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gc_check
02-21-2006, 11:09 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060222/ap_on_go_co/immigration_mccain

virtual55
02-24-2006, 12:07 PM
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1427563.cms


Bush also promised to lift visa restrictions for educated Indians with high skill levels.

logiclife
02-24-2006, 12:13 PM
Sorry to go off topic but....

This reminds me why I never open TImesofindia.com. POP UP Ads

If you are at work and if you open timesofindia and if you boss walks right in, he would think the worst if he saw a blizzard of popup ads spawned by Timesofindia. Do they have no sense of decency at all?

And what's with all the phonecards and plane tickets. Is that all we do? Buy phone cards and plane tickets to India. Those are 90% of IRRITATING POPUPS on Timesofindia.

They should rename it from "Times of India" to "Pop-ups of India".

black_logs
02-24-2006, 12:23 PM
I agree, TOI is the worst website for that reason.
I have this pop up blocker 'on' all the time. I have never seen a better pop up blocker than this one

http://www.panicware.com/

WaldenPond
02-24-2006, 08:37 PM
Here is the Senator Specter's markup summary document:

http://immigrationvoice.org/media/SpecterMark.pdf

sundar99
02-24-2006, 11:21 PM
Folks,

I read in one of the news threads that EB1 and EB2 quota will get cut based on the above bill tabled currently ? I am not in town, appreciatr if you confirm if this is just myth. if not we need add a clause ?

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Unread 24th February 2006, 09:32 PM
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This bill is very bad news for all oversubscribed countries (India, China, Philipines, Mexico). It strikes away the section (I will post the details later) that allows for a EB-1 or EB-2 or EB-3 visas to be used by the same category irrespective of country limit. So If ROW consumed only 13000 visas out of 43,000 in a year (say for EB-2), rest 30,000 can be consumed by India nad China, even though current limit is 2700 for each nation. That applies to EB-1 and EB-3 also. That is why almost 40,000 Indians could get GC in a year when the limit is only 10,700.

The current section is called,

SEC. 104. LIMITATION ON PER COUNTRY CEILING WITH RESPECT TO EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRANTS.
(a) SPECIAL RULES- Section 202(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.1152(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
(5) RULES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRANTS-
(A) EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRANTS NOT SUBJECT TO PER COUNTRY LIMITATION IF ADDITIONAL VISAS AVAILABLE- If the total number of visas available under paragraph (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) of section 203(b) for a calendar quarter exceeds the number of qualified immigrants who may otherwise be issued such visas, the visas made available under that paragraph shall be issued without regard to the numerical limitation under paragraph (2) of this subsection during the remainder of the calendar quarter.

If anyone strikes down section 5 or 5 (A), This provision is gone.

The current bill has to say this

Section 502 SAYS THAT THEY WILL STRIKE PARAGRAPH 2.
iN ASSENCE WHAT IT MEANS IS INdians, will get no more than, 4300 EB-1 visa, 4300, eb-2 visas and eb-3 10,150. Not a visa more. The grand total is 18750 visas for Indians, when we are consuming almost more than double this number even under retrogression!!!. If this passes, guys in later year, kiss good bye to your GC dream. Though this is music for non- oversubscribed countries.

Comments anyone

rgds,
ak