Monday, July 4, 2011

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  • chinna2003
    06-14 08:07 AM
    My wife is eligible for fling for AOS right now , however she has already accepted a position with different salary and designation with the same employer and asked the employer to file a new H1 b, I dont believe its been filed yet. We never thought the dates would be current in our life time

    We are thinking of refusiong the promotion offer, however the boss is willing to helo keep the new job waiting for her and continue her green card processing in the current designation
    1. I know you can change jobs after 6 months of I-485 that point can she use the EAD to work at this new job or she can only port the EAD to a similar occupation?
    2. Other scenario is then have to a future job offer for the category that she has applied to green card through either from the same employer or a different one.. and asking for a H-1 B for the job with a higher salary?
    3. If the spouse derivative uses the EAD can the primary applicant stay on H-1 b Status without using her EAD or is it going to be considered as though she used her EAD and hence no longer in H-1B?

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  • ImmiLosers
    01-13 01:53 PM

    Check them out ......Only for today trades. Nice long opportunities.



    How do you analyze it?

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  • andycool
    05-14 09:55 AM
    message... no approval yet....

    I E filed EAD for my spouse on april 1 st and still no FP or Approval notice ...

    Tool Info pass ... and the AO informed that no FP notice has been issued yet.

    I file my EAD on April 26 - FP on 13 may - CPO on 14 May

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  • gapala
    01-22 09:39 PM
    I can imagine what was going through Slumdog's mind. But believe me, I was in similar situations twice in 2001 and 2003, well, not exactly, I should say, our entire department of 89 were wipped off keeping just our big boss on board. 100 guys came from India and looked over our shoulders for couple of weeks, we were asked to train counterparts and ensure the success on everything that we used to do on a daily basis. At the end of the month all of us were out of work. Jobs were shifted to outsourcing company in india.

    I was feeling terrible for couple of days but found a job after 2 weeks and the history repeated again after 14 months. Similar situation but different faces. This time the pain was not as bad as it was during the first time. Ofcourse, I had to move to west coast leaving my cherished home and live in a rented apratment..

    But my friends, looking back at the events, I can see that those situations solidified my convictions and made me much stronger. I truely believe, well, I know now that what ever happened in the past was for my good.

    If you really think, all our worries are either the things that has happened in the past or anxiety about future. Past is gone and future is unknown. Do not think too much about future or past... we all want to be happy and happiness is available only in the present moment as some one said. We miss very easily as constantly present is turning into past.

    Its one thing to know what is going on around us and other to be fearful and feeling defeated... we have to walk that thin line.

    I agree with Nixtor on his points :)

    Greed and lack of understanding

    Want to make easy money. People think that Real estate value does not fall, just like in the places where they come from, where property has two values, Market value and government value with a huge differential.

    Do I/We really need a house?

    Save money on Taxes

    Bad Realtor

    DINKS So we are good

    Peer pressure :) :)

    Down payment

    As President O said, we collectively failed to take difficult and correct decisions even though the greed and deception can be attributed to some people on the wall street.


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  • usa1999
    07-17 11:26 AM
    This reports also mentions this on Page 48

    Absent legislation to address the visa availability bottleneck
    for India EB-3s, for example, decades may pass between
    the dates when petitioning employers tested the U.S. labor
    market and when visa numbers become available. With an
    ever-changing economy, the market test performed many
    years earlier may bear little, if any, relationship to what the
    U.S. labor pool looks like when USCIS finally confers green
    card status on these individuals.

    We can include above in our letter to lawmakers.

    Also noticed on Page 53 of this report there are 506,410 unused EB visas and out of which 180,039 were recaptured. It means if somehow we convinced lawmakers to bring one more special legislation to recapture remaining EB visas approx 326K , then backlog would be removed. I guess IV is working on this

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  • Kodi
    02-27 10:29 AM
    My lawyer said anyone applying for PERM EB2 is automatic audit to prove business necesity.


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  • WaitingBoy
    05-22 06:13 PM
    No Dude I am also stuck with you at Chicago center

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  • logiclife
    01-18 01:14 PM
    Previous thread on this topic
    has been closed, and the last post on that thread points to this thread.

    That way, we have one place to track all signups.


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  • jdsouza
    05-04 02:04 AM
    Finally after 12 yrs in this country greened...

