Monday, July 4, 2011

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  • krishmunn
    06-15 06:37 PM
    H1b cap is 65k+ 20K for US master degree and remaining are exemptions. Total approimately 125K were issued on 2007.

    You mean the cap-exempt made up 50K ? That appears too high. What is your source of info.
    When you say total 125K were issued in 2007, did you exclude
    the transfer (basically a new H1 not subject to cap) ?





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  • conchshell
    07-29 12:52 PM
    More and more, I see people posting messages containing the unspoken assumption that since the Indian E2 cutoff date has moved forward, it is likely to move forward further in the coming months. This is a false hope.


    I personally feel it all depends on how USCIS is gonna process the cases during August 2008.

    When Ron writes about the new EB2 India quota for 2008, he does not mention spill over to EB 2 India from EB1 category. Which is a very important aspect behind the prediction given by optimists like vdlrao and others.

    However at the same time, if USCIS does not bring its act together and we end up wasting the visas once again ( it highly unlikely that consular visa posts will assign 20 to 40K visas in next two months ... Are there so many people going with CP route??) the dates for EB2 India will retrogress but certainly not to an extent that they go back to 2003. There will be a mild retrogression and EB2 India date may come back to April 2004. However, later on they will progress further because of new years quota and spillover from EB1.





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  • gagbag
    07-03 09:40 PM
    http://www.wesh.com/money/13616272/detail.html


    http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2007/07/03/4308500-sun.html


    http://www.kswo.com/Global/story.asp?S=6740337


    http://www.onelocalnews.com/howelltimesandtranscript/stories/index.php?action=fullnews&id=129492


    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/US_cap_on_employment-based_visas/articleshow/2170349.cms

    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jul02/0,4670,ImmigrationGreenCards,00.html





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  • pathiren
    09-28 08:46 PM
    Thanks for the response in advance.

    The question is:
    1) Can a husband (on H1) own a business and sponsor (H1 and greencard) his wife to work for the same business?
    2) Can an Indian company start LLC or any other kind of firm and own a business and sponsor someone- more specifically my dad (a major stake holder in Indian company) and this indian company starts some kind of LLC or inc (whichever is feasible) and sponsor my wife for H1 and greencard?

    I know its kind of confusing, but would appreciate if you can try and explore this.

    Thanks a lot!



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  • boreal
    07-30 06:14 PM
    Travind I am not close to the family anymore I made the dude so uncomfortable he stopped calling me. Here are some avoidance techniques, but you need to be ballsy to pull them of and never exceed the limits of decency and you must have a sense of timing and humor to do these. I have used these techniques myself for avoidance
    1) Stare at his wife or sister and constantly compliment their looks, cooking, chai etc
    2) Make lots of sticky notes with their quotes in the meetings and stick it on their walls
    3)Break your pencil or pen at the meeting and loudly say cuss words like "shit that is good"
    4) Itch nervously when they approach you in any location they will leave you thinking you have some skin disease.
    5) Cough without closing your mouth directly in front of their face
    6) Wear ghetto clothes when you go to the usual locations they avoid you like the plague (sorry guys who wear kurta with jeans and leather chappals you are the most obvious target)
    7) Borrow cd's, dvd's etc and never return them or their calls they are bound to be nice since even in the worst case they are still trying to sell to you.

    There are more things to do but i'm guessing some other people will post their experiences , just one word of caution do not extend your torture because these people are human beings who have been proselytized by their diamonds etc that they dont realize and don't worry they will not learn from you.

    Stop this you idiot!! And everyone else, please stop this as well. Dont you have any limits? Any iota of decency left in you? Yeah this thread started out as a good humor/info thread but now it has degenerated to such an extent - oh my God - and ppl supporting this guy are all supposed to be highly educated?

    No, i am not amway, hate them with the same passion - but I know how to ignore them - and also I know how to be decent and HUMAN!

    If someone wants to say that they are kidding by supporting this guy, then let me tell you something. This is NOT funny!





