Monday, July 4, 2011

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  • tonyHK12
    09-29 11:56 AM
    I saw that. Looks like you are trying to pimp for a lawyer. Learn to stand on your own 2 feet first.

    No I'm not, I am in no way associated with them, and I could care less. Yes I know how to stand on my feet thanks. This is not a time to divide people.
    Any better sugegstions for immigration lawyer then? Or do you just keep trashing other people, without giving any genuine ideas.

    "Could you update your profile before drafting your plan"
    I'm EB2, with approve I-140.

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  • abhijitp
    03-10 06:33 PM
    Advocacy is a highly effective way of making change happen in the system. Go IV!

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  • hellomms
    05-27 11:13 PM

    As you know that I have been talking to one of the IV Admins and their suggestion (since the beginning) is that we send the letters individually.

    And I tend to agree with this, here is why:

    1) One package with 70 some signature will still be one letter, if each one of sends the letter, it will remind the General Inspector everyday, for at least a couple weeks. The chances of something happening are greater this way. They can ignore 5, 10, 15, but not 70 letters.
    Think of this as one rock verses 70 pebbles, and you are trying to hit a target ;)

    2) Having a different "From" address on the letter makes it more convincing and authentic that the person writing and sending the letter is not just making up the names (in case we decide not to add the Case number).

    3) We can not use the IV name and the top of the letter (refer to my first comment in the letter) as this is not going officially from IV. A copy of the letter, along with the list of names/individuals who sent the letter to DOL will be used by IV during their lobbying meetings, etc.

    4) It will help with the logistics (email, Fax, snail mail to intermediate) and people can take a responsibility for doing it.

    The not so good reason...

    - I am afraid that some people will not send it. I know how it can get when you work late nights since early morning and all you wanna do on Saturday is sleep :).


    I dont think I want to have a separate poll for this, but we do have a couple options here:

    1 Send One big letter

    2 I create a template so you guys can just put your Name, Address and Case Number (optional) print and send it your self, it will cost you guys less than 5 minutes and less than $1.

    What do you say?


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  • justAnotherFile
    08-03 08:36 PM
    Hi All,

    Regarding my I-485 appln. status - I do remember seeing "Request for Evidence" status before. Currently I see "Request for Evidence Response Review". I see this status change although there are no LUDs.

    Throw in your input Gurus !


    same with my online status. we responsed to RFE in July 2009 and status showed RFE for the last one year. Recently (about a week back) a 'new' status field RFE review has been added and my application is in that status. Not sure if it means anything.


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  • sirinme
    01-17 06:51 PM
    Just signed up for $20 recurring contribution via PayPal.

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  • amitjoey
    01-18 02:31 PM
    Guys, this is the time to show the core group that we are a bunch of people thankful that there is IV to help us fight this fight.
    We need to stand united and raise awareness and sign up for the monthly recurring contribution.

    I understand that some of you do intend to contribute and have contributed generously in the past,
    But here are some mindsets, All of us fall in these 4 mindsets.

    1) you probably think "why should I sign up for a monthly recurring contribution program". I am a generous contributor and I contribute almost monthly anyways.
    2) I have contributed enough.
    3) I will contribute if I feel like, when I see something comming out of this effort.
    4) I do not have to contribute.

    If you are in category 1).I can tell you, I understand because I have been a generous contributer in the past. But guys, the reason I signed up for a monthly recurring contribution is that it helps IV know that 'X' amount of funds are guaranted every month, this way they can better plan.

    Category 2) Contributed enough - Okay why dont just sign up for a minimum amount of $20/month once more. What is enough is not enough.

    Category 3) This has been discussed, I do not want to talk about this category of members.

    Category 4) Again - No Comments-

    Lets show the core team that all of us fall in the first 2 categories.

    The last thing we want the core to do is bite their fingers over funds. We do not want the core to get stressed out over funds. They have enough real work to do already.

    Inspite of being a serious team player, and a generous contributor it took me two days to sign up for the recurring monthly contribution program, so I give all of the ones that have not set up a monthly recurring contribution benefit of doubt. But this is our last chance, I urge you to be one of the 1000 people we need for this effort.

