Immigration Voice - Forums
Register Get Involved Contact Lawmakers Advocacy Discussion Image Image Image Image

Go Back   Immigration Voice > Analysis Discussion > Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins
Click to log in with Facebook
Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins Issues surrounding the retrogression of the priority dates for the various employment based categories

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #61 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2010, 03:01 PM
Donor
Priority Date
:
Apr-06
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-140+I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5
clemsonite is on a distinguished road
Default

Well, you could still try and apply in EB2, as you mentioned earning a master's degree.

I am one of those who came in 98 on F1 and went through 3 different GC processes (all EB2) to finally see the CPO email now. No regrets though, as I changed employers a few times (resulting in dropping the first two GC processes) to achieve growth (higher salaries, actually).

All the best to everyone waiting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ps57002 View Post
Thanks all.

I'm in my mid thirties now. I came as a teen, fifteen.

So I wonder....should the dream act come through....could it work in my favor too lol? I came through no choice of my own (though legally) with my parents....

And do i get a GC for beating everyone on here

j/k.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #62 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2010, 03:09 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
May-04
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 144
snthampi has a reputation beyond repute snthampi has a reputation beyond repute snthampi has a reputation beyond repute snthampi has a reputation beyond repute snthampi has a reputation beyond repute snthampi has a reputation beyond repute snthampi has a reputation beyond repute snthampi has a reputation beyond repute snthampi has a reputation beyond repute snthampi has a reputation beyond repute snthampi has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Landed here in November 2000. Started the GC process in 2004. Could've filed on EB2, but didn't care much when the employer insisted on filing under EB3 for whatever stupid reason. My PD is May 2004 (EB3). It wasn't making much difference then. But, now things are different and EB3 is totally screwed up.

Actually, I am not worried about the GC much, because I am not sure about my future plans. If I make a firm decision to stay, I might reapply in EB2. Life is worth a billion billion times more than the GC. So, let it take its own sweet time. Concentrate on your life and career, and SURELY HAVE A LOT OF FUN BECAUSE LIFE IS SHORT AND YOU LIVE ONLY ONCE.
__________________
snt
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
  #63 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2010, 03:40 PM
Donor
Priority Date
:
Aug-04
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
02/20/2007
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/01/2007
Compare
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 91
srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute srinivas_o has a reputation beyond repute
Default 6 years and counting...

Landed in August 2000.
Company A filed Eb2 labor in Aug 2003, went to backlog center, got an intent to deny letter, replied to that letter, eventually got denied.
Company B filed EB3 labr in Sep 2004, luckily filed I-485 in July 2007, got EAD.
Now working for Company C on EAD as an FTE using AC21 memo feature.
__________________
PD : Sep 2004
Type : EB3
I-140 : Approved in Jun 2007
I-485 : Applied on Jul 2 2007 (TSC)
Changed Employer after 9 months of applying I-485
(AC21 not filed)
Changed address and informed USCIS online and updated the pending I-485 application

Contributed $25 for HIGH Five Drive (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=20183)
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #64 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2010, 03:49 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
N/A
Category
:
EB1C
I140 Mailed Date
:
12/25/2013
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-140+I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
12/25/2013
Compare
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,051
go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute go_guy123 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maddipati1 View Post
other options? u mean like Canada ?

what life? do u have one? in Canada ? if u have, u wouldn't be on this US immi website posting stupid comments.

sour grapes? feeling like jumped out too quick?

feeling like NA GHAR KA NA GHAT KA ?