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  • gc28262
    06-12 12:40 AM
    People need to understand that you need to give some to win some. I would like to propose to IV a kind of proposal that would be a win win for both the immigrants and the US.
    .................................................. .................................................. ..............
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    dilipcr,

    Don't tell us you are trying to save america for americans ( now that you are going to be a citizen)

    You are just trying to close the door behind you.
    You think Grassley bill is good for everyone. Yeah sure it is good for you !

    You have begun to think like loosers guild( aka programmers guild)

    You claim the fittest will survive and you don't need any luck to survive. However you had your round of layoffs too. That is a fact of american job market. Luck does play a lot in people's lives especially here in US. I have heard of an IBM engineer who was laid off during 2001 recession. He had 2 patents under his belt. So nobody is immune to luck factor.

    Now that you have become a GC holder and soon going to be a citizen, you are so much worried about the wage levels and and L1 visas. You are ok with H1Bs because you were on H1B earlier in your life.

    Did you ever worry about depressing citizen's wages when you were on H1B ?

    It is one thing to be so self centered, another to say it aloud on a prospective immigrant's forum like IV.

    BTW america is the best place to do business. If you feel threatened by more work force entering USA, become an entrepreneur like Vivek Wadhwa, not a loser like Ron Hira.

    Aren't we Indians a bunch of crabs !



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  • sachug22
    09-24 06:40 PM
    If you see the number of application pending in EB2 ROW for 2007 and 2008 they are huge compared to previous years somewhere in hundereds which can mean having the above said issues. The number of applications related to the above mentioned issues cannot spike significantly in just 2007 and 2008. Either the data is old and can mean that these applications are processed and approved and we wait until the new data is posted.

    You can compare this with the PERM data. PERM data has very low EB2 ROW application in a given year and hence has always remained current.

    Is my assumption correct?

    CIS files your application until its time to process. Check the processing dates for Texas and Nebraska service center they are still in second half of 2007. So these applications are filled and waiting for the processing dates to move forward.

    I am not sure if any of your application was delayed due to CIS processing delays, but if they have limited resources they have to go sequentially in order of receipt date (and at time simple approvals AP/EAD could take 4-6 months).





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  • fairman
    08-18 09:50 PM
    What if you have no profile. I mean if somebody is not even in GC line, he/she can't even post in these forums? What kind of lunatic logic is that?

    Please put a profile.



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  • sk2006
    08-15 04:16 PM
    Why so much ruckus for SRK ?. After all he is a actor in India. So many actors are having connections with Dawood Ibrahim. So , nothing wrong for extra questioning.


    But Indian immigration will not do such things to foreign delegates. They treat them like gods.Everything will be bypassed.

    This is the difference between us and US

    Agreed. Makes sense.





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  • jhaalaa
    01-13 02:49 PM
    When folks transfer to a new employers using AC21 (where AC21 is otherwise valid) -
    0. NOT APPLICABLE: for folks who only use the EAD for the AC21 and do not use H1 transfer.
    1. OK: for folks where you work directly for the new H1 transfer sponsor.
    2. DIFFICULT: When H1 transfer using AC21 is sought from a sponsor just to meet AC21 criteria, while one works as a consultant.

    AC21 Beware - is specially meant for those wishing to seek AC21 from a small consulting company - because finding some big employer who would presently write a job description in the offer letter to match the criteria ("same or similar") that was advertised for the Labor certificate underlying a I-485 petition that has been pending 7 or more years back does not seem very practical.
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    In general, for folks on H1 or those planning to get one -

    A. Folks who work directly for the H1 sponsors are OK.

    B. With this memo, meeting 'Employee-Employer relationship' shall become tougher to prove for small and specially third party consulting company employees who work elsewhere and for an unrelated (to what is stated on the LCA petition used for the H1) client.

    It does not mean that its all going to be dark for all with no hope.
    Just that, keeping all necessary documentation, proof of communication of work, duties, progress, status, performance assessments, time sheets, documented business processes, projects related documentation, client-vendor communication, service agreements, etc shall become very tedious for small consulting businesses.