    Need 897 members

    good job guys we now need 888 members. So 9 more members stepped up in the last 2 hours. We can do better. Can 100 more members step up in the next 2 hours?


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  • blizkreeg
    03-26 12:26 PM
    I booked my ticket a month ago but haven't yet figured out accommodation and travel within DC. I'm flying into DC on Sunday, 3rd morning.

    Is someone looking to share a hotel room? Alternately, is any DC area member still looking to offer a spare sleeping bag? :)

    I don't know how the DC area works but would preferably like to stay closer to the event hotel. If not, I'm open to renting a car and sharing cost to get in/out of DC (heard the traffic is a nightmare though).

    Please PM me directly or reply here. I'm joining the conference call tonight as well.

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  • gsc999
    04-17 02:11 PM
    Some of members in Nor. Cal are checking their schedule to make sure they can participate in the August San Francisco event.

    Hopefully, we should have some more ppl sign-up


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  • santb1975
    04-13 08:21 PM
    Much appreciated

    I am an American, born and raised in the US and I wholly support Team IV. This initiative not only supports IV, but also helps prevent childhood obesity in the US which are two very important issues that we currently face. Being an avid runner, I am always looking for worthy causes to support via running and I am excited to be a part of this Team.

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  • radosav
    08-08 12:28 PM

    I may as well tell my wife to accept the fact that she is likely to loose her job. Just got reply from my attorney to go for INFOPASS once 90 days have passed and request expedite.


    Did you do INFOPASS or Service Request? Is that the same or different?


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  • ganguteli
    04-09 10:18 AM
    Yes and until we know what we are lobbying for, why would we part with money? Here is the about IV page - - and it talks about two or three things that IV has done in the past. What is giving money to IV going to do for us in the future? Like they say for stocks. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

    Which bills does IV support? What kind of legislation are they lobbying for? I support the cause of IV because I'm facing all the problems that IV is trying to solve.

    Microsoft spent millions to get H1B increase. It did not happen till now. So should they stop investing in lobbying?

    Last year there ere 3 bills for us brought by IV lobbying-- Recapture, Country Limits and Exemption of people with Masters in Science.

    Just because the bill failed and you or Zen did not get your greencard does not mean IV did not do anything meaningful campaign? You are with IV since 2007, did you do anything for these bill action items last year? How much did you contribute? Did you work on the IV campagn to add cosponsors and get the bill for vote? If I knew, I would have done it.

    I came new to IV but I spent time going into old forum threads by searching and came to know about it.

    I will blame you for not getting me my green card till now. You are here since 2007 and did not do anything to help me and others get my green card.

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  • tuwato
    01-09 11:03 PM
    Hi everyone! Hope you guys can help me.

    We had our lawyer file my husband's H1B non-profit with me as his dependent. I guess you can say that we trusted our lawyer too much when he said that he filed both for H1B & H4. Now, I feel so stupid for not inquiring about it too much before.

    My husband's H1B just got approved and the lawyer is asking me now if I got my H4 or a notice of receipt of my own. I did not know that the notice of receipt for both of us should be different. I thought there ought to be 1 notice of receipt for the two of us since my status would be totally dependent whether or not he will be approved.

    When I asked them whether they are sure that they filed for the H4, they said that they did but they did not sound too convincing. They turn the table around by asking whether or not I received the notice of receipt and my approval.

    What concerns me are:

    (1) My husband's approval & notice of receipt arrived at the lawyer's/employer's office, why is mine supposed to be mailed at my place?

    (2) The possibility of H1B being approved and the H4 disapproved since we are both currently here in the United States already.

    (3) Do I have a real reason to be alarmed that I do not have an approval for H4 at hand? Is there a possibility that it's just delayed right now since the approval for H1B arrived just two days ago?

    (4) How can I verify whether the lawyer filed for the H4 with the H1B?



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  • tonyHK12
    09-29 11:56 AM
    I saw that. Looks like you are trying to pimp for a lawyer. Learn to stand on your own 2 feet first.

