Monday, July 4, 2011

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  • pd_recapturing
    04-09 12:47 PM
    gc4me : Pardon me, but how is citizenship not a relevant issue to legal immigrants? If you're not worried about citizenship issues, then why are you even infesting this thread? Many people, including me, might be interested. And I have indeed contributed, although I don't see how that is any of your business and as long as this website isn't being hosted on your home computer, I don't see what gives you the right to ask it of anyone in a patronizing tone. It's simple really, if you're not interested in any issue, just stay away. No one needs your BS sarcasm or disapproval.

    supplychainwallah : you seem to have pretty deep-rooted issues. I recommend you get some anger management counselling.
    I totally second that. Saralayar has raised a very valid issue and its up to IV and core memebers to take it or not. Getting GC should not be the end of the story, we ought to think beyond that. had this GC process been consistant and FIFO, there would not have been any problem with the fact "citizenship after 5 years of GC". Now this GC thing is so screwed up, we might want to include citizen ship issue as well but definitely, at the very lowest priority.

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  • tamil12
    07-14 03:35 PM
    Like it or not In legal language you become more so called bright in EB2. If you apply in EB1 you upgrade your so called brightness. It does not matter in reality who you are. But as far as law goes for EB1, EB2 and EB3 etc it prioritizes based on qualifications needed for performing the job function. Our employers and lawyers decide on those requirements. Have you questioned those requirements?

    Maybe if we had questioned those requirements laid down by employer and lawyers, more people would be in EB2.

    Don't say EB2 guys are brightest....I have seen many of my friends sitting on bench till now more than a year in body shopping company's getting greencards now........

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  • tonyHK12
    04-01 09:08 AM
    My wife and I went to DC in 2007, but we are not able to make it this time. We are giving you guys $200 to help somebody pay a for a flight. What's the best way to do it? Donating on the web site?

    Yes, if you want to give money, you can donate through the links in the website and make a one time donation.
    This is our contribution thread:

    This is our airmiles thread for travel and carpooling:

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  • shubhn
    11-13 05:32 PM
    I sent my passport for renewal on Nov 9th, 2007 to Houston.
    I have to visit India in Jan. I went by the time lines listed on the website and hope they it back to me within 2-3 weeks.

    I requested in a detailed letter to them if I should bump the application up to an emergency. Hope to get a response back.

    ( I know I might be hoping for too much here. I should have applied well in advance. )

    roseball, vallabhu
    Please post updates when you have any more news.



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  • willigetgc?
    06-16 07:53 AM
    Bringing in motivated members to the forums, participating in action items - this has to be a direct responsibility of every member who participated in the advocacy days in DC.

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  • santb1975
    04-08 12:14 PM
    NolaIndian, gsc999, santb1975, Winner and Texanmom. We need more..we need more


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  • letstalklc
    05-02 02:42 PM

    Please pas this to as many friends as possible whoever is suffering because of Atlanta Processing Center.

    Thanks for adding the info

    Hopefully we will see more people info by next week.

    hellomms - Plan for the next steps.

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  • SGP
    04-10 06:15 AM
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$GOOD MORNING GC$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Deadline = April 30th, 2011
    Goal = 5000 votes on survey (see I-485 filing w/o current PD thread) and momentum to continue with this campaign.The survey is a platform to gather and push for launching action items. Based on response by 04/30/2011 - IV will decide whether to even proceed with initiative or not.
    Actions - 1) Vote on survey.
    2)Email with PD, ph#,email & subject "I485 filing impacted�,
    3)Print/Circulate Fliers and spread FB, wiki link (see "support thread")

    This is a supporting thread to the "Want to File I-485 without Current Priority Date? Gather here" thread started by pappu.

    As suggested by pappu/starsun, this supporting thread provides impacted members with additional information and tools to help the initiative.

    Visit Immigration Voice Wiki ( 2C_and_EB3.29) - for overview of Employment Based - Green Card process
    Visit I485 Filing w/o current PD Wiki ( - for overview of this initiative

    As pappu stated in the first post of the above referenced thread - some of the ongoing efforts include finding how many IV members would get benefit from such a provision and get basic details such as username/Priority Date of impacted members. Future action items might include drafting documents and letters to support this provision. There maybe actions such as sending emails etc. However we would not be able to open a public action item unless we can have thousands of our members willing to participate in a grassroots action item. This survey intends to understand the needs of our membership for this provision and collect grassroots information.

