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  • anjans
    05-04 01:52 PM
    +1 to the GC benefit list for me..that i can say anything ;-)

    You have been doing that without a GC for the longest time on this list!

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  • Lasantha
    04-10 08:23 PM

    I have some happy news. I received the welcome email today. I am so so so happy!!! I haven't received the card ordered email yet but hopefully I will get it soon.

    Thank you so much to all of you for your help !!! This forum is a gold mine and I appreciate all your advice and guidence in this journey!!!

    Hassan, Randy, Illusions and others, I have a strong feeling that your turn is right around the corner !!! Just hang in there for just a little longer and you will get yours pretty soon!!!!


    Current Status: Notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident.

    On April 10, 2008, we mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status. Please follow any instructions on the notice. Your new permanent resident card should be mailed within 60 days following this registration or after you complete any ADIT processing referred to in the welcome notice, whichever is later. If you move before you get your new card call customer service. You can also receive automatic e-mail updates as we process your case. Just follow the link below to register.

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  • CrazyWorld
    08-05 07:35 AM
    Thanks Crazy world. I was not sure about it. Does any one know how many days to get the card in hand?

    I've seen my friends get as quick as a week from the CPO e-mail. looks like we are in the queue.

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  • gautam25
    09-26 12:50 AM u are from stanford..and you dont work in IT..if you are such an intelligent being..I am sure..u will also say ...u are not an Indian..I hate people like u..Even if you are from just goes on to show..that people will always be the way they are..a good institute or good education cannot change a person...


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  • 12samanta
    05-23 02:47 PM
    I talked with my lawyer yesterday, was informed that American immigration lawyers association (AILA) is filing for a class action lawsuit against DOL. There has been about 40% cases that are getting audited in Atlanta center. But after replying to queries, the center is not responding on a timely basis. There is light at the end of the tunnel.:)

    # 5/15/2008 Atlanta National Processing Center Audit Survey
    The AILA DOL Liaison Committee is gathering information about the increasing backlog of audited cases at the Atlanta National Processing Center (NPC). Please complete the brief survey of PERM audit processing and share your experiences with any audited case you have which is still pending at the Atlanta NPC. AILA Doc. No. 08051560.

    The above link is asking to become a member inorder to read the document. Do we need to become a member of AILA to read the doc?

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  • NolaIndian32
    04-16 02:05 PM
    Has anyone checked out our Blog yet?

    You will need to register with the site for a user id and password.

    As much as possible I will also post a Tip of the Day on my blog postings (which will have links to recommended training sites)



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  • Sachin_Stock
    06-29 05:16 PM
    The AILF is an affiliate of the AILA and its litigation arm. They are seeking the victims who would participate as plaintiffs in the lawsuit by the organization against the government agencies relating to the outrageous and lawlessness of the agencies involving the management of immigrant visa numbers and implementing the visa bulletin in compliance with the law. Please contact your attorneys if you are willing to participate in the lawsuit. :confused:

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  • desigirl
    11-01 10:20 AM
    Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy: LIBERTARIANS: TIME TO RE-LEGALIZE IMMIGRATION (


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  • Ramba
    09-25 05:51 PM
    We EB3 folks are not requesting for EB2 visas. We all will be happy to get 50% EB1 spill over visas. The other 50% can go to Eb2s.

    right now 100% of EB1 spill over is going to EB2.

    Allocation of immigrant visas is not a policy matter. It is based on law. Any change should come thro law change. Congress (&president) has to amend the law (INA) how to modify the allocation. It is not a simple matter. Both DOS and USCIS knows it unfair to keep EB3-IN in 2001; but they can't do any thing. Thats whu EB3-IN folks should try hard to make the congress to change the law. Contacting DOS or USCIS not going to help, as they have no authoity in changing the allocation methods (they only execute the methods).

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  • Green_Always
    01-12 10:12 PM
    If you have account in BOA with 25K, you can do 30 trading per month for free. Also I have some good tips for long terms investors like people who are planning to settle here. The plan is to buy the stocks from companies directly and reinvest the dividend. When you are not paying the commission and investing the dividend, you can get very good return in the long run.

    If any one interested please let me know...

    Hi Snathan, will be able to give more details / explain more on -- The plan is to buy the stocks from companies directly and reinvest the dividend. When you are not paying the commission and investing the dividend, you can get very good return in the long run.

    tks look to see your reply.

    got it Thanks, info was in 2 nd page. :-)


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  • bajrangbali
    04-10 12:00 PM
    Guys..may bulletin is out..surprises and disappointments and despairs..well life goes on ;)

    Lets have some fun this easter and njoy long weekend!! June bulletin predictions anyone :rolleyes:

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  • abhisam
    04-19 10:07 AM
    just an update from my end. I had sent my EAD renewal application to NSC by mistake when it should have gone to Phoenix lockbox. My check was cashed today from Phoenix center, so looks like NSC forwarded my application to the right place.


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  • gc_chahiye
    10-05 04:03 PM
    I don't think the July/August filings will have impact on the retrogression right away. The cut-off dates would retrogress based on number of applications ready for approval/approved pending VISA number. The applications (485) filed in July/August are not processed yet and hence will not impact retrogression today.

    right. in the AILA call also they cautioned that retrogression will become worse (dates moving back!) once USCIS starts processing all those July/August filers...

