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  • Legal
    06-29 04:34 PM
    some brand new "junior" members with 2 posts all made today strogly believing these rumors.

    One wonders;)





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  • dontcareaboutGC
    04-06 02:26 PM
    Firstly the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of un-used visa's is a clear indicator of poor USCIS efficiency. Even if the recapture visa effort bears fruit and people will get interim benefit it will do nothing to improve the efficiency of processing cases at USCIS which I think is the root cause of this problem. Yes there is also a supply and demand situation but unless USCIS improves the delays and backlogs may not stand a chance.





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  • sanan
    05-16 10:05 AM
    Do a translation in english. I did it my self line by line and have it notorised
    My Birth Certificate is in Indian regional language. Is this Birth Certificate valid for 485 or do I need to translate it into English?





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  • a1b2c3
    06-25 08:40 PM
    Wake up. :D You are responding to 2008 post.

    Sure. But it doesn't change a thing. Would've said the same thing in 08. By throwing a bone (EAD card) USCIS have played with EB3 indians and have very effectively throttled the green cards.



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  • Saralayar
    08-22 05:23 PM
    Wish the people in power also like this and also make this a law.
    Bump... Keep this thread alive again...





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  • jamesingham
    05-16 11:50 AM
    Do you need to be married at the time of applying I-140 to get GC in the same application ?

    My question is when is the latest that one can get married so as to get his/her spouse a GC on the same application.



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  • shana04
    03-17 12:28 AM
    My Indian passport is about to expire in Oct 2009. Is there step by step instructions available on IV forums for filling in the online form for passport renewal on Indian Consulate - Chicago website.

    Thanks.

    http://chicago.indianconsulate.com/Passpins.html





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  • somegchuh
    06-29 04:49 PM
    ok, there is a lot of prediction that the dates will move from C to U in the very near future. What does it mean for people who currently have I-1485 applications pending? Does it mean they have to wait until the dates move from U to whatever their PD is? if it moves to U in Aug, I think it will be in Oct when it will move again to sometime 2003 (given the large # they are about to receive).

    Any ideas about this?



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  • warko01
    04-02 09:05 AM
    Do I have to get any of the documents/copies notorized before applying by mail to CGI in Houston?

    Thanks,
    - warko01





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  • RNANDIGAM1
    05-16 01:12 PM
    Does anyone know about this:
    Once Priority date beconmes current, whithin how many days should I-485 petition be filed?



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  • raju123
    02-02 09:48 AM
    End of suspense drama

    No immigration provisions with HR 2

    http://www.immigration-law.com/

    02/02/2007: Senate Passed H.R. 2 Without Immigration Reform Bills

    * During the debate, the immigration reform bill introduced by Senator Kerry as Title VI was agreed to, but it appears that at the last minute the immigration reform bills were sliced off along with all other bills which are not related to the minimum wage in passing H.R. 2 at 5:00 p.m. by the Senate. We incorrectly reported the immigration bills were part of the H.R. 2 which the Senate passed yesterday. The final H.R. 2 bill passed by the Senate is expected to go to the Senate-House Conference committee.





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  • sunny1000
    07-14 04:24 PM
    I thought there is no harder working organization than USCIS. The devotion they showed towards June end by working long weekend hours to approve 60K visas is commendable :)

    Is this a sarcastic comment or did you mean it? If you are being sarcastic, I am with you 100%:D :D :D :D



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  • pmpforgc
    03-23 08:50 PM
    I have sent email to several of my friends. I HAVE USED FOLLOWING DRAFT YOU CAN MODIFY IT FOR YOUR NEED.

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    Dear Friend

    I know you are very BUSY. But I want your TWO minutes to REGISTER at the Following website as member.

    http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php

    THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT ORGANIZATION WORKING FOR YOUR AND MINE BENEFIT. THIS IS GROUP OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME WHO ARE LEADING FIGHT FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM FOR HIGHLY SKILLED IMMIGRANTS WHO HAVE HIGH SKILL JOBS OR HAVE U.S. MASTERS OR HIGHER DEGREE.

    AS YOU KNOW CURRENTLY THERE IS BACKLOG FOR GREEN CARDS. UNLESS SOME RULES ARE MODIFIED YOU AND ME WILL NOT GET GREEN CARD IN NEXT FIVE YEARS. SPECIFICALLY IT IS MUCH SEVEIOUR CONDITION FOR PEOPLE FROM INDIA CHINA, PHILIPINES AND SEVERAL OTHER SUCH COUNTRIES., AS THESE COUNTRY HAVE LOT OF IMMIGRANTS AND THEY HAVE ONLY FIXED QOUTA FOR EMPLOYMENT BASED GREEN CARDS.

    I KNOW SOME OF YOU HAVE NOT YET STARTED WORKING ON YOUR GREEN CARDS. BUT WHEN YOU WILL START, YOU WILL REALIZE THAT IT IS LIKE DOING ANOTHER MASTER OR PHD!!

