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  • ita
    04-20 02:27 PM

    Unlike here in U.S people in India don't seem to be aware of what's going on around them.
    Please do whatever you can in educating whoever you think would understand you.
    Media is not doing the job of carrying news to people , increasing awareness of people.
    It's just serving certain elements .

    Here's Modi's appeal to NRIs

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  • eb3India
    10-23 02:02 PM
    as name suggests, you find a company with a already approved labour, they will apply your 1-140 with that labour, if you I-140 is approved you get to keep his PD and get a free ride,

    while myself, has to wait 2 years for labour and another few years till my PD becomes current

    in labor sub case, if one can find approved labour before 2001 (if you happen to be from India). you can get 1140 approval and apply for 485 if you everthing goes well you have your GC in 6-12 months

    and did I mention this perfectly legal.

    lot of guys cry sour grape about labour sub. if you ask me, if you have opporunity use it, I would

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  • GCmuddu_H1BVaddu
    09-16 10:20 PM
    Fool, I will ask a new question.

    Did NTR fathered you OR NTR, Chandrababu together fathered you? OR are you upset because YSR did not father you ? Ask your M and comeback and tell us.

    If you don't like a person keep it to you. Don't rant on dead people caste based and make fool of you.


    I ask the same question as asked by others. Is YSR your father or did he fathered you? If you like him, keep it to yourself otherwise prove that all facts posted by me are wrong ?

    If you rant on me, you only make fool of the way I can rant on you too.

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  • amitjoey
    05-25 12:17 PM
    We are thinking about applying for canadian PR. Should we include our son (US citizen) in the application? or do US citizens get to reside in Canada without visa?
    Also, currently my company is processing my GC, will this be affected if we apply for canadian PR?

    US citizens can come in and stay in canada as a tourist for temporary purposes, but you need a Canadian PR for longer stays. So YES, add your son in your application. Your US-Gc application is not affected by processing canadian PR or vice-versa.


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  • grimreaper
    07-21 05:10 PM
    I've also been approached by Amway people both in the Bay Area and beyond. I despise their tactics and their deception as much as (or more than!) anyone.

    But let's not let it affect our community. Let's not let a few bad apples ruin that unmistakable bond we feel in America when we spot a fellow desi from afar. Now, any time I approach a desi to make a friend, I state in a jovial-yet-serious way, "don't worry, I'm not one of those Amway guys!" That's obviously not the first thing I say, but I make sure to throw that line in during the first minute or so of the conversation. If the fellow desi knows Amway, it gets a laugh, "oh, phew, that's a relief!" Once at an IKEA, I saw a desi who seemed to be following me. Turned out he wasn't following me at all. I asked him in a clearly joking tone, "Please tell me you're not with Amway!" He burst out laughing and we became friends (needless to say, he was not with Amway!).

    So why don't we all agree on a similar approach? If we meet each other in public, let's simply state that we're not with Amway. And if you're accosted, simply ask that person if they're affiliated with Amway. Plain and simple.

    How does this sound to others?

    Sounds like a good approach. I am going to use this line as a greeter in the future.

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  • thepaew
    05-29 09:06 AM
    As far as i can tell, the main issue is that there are not enough visas for Indian applicants. The possible EB1 misuse is a sideshow.

    Currently, the EB2-I wait time is 20+ years. Even if there are no EB1 applications the wait time would reduce to 10+ years. EB3-I wait time is probably more than the life span of most individuals.


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  • greenguru
    07-16 06:54 PM
    Hi vdlrao
    Could you please shed more light and your calculations on EB3 - I

    Would be of great help if you could give some pointers atleast.


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  • satyasaich
    01-13 04:04 PM
    Nuke buddy are you off your rocker. These guys will kill you for even suggesting it. I myselft have taken all kinds of abuses from everyone here and i myself had the presence of mind to not go there. Leave it . That law is the law. Of course it did hurt EB3 but what it did is take the unfair benefit that EB3 was getting because of wrong interpetation of the law. No all that is water under the bridge.

    Once upon a time in this country ( & based on situation 'at' that time), laws were made and hence some classifications such as EB1/2/3 etc;
    I'm not here to waste any one's time( including mine) but why shouldn't we ( i mean IV which includes "all" members) try for following
    1. Automatic consideration of any EB3 after 5 years of filing date of LC ( conditions being verifiable and clean work history ) to EB2 such as a person in the queue shall be able to apply him/her self by providing facts such as 5 years of W2s, say for example.