Way better than EB3-I/H1B in US....actually jumping out was the best thing I did before the GC train wrenk. This site keeps me aware of the latest changes in US immigration. After my wife's cad citizenship I might work in US even. Till then myself and wife...combined earn well
(I do agree as GC in US one can earn even more...I never deny that but GC is a pipe dream for India born)...actually I work incorporated (reduces tax liability)...sponsored my parents's pr few days back.
__________________
G Guy from above the 49th parallel

Last edited by go_guy123; 09-02-2010 at 04:00 PM.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #65 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2010, 04:22 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Jun-02
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
06/12/2003
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/10/2003
Compare
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 109
nyte_crawler is just really nice nyte_crawler is just really nice nyte_crawler is just really nice nyte_crawler is just really nice nyte_crawler is just really nice
Default

More than 7 years in I 485 pending status.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #66 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2010, 04:56 PM
Junior Member
Priority Date
:
Sep-03
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I485 Mailed Date
:
08/07/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 18
vindas will become famous soon enough vindas will become famous soon enough
Unhappy Waiting for GC

Landed in US on 31st March 2002
Applied Labor ( RIR) in Sept 2003 in EB3
Got Labor approval in 2007
Filed I-140 in premium and got the approval in 15 days.
Filed I-485 in July 2007
Invoked AC 21 and changed employer in 2009
Got the 3rd EAD renewed
Still waiting with new hope every year
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #67 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2010, 06:43 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-03
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
05/31/2005
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
05/31/2007
Compare
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,026
reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute reddymjm has a reputation beyond repute
Default 11 years

Landed in Dec 1999.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #68 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2010, 07:25 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Dec-04
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
06/01/2007
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/30/2007
Compare
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 494
Suva has a reputation beyond repute Suva has a reputation beyond repute Suva has a reputation beyond repute Suva has a reputation beyond repute Suva has a reputation beyond repute Suva has a reputation beyond repute Suva has a reputation beyond repute Suva has a reputation beyond repute Suva has a reputation beyond repute Suva has a reputation beyond repute Suva has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Ohh no!!!!! Can't believe it myself.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ps57002 View Post
I'm only posting a response cause my response is sad and funny at same time. No one's beat me yet???

Came in Dec 1990
Been on various visas including F1 (grad and undergrad) and H1.
Didn't get to file GC till 2007 unfortunately...
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #69 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2010, 07:56 PM
Junior Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-03
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/29/2007
Compare
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5
Ind_murali is a glorious beacon of light Ind_murali is a glorious beacon of light Ind_murali is a glorious beacon of light Ind_murali is a glorious beacon of light Ind_murali is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Arrived in the US in Dec 1999
Started the GC process in late 2002.
Labor filed in Mar 2003 under EB3 category
Waiting...
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #70 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2010, 10:04 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-05
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
07/10/2007
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/18/2007
Compare
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 212
cygent has a reputation beyond repute cygent has a reputation beyond repute cygent has a reputation beyond repute cygent has a reputation beyond repute cygent has a reputation beyond repute cygent has a reputation beyond repute cygent has a reputation beyond repute cygent has a reputation beyond repute cygent has a reputation beyond repute cygent has a reputation beyond repute cygent has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spicy_guy View Post
Oh man! Landed here in 1998. But your PD is 2008 and IN EB3?!?!? Originally Posted by kalinga_sena
* Landed here on jan 1st, 1998 (F1)
Survived 2 recessions
No hope as labour filled in eb3
You must be the oldest person in this thread as well.
In my signature... 13 yrs.; '97 as student, survived 2 recessions & a huge bloodsucker from '00 (who has since been sued & investigated & closed). Tried to leave, but H1 issues kept me. By Luck, hard work & planning managed to file 140/485 in '07 & by God's grace 140 approved 12/08, which enabled me to leave aforementioned bloodsucker. Working on EAD since 10/08.
__________________
Support IV Advocacy Join Southern California Immigration Voice
Please consider updating your profile to make the IV Tracker more useful to our community. Thank you.
Sent letters to Senators and Congressmen/women | Called members of Hispanic Caucus | Contributed $540+
U.S. STEM Graduate been here since 1997 | >$15k for GC w/no end in sight

