Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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  • speddi
    06-02 01:21 PM
    I didnt. I dont know if there is any number to call to find the status.

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  • singhsa3
    04-30 09:10 PM
    Don't get disheartened my freind. I did not intend to come out like that.
    But seriously, you do need form a group to handle this issue. IV can at most provide an umbrella , under which like minded people like yourself can organize. We have similar such groups for IV physicians, lawmaker liasion et.

    In case you did not notice I asked for a suggestion, not action. And please think a little broad and beyond technical terms, I don't mean Senior in forum (100+ post), I meant someone who has experience to provide suggestions that may have worked previously.

    thanks for your "help" with the IV formula


    If you dont have anything positive to contribute please do not just post comment (to become senior) as it could hurt others morale.

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  • roseball
    08-17 07:00 PM
    Applied on May 28, 2010 Electronically
    Approved on July 07, 2010.

    Now I am working with attorney to file my I-140
    I have 3 Years BS Degree in Electronics From Andhra University + 1 Year BS Degree in Computer Specialization from Andhra University.

    Still I am kind of tense about my degree is considered as US equivalent degree. It accepted in H1-B, and EB-3 GC process. I am cross my figures until I get the decision from IO. I will give more updates later.


    Frankly, the chances of getting an EB-2 I-140 approved with your educational background are very bleak to say the least. However, there are always exceptions and I hope you get lucky. Good luck, atleast your employer tried.

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  • mhathi
    05-16 10:27 AM
    I called congressman Hinjosa's office.

    The staffer asked me where I am calling from. Then said you are not a constituent of the congressman and was not willing to transfer to the person who handles immigration issues. I insisted on leaving a message and he took the message, but was surprised, did anybody else encounter this? How do we handle this if it happens with other congressmen?


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  • zico123
    06-28 01:31 PM
    I have H1-b petition approval but i dont have h1-I-94 card.
    Is it legal to work without h1-I-94 Card?
    Do i need to travel out side of country ?
    Read the approval letter. It states that you would need to travel outside the US and apply for H1 visa at US Consulate abroad. If your visa is granted then you can re-enter US with new I-94 card. Stay inside US without a valid I-94 is considered Out-Of-Status.

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  • rahulpaper
    06-29 06:57 PM
    some assumptions and calculations with answer = 750k . You are right to get this 750K approved it will take 5 years.. ...one more thing to consider is country level limitations. and EB1/2/3 limitations...ROW and China may already be catching up (may not even need 5 years)...India will need 50 years not 5 years to catch up.

    My 2 cents..

    Every one is here is emotional, after seeing the beautiful collective work of USCIS/DOS/DOL/AILA ect.. Now AILA is jumping high between sky and earth and due to the mismanagement of system. Everyone knows both USCIS/DOS is mismanaging the process. However, What AILA was doing when DOS issued the visa bulletin 15 days back? Do you thing, AILA did not know the estimate of number of 485s going to be filed in the month of July? Why did not they call USCIS and DOS about the implication of making all categories current? Why did they not advised their client that there is a mistake in VB, it is not possible it will become current in just one month? All of sudden, why they are jumping and collects all the money from customers to file 485?

    Here is my estimate how many 485s is going to be filed in July.

    BEC has almost cleared all the backlogs. The rough estimate about 200,000 LC might have been certified by BEC. Let�s assume about 150K out of 200K candidates held back due to retrogression from 2004 to 2007. Let us assume 150 K PERM LC certified between March 2005 and June 2007 affected by retrogression. Therefore about 300K (primary) people will go for 485 in July. If we add dependents it will be another 450K. Therefore about 750K 485s+ 750K AP + 600K EAD applications will be filed in the month of july.

    If 750K 485s filled in one month, we need about 5 years sum of EB visa numbers. It needs 5 years to issue the visa. There should be 750,000 EB visas should be immediately available as on July, to make all EB categories current. There are only 40,000 visas available as of June. Does AILA do not aware of this simple estimation?

    There are 40,000 eligible/approvable 485 are currently pending with USCIS. The composition of PD and country of chargeability may vary between 2001 and 2007. In order to issue 40,000 remaining visas to already pending 485s they made all categories current, otherwise it will get wasted. In order to approve a 485 the PD should be current. That�s why they made it current. It is not for accepting 750,000 485s, when available number is just 40,000. AILA should have aware of it and advised the USCIS/DOS and customers properly


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  • braindrain
    05-23 07:40 PM
    I called the Senetars last week. Left VM for few and was able to speak with assistants on other occasions.But, missed voting on the IV poll.....

    Just wanted to let people know, if we are still counting the total number of calls....Count me in...

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  • jonty_11
    07-11 06:36 PM
    This is great..I wonder how powerful she is? They never cared to reply to her July 2nd letter.
    hence the timebound letter now.....but USCIS doesnt give a damn...


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  • bskrishna
    05-09 11:25 AM
    While I agree with most of what you have said, some of this anxiety will be removed or minimized if USCIS has a published or documented way of going through with these approvals (like PD,RD,ND etc)instead of randomly choosing a case.

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  • roseball
    11-28 02:08 PM
    I received my new Passport today. Applied by mail at CGI Houston.

