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  • mamit
    02-12 04:14 PM
    the first contact for the congressman's office is the relevant consulate. so it doesn't hurt. it is a simple process. your boss has to sign a confidentiality release document for you and attach a cover letter. to help your boss, identify the congressman, go to the congressman's website and find out where the forms are, write a draft cover letter etc . you can do this yourself i.e enquire as a constituent just in case you don't want to involve your boss. i think it may be better that it goes through your boss

    Thanks Bpositive. I called up the DOS yesterday and they said they don't hve any record against my case number with them. Does that mean the embassy still haven't send my info to them (which I doubt since its been 10 weeks since my visa appointment at Delhi) or does it mean that my security check are ongoing? Should I visit Delhi consulate in person and talk to them about it?

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  • gc_on_demand
    09-11 01:01 PM
    Hearing is next week and we have enough time to call. Guys please make a 30 mins to call..

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  • i99
    09-27 01:54 PM
    How long are we going to hang in there? :mad: Thanks everybody for support and advice, but, there is a problem here. I am mad at USCIS, not the supportive people here. I am a concurrent filer, I don't even know if my package was lost, if it was transfered or not. Or, if it was tranfered if it was a successful transfer. Every other implication aside, it is worth a lot of money. :eek:

    May be I am too negative, but, my J-1 waiver package was lost back when it was done by paper. Literally lost (!), although I could locate the person who signed it in. My SS#, all background information, a check showing my checking account were in it. I told them, my privacy information is in it after I applied for the waiver again. I asked them if they could look for the envelope and destroy it. They "nicely" told me I have no rights at all to make such a request. I asked them if they have a system of destroying people's private information if it is no longer use, they said no.

    These should be our simple rights as a people who pay taxes in this country, although we are not residents yet. We can go to court for an everyday dispute, but at USCIS no rights.

    Anyway, thanks for involuntarily sharing.

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  • boldm28
    09-24 06:48 PM
    Your attorney HAS to reply to your inquiries. It is stated in every State's BAR website. Otherwise, you have right to make a complaint that stays with the BAR records forever. BAR has to publish it to anyone who asks for information about that attorney. Attorneys do not want that.

    We were in a similar situation. We sent an e-mail and left a voicemail saying something like: "In our point of view, a reasonable time for you to reply to our inquiries is 3 business days. If you do not call us and let us know another reasonable period of time for a reply period immediately, we will assume that you will reply to our inquiries and/or let us know the information about our case coming from USCIS in three days".

    I guess we are learning this country's ways.

    This worked very well ;

    Our case:

    i99 - I140/485 concurrent/NSC/July@d/R.Williams/No CC/No RN


    I got my fedex/DHL info from my attorney when i told them i would complain about her to the state BAR association and by the way She/He is already being investigated by the BAR association .. i wont want to give her/his name out but she answers questions on a popular website which starts with state language


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  • kevinkris
    01-24 02:55 PM
    How can you confirm this?
    Police solved the Duke case partially that it's robbery case.
    Don't come to conclusions yourselves..

    On top of these issues, apparent hate crimes against Indians at LSU and then at Duke would certainly make a lot of parents a little nervous before sending their kids for higher education here.

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  • diqingshen
    06-29 03:55 PM
    I am not a member.


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  • ganguteli
    06-17 02:12 PM
    Good job slumdogs. You are becoming a puppet of anti-immigrants. Today they are using you to throw your L1 brothers out. Tomorrow they will throw you out. There is fraud in H1 too. No visa is perfect. Just like no American citizen is perfect. 1 in 100 citizen has gone to jail.
    If you have so much energy and motivation, why don't you go after anti-immigrants and expose their evil.

    Educated idiots!

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  • nrk
    10-01 10:53 AM
    All the best.

    Since 2004 EB2 is cleared, I am seeing less number of posts being made on IV.Yay I became a senior member, will that mean I will get a green card?


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  • gc_check
    01-30 09:55 AM
    Hmmm - not sure because, if the job requires that someone must have security clearance - the job must clearly mention that someone with security clearance is needed. What is the point in hiring a citizen without security clearance (unless they want you to get clearance aftewr hiring)

    Non discriminatory postings look like this
    (1) Authorized to work in US for any employer
    (2) Requires a security clearance

    One cannot specifically say - I don't want EAD or GC or I want only Citizens.

    Desi3933 and other knowledgable folks out here - please write your comments. I hope I am not worng.