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  • InTheQueue05
    05-11 10:02 AM
    don't join IV just to declare your GC.

    u leeched here and never contributed and now joining to tell everyone that u have GC now. Get lost.
    What nonsense is this.
    Isn't this supposed to be a public forum that people can join and share updates. There is no disclaimer that one needs to donate to participate in discussions on this forum.
    If donations are mandatory - this would have been a paid only website and access to all should have been restricted. I bet the participation and visibility of a useful site like this would be detrimental in this case.


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  • santb1975
    04-16 01:52 PM
    I can't run as fast as you do Nola. However, that will be an aggressive goal for me to set this year. I will be happy even if I finish the half marathon an hour after you do.

    Hi Santb1975,

    We are working up to it, and either GoIV or myself may partner with you to run/walk the Houston Half. Working on it now :) will keep you posted!

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  • Marphad
    04-08 02:53 PM
    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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  • mpadapa
    06-09 10:54 AM
    We need active participation from members for the action item listed on this thread. CHC member are taking a very hard stand on the 3 bills introduced by Lofgren. If members (esp. constituents) don't call in large numbers and urge the CHC members to support the bills. The 3 bills may not even see the house floor. CHC members want only one immigration bill (CIR), nothing else is accepted.

    Please ask u'r friends and colleagues (who are constituents of CHC lawmakers) to participate in this crucial action item.

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  • saro28
    03-10 08:50 PM
    I did a year ago, gave my US address. They entered the US address in passport. So now you loose your indian address as a proof :)

    Regarding H1-B, if your passport is stamped with Visa, I don't think notarized H1-B copy is required. Since the passport has a valid visa.

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  • dummgelauft
    03-25 11:24 AM
    Teddy. The intention of such post is to tell people that they need to look beyond spending time on predictions. Predictions can help people know the extent of the backlog. For some it is a motivating factor because they were in the dark until USCIS started publishing data. People used to think their Greencard is round the corner and had no idea about the backlog. So yes the data and estimations have helped get a clearer picture. And this has benefited our community. IV has worked for several months to get the data from USCIS through its agenda item in the past. Today USCIS is publishing data at regular intervals because IV community had participated in a mass campaign to get FOIA data from USCIS. There is a whole history of advocacy behind the data everyone is using for prediction today and it was advocacy that got things done. However they should not get stuck with it and have a more 360 degree view of the issue. For some predictions are a source of encouragement for advocacy work. People leading predictions can play an important role in giving direction to others and help solve the root cause of the problem.They should be urged use it for the advocacy work as well if possible. For example a good research document can be made to illustrate visually the extent of backlogs and wait times. This document can be then circulated to media and lawmaker offices. Do not look at predictions in isolation. Secondly, the data people are using is still incomplete and has lot of assumptions. I had posted some update on the data in the donor forum early this month based on a recent meeting. So predictions we see on the forums will not be fully correct. People need to use predictions as means rather than consider it as an end.

    That is exactly why these are known as PREDICTIONS.

    Suggested reading

    "A prediction or forecast is a statement about the way things will happen in the future, often but not always based on experience or knowledge. While there is much overlap between prediction and forecast, a prediction may be a statement that some outcome is expected, while a forecast may cover a range of possible outcomes.

    Although guaranteed information about the information is in many cases impossible, prediction is necessary to allow plans to be made about possible developments; Howard H. Stevenson writes that prediction in business "... is at least two things: Important and hard."[1]"
    Prediction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (

    gimme Green!!
    06-20 11:56 AM

    By Jill Serjeant

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. Catholic bishops on Wednesday urged the U.S. Congress to resolve differences on immigration reform and seize a "historic moment" to give all of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.

    Meeting in Los Angeles for their bi-annual conference, the bishops said an enforcement-only approach to immigration had failed and that stronger border fences and a piecemeal approach would do nothing to deter those seeking to find work in the United States.

    "Over the past 12 years, our government has spent $25 billion on enforcement of our border. During the same period, the number of undocumented in the nation has nearly doubled," said Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino, who heads the U.S. Catholic Bishops committee on immigration.

    "We urge congressional leaders and the President to seize this historic moment and enact a just and humane immigration measure," Barnes told a news conference.

    "Either fix it, or five years from now there will be 20 million illegal immigrants here," said Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony, whose vow to disobey any laws that would criminalize illegal immigrants and those who help them has made him a leading voice in the national debate.

    Lawmakers are struggling to reconcile a bill in the House of Representatives that focuses strictly on border enforcement with a Senate bill that would also create a temporary work program denounced by many conservatives as equivalent to an amnesty for illegal immigrants.

    The bishops said all undocumented workers currently in the United States should be given a "viable and workable earned path to citizenship," not just those who have been here longest.

    They also backed a temporary worker program and reforms that would reduce family immigration backlogs. Continued...

    And now the church is taking this up?? I guess the illegals are not only potential vote-bank, but conversion candidates too.

    09-01 11:24 AM
    Alright guys, I cannot tell you how excited I am to report that i got a call this morning from my attorney and my online case status also states that Card Production was ordered for my case!!!

    After 8 long years.....i finally have been approved for permanent residency. After 7 years, i will finally, with peace of mind, go back to India to visit my family. Thanks to IV, everyone's help on these forums for helping me keep my sanity over the past 2 years....

    After 15 years in the US, I will finally have my green card in hand soon.


    Congrats , Thanks for your contribution to IV community, Best Wishes