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  • Saralayar
    07-12 06:48 PM
    Pappu,

    I've sent you a PM. Please let me know. We are committed to follow the instructions of IV leadership to take this further.

    All,

    Please send me a PM to me join in this parallel effort. Lets collect a list of folks and organize a dedicated effort.

    I fully second Pappu's comment as the current IV core leadership does not have time/$$ to spend on Citizenhip. Getting GC for all of us has and should be the first priority. Thanks to IV core and many of us fellow volunteers, their effort has paid off as things are moving decently fast for EB2 for now. Hopefully our fellow EB3 friends also see some hope in FY'11. As I was saying in the previous posts, many big corps have not filed for new labors in FY'08, FY'09 which should free up many ROW visas. This should help EB3 in the near future.
    I can also join on this effort.





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  • franklin
    09-20 06:36 PM
    as for logiclife...he has had "enough of flowery protests"...i'll leave the rest to your imagination ;)

    I am actually very dissappointed with myself. In the post rally MC fluster, I had made a mental note to introduce Logiclife and then give him a flower. But I hear he strongly opposes measures such as this :)

    I had also promised to get Macaca on the stage and write with colorful Sharpies on his forehead.

    Its probably best I forgot both...





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  • naushit
    09-01 01:03 PM
    Congratulations to all who got their approvals in Sept.

    I really need your advise , it seems my case is frozen and no one is looking at it.

    My priority date is Aug , 2003 ,
    And RD = Jun 17 2007
    and ND = Jun 18 2098

    My dates were within processing dates for 3 months in 2007, 9 months in 2008 and 3+ months in 2009 but still no one is adjudicating my case.

    I tried following

    - Enquiry thru Aila
    - Service request their toll free number.
    - Enquiry thru office of local senator
    - Enquiry thru Ombudusman's office.
    - Enquiry using info pass

    All of these enquiries just send very standard formatted response suggesting we are working on your case get back in 6 months.

    Any suggestions?

    Please advise.

    Thanks.





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  • gdhiren
    09-20 11:07 AM
    I was that guy; yes it was heavy :o

    Still you asked me to put that box on it which I was carrying!! Bravo. Thanks, Man. It was that water, which kept us going.



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  • Totoro
    03-31 04:55 PM
    These are the issues and examples we discussed. Although the following presents a lot of issues, I emphasized repeatedly that the GC recapture was the first priority.

    Immigration Issues:

    Obama wants high-paying, high-skill jobs in future – AP March 26, 2009

    Obama said job creation in America is difficult in a time of economic hardship and that the work of the future should be in more high-paying, high-skill areas like clean energy technology.

    Why Skilled Immigrants Are Leaving the U.S. – Business Week March 3, 2009
    Earlier research by my team suggested that a crisis was brewing because of a burgeoning immigration backlog. At the end of 2006, more than 1 million skilled professionals (engineers, scientists, doctors, researchers) and their families were in line for a yearly allotment of only 120,000 permanent resident visas. The wait time for some people ran longer than a decade. In the meantime, these workers were trapped in "immigration limbo." If they changed jobs or even took a promotion, they risked being pushed to the back of the permanent residency queue. We predicted that skilled foreign workers would increasingly get fed up and return to countries like India and China where the economies were booming.
    Why should we care? Because immigrants are critical to the country's long-term economic health. Despite the fact that they constitute only 12% of the U.S. population, immigrants have started 52% of Silicon Valley's technology companies and contributed to more than 25% of our global patents. They make up 24% of the U.S. science and engineering workforce holding bachelor's degrees and 47% of science and engineering workers who have PhDs. Immigrants have co-founded firms such as Google (NasdaqGS:GOOG - News), Intel (NasdaqGS:INTC - News), eBay (NasdaqGS:EBAY - News), and Yahoo! (NasdaqGS:YHOO - News).


    Educated people leaving the US – Why?

    More opportunities overseas
    Economic disincentives – spouses and dependents prohibited from working
    Institutionalized discrimination – hate groups like FAIR are given voice in congress (i.e. stimulus)
    Extremely onerous bureaucracy – 10 years in US and no path to permanent residency (professionals, bankers, educators)
    Indentured service
    – workers cannot leave employer without facing deportation or illegal status
    – including professionals
    – employer holds too much power
    – employees cannot complain or quit
    – dependents must work illegally or leave the country to work

    When people change jobs they often have to restart the process again from the beginning.