    THE ABOVE GROUP IS FORMED BY PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE ON STUDENT OR H-1 VISA. THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGHT FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM FOR HIGHLY SKILLED IMMIGRANTS. WHEN YOU LISTEN TO IMMIGRATION BILL YOU ALWAYS LISTEN ABOUT ILLIGAL IMMIGRANT, VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT LEGAL HIGHLY SKILLED IMMIGRANTS. THOSE FEW WHO TALKS ABOUT ONLY TALKS ABOUT INCREASING H-1B VISA. THEY DONT TALK ANYTHING ABOUT GREEN CARD. UNDER H-1B YOU HAVE SEVERAL PROBLEMS THAT YOU CAN NOT CHANGE JOB ETC. AND GREEN CARD IS ALMOST INVISIBLE FOR PEOPLE FROM MANY COUNTRY INCLUDING INDIA, CHINA AND PHILIPINES ETC.

    EMPLOYMENT BASED GREEN CARD FALLS IN EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 CATEGORIES.
    EVEN IF YOU HAVE PHD AND HAVE UNIVERSITY JOB YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO APPLY FOR EB-1 AND THAT IS ONLY OPEN CATEGOREY. TO QUALIFY FOR EB-1 YOU NEED TENURE TRACK POSITION AT UNIVERSITY WITH AROUND 20 RESEARCH PAPERSAND SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. THOSE WHO APPLY FOR EB-2 OR EB-3 (LIKE YOU AND ME) OR NIW, SHOULD NOT HOPE FOR GREEN CARD TILL NEXT 5 YRS IN CURRENT SITUATION.

    THIS EXCELLENT GROUP OF PEOPLE COMPRISING OF MANY BRIGHT PEOPLE FROM INDIA, CHINA AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES FROM WORLD IS VERY ACTIVE IN WASHINGTON DC TO CHANGE LAWS FOR GREEN CARD FOR YOU AND ME. THOUGH IT WAS FORMED JUST IN 2006 IT HAS AROUND 10,000 MEMBERS AND HAS BEEN TRYING TO CREATE FUND TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHT.

    YOU TAKE LOOK AT THERE WEB SITE, I AM SURE YOU WILL BE IMPRESSED BY THE WORK THEY HAVE DONE IN LAST ONE YEAR FOR HIGHLY SKILLED IMMIGRNTS. THEY HAVE ALREADY ESTABLISHED STRONG POLITICAL CONTACTS AND ALREADY USING LOBBYIST TO PURSUE CHANGE IN LAWS FOR OUR FAVOR. THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR YOU TO GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR FUTURE GREEN CARD PROCESS BY SUPPOSRTING THEM SO THAT THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL.

    BEFORE YOU GO THROUGH THEIR FULL WEBSITE, I WANT ALL OF YOU TO REGISTER JUST AS THE MEMBER. SO THAT THEY CAN INCRESASE THEIR STRENGTH IN WASHINGTON DC EVRYTHING WORKS ON NUMBERS. ALL PEOPLE TALKS ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT BECAUSE THEY ARE IN LARGE NUMBER AND EVRY BODY WANTS THEIR AND OTHER RELATED PEOPLES VOTES. SAME WAY THIS ORAGANIZATION ALSO NEEDS OUR UN DETERED SUPPORT TO SHOW STRENGTH IN WASHINGTON DC. SO BEFORE YOU TAKE TIME TO READ THERE WEBSITE JUST REGISTER AS MEMBER. IT SHOULD NOT TAKE MORE THAN ONE MINUTE.

    I ALSO WANT YOU TO CONTINUE VISITING THERE WEBSITE, SO THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN WASHINGTON DC , IN REGARDS TO YOUR FUTURE GREEN CARD. I VISIT THIS WEBSITE ATLEAST TEN TIME A DAY. THEY GIVE EVRY LIVE MINUTE BY MINUTE PICTURE OF THE SHOW IN DC. ALSO YOU NEED TO BE PART OF THERE EMAIL, MEET THE LAW MAKER AND OTHER ACTIVITY AS PER YOUR TIME CONVENIENCE.

    LET ME ADD THEY ARE DOING ALL THE LEGAL ACTIVITY WHICH IS FULLY PERMITED UNDER US IMMIGRATION LAWS. STILL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUIESTION YOU CAN CALL THEM AND CLEAR YOUR DOUBT.

    ALSO THEY NEED WHAT EVER FINANCIAL SUPPORT YOU CAN DO THEM. I AM ALSO THERE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTOR . I HAVE CONTRIBUTED FEW HUNDREAD DOLLAR AND REGISTERED AS MONTHLY CONTRIBUTOR. SO THAT THEY CAN SUCCEED FOR MY AND YOUR, AS WELL AS FUTURE HIGHLY SKILLED IMMIGRANT BENEFIT. REMEMBER THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR GREEN CARDS. IT IS BETTER TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEM, RATHER THAN PAYING SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS TO LAWYERS. LAWYER JUST FILL FORMS ( THAT YOU NEED TO CHECK THREE TIMES BEFORE SUBMITTING !!!) AND NEVER PROMISE TO GET YOU ANYTHING. THIS ORGANIZATION I AM SURE WITH YOUR SUPPORT WILL GET LOT OF WORK DONE IN WASHINGTON DC, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT NEED PROBABLY LAWYER TO FILE FOR YOUR GREEN CARD. IF THEY SUCCEED YOUR GREEN CARD APPLICATION WILL BECOME PIECE OF CAKE. THEY HAD DONE LOT MORE THAN WHAT THEY PROMISED. YOU CAN DIG IN TO THE WEBSITE FOR MAKING YOUR SELF EDUCATED ABOUT THERE FACINATING WORK. LET ME ADD THE CORE TEAM WHICH RUN THIS ORGANIZATION HAVE PAID SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THEIR POCKET TO MAKE THIS ATTEMPT SUCCESSFUL. THEY ARE THAT MUCH COMMITTED TO THE FINAL GOALS.