    2. Any spill over from ROW must "first" be made available to "highly retrogressed EB category" regardless of the country. Simple rule: make the spill over available to "that" EB category where there is most retrogession.
    Meaning not the vertical spill as it is happening now


    3. Remove the count of dependent family members against number of visas granted per year in any of EB category


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  • yabadaba
    07-04 09:51 AM
    Kitty Eisele

    two approaches to media coverage

    macaca is trying to make the human element point.

    others are trying make use of the scandal type issue (the way i have written it)

    the main thing is to encourage the reporters to touch on this story. it does not matter what sort of publicity we get.... we need to keep pursuing this with all the energy we can muster.

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  • aroranuj
    09-23 01:33 PM
    I am already a HOMEOWNER but I think this bill is good for all as those who buy new homes move out of the line & we move quicker. Congress works in strange ways & if the core thinks this is the best way to get around it & including current homeowners will be a dealbreaker I am for it....Lets support what we can get.

    I emailed half the people on the list & will email the other half in the next couple of hours...

    IV CORE: THANK YOU for thinking for every single possible way of getting us out of this have my full support!!!:)


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  • soma
    02-13 10:59 PM
    you cannot sue for incompetence, or the courts would be full!

    If thats the case why did 180 day rule for namecheck get through in court?! wasn't that incompetence?

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  • ivar
    08-15 03:27 AM
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  • pmat
    06-12 09:30 AM
    2nd best engineering college in Rajasthan? There were 25 states in India , now including IITs, & NITs and BITS, that would make it, atleast 30 colleges in India which are better than yours. And here we are just talking of engineering colleges. Not even mentioned about medical or others. So yours would be like probably 50th best college in India. That is certainly not the best and brightest. I am from top 10 engineering colleges of India at the time.

    My brother is a gold medalist in CS from India's top NIT and has done MS here from top 10 universities. My wife has also done MS from here (top 20 school) with a good GPA.

    So give up ur GC now for recapture and go back! The better and brighter are waiting for it behind you.

    What do you mean by not being a public burden? You will still eat up a job , that can be retained for India's best and brightest, in case you do return due to economy or healthcare factors here.

    Dude... he is talking about the second best engineering college in India that is located in Rajasthan.. aka - BITS Pilani (my guess).

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  • Marphad
    03-27 03:11 PM
    Waiting for reply to learn this.

    Ek Student Gyan ki bhiksha maang raha hai bachcha.

    Still waiting. Can someone volunteer to teach me how to edit poll options after created?


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  • pappu
    04-01 12:45 PM
    Calm down everyone.

    The thread was posted in a seperate area we have created for such posts. As Marphad said, you cannot discuss immigration all day. IV is a platform for everyone in the community to be together. If you just talk about immigration, we may not get the number of people we need for action items. When we start action items to make calls, send faxes etc, we want people sending it in thousands and not hundreds. It hurt us last year when we had such action items and participation was thin. If we make the forums strictly to discuss immigration it will hurt us in time of need when we will desperately need massive participation. This is part of a plan in moving forward for IV and we are building a platform for immigrants to come and stay here and consider it as their home. This work is still under process and you will see its fruits when we have a big bill like CIR. There is a possibility of CIR after August and we need to be ready for it. We are hearing health care reform coming before CIR at this time. There is pressure from CHC and it will be tough to ignore.

    So do not get emotional and start fighting. It is tme to be united and increase the membership of our community. We will need to burn the phone lines and jam the fax machines with our participation when the time comes.

    I have deleted my post on this thread. As an administrator I represent IV and I will keep in mind not to air my personal views on politics as they can be misinterpreted as IV's views.


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  • unseenguy
    01-09 02:44 PM
    Hello Gurus,

    My priority date is Aug 11 , 2006(EB2) and my 6 year H1B ends Sept 2011. Is there any chance the priority dates will move to Aug 2006 levels in FY2010? Or in FY2011? I am really worried because these days people are getting rejections for H1 renewals. When my time comes for renewal I want to have the EAD as a backup in case H1 renewal gets rejected.

    Please let me know your thoughts on movement to Aug 2006 before Sept 2011.


    Why are you so worried? Dont be scared, make enough money and dont make silly financial decision. You can take your kitty back if push comes to shove. Economies in India and China are booming and you wont die hungry. I guarantee you that.