    Solutions:

    Canada example:

    Permanent residency point system – points awarded for
    - years legal residency (student, worker)
    - family members in US
    - education (more points for certain fields of study)
    - proficiency in official language
    - skill in high demand fields (petroleum engineers, medical doctors)

    Work visas for dependents –
     Eliminate restrictions on family members from working
     Dependents of professionals are usually educated
     Contribute more to US economy (example: work as substitute teacher)
     Pay more taxes

    Example of a skilled dependent who is not able to work.

    “My family moved to the US in 2002. Before that, I and my wife were working in Malaysia. My wife has two Masters Degrees in Science. Once we moved in, I have been trying to get GC. All this time, my wife has been in H4. She has tried her best but could not land a job with H1 sponsorship as no company in her field that she tried is familiar with H1 process. All these years, she has been highly stressed due to this. People may think she must have known this before coming in. But, at that time, the average GC wait was 2 years.”

    Other benefits of immigration reform to US economy

    Stop reverse brain drain – US universities educate people who are often FORCED to take their skills out of the country
    Support housing market – many immigrants hesitate to buy a house because of their uncertain status, but skilled immigrants tend to have healthy incomes that support home ownership.

    Scrap diversity visa lottery
    – does not attract skilled people
    – Already have country limits for green cards
    Why bring more people to US and then force people who are already here and have shown a dedication to the US to leave?

    To prevent employers from abusing workers: Allow people who have work visas to change jobs without having to reapply for a new visa (up to the original expiration date) and restart green card process.

    Bureaucratic Issues

    Backlogs in processing going back as far as 7 years or more: some have suggested that they would rather be denied a visa than wait so long. That way they can at least plan for the future.

    Immigrants from most countries need to leave the US to get their visa stamped even when their visa has been approved and they are already legally in the U.S. The reason for this is unclear, but it causes economic hardship to immigrants who are delayed and risk losing their jobs.

    Every year visas are unclaimed, often because of processing delays. Employment based immigrants have been asking for these unclaimed visas to be reissued to people who have been waiting years for their applications to be processed. The issue is reducing processing time, and they see visa recapture as a way to reduce the backlog.

    Many immigrants have complained about the long time processing their applications for a green card. They would like to see automatic qualification for professionals who have lived in the US for a certain period of time (5 or 6 years).

    Clearing the GC backlog and making it easier for skilled professionals to get permanent residency will encourage investment in US whether in the form of buying a house or setting up a business etc, because it allows immigrants to plan for the future.

    Having no time limit for processing applications is inefficient and does not ensure accountability. Business projects and other processes need time frames to ensure they remain on track and that employees are productive. Government agencies need to be held to the same standards.

    Applicants need to be able to access information about their status, which should have clear timelines for each step and show clearly where they are in the process. This is the only way they can plan effectively for the future.

    Many people who have been in the US legally for more than 10 years but can’t get permanent residency. They are eligible for SS, but may be forced to leave the US with their US savings, assets and SS benefits. These people would like consideration of a fast track application.





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  • Lasantha
    04-11 01:24 AM
    Wendall, thanks!
    No I did not see any LUDs. I checked the case status about 4 times during the day yesterday and did not see any LUDs and suddenly around 3.30pm got the welcome email. What is your RD? Looks like they are going by Rds. Hope you hear the good news soon !!!

    Congratulations Lasantha!!!

    My PD is Feb 2005 at TSC, since my PD became current on the 1st April, I have not seen any LUDs on my USCIS account.

    Accordingly, I was wondering what was your experience?
    Specifically did you get any LUDs before you received the "Welcome New Resident" e-mail?

    Thanks!



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  • susie
    11-04 10:26 AM
    Susie, I can say quite strongly that IV's agenda is quite officially
    "H1B quota is not an issue that we wish to take any sides on".

    We are trying to reduce the backlogs as a primary goal.

    The main aim is to reduce the backlogs which will also reduce the age out problem, but not fix for those already aged out. Believe me, even if this was the only issue on the agenda, it is hard enough to get this done.

    If we don't fix the backlogs then age out will be irrelevant. Let's imagine that H1B quota is increased, and EB3 ROW never becomes current because of more H1B ROW newbies. Then EB3 India will never get any spill over. In this case new India EB3 applications could easily have a 25 year wait, by which time the primary petitioner will have retired invalidating the whole application. Thus you can see that increasing H1B quota works against us (although the official position is no position).

    I am considering computer modeling this, because I think that the a 25 year wait is very possible with the current scheme (making age out easier to push maybe).