    I PERSONALLY URGE ALL MY FRIENDS LIKE YOU TO REGISTER AS MEMBER FOR THIS ORGANIZATION AND ALSO CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY, IF YOU CAN, FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOUR SELF, ME AS WELL AS FUTURE GREEN CARD APPLICANTS FROM HIGHLY SKILLED COMMUNITY.

    THANKS FOR TAKING TIME TO READ THIS AND REGISTER.

    IF YOU REGISTER PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK WITH YOUR SCREEN NAME SO I KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION ON MY REQUEST.

    AFTER READING THIS AND REGISTERING IF YOU FEEL THIS FOR YOU AND ME, PLEASE FORWARD IT TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE EITHER ON STUDENT OR H-1 VISA AND WILL NEED GREEN CARD IN FUTURE. THEY NEEDS TO BE PART OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK FOR THEIR FUTURE BENEFIT.

    THANKS





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  • NolaIndian32
    04-08 08:32 PM
    Thanks for your support Needhelp! I really hope you can come walk the 5k at the Houston event. As I said before, the 5K is a 45 min walk at a moderate pace. And like Santb1975 said, you can reach a goal of 5K in 6-8 weeks.



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  • smuggymba
    08-17 07:54 AM
    congrats roseball. Are you filing regular or premium 140. I haven't heard back from my lawyer/HR after the PERM email.





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  • glus
    02-02 11:30 AM
    Looks like i got confused.....deleted this. The provisions to reduce the backlog were included in S.AMDT.180 , which has not even been voted..... the s.amdt.187 is something different. I guess we all got confused. The S.AMDT.180 has not passed senate.



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  • shantak
    08-11 02:20 PM
    We had our fp done on June 11th and there was a soft LUD on 07/22.

    efiled on 05/21
    EAD expires on 09/11

    Hope we get our EAD approval soon.
    I think they had a system glitch for some time. All the people who got an LUD on 7/22 essentially means that TSC had received the FP on that date.
    I have an infopass on 14th I will see what information they will provide.
    I will keep you all posted





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  • PlainSpeak
    01-12 11:32 AM
    And your point is ???????????????

    This is how it works....

    2011 - EB2 gets current
    2012 - EB2 retrogrades because all indians start applying in EB2.
    2019 - EB2 current
    2020 - EB2 retrogrades again

    In the mean time .......
    2025 - 50 k EB3 Indians are appying for EAD and AP for the 20th time and hoping that they do not get harrased at the POE while coming back





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  • StuckInTheMuck
    07-30 10:01 AM
    Wonder if we are seeing the first wave of errors and mishaps from the new USCIS recruits (there was a warning recently about the possibility of such errors, forgot where I read that).





    pushkarw
    09-03 05:58 PM
    Does anyone know whether a case is assigned to an IO before or after a visa number is assigned? Or whether a visa number has got nothing to do with officer assignment?





    logiclife
    05-16 04:30 PM
    Hi Folks,

    My PD is current but my lawyer is saying that I CANNOT file I-485.
    Reason:

    My labor cert / EB2 was originated in Illinois and then amended for Virginia by G-28.

    Since my labor cert approval, i moved to Califonia - same job, same company.

    Now my lawyer is saying that I need to go back to Virginia so i can apply for I-485.

    Question:

    1. Do i have to go back to the same state/location at I-485 filing stage where my Labor was originally approved?

    2. Doesnot Green Card is for a future job?

    3. Can i file I-485 while I am in California and my labor was approved for VA?

    Please advise - thanks

    I have asked Rajiv Khanna the same question when I moved to new location after GC was filed in Phoenix, AZ.

    I moved to Reno, NV and the opinion of Rajiv Khanna was :

    You can work in Reno and file your 140 and 485 also while working in Reno. If it takes longer than 180 days to process your 485 (which most likely will be the case) then you can invoke your AC21 portability options and continue working in Reno upto the end of 485 processing and even after that.

    If it takes less than 180 days for USCIS to process my 485 file, then the AC21 portability option is not available to me and as soon as 485 is approved, I have to move back to the original location (Phoenix) in my case where my GC was filed.

    Most likely, in my case and in your case, 485 is going to take a lot longer than 180 to process and the AC21 portability option will be available so we would never have to go back to original location to work from there the GC was filed.

    In this case, you should almost wish that your 485 takes longer than 180 days (may be 190 days ideally) so that you dont have to go back.

    Your lawyer seems to be not very experienced and you should get a second opinion.

    Also sent you a PM.



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