Tuesday, June 7, 2011

trail of tears


  • Munna Bhai
    05-08 02:07 PM
    One of China'a growth/export strategy is (and was) always to attract Chineese enterprenuers who settled in the west, so that they can bring technology and market(links).
    Now they want all the other chineese to come back, as it is more of country's requirement of quality work force of their own, it seems.
    US will loose the edge slowly, if they don't act quickly in not only in retaining talented immigrants and need to do "lot" other things.

    Infact USA has given so much to immigrants but I don't understand why they don't try to retain them.I learned lot of technicals/mgnt skills and now I am sure lot of other countries need my skill-set.

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  • nviren
    10-26 04:05 PM
    I did not see lot of approvals coming out from Nebraska this week.

    Wondering why they are so silent?

    Have they changed their focus?

    Any ideas?

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  • hpandey
    09-15 12:47 PM
    Well celebrate any way you want... congrats on your new found freedom after 10 years . :)

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  • InTheMoment
    02-06 11:53 PM

    If you invoke AC21 and get your own EAD, it beats me ...what stops your wife from getting her own whereby both of you stay in status !


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  • sxk
    11-19 02:12 AM
    Hello All,

    I just got my EAD approved and I am waiting for my AP. I want to go back to school full time to pursue more education. If I do so, what will happen to my immigration status?

    Can I continue on my EAD? If yes, How?
    If I transfer to F-1, what will happen to my PD, EAD and AP?
    After completion of studies, can I utilize my PD or EAD?

    Please advice!

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  • morchu
    05-04 02:02 PM
    Please be aware that logic and emotions doesnt matter much for this.
    Get the exact rules on the basis of which they denied your case, and prove why they were wrong. An attorney will be helpful if you are not good in interpreting the laws.

    My I-485 was denied April 14. USCIS said I only sent them a partial answer to their request for evidence.

    I filed for I-485 and I-130 in Nov. 2008 and in December we had to resend all mine, my husband (sponsor) and my cosponsor's tax info. which we did. My case was resumed but I never received my EAD. I contacted the USCIS regarding this and they responded with another RFE; they needed my cosponsor's tax. info again. We resend the exact same things as we did in December and in the meantime I contact my senator and the ombudsman who both look into the case and tell me the USCIS has promised to respond to me a.s.a.p.

    USCIS's response: My I-485 has been denied, my cosponsor did not send in all his tax info. My cosponsor, who has an identical copy of everything he has sent now three times (everything was in the original application in Nov. too) says it is all there. The USCIS wants us to file for a motion to reopen the case which costs $585. To me this is ridiculous; I originally lost my job (I was working under OPT) becuase they kept delaying my case, and now they want more money? I know it's my word against theirs but we are considering applying for the motion to reopen but was wondering how long do they have to accept or deny this. Also, we are submitting a waiver for the fee due to my husband also being unemployed at the moment and need our savings if we have to leave the country but are wondering if we can also send a check along with the waiver in case they won't waive the fee. They denied the case on April 14, 2009 but did not mail the letter out until the april 23 - we now have less than a week to file for a motion.

    Please, if anyone has any experience with filing a motion let us know about it.


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  • vjkypally
    08-19 10:38 AM
    That way we can keep people who have got GC's connected to this site.

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  • ggc
    08-18 01:38 PM
    Thank you for your reply. It was not arrest record. My attorney says "if immigration office explicitly asks about this incident then only give that information otherwise not".

    But in I485 document (page3) it has around 14 questions, during the interview do they ask all these questions verbally or do they just ask us sign this document or do they ask something else?

    I heard they take oath from us, is that oath same as those questions in I485?


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  • ssbaruah@yahoo.com
    05-01 09:41 AM
    Thanks once again for your reply.

    I want to make myself a little clear. Actually, the company thru which I applied my H1B transfer, withdrew my case recently when some query came. I did apply for premium processing paying more. Now the situation is I am still hunting job but as you know it is hard to get one these days. Nothing has been finalised as yet and I am having paystub till Jan. 2009. The company for which I worked won't like to give any letter for unpaid leave. Your case do give me some hope, but I am worried :

    - no new company would like to process my case owing to my 3-4 months back paystub . Is it going to happen like this ? I am here with my family, and in that case I am confused whether I should stick to this place or leave.

    Thanks again for your time and advise.

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  • sajimm
    08-16 11:21 PM
    Me and my wife took the chest X-ray and didn�t take the TB skin test. Doctor has checked the �not taken� check box for the skin test and �negative� under the X-ray section in the medical report.

    Wondering this is going to get us in trouble

    Anyone else in the same situation?

    PD 2003 April EB3
    485 applied - June 27th, Receipt and FP notice received.


