Re: [802SEC] Green card cancellations for Vancouver
I disagree with this approach because it unnecessarily gets into legal details in which we are not expert. Recent news has indicated that visa holders are at greater risk than green card holders to leave the US, so this narrow approach may be missing the main problem anyway. Let's instead simply address the issue from the perspective of the participant. I would like to make the following motion at the meeting:
"To fully refund the March 802 Plenary registration fee when a registrant indicates that immigration circumstances beyond control may prevent attendance or subsequent return."
I think that this is basically Jon's current practice, with the additional clarification regarding "subsequent return," and will give the participants confidence in the policy.
Does anyone else support this approach? If not, then I won't make the motion.
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On Feb 3, 2017, 12:23 AM -0700, Adrian Stephens <firstname.lastname@example.org>, wrote:
I will ask for agenda time to make the following motion at the EC telecon
Motion: Move that any US green card holder of a nationality affected by recent US President
executive orders who believes they will be prevented from re-entering the USA after the March 2017
meeting in Vancouver be given a full refund of registration fees paid on cancellation.
Moved: Adrian Stephens
Seconded: Clint Chaplin
I've had various offline discussions:
1. Q: "this is unnecessary". A: I beg to differ. This establishes something we can point to in
our minutes that gives those attending or choosing not to attend March confidence in their actions.
2. Q: "this is too limited". I'm trying to find a balance between doing nothing and creating a rules
change. As the matter is fluid I think we should limit the scope of our changes to the upcoming
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On 31/01/2017 08:32, Clint Chaplin wrote:
I would second such a motion
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