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  • CSPAmom
    08-14 01:31 PM
    I've heard one successful case who's CSPA age was 3 days over, but eventually his lawyer helped him got the visa. I'm hoping I can get some feedback or information on more similar cases. If anyone has ever heard about a similar situation (petition filed before Sep. 11, 2001, aged-out by CSPA, but benefited from Patriot Act 45-days extension), please let me know. Thanks!





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  • mpadapa
    05-28 01:35 PM
    The Murray Amendment failed to make it through in the Senate Appropriations bill due to strong opposition from some senators for adding domestic issues with a war funding bill. The amendment wasn't defeated by vote, it was just that it was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    The house bills HR 5882, 5921 and 6039 is gathering good momentum. Please call your own lawmakers, CHC members and the list of lawmakers which IV wants to call. Please call and ask them to co-sponsor these bipartisan bills

    We can make it happen.


    What amendments got defeated ?? I lost touch of this thread last week.

    Do we have any updates on the bills?





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  • paskal
    09-23 05:08 PM
    a lot has been said about non participation from the region nearby to DC.
    but this post is about something very different. i would like to highlight the
    very important role that our members and volunteers from tri state and the DC area played in the rally. they worked against all odds and deserve sincere thanks.

    tri state: this is the most dedicated bunch there is...singhsa3, chanduv23, tnight, siravi, mpadapa, mbartosik, poonam and many others worked tirelessly against serious odds to cover the region with fliers and motivate rally goers and contributors. i'm sure i'm forgetting someone...very sorry...tell me and i'll edit :-) tikka whose commitment to iv is always without question made it to the rally despite serious work constraints and always set an example for others to follow. singhsa3 unfortunately could not and we were only too glad to stand in for him.
    the two buses from tri state were arranged by singhsa3 and mpadapa and were superbly managed by laborchic and GreenGrass...sounds like everyone had a great time! we are all confident that the tri state chapter will build over time and will be a force to reckon with- how can it not- it has the most able leaders and volunteers there are....

    i have to confess to bugging these folks on a constant basis about spreading the message, in retrospect it was not needed in the least...they walked the talk everyday, took time off work, posted and distributed fliers, called members and did everything one could ask and much more. please join me in thanking the tri state chapter for a lot of hard work and endless motivation to our common cause!

    and then the local volunteer team from DC/MD/VA, superbly led by a tireless guy who had a full plate throughout - nixstor! i think many rally goers missed how much work was put in by the local folks, they ran a host program- picked up and dropped from airports and put people up. they were ready and willing to do all asked of them starting saturday itself, and on rally day they were responsible for the whole operation- marshals for the rally and ensuring that after everyone departed the two grounds we used were cleared and cleaned as needed. having been there myself i cannot begin to underestimate how much work remained even after the rally was over. i hesitate to name...arun, girdhar and samir- i know, but there were so many others that worked- that i will let the local team chime in here. a special word for sukh- the man is just incredible. from arranging hotels to buying stationary to arranging flowers and flagpoles to helping with the gurudwaras to running the uhaul and the van..and not least getting more than 800 placards ready for the rally- his work never stopped. we all owe a debt of gratitude to the DC area folks who made this rally possible.

    let's stop complaining about what may have been for local attendance and instead celebrate the tri state and DC area chapters for what they did do and what they will...for sure ...in the future as well :)





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  • Sachin_Stock
    05-16 12:48 PM
    Guys..

    I paper filed EAD renewal two times...took 2-3 months to get card in hand..

    This time I tool chance and did efile...in 1 week (yes one week)..I see card production ordered status online..

    There is no doubt about address etc..u get address on the receipt...

    Hope this help..

    Only catch is that I have seen status online...will post once I receive card in had..

    A little over a week for me. eFile is the best option so-far. Self-reliance is far more preferable than having it done by others.



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  • newuser
    05-15 03:53 PM
    Keep calling.More phone calls, more support.

    I called most of the offices , its easy some of the offices already know about the call so they will finish it for you ..

    Go IV Go





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  • BharatPremi
    04-09 07:50 AM
    I know , I can not walk 10 miles (Army 10 miles, Washington DC)- forget running.:) Can I still be part of this?
    I think, apart from running and walking 10 miles I am able to involve myself doing other expected activities. In my life time I have not walked 10 miles:)..Man, you guys are tough.

    Note: I may be able to walk 2 miles.



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  • GC_sufferer
    07-11 07:55 PM
    It's still there.

    USCIS has removed the flower related press release from their website.





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  • hellomms
    05-02 11:00 AM
    if you look at the data at carefully, you won't get that conclusion--india EB2 is not the only victim!
    Perm is not based on nationality. All people with their perm audit are the victim of slowing Atlanta!
    voice!

    That is exactly my point that Perm Audit is not focused on Nationality, Field or EB category. If most people are from India, China, Philippines then automatically most audit cases are going to be from these countries.

    Are you also being audited?