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  • InTheMoment
    06-29 01:01 AM

    I am in a similar situation with no new stamp or I-94 while last entry into the US from Canada at a land border crossing. This is the date/place that I had mentioned in my I-485.





    There is a mighty good probabilty that we will get an RFE to
    establish proof of inspection of entry into the US

    So...start getting together any proofs for that:D that said it is fairly easy to take care RFE

    PART 3

    Place of Last Entry Into the United States (City/State)

    What should i put over here? I did not get an arrival stamp when i came back from canada last month after stamping. all the immigration officer did was tear the bottom portion of the h1b approval and staple it to the passport. he said that was my I-94

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  • gc_on_demand
    05-25 08:48 AM
    AFAIK DS 156 and DS !57 are no longer required. These have been replaced with DS 160.

    My last experience in Mumbai consulate was 2 years back after I changed job and went to India. My experience was very good -- not a single question asked . An Indian lady called me and said your Visa is issued. Collected Passport in evening at VFS Office (BTW, there is a very long queue for passport collection)

    However, I do not work for consulting company, never worked for any Desi Consulting and I already had a couple of H1 and L1 visa stamps in my passport.
    I am travelling again now but avoiding the hassle of stamping. Returning with current stamp whcih will be valid for 10 more days after my return (I already have the extended 797)

    I have I 797 valid til July 2011. Stamp is valid for same time. but my passport was expiring in June 2011 so I got I -94 valid until Nov 2010. My company is planing to apply for ext soon so I will get new I 797. with labor and I 140 approved I am hoping to get 1 or 3 years ext.

    Anyway so I will get ext from Nov 2010 to atleast Nov 2011. ( Worst case if I get one year only). I am full time with this company and never changed company in last 5 years. So my question is if I get new I 797 in Nov 2011, and old stamp which is valid until July 2011 can I travel india and come back with old stamp , new I 797 and new passport ?

    everything is from same company. Or Do I need to get new stamp since I will get new I 797 ?


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  • WaitingForMyGC
    04-30 10:40 AM
    You are there for a long wait..mine was filed in dec and still pending.

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  • jonty_11
    07-23 11:55 AM
    CA is expensive...I am sure more than PA...but the decision is yours man...However, I do not think this is the right forum for such questions. If you have issues with GC retrogression then fire away.


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  • mirage
    04-08 03:01 PM
    For EB3 India 7% of 85,030 = 5903. And still Dates are stuck in 2001. I don't know what it take to move it to beyond 2002-2003 ?
    I'm afraid if there are 100K EB3 in 2001-2004. Why doesn't USCIS come up with such statistics..

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  • jcrajput
    09-26 05:02 PM
    This is the new thread to mention your rejection reasons.

    Please mention following:

    Rejection date: 09/21/07
    Reason: Other reasons (Not mentioned in data base system - More info with rejection letter and package)
    Package received date: Waiting


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  • gulute
    12-09 08:30 PM
    Pardon my ignorance!

    My understanding was American companies are setting up shops in India for cheap labor and still provide services for mostly American consumers and not Indians. And for Oracle they can bring any number of Indians here on H1/L1/B1 visas. So what make them pay $120K in India (I assume he is still a software engineer, else he would have been getting more than $120K here!)

    My brother chose to leave USA on his own, after working for 6 years, without applying GC. He was getting 120K here in USA. In India, he joined Oracle Corp and his salary is almost same (about Rs.55Lacs). Indian salaries are becoming excellent these days.

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  • cygent
    09-15 03:05 PM
    EB3 I-140 is still March 30th, 2007, a whole year behind EB2. EB2 jumped from July 2007 to March 13th, 2008 UNBELIEVABLE :confused: Seems like they just want us to blow our brains out, or whatever little is left of it anyway... This is just so sick.

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  • pappusheth
    05-21 05:01 PM
    when me and my wife went for fingerprinting (in late 07 after that July fiasco), the person who finger printed my wife told her that she would get her green card in 6 months.. I didn't bother thinking about it since I knew that the dates were no longer current and knew his statement was not grounded. We've, off course, not received our green cards till now..

    I think they just make a generic statement and they are unaware of retrogression, priority date, per country limits etc. He must have heard from somewhere that people get green cards 6 months after finger printing is done (which would be true in all cases that are not from India, China etc) and said it casually.

    Now in your case, I'm not sure if his statement was based on anything really seen in the system or just a generic one.. I guess it's just a casual one..

    07-16 01:28 PM
    Thank you so much for support...

    It has been 11 months since they have received response to RFE, I am planning to take info-pass at Boston office next week and would try to contact senator.
    I have heard that it helps.

    07-10 09:37 PM
    Well i just sent a message to my lawyer and this is the reply i received.

    "If her current H-1B has been counted against the cap before, she should be able to return to H-1B status without having to wait for the cap to reopen."

    Pls comment:)

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