"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." - Benjamin Franklin, July 4th, 1776
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #71 (permalink)  
Old 09-03-2010, 12:48 PM
Administrator
Priority Date
:
Mar-06
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
05/06/2006
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/29/2007
Compare
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 6,423
Blog Entries: 6
pappu has a reputation beyond repute pappu has a reputation beyond repute pappu has a reputation beyond repute pappu has a reputation beyond repute pappu has a reputation beyond repute pappu has a reputation beyond repute pappu has a reputation beyond repute pappu has a reputation beyond repute pappu has a reputation beyond repute pappu has a reputation beyond repute pappu has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I think there is more smartness needed than luck in the greencard process. If you look at the posts in this thread there are some people that came to USA in 1990s and still waiting, while some that came much later are on their way to citizenship. Some got the EB2 route and are happy and some in EB3 have only gloom before them.

This in my opinion has helped smart folks among us:

- They applied for GC as soon as possible. Those who waited did not give importance to Greencard as soon as they started a job in USA are now paying for their mistakes. During the initial days of career I have seen people saying that GC is not important to them etc but when their H1B is about to expire they panic and get desperate for Green Card.

- Before pre-PERM era in 2005, smart folks took up jobs in states where labor certification had no backlog. They are now either waiting for citizenship or already citizens. On the other hand people in states like CA, NY etc suffered due to labor backlogs and far from getting greencard in hand.

- Any company can be good or bad for an individual. It it not a question of consulting vs fortune 500 or small vs big size of a company. Smart folks know what matters them the most when they join a company. When company sees them as a valuable asset, it applies for them. I have seen where company applied for GC as soon as the employee joined it. And I have seen posts where people had to wait for several years before company applied.

- People who took advantage of the Labor substitution got faster labors. Some could take advantage of EB2 labors and they are very fortunate. This is in no way endorsing the labor substitution rule, but in pre 2007 times nobody was protesting against it. This is a sad reality.

- Smart folks took the risk and changed jobs wth EB2 job requirements, so that they can file in EB2. Such folks with 2007 PD are happy today and people with 2003 PDs in EB3 will have to wait for a long time.

- If you read posts on this thread, many people have posted that they feel they are being screwed by their employer or lawyer. But hardly anyone has said they took any action against it. This is also a sad reality where we as a community have failed and will continue to suffer.

- Many folks have said that they thought they were in EB2. But found they are in EB3. This shows another weakness of our community and lack of awareness. IV forum tries to spread the awareness but unless an individual takes initiative, they will suffer.

Many people were able to file I485 in July 2007 due to IV effort. Imagine a 2004 EB3 India person without EAD today? How will he survive a job loss on H1B in a bad economy? We should take a lesson from that event and try for another big push. There is no other shortcut for us. It is shocking to find people on this thread that are in this country for more than 10 years and without a green card. These folks should be the most vocal folks in this effort.

-
__________________
Yes. I want to Contribute NOW| .. and also want to Join IV's State Chapters

Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Mailing List

===================
I do not give legal advice. You can pay and get it from Lawyers. Just show me some love and click the links above to help ImmigrationVoice any way you choose.
-----------

Last edited by pappu; 09-03-2010 at 01:00 PM.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


3 out of 3 members found this post helpful.
  #72 (permalink)  
Old 09-03-2010, 12:56 PM
Member
Priority Date
:
Oct-03
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
09/15/2006
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/27/2007
Compare
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 66
anantc is a jewel in the rough anantc is a jewel in the rough anantc is a jewel in the rough anantc is a jewel in the rough
Post Waiting since last 11 years

Arrived in the US in Sep 1999
Started the GC process in Apr 2003.
Labor filed in Oct 2003
Waiting...
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #73 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2010, 10:10 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Oct-07
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-140
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 136
billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of
Default wait eternally but dont go back?

i feel sad for our country of birth which is in such a bad shape that we would rather be exploited and wait 10+ yrs for GC in USA than go back!!!
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #74 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2010, 10:29 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
N/A
Category
:
N/A
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
N/A
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/03/2007
Compare
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 385
Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute Michael chertoff has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pappu View Post
I think there is more smartness needed than luck in the greencard process. If you look at the posts in this thread there are some people that came to USA in 1990s and still waiting, while some that came much later are on their way to citizenship. Some got the EB2 route and are happy and some in EB3 have only gloom before them.