    The fact is we have a dedicated group of volunteers (and we need more) who have been trying their best to spread the message about this initiative so that a strong grass-roots support can be created leading up to launch of the public action items. So far we have around 1100 people who have responded. Based on quick calculations carried out using PERM data, it is estimated that there are at least 60K-70K EB applicants waiting to file I-485/EAD/AP (this is a very conservative estimate..the actual number could be much more). Grass-roots initiatives require time and patience and we request maximum number of impacted folks to participate actively.
    What can you do to participate?
    1) Vote on the poll/survey created by Pappu.

    Then please send an email to (starsun) with subject - "I485 filing without current PD - Impacted Member". Include your a) IV username b) Email address c) Phone #, d) State of Residence e) Priority Date - so that grassroot efforts can be coordinated

    2) Print out below Flier and circulate at all asian/indian malls/groceries/theaters. Forward the flier to your friends/co-workers and ask them to do the same.

    I485 Filing Initiative Flier (

    3) Volunteers have created a facebook community and an Immigration Voice WIKI page to spread the message about this initiative. Please circulate these links among your friends/co-workers who will be helped.

    Please "Share" and "Link" and "send to friend" the facebook community via your Facebook account. Also include these two links when you post on the IV forum.

    Facebook - IV I485 filing w/o current PD initiative community (!/pages/Immigration-Voice-Grass-roots-Campaigns/150562351660693?v=info)

    (Just FYI that you might have to be logged in for the above link to direct to the facebook community. Alternately, search for "Immigration Voice Grass-roots Campaigns" to find the community after logging in. Search "Immigration Voice" to go to the IV's main facebook page)

    Immigration Wiki -
    I485 Filing Initiative - IV Wiki (

    PM these members for additional info:
    nmdial ; geevikram ; vbkris77 ; ashwin_27 ; snathan
    Dedicated members can also join the leaders group:


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  • akhilmahajan
    08-04 08:43 AM
    Please act on the following Action Items.

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  • masterji
    08-02 03:45 PM
    Just opened a SR this morning. Will now go down through my list:
    1. Will file Ombusman
    2. Will contact Congressman
    3. Will go for Infopass


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  • indianabacklog
    08-14 10:40 AM
    I've contacted NVC and the Consulate many times. Indeed, they just followed the rules and they don't consider it is an extraordinary case.

    Maybe if a relative of a lawmaker is affected something might happen. Otherwise do not hold out much hope.

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  • Caliber
    04-12 10:54 AM
    have you ever took a vacation day off faking ill-health either of yourself or somebody you know? when its convenient for us, we tend to legitimize what we do, when somebody else does it, they have to suffer. And oh no, you are not selfish, you are just jealous

    Do you have any self dictionary to decide what is selfish and what is Jealous? Are you the one who gives meanings to the words?

    You probably are working for those FIVE (WI,IN,TC,CO,LT) who are misusing the EB1. If you guys keep creating FAKE ID's to post these, I will have to name you in this public forum.

    Before advising to do ILLEGAL things, better mind this is land of law and not the country for you bribery guys who misuse every sytem. You guys have already tarnished India with your corruption and started here too.

    US may be tolerating you guys for now, but one day all you guys will pay for your CORRUPTIVE things. Remember, God will punish every corrupt fellow.


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  • cooldude0807
    01-14 09:54 AM
    Chintu25 was talking abt reading patterns on a trade which are also known as Technical Analysis. For those who don't like to read books (that includes me too!!) is a link to a series of youtube vidoes that explains different patterns which in turn help you predict a trend (uptrend or downtrend) on a stock that you like.
    Hope this helps to those who are interested!!!
    here is the link
    Happy Trading!!

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  • softcrowd
    10-07 09:54 AM
    Do we need to give a strong justification for using TATKAL (expedite) service? Or just sending an additional $150 with a covering letter going to do the trick?


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  • needhelp!
    09-19 09:13 AM
    sw33t, texanmom, thescadman, nagaraj, mundru, macaca, paskal, pdakwala, ashish, pappu, drona, franklin, paskal, janils, ARC
    Kanika, Meenal, Sumita, Vandana, Vijay, Akhil, Ashish, Sapna, Preeti, Atmaja, Sonali, Sujata, Dhiren, Sejal, Prasad, Arun, Venky, Gopal, Jane, Kaushal oh my GOD I am surely forgetting a ton of others (and I can't match them with thier IV handles).. California's huge contingent was so great!!
    abhijitp, chanduv, Aman and logiclife, well they have already been household figures around my place, and it was great to see them in action.

    Please PM me and remind me if I met you, I really really WANT to remember. Overwhelmed by the warmth and cameraderie of the whole group.