    If there is an opportunity to provide ago out protection without risking the main aim then I think that it will be taken. First we need a seat at the negotiating table.

    Until we get a seat at the table we have the trade off between raising age out complicates things, and raising age out keeps it personal. There has been some debate over the, I think that the professionals recommend "keep it simple".

    My position on this is to raise the age out and other family issues like US citizen children being forced to leave because their parents are. But only raise it with those law makers it will clearly be received well with, and not be a distraction.

    There are other issues worthy of targeting, but they too complicate things, and risk us not getting a seat at the table. For example banning consulting. This could force many to leave, including their children, through not fault of their own. I think that consulting should at very least be grandfathered, and have some other exceptions. But again pushing that would be a distraction.

    As I said, if we get a seat at the table, this issue has a chance.

    We are currently working on getting that seat.

    Thanks for your post, support and understanding as you know many H1B children still age out as do many other children who entered the us legally.

    I am so passionate about this issue if iv decide to do something I would help in any way I could





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  • abhijitp
    04-15 06:46 PM
    Great initiative and kudos to NolaIndian for making it happen!

    I love to go for long walks, so count me in for that part! Not sure if I can commit myself to the SF event... need some more time to make up my mind on this one!



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  • snathan
    05-02 11:26 AM
    It doesnt matter if you are struck in Atlanta or Chicago. If you are struck, gather here. We need to have enough resource, volunteer to make our case stronger. Based on the support from the members we can move further. As of now we are not sure about further action. We will post you soon on that.





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  • srr_2007
    04-07 12:33 AM
    This would actually be a good idea. Then there would be more Visas available. Especially people with US Degrees. Most people with US degrees dont need to work for this fraudulent consulting firms. They are able to find real jobs with real US employers.

    Do you really belive that corporates will do all the pointers mentioned in the bill and hire a international student on H1B.

    If this bill is enacted existing H1B's will be thrown out over the years, and by that times corporates want to hire a MS after doing all the pointers of this bill something else would come up to screw you.



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  • princenj
    05-15 01:06 PM
    Here is an interesting statistic:

    http://immigration-law.com/Canada.html

    5/13/2008: DOL Estimate Time for Processing Permanent Labor Certification Programs

    * The following is the estimate of time DOL released for processing of revised ETA 9089 applications at each step of the process within the government.
    * Total estimate "Clean" cases withourt any audit flag: 70%
    o 15 Minutes to review and decide.
    * Total estimate audit cases: 30%
    o 3 hours for analysis and adjudication by Analyst
    o 1 hour for review by Manager
    * Total estimate Request for Reconsideration Cases: 5,000
    o 45 minutes by Analyst
    o 15 minutes by Manager
    * Work for Transfer to BALCA:4,500
    o 3 hours
    * Analysis of inculpaory evidence receiced: 65
    o 2 hours
    * Estimate USCIS review as part of I-140 petition: 2 minutes.





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  • pdakwala
    09-20 12:02 PM
    Three unbelivable things had happen in DC.

    1. Aman forgot his cell phone in the Cab. This phone had all the important contact information. One passenger using the cab found it and he decided to return it to the owner of the cell phone. The passenger did not want to give his cell phone to the cab driver since there is no guarantee that the cab driver will return the cell phone to Aman. He therefore decided to find the passenger (Aman). The passenger asked the cab driver who was sitting in this cab before he took this cab. Where did he dropped the passenger (Aman).

    The driver brought that passenger at the Washington Monument. The passenger asked the driver to find Aman. The driver found Aman and the cell phone was returned.

    2. I forgot to get my laptop from the cab. The cab left after dropping me, Kushal and Ashish at the hotel. The only thing we knew was the color of the cab. The laptop carrying case had important IV documents, checks that some members had contributed and my personnel check book. Ashish and Kushal were helping me to find the cab company waiting outside the hotel on the road. We spent approximately 2 hour waiting on the road. Kushal kept calling each cab company informing that we have forgot to collect the laptop from the hotel. Ashish kept collecting the phone numbers of the different cab company.

    Not only that Meenal who was attending different meetings in capitol hill kept asking different cabs about the ways to find the cab and laptop when she get some time between the meetings. At 6:30 PM Aman, Tamsen, Nili, Meenal, kushal, Rajesh, and I met at Bombay palace for the dinner since we all were very hungry. Aman told me that we will dedicate the whole day Wed. to find the laptop and he was very confident that we will find the laptop. Tamsen was trying to find the cab company on the internet using color combination. I can see that everyone was concerned and were wishing that I get my lost laptop back some way.