    No I'm not, I am in no way associated with them, and I could care less. Yes I know how to stand on my feet thanks. This is not a time to divide people.
    Any better sugegstions for immigration lawyer then? Or do you just keep trashing other people, without giving any genuine ideas.

    "Could you update your profile before drafting your plan"
    I'm EB2, with approve I-140.

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  • msyedy
    02-02 11:39 AM
    SA 187.

    Kennedy's staff picked up something from their old the original McCain-Kennedy bill of 2005 (the CIR before it hit the judiciary committee last year) that had the hard country cap and slapped it on Thomas against Session's amendment.

    If you look at the text, its remarkably similar to the original McCain-Kennedy text (140K to 290K, hard country cap, recapture...all that. Even the description of the title).

    They copy-pasted the text for skilled immigration from original McCain-Kennedy that was their brainchild, instead of copy-pasting it from S 2611 ES what had all the amendments from last year's senate CIR. But then again, copy-paste is very common on the Hill. Last year, Bill Frist copied the entire Judiciary Committee version and introduced it after deleting 2 titles related to Amnesty and guest-worker bill.

    If this amendment had really passed, and if it had not been modified in the conference between house and senate and if hard cap had become a law, then this amendment would have done more harm than good.

    Could you elaborate on the harm that would cause us please...
    I would like to understand this system.....


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  • chintu25
    01-22 08:44 PM
    Ok guys I am on at the messenger from IV

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  • santb1975
    04-10 12:41 AM
    All - You do not have to be a runner to participate. you can walk. Please do not get intimated with all this talk about running. You can help us raise funds and organize professional Networking events as well. We need participation. Please join us.


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  • pd_recapturing
    05-14 10:45 PM
    please let me know.

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  • PlainSpeak
    01-12 01:55 PM
    Most of us are missing the point here. The bill is aimed at those immigrants who have obtained advanced degrees in the US. And believe me, there are lot of aspiring immigrants who have been waiting since 2002-2003 who also happen to have American degrees, most of them stuck with EB3. Priority Dates will still be in play. Most probably, there will be a new category. These additional visas will help clear up backlogs irrespective of your current visa category. If you have a US degree and your PD is current, you will be eligible. Not sure what the confusion is about :)
    What you say is true but can you please let me know what you think might be the reasoning of the introducer of the bill.
    1. Get rid of DV because they add no value to economy - That i can understand
    2. Give the saved 55 k visa to US educated GC applicants. That i CANNOT understand
    WHY ?? Don't GC applicants who work but are not educated here contribute to the economy also

    Instead of focussing the energy of an organiazation towards unrealistic targets such as removal of country quota and recapture of unused visa it would be better to channel all efforts to get the 55K visas given to people with older priority date, and if it makes EB2 guys panicky ask for a rule to keep the date difference between EB2 and EB3 by 3 years (an arbitary number) . That will keep EB2 and EB3 happy instead of the bill in teh current form

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  • neelu
    03-24 12:05 AM
    Thank you, Ashok and PMPForGC!!!

    We need more guys like you. Also please contribute as much as can in cash and kind!

    We have 9807 members now. That is less than 200 members short of the magic number!

    Now that we have the STRIVE Act introduced in congress, we need all the numbers we can. And we need dollars more than ever!

    It is now or never, do or die.

    Please help add members and contribute.

    Together we can!

    01-19 11:44 AM
    To All Free Riders
    please tell us what is stopping you from not contributing

    1) Faith in IV -- Look at what they have done till now ( we all know about it )

    2) Just too Lazy to contribute - Shame on you !! your Advance Degrees and High paying jobs your BMW or Audi are no use if you ask me ( junk)

    3) too stingy to contribute-- Shame on you again 20$ you save now will result in 20k Loss in the future be prepared

    4) Do not Care -- Too Bad its now or never ( many fall here i thing ) they just want to njoy the results

    Come up with your Problems and We will try to help you out

    Sam, one more 5) new to IV, no trust.

    03-26 04:28 PM
    Members attending the DC event, please check your emails for the conference call details.



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