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  • senthil1
    04-09 05:33 PM
    If this kind of restriction is not done what will be best way to resolve H1b issue? If H1b increase is done and similar increase is not done on GC then also problem to all IV members(retrogession will continue). If there is cap then certainly it will be reached every year within April.
    If they restrict consulting then Most of the H1b persons will get permanent job. Because of less number of H1 most of them will get gc within 2 or 3 years. GC holders and US citizens will do consulting. System will adjust iteself within a few months


    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?

    CONSULTING.

    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.





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  • santb1975
    04-16 02:26 PM
    I will start posting soon as well

    Has anyone checked out our Blog yet?

    http://teamiv-year2008.blogspot.com/

    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)

    -Nola



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  • eb3retro
    07-14 09:02 AM
    easy dude..this poll was just to see how many people in IV from 2002 PD for eb3 India. Its just for that purpose and nothing else. I know EB3 is a dead meat for India..I am with you on that..But dont beat your life for it..relax.

    Honestly I don't even see a point for these discussions, polls or predictions for EB3-I. The sooner we accept we are doomed the better. The only way out is to help ourselves but I don't think many EB3's are willing to do that.
    I spoke to several in my office with earlier EB3 PD's (who might not even get GC's in the next 5-10 years !) and of course with EAD's and they have literally substituted EAD for a GC. They were once a part of IV (and some similar org's ?!) but now have completely lost hope and don't care. I tried to motivate them to join IV and support but they feel that IV does not cater to EB3's anymore. Sadly they are not even trying to port to EB2. They are just content with a job and EAD.
    So, I am not really sure how many of us are actually willing to fight ?!
    In fact it's even worse for people like me who are still waiting to file their I-485. Is it going to take us 5,10 or 20 years just to get an EAD ?!





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  • BMS1
    05-15 01:39 PM
    Makes sense now, I assume your certificate is issued in a hospital. To enter the details in to the birth registration file, parents usually have to wait till they decide on the name and need to register the birth.
    My son was named after we got a birth certificate from Mumbai Corporation with "Baby Boy" appearing as the name. After naming him and when he was ready for school, we went to the local Corporation office (Chembur, Mumbai) and had to fill some form for corrections. And they corrected their registers/our originals, with an officer's green ink signature nearby the correction and adding no of corrections - 1 in the certificate. That was acceptable to USCIS. I do not remember if it was done in the same day or I had to go after few days again. This was a routine procedure there.



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  • dkshitij
    02-19 09:39 AM
    Pappu,

    IV may want to contact Home | Partnership for a New American Economy (http://www.renewoureconomy.org/) for support letters for the advocacy days. They may even sponsor. Worth a shot I think.

    Contact info: Feldstein, Robert <RFeldstein@cityhall.nyc.gov>. But he is out of office till Feb 28. So please contact Peter Goldwasser at pgoldwasser@cityhall.nyc.gov or (212) 788-4357.

    KD





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  • maddipati1
    07-17 09:20 PM
    Hey H1BLegal95, 2 things

    1. my friends 04 BEC was approved yesterday. check yours. it might have got approved or will be in few weeks, so prepare ur 485 papers and be ready to file even on Aug16th.

    2. u r only losing the ability to get EAD n AP. You will get GC according to ur priroity date.



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  • Ramba
    05-17 12:38 PM
    Hi
    I am living in Toronto/Canada.My Labor and I-140 is approved.My PD is current, so I can file I-485.I would like to know that, how long will take time to I come to USA and what else needs to be done.
    thank you
    You MUST be physically present in US when you apply 485, otherwise CP is the other option.





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  • raj2007
    04-13 09:24 PM
    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.

    That's not correct. There is big difference between h1B annd GC and it is not for 10 years. it is for ever unless you don't fulfill some conditions.



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  • ItIsNotFunny
    05-15 09:35 AM
    Hi All,

    After a long wait i have my priority date became current. But my employer is saying to wait for some more time before he can file for I485.What can i do in this scenario? He is saying the dates are going to remian the same for next couple of months.Please suggest.

    Thanks!


    If you have I-140 approved copy with you, you can file by yourself.





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  • GC_Optimist
    01-18 08:57 AM
    Good Luck to all of us.





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  • Zee
    07-11 07:51 PM
    USCIS has removed the flower related press release from their website.





    chanduv23
    09-19 12:32 PM
    We had our fun while driving - we had a new IV member, Naveen's friend a doctor who just came from India a month back and trying for residency. His name is Arun.

    Now Mr Arun missed Indian food as he does not get it where he lives and was kinda home sick. We stopped over in the Edison area and packed some junk food.

    Our friend Arun was delighted by eating Egg Bajji, Samosa, Jilebi - ONE MUST SEE HOW HIS FACE LIT UP - HE BECAME PROUD OF IV JUST AT THAT INSTANCE AND WAS ONE OF THE MOST ENERGETIC RALLIER





    pdakwala
    09-20 12:56 PM
    We have informed everyone before the meet the lawmakers drive and we are informing everyone that please sent your feedback to IV at Lobbyday @immigrationvoice.org.

    DO NOT POST ANY FEEDBACK MESSAGE ON THE FORUM. YOUR FEEDBACK IS VERY IMPORTANT SO PLEASE SENT MEETING DETAILS ASAP at lobbyday@immigrationvoice.org

    Thanks

    Pratik