    Agree, One must not specifically say - "I don't want EAD or GC or I want only Citizens" and they need to specify the reason like you had mentioned. But you never know, the Dice and other job posting sites, just post what ever the client submits. With premium accounts, you manage the posting and I do not think, these sites control the contents. I also surfed the company website, and looks like they do have some federal clients and based on VA. It looks more like a clerical error than intentional posting. May be, an email to the HR of the company, with supporting links that does not encourage such posting legally will educate / prevent such posting in future. Any other members with in depth knowledge on this.. post your comment. Also job websites like Dice / Monster, etc...should ensure Quality of posting rather than having a disclaimer :)

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  • TUnlimited
    09-15 09:03 PM
    Did you have LUD on your I 140?
    Nope. Why?


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  • singhsa3
    11-04 01:22 PM
    Job Zone 4 does not automatically translate to EB3. Even though the title maybe EB-3, if the requirements exceed normal requirements for jobs in Job Zone 4 then after a (successful) business necessity audit the candidate maybe able to file in EB2.

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  • PBECVictim
    06-29 05:35 PM
    I am joining Law Suit. I am leaving this country, if they make it 'U' for Eb2 and Eb3 for India.


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  • guyfromsg
    01-07 10:47 PM
    Let's start working on this campaign. If you are in Georgia and not part of GA google group, please send me an email with your name and phone number. Click the link below to join the group.

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  • alterego
    01-25 01:36 AM
    There are a few praises about Jet Airways in previous posts.

    Let me set the record straight. They have miles to go before they start claiming themselves as "world class" international airline.

    I was on vacation past 2.5 weeks to India and here is my experience.

    Regarding Jet Airways poor customer service:

    On return, my Jet Airways flight from Rajkot (Gujarat) to Mumbai was delayed by 2 hours. Its only a 55 minute flight from Rajkot to Mumbai. Because of this, my connection of Delta airlines from Mumbai to New York was missed. Delta gave me a seat on plane the next day. Same flight - but a day after. So now, I was stuck in Mumbai, with huge luggage for 24 hours. I asked Delta for Hotel accomodation. They said, its not their fault and its Jet Airways fault and I should ask them for Hotel.

    I went to Jet Airways customer service in Mumbai airport. They said that they cant find a single room in Mumbai due to some exhibition/conference going on at the time. A major international airline, shooting for stars, cant find a Hotel room in a city as big as Mumbai. Frustrated, I went to a government agency office (IATA I think) and they said that they dont have anything nearby, but can arrange something 30 kilometers away, and it was a sub-standard hotel and room. I paid out of my own pocket and stayed there a night. It was Rs 2000 (about $50) for this hotel plus taxi.

    The next day, before boarding Delta flight, I went to Jet Airways office again and told them that I found a hotel room on my own and see if they can re-imburse me for the hotel expenses. If they had paid themselves in Hyatt or Grand Meridian outside airport, it would have been more anyways. The manager of Jet Airways said that they cannot do it and I should scan the reciepts and my boarding pass and email customersupport at jetairways.

    An hour before this happened, the office didnt even have anyone in charge in office (at about 7:00 PM). The agent said, the manager isnt here. I asked, "who's in charge", and she said "No one is in charge right now, you have to come back at 8:00 when manager comes in".

    What I am saying is, Jet Airways has miles to go before it can take pride. Just starting flights to Newark, Chicago doesnt make it a great airline. Neither does good food. Treat customers well, and atleast do a better job than government offices when it comes to locating hotel rooms for stranded passengers who are stranded due to their fault.

    Mumbai Airport security harrassment :

    My flight was just past midnight and I checked out of hotel at noon. (I had to). With 12 hours and nothing to do, I headed to Mumbai airport. At the airport, they dont let you inside the building unless you are a passenger. The security guard at the door said that I need to come back at 9:00 PM and I cant go into the airport right now as my flight is at night. I told him that I am not coming to airport to enjoy the lounge and I am stranded due to missed airline connection. He didnt listen. I was sitting outside the building until about 8:00 PM with all luggage.

    Now I understand that security is important, but what's the point in stopping someone and letting them inside only 4 hours prior. Because if there is a nefarious person planning something bad, what can he/she do in 10 hours that he/she cant do in 4 hours. How does it enhance security by limiting the presence of passengers inside airport? Well, you cant argue with knuckleheads.

    Inside airport, I ran into a German lady and a guy from Netherlands and both of them were in the airport since the afternoon. They said they argued and they were let in. Basically, the Indian security forces at the airport wont argue with Europeans and will let them inside the airport but will go extra lengths to harrass people that they are comfortable harrassing - their own people.

