanced and rational approach. Jim told us that the Congress is controlled by the Republicans so we should seek their support. It was good to see Jim again I still recall visiting him at his office when he was elected back to Congress.

Posted by VisaLawyer at March 17, 2005 01:30 PM