    Status: Card production ordered from NSC
    No SLUD from 2009
    PD : 16th May 2006

    Wishing you folks all the very best!

    Congratulations! :-)

    Were you fingerprinted more than one time? ( After your LUD in 2009 were you fingerprinted again?)

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  • indio0617
    09-19 10:38 AM
    I am starting this thread for people to share some nice sweet memories about the rally.

    This Part 1 is basically for "WHO MET WHO"

    Most of us in these forums - we talked on phones for a long time and discussed a lot of topics - and we met each other in real at the rally.

    I was excited - and I want to share some of my experiences.

    Please post some experiences on this thread like mine below

    I drove from New York with 5 other dedicated IV members ie tnite, tikka, siraviny, ps57002 and a new member Arun

    At the Rally I met Niloufer(needhelp) and Vandana, drona and other volunteers at the registration desk and was nice to meet you all.

    Then came paskal and gsc999 who stuck a badge on my shirt "chanduv23" and then I met Shivakanth, Vijay Anand and other folks.

    After that I met Macaca - lovable guy, some core members like indio0617, ashish, tamsen.

    Then I met pappu. As soon as I greeted him he stood up. I thought he was respecting me. I felt honored. But after a while - he was standing up to anyone who greets him. Then I figured out that was his habit - and no respect or whatever :D:D:D

    Then met Abhijeet who was carrying his guiter and then jazzbythebay, janilsal and other folks and Jay and Aman and all core team members

    Then I met all the Chinese friends in the NY chapter, Jane, Sophia and it was nice knowing them

    I did miss out a few names - but overall I loved this experience of meeting you all the folks


    Same here. It was great meeting you all, seeing the faces behind the voices and names. It was an emotional high.

    Pappu and me stopped at Union Stn for lunch on the way back after the rally. We were both physically drained and famished. Our jaws dropped when we spotted a desi restaurant there. You all should have seen how we attacked the food !


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  • ImmiLosers
    01-12 08:50 PM
    Please also recommend stocks for tomorrow...

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  • GCAmigo
    02-02 09:54 AM
    Miscommunication happens. I completely understand.
    FYI, all, I just called Senator Kerry's office and he said what ever is there in is true and it is passed according to him. Go figure.
    what does that mean?


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  • illinois_alum
    05-26 04:58 PM
    Thanks for the reply!!

    I have not been FPed recently. All 3 of us (me, my wife and daughter) were FPed in 2007. Then we filed for renewal in 2008 and got the EAD with no FP.

    I was told by an InfoPass officer that FP are valid for 15 months..and after 15 months if PD is not current - they electronically re-validate the FPs.

    Then I had called USCIS cust serv and they told me if my PD did not become current by May '10.. I should get FP notice..since it will be 30 months (15 + 15 months) since my last FP appt.

    Anyone has info about my Que no. 2 ??

    What exactly do they mean by electronic re-validation? Aren't all FPs stored electronically anyway? And they validate it everytime you re-enter the country or apply for EAD....

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  • byeusa
    07-11 05:07 PM
    We can look at overtime work done by uscis and draw an estimate what it take for them for processing our 485 this october. Then we could send Pizza for overtime workers.


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  • shirish
    02-02 12:01 PM
    Would that be a good idea to contact sen. Kerry's office thanking him for the attempt and asking to re-introduce again?

    What do you think guys? If he receives tons of e-mails and phone calls regarding this, he may try to re-introduce again. I just sent an email to him from his website:


    I think Kerry(i think it is actually Kennedy E who introduced it - SA180 , SA 187 did not have anyhting to do with us it was for Women centers) di dnot have any good intentions for us in troducing this.If you see on Thomas(or and search for HR2, see the fourth version, and check out amendments), SA180 was amendment to SA143 (this is by our friend Jeff Sessions). So most probably it was part of politics. Also this status says both these amendments wer eintroduced in Senate but thats it, they did not pass.

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  • bskrishna
    05-16 04:44 PM
    My PD is May 16 2006 and got the cards in today's (May 16 2011) mail. Strange co-incidence! :)

    Congrats. Where was you application filed? TSC/NSC and your receipt dates?


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  • akhilmahajan
    08-03 11:12 AM
    Finally after the third "card production" email (June 23rd, July 15th, July 29th) i got the card today valid for one year. I efiled on April 27th. My PD is April 2006 EB2. So i guess thats why got only for one year.

    gantilk, were you able to find the TSC fax number for expediting the requests for EAD???????????