    Best Wishes for all



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  • TeddyKoochu
    01-15 04:48 PM
    "What about the legitimate people who didnt buy the visa and due to USCIS, struck in GC black hole...? Do you have any way to segregate bad apple from good one. You just want to throw the baby with bath water. Period."
    U tell how USCIS should segregate bad apple with good one ? Should they allow the status quo because good apple will be affected ?

    Buddy I believe you are being too harsh. Status Quo is never a great idea, however please consider the following scenario's you will realize the larger issue, no disrespect meant to you. Nobody is a fan of consulting only companies including those who work for them.

    1) In case of cancer, chemotherapy or radiotherapy is not applied to the entire body but just the affected part and the dosage is carefully measured not to cause any harm to the good portion howsoever small it maybe.

    2) In a state if a certain area is bad does not mean that every person or everything is bad in that area and the only cure is to eliminate everything.

    3) In a field in a given area if some crops are infected the idea is that you try to weed out just them without harming the good crops or the soil.

    What you are implying is just eliminate a practice right away because the rules of the game suddenly changed one fine day. Your intentions seem to be correct however in your blind justice you are forgetting that there are many good brilliant apples as well (In fact more good than bad) and their families who work hard everyday, have been doing so for many years waiting for their GC and are probably partially stale already. Your notion of justice, correctness and change will kill / finish them as well. Sometimes idealism in reality is not as good as it looks like when just thinking.





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  • pmat
    05-11 01:35 PM
    What happens to the money contributed to US Social security if you move to Canada (for stays < 10 yrs in US). Can you transfer the social security to Canadian system?



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  • anilsal
    12-14 12:51 PM
    It is good to have constructive arguments. I request you to at least have the decency to use "smileys" (preferably the happier types) at the end of strong sentences, such that u don't come across as rude to the readers..... :cool:





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  • reddymjm
    09-23 03:30 PM
    Sending link to TX chapter now.

    RandyK (or any one from MI chapter) Can you send a link to Mi chapter too. I already fwded the link to friends at work.



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  • Blessing&Lifeisbeautiful
    07-25 08:38 AM
    OLDMONK - sam_i02 - BLIB

    Here is my $.02 (or maybe 200 cents)

    I am here since 2001 and my family joined me in 2002. I came here at a fairly grown up age and the reason for coming here is mainly for a better life for my family. I don't make enough money to be able to send and invest in India. In fact I was sent money (more than $10K) a few times from back home.

    But I do make enough money here to be able to live in a good house and have a couple of cars. In India I couldn't have dreamed of a second car (I did have a car in India) and it would have been impossible for my kids to have a car when they are 16. I know for sure I have secured the future of my kids better here in the US than what it could have been for them in India. We are educated people and we keep reading about the successes of the Ambani Borthers, Rahul Gandhi and others. Our family with average IQs and wealth can only read the news but can never have a chance to have a go and succeed like those BIG WIGS in India. Here in the US, we definitely have a chance, to become at least a millionaire before we retire. As for my kids, they could be rich at a much younger age.

    My PD is Oct. 2003 EB2 India (filed everything in June 2007) and I have sustained the wait for 4 years and I am willing to take on the stress for may be one more year for my family by which time we all should have our GCs. Moving to Canada? - I would rather start my own consulting company in Canada and go there once in a while (preferably in the summer) to enjoy the weather and to take care of my business.

    Sincerely - IE


    You are right. A lot of us came here for a better life. And yes it is a better life. I think Canada is a good option, but it is a lot harder to uproot and move, when you are sooo settled in the US.

    Thanks for sharing your story.





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  • chanduv23
    09-04 10:35 PM
    This MF doesn't even have minimum decency to just leave alone a Dead Man.

    Want to see his saint deeds on IV.....Look for handle "CHANDUV23" handle history.

    1..) This MF has been preaching about faking Resumes in his old posts
    2.) He suggested faking Exp letter to someone in trouble...
    3.) He openly has shown someones full name using his Admin previledges


    Look for all of "CHANDUV23" posts

    Want to see him...search for him in UTUBE. Search for "CHANDUV23"
    God knows what kind of idiots are given this kind of responsibility as Admin....

