Monday, July 4, 2011

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  • gcadream
    03-01 04:09 PM
    There is a link on website "when can I get my GreenCard" and to my utter shock when I clicked that I got the message that I will get my GC around 2026.
    There is a checkbox for spill over visas also, and I selected that thinking that it will move my dates before...but it got moved only till 2024.

    So does it really mean that I will get the GC around 2024 or is it just plain maths which doesn't goes practically with the changing scenarios.

    Because right now the current PD is Feb'2005 and it looks like withing 2,3 yrs it should reach Dec'2007, but this data is just my guess OR more of intuition, I'm not sure what will happen.

    In this forum there are many experienced people, if they can throw some light on this, it would really help. Otherwise things are sounding very depressing !!

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  • Keeme
    03-06 07:23 PM
    Could you explain this point. Why would lesser number of FB visas be issued in a bad economy ?

    Does economy state has any relation to FB visas ?

    For pre-adjudication, visa availability or the chances of PD becoming current is not necessary. They can pre-adjudicate based on receipt date.

    My guess:
    Probably they are processing all employment based applications right away so that they can prepare for CIR 2009. I guess Obama will take CIR this year itself as he has a very high approval rating and lot of goodwill now.

    Number of immigrants allowed each year since 1900s. You would see big drop at/after every recessions/depression. Reports says there is already big drop in illegel migration at Mexico border. Govt offiials of any country would do anything and everything they can to control unemployment figures.

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  • newbee7
    07-05 11:48 PM
    Guys...digg this one religously..
    For the first time one article connects our needs to what Americans are interested in; Homeland security.

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  • glus
    07-06 12:41 PM
    I wonder what.....something is coooking and they will be some changes soon. I have a feeling they are in fear of the lawsuit and media coverage as this thing has in fact taken off....


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  • prasadn
    07-14 11:42 PM
    Thanks for all the hardwork IV. I just contributed $25. Online billpay indicates it will be delivered on 07/21/2008. Confirmation no. 7YCC1-W6GYZ


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  • learning01
    04-25 02:06 PM
    offline means talk in private emails, private messages and send conclusions to IV core team for including in thier next goals, once most of present goals are achieved. Thanks. Let's concentrate on the main work here.
    I did'nt start this thread. I just expressed my opinion supporting it, when I saw others' express their views..

    I don't understand what you mean by saying "take this offline". Anyway, if you are the admin, you can delete this thread and put it where you want...


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  • funny
    09-12 01:44 PM
    At least I won't give u red dots if you can enlighten us how to get us out of this mess. And yes, we do want our green card so I don't think we can stop the process or stop spending money on that. Also please advise us how to bring all 70K people under one umbrella?

    I am in too...How can we organize all the members...70,000 is a lot of people, Any thing done effectively and efficiently will make an impact.

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  • bigboy007
    06-03 01:35 AM
    I have been following with different threads over articles of Susherman / AILA on abolishing Dual intent for H1B visa and very much , deeply curious about finding the same :

    Since i myself new of all these different texts of various immigration laws it took me some time but i think i found out the nerve of it atlast.

    Here it goes :

    There are two important sections of Student visas.

    this bill is carefully drafted against us [h1B and green card] such that this provision is included in student visas section.
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    14 section 214 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(b))
    15 is amended—
    17 (1) by striking the parenthetical phrase “(other than a
    18 nonimmigrant described in subparagraph (L) or (V) of section
    19 101(a)(15), and other than a nonimmigrant described in any
    20 provision of section 101(a)(15)(H)(i) except subclause (b1) of
    21 such section) " in the first sentence; and
    23 (2) by striking “under section 101(a)(15)" and inserting in its
    24 place “under the immigration laws.".
    27 Subsection (h) of section 214 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
    28 (8 U.S.C. 1184(h)) is amended—
    30 (1) by inserting “(F)(iv)," following “(H)(i)(b) or (c),"; and
    32 (2) by striking “if the alien had obtained a change of status" and
    33 inserting in its place “if the alien had been admitted as, provided
    34 status as, or obtained a change of status";

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    what does (c) in Student visas do :

    214(b) of Immigration and Nationality Act : defines whether the applicant has an immigration intent or not and in general avoids , H , L , etc visas out of this category.