    So we can ignore London airport. Fine. Are we also going to ignore Mumbai airport now?

    The best way to avoid harrassment is to stand up and fight it. Because avoiding this airport and that airline is not going to cut it.

    Interesting to read all these experiences.

    Let me share mine in Mumbai, although it was a couple of years ago.
    I was born in India but have a foreign passport. When you are leaving the country they have an officer interview you. I am not sure why, but it is quite unusual, kind of like an exit interview I guess. I have not seen that anywhere else.

    Anyway the guy asked all sorts of detailed questions, and then finally asked me how much Rupees cash I have with me. I told him I'm not exactly sure, but about 1000Rs(about 20 dollars at that time). He told me the limit was 800Rs for foreigners leaving India and told me it was illegal to take Indian Rupees out of the country and asked me to take out my wallet and count it, when I counted it, it turned out I had 1400 Rs in my wallet. Then he became quite irate and condescending and asked me what I do for a living, I told him I am a doctor, then he went on insulting me, asking whether I would say that a patients temperature was 104 if it was 101! I told him that is not relevant here. He got angrier and told me he will have to confiscate that money. I told him 1400 Rs is not that much money and I could spend it in the departure lounge before I left. He was livid. He asked me to hand over the Indian currency. I was not quite sure what to do, but I sure as hell knew I did not want this scumbag to have that money. So I turned around and gave the balance above 800Rs to another passenger in line next to me and said take it as a gift from a stranger. That pushed him over the edge, he started yelling in Hindi. I told him I do not speak Hindi, that seemed to upset him even more. By this time other passengers were aware of what was going on as well and were objecting as well. He was fuming and walked away from his desk yelling and shouting in Hindi and his supervisor came to take over. He asked what the issue was and I explained it to him. He waved me by and moved on to the next passenger.

    Later that passenger, came up to me in the departure lounge and returned the money I gave her. We started chatting, and I asked her to join me in the restaurant as our flight was 3 hrs away so we went to the restaurant and spent it all in the departure lounge on a meal and a couple of drinks and the tip.

    They need to improve things and get rid of these morons in those airports. Perhaps they need to pay them realistic salaries and then make them more accountable. They don't realize it and perhaps care even less, but they represent India's image and brand every day in the eyes of visitors and travellers alike.


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  • lazycis
    11-23 08:39 AM
    Amicus brief filed in the 1st Circuit appeal by AILF.
    The brief discusses in details three major questions:

    1) why the USCIS has a duty to adjudicate any application properly filed with them
    2) why 8 USC 1252(a)(2)(B)(ii) does not bar jurisdiction in AOS mandamus cases
    3) why the duty to adjudicate does not depend on a specific statutory or regulatory timeframe.

    Amicus brief filed in the 11th Circuit appeal by AILF. Discusses the same questions, a good reading.

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  • pappu
    10-02 03:33 PM
    I am seeing people getting multiple #A numbers and delays.

    If you have filed multiple I485s, pls share your expiences here.


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  • naushit
    10-01 03:24 PM
    Alright, Finally I got CPO email , Life is good.


    Finallly, my online status changed from "Initial review" -> "Document production" and also got email from Senator's office that my case is approved.

    I think I got it....but not 100% sure approval emails yet... or no other proof.


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  • gctest
    08-21 01:16 PM
    DOS has publicly admitted that they made a mistake in the past interpretation and allowed visas to flow to EB3-ROW and EB3.

    Do yo uguys seriously expect DOS to start making the same mistake they publicy apologized for a few months back?

    We all talk about staying united.. but if EB3 folks are going to get together and start asking DOS to unfairly divert visa numbers away from EB2 (mostly to EB3-ROW... numbers will run out before EB3-I even sees it), how are EB2 folks expected to just sit and watch?

    How can we stay united then?

    What would you do if your blood brother was in EB2 while you are in EB3? Would you do the same?

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  • kalkix
    08-13 12:38 PM
    Yep, it's been a long 16 yrs in the country....

    15 years (Aug 11th), 2 days and counting .... All in US Came for masters in 1995

    Since you are still waiting, you can potentially break his record. But I sincerely wish you lose this race.

    best of luck.

    07-09 09:40 PM
    if they forward to flowers, lets add some message for men and women in the army, thank them for there efforts and ask them to call uscis look into our efforts humanly

    07-11 03:14 PM
    We created a new thread on this topic since people are reporting on media coverage here. Thanks for your input.

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