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  • conchshell
    07-29 12:52 PM
    More and more, I see people posting messages containing the unspoken assumption that since the Indian E2 cutoff date has moved forward, it is likely to move forward further in the coming months. This is a false hope.

    I personally feel it all depends on how USCIS is gonna process the cases during August 2008.

    When Ron writes about the new EB2 India quota for 2008, he does not mention spill over to EB 2 India from EB1 category. Which is a very important aspect behind the prediction given by optimists like vdlrao and others.

    However at the same time, if USCIS does not bring its act together and we end up wasting the visas once again ( it highly unlikely that consular visa posts will assign 20 to 40K visas in next two months ... Are there so many people going with CP route??) the dates for EB2 India will retrogress but certainly not to an extent that they go back to 2003. There will be a mild retrogression and EB2 India date may come back to April 2004. However, later on they will progress further because of new years quota and spillover from EB1.

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  • bobzibub
    07-12 10:35 AM
    No professional foot ball team? Excuse me?
    Go BC Lions!

    btw, I got this propaganda from the ruling party from back in British Columbia:
    Large Surplus Builds Hospitals, Schools and Roads
    July 11, 2007

    B.C.'s Fiscal Year End Highlights:

    Record budget surplus of $4.1 billion at fiscal year end allows for investments across B.C.
    * Record $3.4 billion invested in building and upgrading schools, universities, colleges, hospitals, roads and bridges to improve services and meet the needs of a growing economy.
    * $1 billion allocated to reducing B.C.'s total debt.
    * B.C.'s economic growth, at 3.6% of real GDP, was second-highest in Canada and above the national average of 2.7%.
    * Business investment grew by 9.5% and consumer spending, which accounts for about two-thirds of all economic activity in the province, grew by 5.3% in 2006.
    * Third consecutive year B.C.'s Public Accounts received a clean audit opinion from the Office of the Auditor General.
    VICTORIA � The BC Liberal government finished its fiscal year with a significant surplus, which helped fund a record investment in public infrastructure and lowered British Columbia�s debt, Finance Minister Carole Taylor announced with the release of the 2006/07 Public Accounts.

    The audited financial statements show the Province of British Columbia ended the fiscal year with a surplus of $4.1 billion. The surplus, along with a drawdown of cash balances, allowed the Province to reduce debt by $1 billion and finance a record $3.4 billion investment in building and upgrading schools, universities, colleges, hospitals, roads and bridges to improve services and meet the needs of a growing economy.

    �A big surplus means a big investment in our future,� said Taylor. �We are building health care facilities to meet the needs of an aging population, we are upgrading transportation networks to keep our economy moving, and we are expanding post-secondary spaces for our youth. Our surplus allows us to do this and still reduce B.C.�s debt.�

    Taxpayer-supported capital spending increased to $3.4 billion in 2006/07, up $265 million compared to $3.1 billion in 2005/06. Over the past three years, the Province has delivered $8.8 billion in taxpayer-supported capital spending while simultaneously reducing debt.

    �In 2006, the budget planned for debt to grow by $1.7 billion to help finance public building projects,� said Taylor. �Fortunately, we were able to use the larger-than-forecast surplus to both pay for these projects and pay down debt by $1 billion. Building our province and reducing debt are investments that will generate benefits for years to come.�

    This is the third consecutive year the Public Accounts received a clean audit opinion from the Office of the Auditor General. The Public Accounts meet the standards of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and fully consolidate information from school districts, universities, colleges and health authorities (SUCH sector) in the province�s reporting systems.

    In addition to the Public Accounts, the Province also released its Ministerial Accountability Report, government's annual strategic plan report, and annual service plan reports for ministries and government agencies. The Ministerial Accountability Report details the fiscal and other accountability targets ministers have achieved. Service plan reports summarize the progress of individual ministries and agencies, as well as the government as a whole, in meeting the performance targets laid out at the beginning of each fiscal year.

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  • PlainSpeak
    01-13 03:38 PM
    Plainspeak - From one girl to another - you have a lot of time to kill :) For members who did not get worked up by your post, everyone has had a good laugh! Thanks.

    Trying to have a discussion on your points is meaningless (at least to me) as I do not believe in conceit.