    Application RD: Oct 26th, 2007
    Passport Date of Issue: Nov 22, 2007
    Passport Mailed by Fedex: Nov 27th, 2007 (I included $20 express mail fee)
    Passport Received: Nov 28th, 2007


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  • neelu
    12-13 03:34 PM
    we send emails to members as a newsletter and will include this as action item. However we do not want to spam our members every now and then. we also want our members to update their details at this time so that we can reach out to them. only few members actually updated their information till now.

    Thank you, Pappu.

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  • WeldonSprings
    06-04 02:27 PM
    Due to the delays in obtaining EAD from Nebraska Service Center; I am planning to do the following things-

    1. On the 78th. day (since currently NSC is taking 11 weeks= 77 days, to process EAD cards) call USCIS customer support 1-800 number and tell them that my case is outside the processing timeframe.
    However, if I do this, my case gets locked up. That is any call the customer service representative takes and opens a service request; another service request cannot be opened earlier than 30 days.

    2. Even still if my application is not approved, then I plan to walk into the USCIS office on the 91st day and request an interim card.

    My question is since, I opened a Service Request on the 78th. day, can the local office representative open another service request to request an interim card on the 91st. day, since 30 days did not pass from opening my service request.

    Gurus, please comment.

    E-Filed on 04/15 . Wifes EAD Card received on 06/01. Mine still says initial review so Initiated a service request but looks like it would not have much impact as case is still under normal processing times.
    Getting concerned now since my current EAD expires on 90th day.


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  • slowwin
    05-02 08:43 AM

    21 people have voted so far and I have only seen two posts till now, who said that they are from non-IT field , it suggests that more than 90% affected are from IT and EB2 ? I want to see hard numbers, please.


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  • pray
    08-28 05:53 PM
    this whole thread is a nonsense, it belevies that people are not aware of the tricks placed by desi consulting companies. how come people do not take jobs
    in foutune 500 companies if they are so good at their skills, why do people go to
    desi consulting companies for training, after MS degree every body is asking for
    the list of consulting companies( why do they do that ).

    there are people who ask is it valid to be without payslips on H1B ( how much
    more ignorent can u be ) , bottom line they could not find the project and they want to blame the desi company for not paying them ( trash ).

    wake up people.


    Wastage of H1 visas is criminal.There should be a quota on H1 visas per company-no more than 500-1000 per company,plus percentage limits of h-1 visas to total employees in a company.Along with this if there is a simple provision as there is in other countries like england,where the spouse can work too it will solve a lot of issues.


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  • logiclife
    12-13 01:43 PM

    Can you please make this a sticky?

    Thank you.

    I have made the thread sticky. Thanks for taking this initiative.

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  • naresh.kumar
    05-17 04:54 PM

    I am about to send my passport renewal application to CGI Houston paying the Tatkal fee. As I am a consultant and will be traveling all week, I might not be home when the passport arrives. And so, I want CGI to send my renewed passport to my aunt's address.

    Has anyone done this before? If so, is it sufficient if I send an self-addressed envelope with my aunt's address?

    Thanks for your replies.


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  • Saralayar
    04-13 04:09 PM
    Please enlighten me - the one who proposed this idea and for those who supported this - Why do you think the concerned authorities or lawmakers would listen to you (us) and agree to making this happen? I believe Green Card gives us all the priviliges of the US citizenship except the voting rights. Besides the voting right, what are the significant differences between the two (Green Card vs. Citizenship) that would make a good case for asking for a faster citizenship program?
    GC is an extension of H1B issued for 10 years and gives freedom to change the employer. Citizenship is different and do not compare GC with Citizenship.

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  • green_mile
    09-29 08:43 AM
    Even illigal immigrants has more optimism,
    And they actually believe themselves they have every right to become a permanant citizens than legal immigrants waiting in line.

    Some folks can't even bear the thought if some one thinks they should try to influence the law makers.

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  • santb1975
    04-14 04:53 PM
    Yes I do

    Lots of people getting excited about the new bills.. How many have it in them to run/work for it??

    05-15 10:40 AM
    I am feeling very envious of people having their applications processed at the TSC. TSC as seen by the examples above are renewing EAD in 2 weeks.

    However, NSC is taking 2 months to process these EADs. There is a big difference between processing logic at NSC v/s TSC

    I think the employee diversity at TSC is big compared to NSC. Therefore, people add their heart to work and processing is faster. In other words, Intent is pure. If you pay a higher fee for a service you get the return.

    Contrast that with NSC. The employee diversity is poor. Employees are working just because it is a government job and their intentions are questionable, therefore a big lag in processing.

    Hope the courts teach NSC a lesson, that nobody is above the law and they should be processing cases quickly as compared to their TSC counterparts. Hope somebody is listening.

    02-03 02:39 AM
    Here are few sentences from Senator kennedy's concession speach at 1980 Democratic convention in New York

    [B]For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.[B]

    You can hear the speech at http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/tedkennedy.htm

    So guys dont get depressed, As long as people like senator kennedy / Mccain are in senate I have hope.

    God bless America.

    McCain or Kennedy hasn't yet proven themselves to be champions of skilled-labor legal immigration. In fact Kennedy has been a critic of H1B visas from its inception. Read up on H1B history to get an idea. So I would not put too much hope on senators until they champion or sponsor our cause.

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