    U r insane. U r assuming stuff and spewing venom. U like googling people's ids ehhh and that is ur passtime.

    And for your kind information - I am not an admin, nor do I have any previliges. I can always write what I want, if IV thinks that I must not write something, they let me know. I do not have to come on multiple IDs like some of you do.

    For those who are angry with me - send me an email or post me a private message as to why you are all so angry with me.



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  • glus
    03-17 10:33 AM
    hi All,

    Can someone give me advice on this:

    I have 4 yrs Bachelors + 6.5 yrs of IT exp. i am being offered a Pre- approved labor(EB3-PD-Nov.2003), which was filed for someone with a condition-Bachelors + 4 years exp., at the time of filing.
    i graduated in June 2000, so i am about 1 year short for the 2003 PD. However i did some part time work during college in India and the lawyer says if i can get exp. letter from that company on a letter head, that should suffice.
    i am concerned if that India exp. during graduation will work or not.
    Has anyone faced a situation like this?
    the (part time exp)company was very small, can this be risky? what do you guys think?

    Thanks.
    I am not sure if you cannot used experience gained before / during college. I think it all depends on the LC requirements. I know many people who used experience gained before gaining their degrees, and there were no issues. However, I do not know if their LCs specified "post-degree experience, or just experience." I would speak to another lawyer to see if he tells you the same story as your current lawyer. You could send this question to Susan Henner. She is the attorney giving us free advise. The the home page for information on how to send her a question.

    Regards,





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  • snathan
    03-27 12:19 PM
    How about rajinikanth, vijaykanth, kamalhasan..........

    Amitab bachan, hrithick, shah rukh..............

    If Imran khan has come in to politics why not Azharuddin ?

    We can keep guessing but you know who is the right guy ,

    Abdul kalaam (can a president become a prime minister too again or something will limit him not to).

    Or deport bobby jindal there and make him india PM so that he can release statements about US from there :D:D:D

    If vijayakanth becomes PM...we dont have to worry about pak terror any more.
    By talk itself this guy will kill every one...

    By the way I also nominate T.Rajendar...

    Why would only we suffer.





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  • Kodi
    05-14 10:46 AM
    If you have canadian PR, can't you work in US or do you still need a working visa to work in the US?

    Thank you.





    paskal
    12-13 05:40 PM
    Note that it would certainly not benefit the other 60%+ from countries other than India that are also stuck in various steps (EB3, name check). So, unless you want IV to stand for IndiaVoice, you should concentrate your admirable effort on increasing the overall quota (with increased per-country quota), excluding dependents, etc.


    in a nutshell:

    an end to retrogression for all
    increased GC quota
    removal of per country quota
    efficient processing of applications

    the per country quota issue is only one among the measures
    we cannot focus exclusively on that because our goal is an end to retrogression for ALL. it does remain though, one of our goals in the package because we believe it is fundamentally unfair and should not be apart of a skilled immigration program.





    poorslumdog
    05-03 01:21 AM
    in this thread... last 1o posts are about newtoearth...

    people will take peosonally and call names when they can't argue with facts...

    if you can talk on the issue lets discuss else (I know this is what you want when you know that you don't have any facts to support you...)
    What is relationship to my ID and Attack on Indian Army by Eelam Guys, Real Stupid ...
    ... I have been so non popular only aravas browsing the thread...

    Hey you know what..
    There are many Indian Languages top of you in population in India or in rest of the world
    Hindi
    PANJABI
    Bengali
    Telugu
    all of the above comminities are living all over the world.. But no one made any noise...
    Now you think.. where the problem is .. Every body mingled with locals...
    But if any one sees Singapore, Malasia, or SL. you know ...
    Enough...
    I am out of this disscussion if some one is talking it personally

    What about Hindi guys are kicked out in asam and Mumbai. Malasiya, Singapore and SL have tamil population and thats why the noise is.

    Basically you are a singala guy in this forum for long time and created this id to today to fight with tamils. Because no other indian guy will call tamil as arava...In fact we hear it for the first time and no one knows or cares what it means.



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