    At exactly 8:36 PM I got a call from one passenger who was living in VA and told me that he had my laptop. He along with his wife came all the way back to DC capitol (45 MINUTES DRIVE) just to return my laptop.

    3. Whoever have came to DC for this rally had met real IV members. I have not seen or met any individual who said that he or she made a mistake coming to DC for this rally. This was an unbelivable event. People who did not came to DC for sure made a mistake of deciding not to come to DC for any reason.

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  • sbay2006
    07-12 05:38 PM
    Here is the reality: The thread is 2 years old and we have not had a group of motivated folks who could commit both time and money for this. In the last 2 years thousands have read this thread and have got greencard, but after getting greencard most people have different priorities in life. Writing posts on the forum asking IV to work on it will not get anything done on this issue. Nobody else will do anything unless those who seriously want to work on it commit their time and money for it.

    They need to be going to fund raisers of lawmakers and contributing to election campaigns etc as a first step to lobbying. We need to see IV green card and citizen members doing this more regularly anyways to help others in line behind them and get more politically active.

    Few things for GC holders to know:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Can non-US citizens contribute?

    Foreign nationals are prohibited from making any contributions or expenditures in connection with any election in the U.S. Please note, however, that "green card" holders (i.e., individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.) are not considered foreign nationals and, as a result, may contribute. For additional information, consult our "Foreign Nationals" brochure.

    Read more : Foreign Nationals Brochure (http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/foreign.shtml)
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Here is how people can organize this effort:

    If some green card holders seriously want to work on this issue, the first thing they need to do is form a team. Commit for a long term effort. This is not going to be an effort for a few month or days but will take several years. After you form a team, the next task would be gather as many people as you can who want to work on this issue and wish to meet lawmakers. You will also need start-up money to work on this effort. This effort is not as simple as fixing green card backlogs. If we are thinking working on this effort will be as simple as writing emails, then it will not be worth spending time. Be prepared to personally go and meet lawmakers in both your area and DC every couple of months. IV core team has been making trips to DC every month for past 4 years and only then we have been able to bring our issue in focus.

    Citizenship rule change would change the INA and would require lot of support from H1B community, Greencard holders and citizens. It would require lot of funds too. Be ready to contribute your own funds (not hundreds but more than that to start) to run advocacy tasks. IV site is just a platform with a web-forum, but the real work that costs money is daily advocacy operations. Running is site is not expensive. Once the effort gains momentum, you can raise from IV forums from other Greencard members as a separate pool just like we did for FOIA.

    At this time IV does not have the bandwidth or resources to work on this issue. Our primary focus is fixing greencard backlogs so that our members are out of the Greencard Queue. We started this organization for this purpose and we wish to finish what we started before we take on any new effort. Even though some core team members have Greencards, we are all committed to work on Greencard backlogs and will not work on other agenda items in our limited time. It will have to be a parallel team within IV that can work on this issue. IV team can guide as needed but we simply cannot divide our limited time and resources on a new effort.
    Pappu,

    I've sent you a PM. Please let me know. We are committed to follow the instructions of IV leadership to take this further.

    All,

    Please send me a PM to me join in this parallel effort. Lets collect a list of folks and organize a dedicated effort.

    I fully second Pappu's comment as the current IV core leadership does not have time/$$ to spend on Citizenhip. Getting GC for all of us has and should be the first priority. Thanks to IV core and many of us fellow volunteers, their effort has paid off as things are moving decently fast for EB2 for now. Hopefully our fellow EB3 friends also see some hope in FY'11. As I was saying in the previous posts, many big corps have not filed for new labors in FY'08, FY'09 which should free up many ROW visas. This should help EB3 in the near future.





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  • labor2003
    05-14 06:08 PM
    1.I got labor and 140 approved under EB3( Company A)
    2.Through different company(Company B) perm labor applied under eb2 and approved and 140 applied ( still pending)
    3. used portability of priority date but 140 still pending( eb3 to eb2)

    Now my priority date is current under eb2 but my 140 is pending through company B ( porting PD from company A)
    is it possible to apply 485 through company B? even 140 not approved
    thanks for your help.



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  • cooler
    08-05 08:50 AM
    Please help me...

    I got my USA GC.. i have canadian PR too... what to do ? i want to keep US GC one..

    Appriciate your help.

    Thank you.


    People don't have one PR and you have multiple. What the F@#$.:eek:

    Just Kidding :D. I am glad you have a choice and hope you make the correct one.