    BTW, you don't have to respond to my post, as I will not be checking it.
    Plainspeak - From one girl to another - you have a lot of time to kill For members who did not get worked up by your post, everyone has had a good laugh! Thanks.
    You know from one girl to another if you are trying to be scarcastic please dont because you do not know how to. Just come out and say your piece and if it is appended with abuse (Well whats new with IV members)

    Trying to have a discussion on your points is meaningless (at least to me) as I do not believe in conceit.Meaningless.
    Did you say the same when the flower campaing was done and let me tell you that one succesfull campaing was after of 100 failures. So for you to decide on my points as meaningless is your right to do so and yes even say it out aloud in the forum (To get some laughs at my expense. I donot mind hey it is a free country). What can i say. An effort is an effort and there is no belitting it. Conceit whaaaaa wheeer wheeenn Ok i will let it slide...............

    BTW, you don't have to respond to my post, as I will not be checking it. Oh
    but i do because whether you check it or not i wil lreply back becasue here on a forum an answer is a sign of respect

    10-16 12:29 PM
    Interesting statistics posted on Ron Gotcher forum

    Credit to Nolefan

    Hello Ron,
    I have been silent spectator for long and I greatly enjoy reading this blog. The knowledge you bring is great. The blog is very informative & insightful and has given us lots of useful information. I have been thinking of contributing to this blog for sometime related to Pending visa number and spillover topic and this is my first post regarding that.

    Recently, I did some calculations on EB1 & EB spillover to EB2 India/China for FY 2010. Here are points I considered

    * Average Consular processing numbers for EB1 & EB2 / year are based on historic data from 1998 to 2008. (Data is available on DHS site)
    * All ROW EB1 & EB2 applications from following categories will be approved before spill over happens
    o consular processing (EB1 & EB2)
    o ROW (EB1 & EB2) + Mexico + Philippines
    * most applications for India / China EB2 from 2004 and prior are approved except few as mentioned on CIS report.
    * Even if there are EB2 ROW I140 applications are pending, they may not be more than few thousands (based historic EB2 usage from EB2 ROW). Based on economic conditions, I assumed 5000 new I485 applications after approval of I140.


    EB1 spill over

    Total quota allowed: 40040
    Average consular processing: 5290
    AOS Pending: 4050
    New applications: 2500
    spill over from EB1 ~ 40040 - 5290 � 4050 � 2500
    spill over from EB1~ 28500

    EB2 spill over

    Total quota allowed: 40040
    Average consular processing: 2199
    AOS Pending (ROW): 7871
    New applications: 2500
    spill over from EB1 ~ 40040 - 2199 � 7871 � 2500
    spill over from EB1~ 27470

    Total EB1 & EB2 spill over = 28500 + 27470

    Total EB1 & EB2 spill over = 55970

    EB4 spill over
    Total quota allowed: 9800
    Average visa numbers used: 7432�� based on data from 1998 to 2008
    spill over = 2368

    EB5 spill over
    Total quota allowed: 9800
    Average visa numbers used: 465 �� based on data from 1998 to 2008
    2008 data: 1360
    spill over : 8440

    Total spill over for EB2 India / China: spill over from (EB1 + EB2 + EB3 + EB4)

    i.e. 28500 + 27470 + 2368 + 8440 ..

    Total spill over for EB2 India / China: 66778

    Preadjudicated EB2 India / China applications ~ 51000

    Total pending EB2 India / China ~ 67061

    If spill over occurs quarterly, then I would expect EB2 India / China dates should faster throughout year may be current by end of FY 2010.

    Too good to believe..I hope it would go correct:D
    And one more PRO factor is that EB1 are under high scruitny so less EB1s so high spillovers than ever before..

    09-23 04:44 PM
    One thing, assume if it works out and 50% of the people are able to buy houses and get the GC, they are out of the queue right, so automatically the back logs are gone and the remaining people not able to buy the house will get their GCs soon.

    You are missing the point of the opposition. What is the fairness in this visa category? Every other category has US benefiting (not short term, but in long term) from us, except this proposed category. Do you think paying 20% down will benefit US enough that they drop every thing and grant you the GC??

    Also, how do you define this 20%? A 20% down in CA will get your 5 homes in Alaskan tundra (ok exaggerating, but not by much). This proposal basically comes down to haves and have nots. By expending time on such misguided legislation, you are not only making the immigrants look like cheap opportunistic ****, but also giving enough fodder for the anti-immigrants that we are only looking for our GC without any tangible long term benefit for US (I could pay 20% down, get my GC, and then become a burden on the state).

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