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Default Citizenship wait of extra 5 years for people already stucked in backlog

Hi,
We all know that so many people are stucked due to this backlog and inefficient system. Some of them have spent over 5 years (counting from priority date) waiting for the green card. It would be worse for these people to wait additional 5 years to get their citizenship. I believe it would make sense to reduce the waiting time for these people by counting 5 years from their priority date or something of that sort. Would it make sense to work with senators and congressmen to have some kind of ruling on this front to ease this pain?
Please let us know your opinion.

Thanks
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:14 PM
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:23 PM
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Hi,
We all know that so many people are stucked due to this backlog and inefficient system. Some of them have spent over 5 years (counting from priority date) waiting for the green card. It would be worse for these people to wait additional 5 years to get their citizenship. I believe it would make sense to reduce the waiting time for these people by counting 5 years from their priority date or something of that sort. Would it make sense to work with senators and congressmen to have some kind of ruling on this front to ease this pain?
Please let us know your opinion.

Thanks
I like your idea. But, I think it will be a really hard sell.
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It certainly makes sense to go after this - some people get through a lottery.
Others like us pay our dues, taxes included for 7-8-10 yrs and then join the queue for extra 5 yrs to get a citizenship.
This is unfair. Can IV look into this matter. If the norms are eased for folks who have been law abiding and tax paying residents for 10 yrs, why not get a shot at citizenship from then on?
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:34 PM
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I believe it would really ease pain of those people who have either go sucked due to labor substitution or namecheck or July fiasco or for any other matter.

If a person has already spent 5 years or so (from priority date or whatever waiting date) and also lived for significant number of years, it would make sense to let them apply for Citizenship.
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:20 AM
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Post Why not ask to convert all I485 pending more than 5 yrs to N400?

Why not ask to automatically convert all I485 pending more than 5 yrs to N400? Just my thoughts
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Why not ask to automatically convert all I485 pending more than 5 yrs to N400? Just my thoughts
We all would wish that!

We all know, that ain't gonna happen!!!

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Hi,
We all know that so many people are stucked due to this backlog and inefficient system. Some of them have spent over 5 years (counting from priority date) waiting for the green card. It would be worse for these people to wait additional 5 years to get their citizenship. I believe it would make sense to reduce the waiting time for these people by counting 5 years from their priority date or something of that sort. Would it make sense to work with senators and congressmen to have some kind of ruling on this front to ease this pain?
Please let us know your opinion.

Thanks
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:37 AM
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:49 AM
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People who have been legal and have had no problems with the law for 10 -12years should be given direct Citzen ship..I know McCain had this clause in one of his Bills ..no harm in trying..we dont need to make assumptions..we can try this one..very beneficial for lots of people stuck in the Queue from 2001..and its only fair and just that this is done...

I guess we need to start writing to senators about this

Great Idea and an workable one..once the envirnment loosens after the election everything is possible
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but who wants the citizenship!

or..

Lets say US introduces GC_lite:
where in ppll opting for this GC will forgo the right to apply for citenship for good.. you can be a permanent resident permanently..but never a citizen..ta da...

so you c sagar..we all can get brilliant ideas..but the point is keep the focus..



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Hi,
We all know that so many people are stucked due to this backlog and inefficient system. Some of them have spent over 5 years (counting from priority date) waiting for the green card. It would be worse for these people to wait additional 5 years to get their citizenship. I believe it would make sense to reduce the waiting time for these people by counting 5 years from their priority date or something of that sort. Would it make sense to work with senators and congressmen to have some kind of ruling on this front to ease this pain?
Please let us know your opinion.

Thanks
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:06 AM
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If they allow unrestricted travel to other countries for any amount of time( not 4 months, not 6months, not 2 years, not x years)...then, i believe, nobody would go after the US citizenship.

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We all know that so many people are stucked due to this backlog and inefficient system. Some of them have spent over 5 years (counting from priority date) waiting for the green card. It would be worse for these people to wait additional 5 years to get their citizenship. I believe it would make sense to reduce the waiting time for these people by counting 5 years from their priority date or something of that sort. Would it make sense to work with senators and congressmen to have some kind of ruling on this front to ease this pain?
Please let us know your opinion.

Thanks
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:18 AM
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Arrow Great Idea... 5 years from 485 Filing

I think ita a great idea and we should talk to some legal experts to understand what would be a good starting point and lets propose to some law makers...

Maybe somethinglike 8 years from date of 485 Filing you application is converted to a citizenship application

Or

You can file for citizenship immediately after getting GC if you have been pending for 5 years since filing 485...

Other ideas welcome...
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Canada counts legal residency prior to obtaining PR with a 50% weight for your citizenship criteria; US can adopt something similar.

Unlike GC, citizenship will have better pull (it already does as USCIS is working on weekends to clear citizenship backlogs !!!!). Thats because of the vote bank that citizens offer. (This will be the bane of any democratic system - but I am digressing)

My opinion is that such a change can only occur when a comprehensive legislation that includes illegal immigrants moves forward.

Also think that it will take until 2010 for any such comprehensive immigration reform to gather much momentum in congress.
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I think it is a very good. It is something that will help everybody.

I know Australia too has something similar to this. It is worth the try; no harm in trying.
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