    Jaime, Libra, 485_se_dukhi, digital2k are there any pictures where I can spot you?

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  • sanju_dba
    07-13 04:19 PM
    if i know this correctly, there are only 3000+ visa's (green cards)available for eb3 india and there are atleast 8000 people waiting in 2002. a person with a pd of mid 2002 also may need to wait atleast 2- 2 1/2 years before he/she gets their green card.
    Dont you want to include the EB3 unused visa from worldwide? just the way EB2 got this time!

    This is highlited in Aug VB thread too

    following is pasted from VB link (


    INA Section 202(a)(5)(A), added by the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21), provides that if total demand will be insufficient to use all available numbers in a particular Employment preference category in a calendar quarter, then the otherwise unused numbers may be made available without regard to the annual per-country limits. This provision helps to assure that all available Employment preference numbers may be used. In recent years, the application of Section 202(a)(5)(A) has occasionally allowed oversubscribed countries such as China-mainland born and India to utilize large quantities of Employment First and Second preference numbers that would have otherwise gone unused.

    For example, let us assume that 11,600 Employment Second preference numbers are available in a calendar quarter. There is heavy Employment Second preference demand by China-mainland born and India applicants; however, each country is oversubscribed and would ordinarily be limited to about 800 of the available numbers due to the prorating provisions of INA Section 202(e). Applicants from other countries that have not yet reached their per-country limit have reported a total demand of 6,500 numbers. After taking the worldwide demand into account, it is determined that as a result of the China-mainland born and India per-country limits only 8,100 of the total available Employment Second preference numbers would be used in that quarter. In this instance, the otherwise unused 3,500 numbers could then be made available to China-mainland born and India regardless of their per-country limits. Should that occur, the same cut-off date would be applied to each country, since numbers must be provided strictly in priority date order regardless of chargeability. In this instance, greater number use by one country would indicate a higher rate of demand by applicants from that country with earlier priority dates.


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  • seekerofpeace
    09-01 10:06 AM
    This really is height of seems that readers think that USCIS IOs were desperately waiting for dates to get current and start approving applications...reality is they don't care and never cared..they may start issuing more RFEs if anything...Again stay rooted to ground and don;t start floating in the clouds....especially with USCIS's fantastic track record.....


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  • Lasantha
    04-14 04:01 PM
    1) I think what he meant was to take part in the democratic process in the country that you live in. You cannot take part in the democratic process of your native land if you don't live there now can you?

    2) I think he means the risk of loosing the GC status and getting deported. Not losing the citizenship of the original country is not the issue. He is emphasizing on the vulnerability.

    Not great reasons for some...

    Q 1: What if one's native country is also a democracy?
    Q 2: If one is already a citizen of democratic country other than US and same scenario will happen then one's kids will not have revoked citizenship (That other country's) as well if one decides to maintain his/her original citizenship ...

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  • kartikiran
    08-06 09:58 AM
    Applied for renewal on : April 21(Spouse)
    Notice Date : April 23
    FP : May 13
    Soft lud on : 7/20/2008 and found via Infopass that it was when they received fingerprinting from the local office to TSC.

    Still waiting while the previous EAD is about to expire on August 15th...:mad:

    07-05 09:33 AM
    Congressional Field Hearings:
    Your Chance to Tell Them What the American People Really Want!

    Wednesday, July 5, 2006


    Wednesday, July 5, 2006

    San Diego,

    Friday, July 7, 2006


    Senate Judiciary Committee
    Chairman Arlen Specter

    House International Relations Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation
    Chairman Ed Royce

    House International Relations Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation
    Chairman Ed Royce

    Topic: Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Examining the Need for a Guest Worker Program

    Topic: Border Vulnerabilities and International Terrorism, Part I

    Topic: Border Vulnerabilities and International Terrorism, Part II

    TIME: 10:00am EST

    TIME: 9:00am PST

    TIME: 10:00am CST


    National Constitution Center
    525 Arch Street
    Independence Mall
    Philadelphia, PA


    Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station
    1802 Saturn Boulevard
    San Diego, CA


    La Posada Hotel and Suites
    1000 Zaragoza Street
    Laredo, TX

    I know that the hearing in Philadelphia is NOT for public and is by invitation only! Is it just me or does someone else also see irony in the fact that public cannot attend a public hearing?????

    08-03 02:56 PM
    Any idea what is the process for pre-approved cases once the priority dates is current? Specially I am wondering if a US CIS office again looks at the file upon PD being current or do these pre-approved cases are approved automatically.

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