Monday, July 4, 2011

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  • senthil1
    04-08 03:03 PM
    I think those who are eligible to change to Eb2 should start immediately. In any case Eb2 was much better in past and it will be in future also as all the other country quota EB1 and Eb2 will automatically come to EB2 India and China every year. All the Eb3 should wait 10 years or hope for some law change.

    I need to go to some place where I can spit out my frustration. This is just not done. Completely unfair.

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  • pappu
    07-12 02:27 PM
    Here is the reality: The thread is 2 years old and we have not had a group of motivated folks who could commit both time and money for this. In the last 2 years thousands have read this thread and have got greencard, but after getting greencard most people have different priorities in life. Writing posts on the forum asking IV to work on it will not get anything done on this issue. Nobody else will do anything unless those who seriously want to work on it commit their time and money for it.

    They need to be going to fund raisers of lawmakers and contributing to election campaigns etc as a first step to lobbying. We need to see IV green card and citizen members doing this more regularly anyways to help others in line behind them and get more politically active.

    Few things for GC holders to know:
    Can non-US citizens contribute?

    Foreign nationals are prohibited from making any contributions or expenditures in connection with any election in the U.S. Please note, however, that "green card" holders (i.e., individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.) are not considered foreign nationals and, as a result, may contribute. For additional information, consult our "Foreign Nationals" brochure.

    Read more :

    Here is how people can organize this effort:

    If some green card holders seriously want to work on this issue, the first thing they need to do is form a team. Commit for a long term effort. This is not going to be an effort for a few month or days but will take several years. After you form a team, the next task would be gather as many people as you can who want to work on this issue and wish to meet lawmakers. You will also need start-up money to work on this effort. This effort is not as simple as fixing green card backlogs. If we are thinking working on this effort will be as simple as writing emails, then it will not be worth spending time. Be prepared to personally go and meet lawmakers in both your area and DC every couple of months. IV core team has been making trips to DC every month for past 4 years and only then we have been able to bring our issue in focus.

    Citizenship rule change would change the INA and would require lot of support from H1B community, Greencard holders and citizens. It would require lot of funds too. Be ready to contribute your own funds (not hundreds but more than that to start) to run advocacy tasks. IV site is just a platform with a web-forum, but the real work that costs money is daily advocacy operations. Running is site is not expensive. Once the effort gains momentum, you can raise from IV forums from other Greencard members as a separate pool just like we did for FOIA.

    At this time IV does not have the bandwidth or resources to work on this issue. Our primary focus is fixing greencard backlogs so that our members are out of the Greencard Queue. We started this organization for this purpose and we wish to finish what we started before we take on any new effort. Even though some core team members have Greencards, we are all committed to work on Greencard backlogs and will not work on other agenda items in our limited time. It will have to be a parallel team within IV that can work on this issue. IV team can guide as needed but we simply cannot divide our limited time and resources on a new effort.

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  • smisachu
    08-05 04:51 PM
    Can we just walk in to the FP center even if it is not our date? has any one done this? My Wife got a FP notice and I spoke with the rep today. I had a open SR which got a response" We are actively adjucating your case but we need additional time to review..blah blah.."

    Maybe the FP is what is holding up the file and I was wondering if we could just walk in and see if they will take the prints. The appointment is next Thursday.


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  • coldcloud
    05-18 09:48 AM
    My Attorney has sent in more than 2 inquiries with DOL and each time we get the same boilerplate reply saying you are in queue and we are processing it. This is an automated reply as few of my friends even got the same reply with no change except case number.

    Also as for as i know there is no time limit as such as 4 months to wait before contacting DOL.

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  • legaleagle
    07-01 09:12 AM
    I140 receipt date is 12/28/06


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  • indigokiwi
    03-08 02:33 PM
    Donated $50 today in addition to $50 in February
    Transaction ID: #6FL96828KG990805B

    Appreciate IV efforts and will do my part in spreading the message!

    Thank you, ivarz! The Advocacy day contributions thread will have the total contributions to date and amount still to be raised...

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  • oomshiva
    04-18 11:06 AM
    i did ask my lawyer he said don't worry as he will file and submit he will inform me so i had no option to question him further.


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  • Libra
    06-14 09:58 AM
    Ask your employer keep everything ready backlogs will be cleared by sep 30, hope you get your LC before that and you can apply for 140 & 485 concurrent. I know it is unfair, we can't help but act smart.

    Years we have been told priority date establishes your place in the queue.

    We have spurned job offers and declined the new PERM process to hold on to the priority dates.

    Many are still awaiting labor certifications from the backlog elimination centers. Out comes USCIS and says everyone with a LC can file I140 & I485.

    People still waiting for LC with priority dates in 2003-2004 are seeing applicants who have priority dates as late as 2007 but with approved LCs through PERM walk through to I485.

    Net result, USCIS is going to be flooded with applicants enough to retrogress the priority dates 3-4 years back as early as september. (Everybody with a LC will be able to file for I485 in July). So applicants with priority dates of 2007 are going to get EAD and GC, while LC backlogged 2003 applicants to have to wait for another 3-4 years before they can even file I485.