    As stated in US code of Law this is what it is :

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    "Every alien (other than a nonimmigrant described in subparagraph (L) or (V) of section 1101 (a)(15) of this title, and other than a nonimmigrant described in any provision of section 1101 (a)(15)(H)(i) of this title except subclause (b1) of such section) shall be presumed to be an immigrant until he establishes to the satisfaction of the consular officer, at the time of application for a visa, and the immigration officers, at the time of application for admission, that he is entitled to a nonimmigrant status under section 1101 (a)(15) of this title. An alien who is an officer or employee of any foreign government or of any international organization entitled to enjoy privileges, exemptions, and immunities under the International Organizations Immunities Act [22 U.S.C. 288 et seq.], or an alien who is the attendant, servant, employee, or member of the immediate family of any such alien shall not be entitled to apply for or receive an immigrant visa, or to enter the United States as an immigrant unless he executes a written waiver in the same form and substance as is prescribed by section 1257 (b) of this title."

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    By doing this (i.e. remove my Underlined and Bold letters) they making H1B prone to 214B clause and any CONSULAR officer can reject visa based on this statute as a H1B categorized as IMMIGRANT intent rather than earlier being non-immigrant.

    Now i think this should not effect 485 or 140 or any immigration applications as still H1B holder is still categorized in DUAL Intent.

    This is how : when (d) of the above Student visa section is applied this is how it turns :

    This is from US code of rules pertaining to 8 U.S.C. 1184(h)

    (h) Intention to abandon foreign residence
    The fact that an alien is the beneficiary of an application for a preference status filed under section 1154 of this title or has otherwise sought permanent residence in the United States shall not constitute evidence of an intention to abandon a foreign residence for purposes of obtaining a visa as a nonimmigrant described in subparagraph (H)(i)(b) or (c),(F)(iv), (L), or (V) of section 1101 (a)(15) of this title or otherwise obtaining or maintaining the status of a nonimmigrant described in such subparagraph, if the alien had been admitted as, provided status as, or obtained a change of status under section 1258 of this title to a classification as such a nonimmigrant before the alien’s most recent departure from the United States.

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    Section 1258 is nothing but Change of nonimmigrant classification which allows for change of status with in Non-immigrant visas.

    based on all these , conclusion i see is : h1B visa can now be rejected ( if law passes and i wish , i pray and i am doing all my best it doesnt) under 214B for consular posts.

    Still h1B is considered DUAL Intent as per above amendment as it doesnt remove 101 (a)(b) (H) as they are speciality workers that is we seeking GC.

    Please comment , i know i am not an immigration attorney with my knowledge i tried to relate things i am curious about this subject and i request all to comment on this and i feel i made a good judgment based on these resources i have please comment.


    But logically i also feel this H1B under 214B as doesnt logical for a person whose 140 is approved as in principle his intent of being Immigrant is approved.


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  • smuggymba
    08-23 08:41 AM
    see below.. I think you should be OK.
    USCIS - Employment-Based Immigration: Second Preference EB-2 ( D&vgnextchannel=816a83453d4a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60a RCRD)

    Looks like 10 years experience is required for individuals applying under "Exceptional Ability".

    Thanks Kate. Hopefully everything should be ok; I freaked out for a while. Let's see how things go.

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  • GayatriS
    01-05 08:50 PM
    He is saying what is the truth. Do you believe that Indian universities are as good as American? If so, why do we come here?

    Listen to what he says about how India is racing ahead despite all the problems with education. I was disgusted with the quotas and poor education in India.

    Learn to deal with the truth whether you are Indian or American!!

    ya just because u need green card, you agree with professor sahib. once u get ur green card u will also talk bad about india and indian workers.. i think gone r days when it was a cheap labor.. do u think our education systems/colleges IIT's/REC's are crap.
    just because he favored GC applicant you should not agree..he straightway projected india as third world nation in eductaion, resource quality etc ..


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  • needhelp!
    09-10 05:38 PM
    It goes a long way.

    Thank yous to:

    Madhuri, rajusk, immuser, manish_jain99, meandmygc, GC_1200, srinivas06, mhathi,ssprof

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  • jonty_11
    07-06 10:32 AM

    Can someone please put this on digg?

    To complete the applications in time, the immigration agency put employees to work both days last weekend at service centers in Texas and Nebraska, immigration officials said. They said that 25,000 applications were processed in the final 48 hours before Monday’s deadline.

