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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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  #211 (permalink)  
Old 09-10-2008, 06:30 PM
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Priority Date
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Dec-07
Category
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EB2
I140 Mailed Date
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05/12/2008
Chargeability
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India
Processing Stage
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Came to US in July 2000 on F1 for MS
Graduation coincides with dot com bubble burst.. no jobsssss...
American Startup FT job on H1 since 2003
Screwed me with promises and stock and screwed me with GC
Joined another American Startup FT in 2005
Screwed me again with GC and was taken over by Fortune 500 who outsourced entire IT to Perot
Joined Consulting in 2007 - Should have gone consulting right in 2003 alas - hindsight is 20/20 - sighhh missed the 2007 boat arrrrgggghhh
Labor Perm EB2-I Feb 2008
I-140 Aug 2008
Waiting for dates to be current....
If only I could go back in 2002........
sigh..
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:23 PM
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Priority Date
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Feb-08
Category
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EB2
I140 Mailed Date
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05/13/2008
Chargeability
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India
Processing Stage
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I-485
I485 Mailed Date
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Came to US in July 2000 on F1 for MS
Graduation coincides with dot com bubble burst.. no jobsssss...
American Startup FT job on H1 since 2003
Screwed me with promises and stock and screwed me with GC
Joined another American Startup FT in 2005
Screwed me again with GC and was taken over by Fortune 500 who outsourced entire IT to Perot
Joined Consulting in 2007 - Should have gone consulting right in 2003 alas - hindsight is 20/20 - sighhh missed the 2007 boat arrrrgggghhh
Labor Perm EB2-I Feb 2008
I-140 Aug 2008
Waiting for dates to be current....
If only I could go back in 2002........
sigh..

You and I have the exact same story.

I too came in Aug 2000, Did MS.
Graduated in 2003(Delayed it due to bad economy).
Joined a full time job in 2003. He never started GC as he said I didnot have prior expereince.
Quit that job and joined a new one in 2007 June. Started GC immediately.
Labor was files in 2008Feb and approved.
I140 was filed in May and approved in July.

I too wish i had gone to some desi consultant who would have started my GC immediately.

If only we could go back in time.
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:25 PM
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N/A
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Afghanistan
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N/A
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So far...the BIGGGG winner is a guy came here in 1991 ....wow thats a long time man..
who came in 1991??
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:16 PM
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Priority Date
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Mar-05
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
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01/09/2007
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
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I-140+I-485
I485 Mailed Date
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05/11/2007
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who came in 1991??
Here you go:

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Originally Posted by nozerd
I havent gone through all the threads but I think I am winner by long shot. Here is my story

1991: Came to US as Undergraduate student.

1996: Graduated with Bachelors degree. Yes took 5 yrs as I was working and paying my way with international fees.

1998: Graduated with Masters in Dec 1998.

1999: Started Job in 1999 on OPT. Company applied H1 later that year.

2001: Company sponsored for Labor under EB3. Company policy was 2 yrs employment before sponsorship. All costs paid by company. PD is August 2001.

2002/2003/2004/2005 : Ping Pong between Texas Workforce comission and DOL- Dallas. No updates whatsoever. File stagnant somewhere.

October 2005: LC finally approved by DOL. Filed I 140. Also landed as Canadian PR in 2005.

January 2006: I 140 Approved. Waiting for PD to become current to file I 485. Watching visa bulltein every month for 18 months getting depressed each month.

June 2007 : Finally able to file I 485. Filed on 6/15/07 before July debacle where ppl with 2007 PD could also apply. Talk about Justice buddy

2008 : Waited with anticipation as my PD was current for 3-4 months. No good news.

September 2008: Still waiting with anticipation on PD being current and even more imp USCIS actually looking at the file.

Yes meanwhile I am on 9th yr of H1 and 3rd H1 stamping. I have worked all 9 yrs in the same american company and have been promoted 3 levels over where I started. Yes it still pains and yes it is unfair. Well life goes on.

The part that sucks is everything is so arbitary. Even if the wait was 20 yrs but it was purely FIFO it would be ok but hey who said life was fasir. If it were I would be born a Scheduled caste person and be IAS officer in my native India
Love and Peace and happy waiting.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:51 PM
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Priority Date
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Dec-04
Category
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EB3
I140 Mailed Date
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04/15/2011
Chargeability
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India
Processing Stage
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I-140+I-485
I485 Mailed Date
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05/01/2011
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Post 13 years...

1995 - Entered on F1

2000 - OPT

2001 - H1 (Employer A)

2004 - Labor filed EB3, H1 renewed(Employer A)

2004 - Employer A is purchased by Employer B

May 2007 - Labor Approved

July 2007 - Job Change + 7th Year H1 approved (Employer C)

July 2007 - 140 Approved via PP (Employer B) (Priority Date Dec 2004)

July 2007 - Dates Current! Big mistake moving to Employer C. Employer B won't withdraw 140 but can't file 485.

Feb 2008 - Job Change + 3 year H1 approved until 2011 (Employer D)

1 year wait to file for GC with Employer D

Feb 2009 - God willing. PERM and then EB2 filing
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:06 AM
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Priority Date
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Mar-03
Category
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EB3
I140 Mailed Date
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09/24/2006
Chargeability
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India
Processing Stage
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I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/02/2007
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We should also compile information on:

1. Who has grown the grayest/baldest while waiting
2. Who has saved the least in these years of waiting

and

3. Who has spent the most time agonizing at the cost of other sources of happiness


Seems like a great day for misery, given the Oct visa bulletin.

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Old 09-17-2008, 12:40 AM
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Priority Date
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Dec-03
Category
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EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
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India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
08/15/2007
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We should also compile information on:

1. Who has grown the grayest/baldest while waiting

2. Who has saved the least in these years of waiting

and

3. Who has spent the most time agonizing at the cost of other sources of happiness


Seems like a great day for misery, given the Oct visa bulletin.
great idea...i can definitely enter in contest#1. above though not sure if i will be a winner
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