    Aint fair. Aint fair at all. How can this be. How can rules be changed in the middle of the game.

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  • akhilmahajan
    05-25 02:43 PM
    Has anybody got any movement on their Efiled EAD around April 19th? I had sent my paperwork to TX. As of now my status shows Initial Review. No FP has been ordered also, which I did last time when I renewed my EAD 2 years back.

    Anybody facing similar delays?

    I have seen a lot of people getting their EAD's approvals with in 2-3 weeks.

    I will really appreciate if folks can share their time line.

    Thanks for the help.


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  • axp817
    07-12 07:30 AM
    I'm all for this. This is very close to my heart. I probably care more about this than I do, my 485 approval.(can't have one without the other, I know I know. But still.).

    I don't know when I'll get my 485 approved, hopefully within the next year. But I'm willing to work on this, whatever it takes - contributions, lawmaker meetings, DC.

    I'm in.

    This has got to be simple too. When the citizenship law was first drafted, immigrants got their green cards within months of entering the country. Start to End of the greencard process took under a year, if not less.

    The intention of the law was to have them learn the language, the ways of the country, and assimilate, which was expected to take about 5 years, before applying for citizenship.

    These days the green card process itself take over 5 years for a lot of people. Most Indians and Chinese in the EB2 category, and pretty much the entire EB3 category have lived here longer than 5 years. In those 5 years they have gone to school here, paid income taxes, bought homes, and learned the language (well they had to, in order to qualify for an employment based green card!). What more "assimilation" do they need to do?

    I definitely think that the following should be the criteria for eligibility to apply for citizenship,

    - An approved green card
    - 5 years of continuous U.S. residence starting from the date the 485 application was received.

    Let's do this.

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  • ambals03
    04-11 11:40 AM
    As a member, you can get the latest count in

    Thanks. I was looking more like, how many people have actually emailed -- ?


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  • amitjoey
    05-19 05:13 PM
    Finished calling half the list, Calling the rest in an hour.

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  • gsc999
    09-20 01:58 AM
    waldenpond,gsc999, needhelp, chandu123, nixstor, paskal, *************MACACA**********, drona, eager2immi,logiclife,pappu, Mr.Postman(PDakwala/CA), texanmom.

    Missed: tikka, libra, english_august(not present at the rally)
    I liked your short speech when you introduced our fearless leader Aman at the Monday night reception dinner. Good to put faces to IV handles, I was always curious about this one.


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  • sandy_anand
    05-03 05:04 PM
    Some porter gave me red on this post.

    Or on second thoughts, they must have clicked it by mistake...

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  • vivekjay
    10-29 04:14 PM
    American Families united is an orgalization that is trying to bring legislative changes to family related issue including the Age out issue. This is their website.


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  • khans02
    06-06 06:56 PM
    When my lawyer applied for my H1B extension she forgot to apply for my wife's H4 extension (Form I 539). Now after about year and half when we are preparing to file for our 485 status adjustment we she found out that she forgot to apply for that. So she is now filing the Form I 539 with an explaination. So that means my wife has been out of status for almost more than a year now unknowingly. How much of a chance does she have to have her form I 539 approved now? Any response would be very much appreciated.

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  • ArkBird
    07-05 03:47 AM
    Your EB2 application will be new application so your EAD won't become invalid.

    if someone with a PD of before July 2007 that is with EAD, ports to EB 2, will they lose their EAD card/status??

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  • mikesin
    04-08 04:22 PM
    It is explicitly mentioned that quota is over for "year".

    I always thought that DOS issues the visas to USCIS and that this is done quarterly. If this is the case, how can USCIS say that all visas are used up for this fiscal year when we are only in the 3rd quarter? Would they not be obligated to wait for new visa numbers in the 4th quarter? How can USCIS allocate more visas than they actually have. This is strange!

    05-13 07:12 PM
    Congratulations.Hi Everyone

    Finally i got the email saying card production ordered on May 10th. My priority date is Ju26th 2006 , EB2. Thank You IV , Aman , Anu, Himanshu, Gopal and all other IVans for the help and most importently Aman for forming IV and giving us a forum to congregate and fight for our cause.

    I am donor member since 1.5 yrs, was a member of advocacy day event last year. This april i could not take part because of a family emergency back home. IV has helped me immencely both informationwise and also psychologically during days of regression.

    I will continue to be DONOR member in the future as well. I hope that will help other IVans.

    I wish you all best of luck in your wait.


    04-07 09:56 AM
    I was thinking this for a long time, and I totally agree with you...

    The only and simple way to stop H1B abuse is to allow only max 10% non-immigrant (H1, L1, TN etc) employee in a company. Rest 90% have to be Green Card or Citizen. These desi consulting, Indian big companies must be hving at leaset 90 % employees on non-immigrant status.

    Simple and universal rule that will solve all the H1B problems

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