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  • veda
    08-07 10:47 AM
    Please post here.

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  • abracadabra102
    08-28 06:24 PM
    Unintentional, might be, but you did ruffle this topic of US Master's vs US Non-Master's with this rather sad comment (warm spit!). I dont want to go much further into this either but talking about something that you obviously dont know (useless subjects 'assembly language programming'), you havent added any valule addition here either. (Just FYI, even during peak recession, ppl with ALP skills were really very few because most of the direct recruits from '6 month NIIT courses' werent upto system level programming).

    And btw, if think that a 6 month course in NIIT with a degree in tier 3 university is going to help get a job during times of recession, then i dont know what to tell you.

    Yes, i do have an MS degree from the US and i did suffer lay-off during recession - bounce back, i did really quickly while i saw few ppl that only had '6 month courses from NIIT' suffer for long times without a job because all they had to offer was that...their six month experience at NIIT!!

    Btw, i do appreciate all the work that you do and all your postings too, but i felt that i had to give a riposte to something that i find insinuating and written without a whole lot of thought....

    Why do we always equate some educational qualification from some institute to capability? Remember Einstein, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Cornegie, Rockefeller.... list goes on.

    04-09 03:07 PM
    This H1B drama has really brought out the "indian" in each one of us (you). God Forbid, some of the anti-immigrant agencies see this, we will no face to fight.
    To say something like what logiclife has said only brings out the true face of the some people behind It all boils down to "who has a US degree and who hasnt"..well, Mr logiclife, You dont know the value of a US degree simply because you dont have one! I want my GC as much as some people here without a US degree, but to classify a US degree as being the same as "warm spit" is just plain "uneducated". Now, I really appreciate all that is doing for our community, but some of the these stupid racist comments from the so-called administartors,with such an attitude,who happen to meet the US lawmakers scares me a lot.

    There are people who have done Masters in computer science in USA, graduated in 2002 and 2003 from top 50 universities and ended up getting training from desi bodyshops who we all love to hate. That training made them capable of gettting H1 and paycheck, not the books they read in US masters courses.

    If US universities were up to the job of teaching people what was demanded by market, these folks wouldnt have had to go to desi bodyshops do get training.

    I dont have US masters. I had enrolled in US masters degree in fall 2000. I left after 1 semester. During my brief stint as a student of Masters in Computer Science, I did get an opportunity to see what the courses are and what they really teach.

    The reason I am lashing at some folks here is that some people are thinking that the Durbin-Grassley bill will benefit them because it will end consulting. Some people dont realize that most US masters degree holders, both MBA and MS (Computer science) find out that in order to get an H1, consulting is THE ONLY OPTION, especially when INTEL, Oracle and Cisco arent recruiting, they do go and stand in queue in front of consutling companies (Desi or otherwise). Also, people doing full-time jobs in silicon valley (what some people call "real jobs") also do fall back to consulting when they are laid off.

    When employees of chipmaking and software development companies are laid off en masse, (and many of whom have masters degree from USA) where do they do to fall back and file H1 before the grace period expires?


    To say that US masters degree holders dont need "Consulting" is the most stupid comment I have ever heard. Also, how important you are to this country or tech industry is to be decided by your boss and your employer. Not by what degrees you have in your resume. So by saying that "We have masters, we deserve better" isnt really going to jive with reality. People get masters degree mostly because its a stepping stone to H1B, just like H1B is the stepping stone to GC. Very few people do masters because they want to learn hi-tech stuff or to get better education.

    My comment that you are criticizing was response to such post that said "Durbin Grassley bill is good for US degree holders because we really dont need consulting". Well, you very much do need consulting.

    Also, I am seeing lots of grad students and masters degree holders happy about Durbin-Grassley bill. Some of them are under the impression that since they dont do consulting, its good for them since people doing consulting will be out of the queue and that loss will be their gain.

    Its really pathetic. This elitist attitude gets organizations in trouble.

    This whole attitude of "I dont care as long as its the other guy taking the hit" will cause failure.

    01-19 11:45 AM
    I made my contribution of $20.00 recurring per month.

    Subscription Number: S-6HE52356R07665918

    $100 + $20 recurring (Jan 07)

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