    In some cases, security clearances required by the F.B.I. were not entirely completed, immigration officials said. The agency approved some applications “when we were certain the process will be completed very shortly,” Mr. Aytes said.

    looks like there main purpose was to deny us filing 485 application....i cannot believe they could go to such lengths to prevent high loads of work which they feared.
    It was better for them to work 1 weekend 24/7 (nonstop) rather than working everyday for 8 hours (which is what our application may have caused them to do)


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  • bsbawa10
    03-17 09:12 PM
    Many H1s like me have their non-working spouses on H4 visa who are not given SSNs. Do we not pay taxes ? Do we not pay Social security ? We do, and therefore we should also be eligible for the Stimulus package. Indeed my son is autistic and disabled but we are not eligible for any kind of aid but we pay tons of taxes and social security. It is highly non-justified think. I know people will argue a lot if it is compared to slavery. But it is a "modern form of slavery". Yes, we are in this country with our own will but that is what they are making use of.

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  • mygc2006
    01-06 02:26 PM
    Guys, My PD is Aug 02 and I am still waiting for my LC approval :mad: i know a lot of guys in 2001 havent got their approval yet.


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  • ssss
    08-11 03:08 PM
    I was planning to mail the letters, but I got my I-140 approval on 08/08. So I didnot send the letters

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  • baburob2
    03-09 11:19 AM
    both amendments J-1 and removal cap for Nurses (India) will pass

    hi indio
    which cap on Nurse are they talking about. Is it the EB cap or H1B cap?


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  • Immi_Nightmare
    07-06 05:56 PM
    aarbi, did you do your medicals, did you loose your work day, did you paid your attorney, did your wife(if any) came back from middle of the vacation, did you had health problem when you done your medicals....did your app got stuck at USCIS for years......
    sleepless nights for those people who's answer is YES for most of the above questions

    My wife is in the exact sme situation as yours . She to scramble around in India to get her passport re-validated after my H1 extension in the middle of her vacation and board the next flight to US , go through the medical tests only to find out that the dates have been pushed back again.

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  • satyasaich
    03-09 01:33 PM
    Requesting All the moderators

    For those who follow NPR news, there is diane Reem show tomorrow on NPR radio and the subject is immigration reform.
    It will be a good chance to make some sensible calls, but requesting to make a limited number of calls with clairty in questions, probably one at a time

    Certainly a good chance (not to miss) so that our concerns can be heard across the country

    If I understood it right, they wanted to remove the 10% per country limit for the Nurses and Physical Therapist since a majority come from 3 countries - India, China and Phillipines

    Again, not too sure if I understood it right

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  • kicca
    12-28 09:37 AM
    filed with nebraska center 8/16/2007; receipt date 8/24/2007.
    i did receive my EAD, but no AP, yet....

    05-07 12:48 PM
    Received my stimulus package. I am H1-B waiting for 485.

    Thread title extremely misleading. The rules are clearly stated of how to receive stimulus package. OP's wife is clearly not eligible. We are all frustrated about USCIS but let's be fair to respective parties and not slander the innocent.

    Requesting a mod change the title or close thread.

    01-06 04:58 PM
    The video is obviously edited, so it is hard to put some of the statements into context without access to the entire transcript. (In any case, we cannot see what charts he is referring to)

    Anyway: Regarding the point that it is relatively easy to find skilled people here than in India, I tend to agree. However, the reason is that the most skilled graduates from India (and China) do not stick around for long there, and are actually to be found here! Without checking the raw data it is impossible to comment on Mr Wadhwa's assertion regarding ease of filling positions in US vs India/China. (For instance, does his data on US companies include positions (in US) filled by immigrants or does it include only positions filled by US born citizens?)

    Getting to where he is amazed that R&D is done in India & China, I'm not sure why that is surprising, and indeed, why should it even contradict his assertion that the vast majority of Indian/Chinese graduates are appalling. I'm not commenting on whether that assertion is true or not. I do not know, but, even granting it is true, it is important to remember that a minority of a large population might be as big, or bigger than the majority of a small population. (Remember, you have to exclude all foreign students from US universities and only include US born citizens in the population of American engineers. Why? Because all foreign students would need H1 to work here, just the same as a student in a Indian/Chinese university. To avoid 'double counting' basically) So how do we compare apples to apples? How do we compare "number of good engineers in US" vs "number of good engineers in China/India"? It is very hard to do that via a survey, if not impossible. The best survey is observing the "invisible hand" of the market: If good research is done in India/China, while simultaneously, immigrants from there have a had a huge role to play in Silicon Valley's success, that tells you something, does it not?

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