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Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins Issues surrounding the retrogression of the priority dates for the various employment based categories

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Old 07-19-2006, 05:11 PM
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Default My co-worker leaves US due to immigration delays

Hi folks,

A co-worker of mine who has a Phd from top notch university and who has been in the US for 10 years decided to move to Canada because of the immigration delays, he has spend close to $5000 on this green card process and is just tired of waiting.

I hope the lawmakers realize that we are not going to wait here forever. US is not the end of the world I guess.
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:16 PM
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Hi folks,

A co-worker of mine who has a Phd from top notch university and who has been in the US for 10 years decided to move to Canada because of the immigration delays, he has spend close to $5000 on this green card process and is just tired of waiting.

I hope the lawmakers realize that we are not going to wait here forever. US is not the end of the world I guess.
This is just the beginning. If things remain the same for couple of more years, I would not be surprised to see 20% of us leaving US and going somewhere else. I know that lot of us are already frustrated with the process.
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:17 PM
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Default Count me and my spouse in...

Myself: MS Electrical Engg. (Sr. Software Architect
with a Fortune 100 Company)
Spouse: MD Pathology (Resident doctor in the US)

7+ years in the green card queue..1 more year and we'll pack bags by mid 2007, if something like SKIL doesn't come to our rescue.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:09 PM
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Myself: MS Electrical Engg. (Sr. Software Architect
with a Fortune 100 Company)
Spouse: MD Pathology (Resident doctor in the US)

7+ years in the green card queue..1 more year and we'll pack bags by mid 2007, if something like SKIL doesn't come to our rescue.
It is true. and that is why lot of other countries are opening their doors to immigrant expecially IT people.
Now the US universities are no more attractive to foreign students, because it has become more diffifult to get student visa( also expensive). US universities are multi billion bussiness. And now other countries S'pore, China, Australia , Briton etc has activily started to enter in this Bussiness.
That is why the US univesities lobbying for the SKIL bill( or just a show off)

After Completing 10 years here I will be going back to my country.

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Old 07-19-2006, 06:43 PM
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Default yes 10years

yes me too. 10 years is good choice if you re waiting for 7+ years already. At least you will get social security benefits later.

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It is true. and that is why lot of other countries are opening their doors to immigrant expecially IT people.
Now the US universities are no more attractive to foreign students, because it has become more diffifult to get student visa. US universities are multi billion bussiness. And now other countries S'pore, China, Australia , Briton etc has activily started to enter in this Bussiness.
That is why the US univesities lobbying for the SKIL bill( or just a show off)

After Completing 10 years here I will be going back to my country.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:54 PM
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May I know how can we get SS benefits later if we don't have GC?
Many of my collegues also have the same concern.
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yes me too. 10 years is good choice if you re waiting for 7+ years already. At least you will get social security benefits later.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:59 PM
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Default local consulate

I am not too sure but I believe we need to go to the local consulate and show them the proof of your employement (might be tax returns) and SSN.

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May I know how can we get SS benefits later if we don't have GC?
Many of my collegues also have the same concern.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:00 PM
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Default due to the clause of 40 quarters of work

There is a clause in Social Security Administration according to which one is eligible for certain benefits if
"a person contributes to SS for a minimum of 40 quarters[which leads to 10 years of work]"
This is applicatble even if the person is not a citizen or permanent resident

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May I know how can we get SS benefits later if we don't have GC?
Many of my collegues also have the same concern.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:10 PM
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Default You can check your quarters

You can check how many quarters you have accumulated till now with the sheet sent to you by SSN office every year after you file your returns.

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There is a clause in Social Security Administration according to which one is eligible for certain benefits if
"a person contributes to SS for a minimum of 40 quarters[which leads to 10 years of work]"
This is applicatble even if the person is not a citizen or permanent resident
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:14 PM
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Well, I have already decided to go this route and will be moving to Australia sometime next year. I hope this will free up a lot of visas for the folks who wish to stay back












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Hi folks,

A co-worker of mine who has a Phd from top notch university and who has been in the US for 10 years decided to move to Canada because of the immigration delays, he has spend close to $5000 on this green card process and is just tired of waiting.

I hope the lawmakers realize that we are not going to wait here forever. US is not the end of the world I guess.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:27 PM
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I am am waiting for my GC for 5 years now. Have master eng. Wea are planing to go to Canada by the end of 2006 and start a fresh live there. I got a good job offer already and at least I know that my status is guaranty there. Good luck with every one.



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Well, I have already decided to go this route and will be moving to Australia sometime next year. I hope this will free up a lot of visas for the folks who wish to stay back
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:31 PM
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Default SS joke

When you would be eligible for such benefits the funds would be dried up or Lawmakers would add caluse to the current rule to make it eligible for US citizens only. Will you file a suit in an Indian Court for the injustice done in US ?

Unless you fight against the US govt. now you may never get it. It is better to fight it now than to fight it at the end.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:52 PM
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May be...

I beleive, with any new law there will be a effective date. Who ever completes 10 year by that time will reap the benefits. Rest should look at their middle f...r at the age of 60. May be try doing that now itself to make sure you do not have difficulties with shaky hands then.

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When you would be eligible for such benefits the funds would be dried up or Lawmakers would add caluse to the current rule to make it eligible for US citizens only. Will you file a suit in an Indian Court for the injustice done in US ?

Unless you fight against the US govt. now you may never get it. It is better to fight it now than to fight it at the end.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:47 PM
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Man this is USA, they may pass a law tomorrow and every body will stop getting SS benefits, if their numbers don't work. This is going to happen anyway , its only a matter or time.
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When you would be eligible for such benefits the funds would be dried up or Lawmakers would add caluse to the current rule to make it eligible for US citizens only. Will you file a suit in an Indian Court for the injustice done in US ?

Unless you fight against the US govt. now you may never get it. It is better to fight it now than to fight it at the end.
what kind of fight ? 5 year of nightmare, unsure about your status, put your career on hold, make sure that you paid tax, and yet they care more about illegal than legal. 5 year in backlog if it get clear this year (there is posibility that my case get close or even get rejected after 5 years for no reason) and if I'm lucky enough to pass the mess, I still have to wait who knows how many years till the greencard available and then another 5 years to apply for your citizenship.

I don't think it's worth to wait and waste our youth in these country. If by next year this whole mess is not get corrected, I'll try my luck in Canada or other country that value talent and skill before I'm to old to work or start all over again.
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