    Getting to your original question. I wish I knew the answer.

    Sorry to waste your time with this meaningless post.:D





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  • alok97
    02-19 07:42 PM
    Hi, Can somebody let me know, what would happen if first labor was approved from BPC (Not from PERM) and 2nd Labor is being filed in PERM (both from same employer)? Would DOL automatically deny the first labor or do some audit?





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  • Pallavi79
    01-27 01:54 AM
    <Quote>
    I think our focus should be on the how improving the bottom line for our company , i think we should focus on cutting cost and improving productivity in our companies we work in this economy rather than discussing this useless housing stuff or stocks.</Quote>

    Do you want to save when ceo's saves like this.
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  • Canadian_Dream
    01-24 05:18 AM
    Slumdog,
    You did exactly what you have accused others of(that is bashing). You could have simply opined, put your point through and left. But you went further than that, I don't understand what is the whole idea of one group passing judgment on others. There are EB2 better than EB3 threads, the labor substitutes vs. honest to God super qualified deserving PERM filers, then there is US educated vs. non US educated and now renters vs. home owner and savers vs. big spenders. What I fail to understand is, if you have to make your point please do so but keep your opinion about others to yourself on your blogs or you personal websites.

    Now coming to the point:

    These people do not want to buy houses not because they cannot afford or they want to play safe. They just don’t want to spend. All they care is Saving, Saving, saving their entire life & keep filling their bank balances. Often strangely both couples are working.

    What's wrong if a couple is saving and filling their bank accounts ? Tell me one thing that is wrong about being frugal ? May be they are saving to for their future education or for their kids education ? For a small business ? or Simply retiring at 40 ? or May be having a bank account full of money gives them same pleasure that you get from your McMansion ? Or they simply want to live debt free and sleep well at night. So unless I have some material possession to show for my money, I am wasting it all away ? Isn't it ?

    These are people who want to live in cheapest rent (even with double income) in single bedroom & they don’t mind children sleeping in their bed room. They don’t mind sending their children to low grade schools.

    If you want to throw your hard earned money and pay the highest possible rents, please go ahead. Don't preach. Public education is free and private school are not cheap so please explain what do you mean by "Low Grade Schools" ? Besides renters can choose any school they want by simply renting in the best school district at all grades. Your point doesn't make sense. Besides living frugally gives your kids a better shot at quality education then overspending on unnecessary things.

    Their intention to come into this country is only for earning money & because they don’t have high ambitions & all they care is saving & not spending, they just think of saving in all possible ways.

    Making money is a perfectly fine ambition is a capitalistic country. May be their ambition is to save early and then provide the best for their family by working part time in later years. Please define "high ambition" ? Buying a high rise condo ? McMansion in a suburb ? Would that instantly qualify me to be an ambitious achiever ?

    They call themselves rich because of bank balances but in my
    It doesn't matter what your views are, if they have money in the bank they are actually "rich". If they can maintain the same life style in good times and bad times, they are rich. They can provide food, shelter and health insurance for their family during tough times, they are rich. Unfortunately your views will NOT pay bills, so you can distribute them freely on this forum all you want it won't make a difference.

    They call themselves rich because of bank balances but in my view they are poor than most of homeless guys who live out streets.

    Don't insult someone just because he/she is homeless. People do go through tough times and not everyone is fortunate to have smooth sailing all along. You said have seen it all but you haven't learned to be humble !!! May be you ain't seen nothing yet. Start with "Pursuit of Happiness" the movie that is.


    Category 2: Money Money Money
    These people do not want to buy houses not because they cannot afford or they want to play safe. They just don’t want to spend. All they care is Saving, Saving, saving their entire life & keep filling their bank balances. Often strangely both couples are working. These are people who want to live in cheapest rent (even with double income) in single bedroom & they don’t mind children sleeping in their bed room. They don’t mind sending their children to low grade schools. They don’t mind their in-Laws or parents when they visit sleeping in living room on the floor. Their intention to come into this country is only for earning money & because they don’t have high ambitions & all they care is saving & not spending, they just think of saving in all possible ways. They call themselves rich because of bank balances but in my view they are poor than most of homeless guys who live out streets.

    Category 3: Unaffordable

    They simply cannot afford due to multiple reasons like single Income, financial obligations etc.

    Continuation..... Next Page...





    logiclife
    04-10 08:04 PM
    Changed it.

    Also, you had typed 'wives I 94'.

    How many wives do you have? :D :D :D





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