-
Dear Pappu, what do you think about next bulletin? any internal information? there will a forward movement or reterogression?

Thanks

MC
__________________
Finally 485 Approved on -- 05/04/2011
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


0 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
  #75 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2010, 10:33 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Oct-07
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-140
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 136
billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of billu has much to be proud of
Default smart vs luck

Quote:
Originally Posted by pappu View Post
I think there is more smartness needed than luck in the greencard process. If you look at the posts in this thread there are some people that came to USA in 1990s and still waiting, while some that came much later are on their way to citizenship. Some got the EB2 route and are happy and some in EB3 have only gloom before them.

This in my opinion has helped smart folks among us:

- They applied for GC as soon as possible. Those who waited did not give importance to Greencard as soon as they started a job in USA are now paying for their mistakes. During the initial days of career I have seen people saying that GC is not important to them etc but when their H1B is about to expire they panic and get desperate for Green Card.

- Before pre-PERM era in 2005, smart folks took up jobs in states where labor certification had no backlog. They are now either waiting for citizenship or already citizens. On the other hand people in states like CA, NY etc suffered due to labor backlogs and far from getting greencard in hand.

- Any company can be good or bad for an individual. It it not a question of consulting vs fortune 500 or small vs big size of a company. Smart folks know what matters them the most when they join a company. When company sees them as a valuable asset, it applies for them. I have seen where company applied for GC as soon as the employee joined it. And I have seen posts where people had to wait for several years before company applied.

- People who took advantage of the Labor substitution got faster labors. Some could take advantage of EB2 labors and they are very fortunate. This is in no way endorsing the labor substitution rule, but in pre 2007 times nobody was protesting against it. This is a sad reality.

- Smart folks took the risk and changed jobs wth EB2 job requirements, so that they can file in EB2. Such folks with 2007 PD are happy today and people with 2003 PDs in EB3 will have to wait for a long time.

- If you read posts on this thread, many people have posted that they feel they are being screwed by their employer or lawyer. But hardly anyone has said they took any action against it. This is also a sad reality where we as a community have failed and will continue to suffer.

- Many folks have said that they thought they were in EB2. But found they are in EB3. This shows another weakness of our community and lack of awareness. IV forum tries to spread the awareness but unless an individual takes initiative, they will suffer.

Many people were able to file I485 in July 2007 due to IV effort. Imagine a 2004 EB3 India person without EAD today? How will he survive a job loss on H1B in a bad economy? We should take a lesson from that event and try for another big push. There is no other shortcut for us. It is shocking to find people on this thread that are in this country for more than 10 years and without a green card. These folks should be the most vocal folks in this effort.

-
great analysis of the GC queue. Those who missed the july 2007 boat (despite working here)or those who started GC 2-3 years after starting a job have themselves to blame. I am one of them. Also, I have several friends who are working on h1b with ridiculous contracts with no sign of GC being filed. They are blissfully ignorant of the GC mess despite my warnings. Each year thousands of students still come from India on F1 and most of them later file h1b and GC. I wish they were made aware of this mess. Most of us have the famous "chalta hai" attitude of india that smirks of no farsightedness or pre-planning due to which we are in this mess, especially folks on EB3.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good News for people waiting for Green Card vivid_bharti News articles and reports 41 08-07-2009 02:37 AM
Getting Married While Waiting For Green Card h1b6years Non-Immigrant Visa 5 05-27-2009 07:49 PM
Who is waiting the longest? pappu Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 216 09-17-2008 12:40 AM
Green Card -What is the waiting time for Adjudication once u are "current" ? Can45 Fingerprinting during 485 stage 2 03-04-2008 12:47 PM
Rcvd Green Card and waiting for spouse I485 approval NewYorker989 Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 6 03-04-2008 10:11 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c)ImmigrationVoice.org