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MDix 02-09-2009 07:26 PM

March Bulletin is out
 
http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bu...etin_4427.html


Thanks,
MDix

snathan 02-09-2009 07:27 PM

It moved by one month....wow

Marphad 02-09-2009 07:31 PM

EB2 I moves a month and half.

EB3 I still has 15th Oct 2001 ghost hovering.

ski_dude12 02-09-2009 07:42 PM

USCIS Programmer
 
Looks like a copy/paste programmer :D:D:D. He was updating a live website.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4314/...grammerjz5.jpg

jaihind 02-09-2009 07:45 PM

Time to think and act quickly !
 
This sucks big time !!! But guys this country has clearly shown many times that
if you want something you gotta fight for it !!

Lets fight.

Admin group please come up with a massive campaign direct mailing to President OBAMA
showing how law abiding tax paying residents like us are made to langish in this land
die to the whim and fancies of these USCIS BABUS !!

We have to get the top brass eyes opened - shwoing that we can really make a small difference in thses difficult times for this great country !!

sanju 02-09-2009 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ski_dude12 (Post 316437)
Looks like a copy/paste programmer :D:D:D. He was updating a live website.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4314/...grammerjz5.jpg


That programmer must be tunnel rat's brother.


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bbct 02-09-2009 07:53 PM

I cannot believe they published on the 1st working day of the week.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDix (Post 316429)


mbawa2574 02-09-2009 08:53 PM

This programmer Dude needs a H1
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ski_dude12 (Post 316437)
Looks like a copy/paste programmer :D:D:D. He was updating a live website.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4314/...grammerjz5.jpg

Ofcourse to learn some skills :-)

bkarnik 02-09-2009 08:54 PM

Interesting information in Section E.
 
This bulletin has made history of sorts...for the first time it presents a number and breakdown of the visas backlogged in the FAMILY category for CONSULAR processing ONLY. The number is a staggering 2.7 million applications.

I hope that the next month's bulletin does something similar for the Employment based category too. It also indicates that the information is available and my guess is that this has been done partly in response to the DHS Secretary's letter to the DOS and USCIS requesting this information.

ArkBird 02-09-2009 09:06 PM

unsigned long int intNumberOfVisaBulletins ;

while (1)
{
intNumberOfVisaBulletins = intNumberOfVisaBulletins +1;
}

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDix (Post 316429)


eb3_nepa 02-09-2009 09:52 PM

Eb3 India, surprise surprise!!

It's like every year the people at USCIS meet and decide "How can we **** EB3 India this year?"

vin13 02-09-2009 10:04 PM

How can these guys come up with a bulletin in just 1 week through the month.

They do not seem to base the dates on the number of applications received in Feb.

I hope April bulletin moves forward just like last year. March completes 6 months of the fiscal year. Hopefully spill over starts in April.

nightowl76 02-09-2009 10:14 PM

How do you guys know the bulletin is out? Is there a way to signup for some notification?

gcdreamer05 02-09-2009 10:21 PM

It is so freakin frustrating guys, i think i will get GC only when my kid goes to college..... (by the way i am yet to have a kid )

or infact ill ask my kid to do family based for parents....

Beta_mle 02-09-2009 10:33 PM

This is so frustrating
 
There had been some activity on my application and those of my dependents. There was even an RFE which required us to prove lawful presence for one of us during a certain time. So with all that, I was hopeful that meant a big move was coming. But no, just another downpressing.

Lord Jesus, give us patience.

snathan 02-09-2009 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beta_mle (Post 316492)
There had been some activity on my application and those of my dependents. There was even an RFE which required us to prove lawful presence for one of us during a certain time. So with all that, I was hopeful that meant a big move was coming. But no, just another downpressing.

Lord Jesus, give us patience.

Its still decades away...we will win only if we are united. try to contribute and ask your friends also.


http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...3597&page=1000

eb3retro 02-09-2009 11:20 PM

wow..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gcdreamer05 (Post 316489)
It is so freakin frustrating guys, i think i will get GC only when my kid goes to college..... (by the way i am yet to have a kid )

or infact ill ask my kid to do family based for parents....

wow, r u in eb2? i cant even dream of these choices in eb3.. :D:D:D:D

dallasdude 02-10-2009 12:11 AM

This is so frickin depressing. Damn mutha f***rs. Gotta be patient and my time will come some day.

polapragada 02-10-2009 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ski_dude12 (Post 316437)
Looks like a copy/paste programmer :D:D:D. He was updating a live website.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4314/...grammerjz5.jpg

:D:D:D:D:D

But also :confused::confused::confused:
Our lifes are in this monkey hands...

trueguy 02-10-2009 01:59 AM

FOIA Campaign
 
What happened to that FOIA campaign that we were running sometime in Nov'08. Did anybody get any reply from CIS? Can somebody plz post the reply and the information CIS provided.

We need to know number of applications pending with their PD.

Thanks.

smitin_2000 02-10-2009 04:11 AM

eb3 ind nightmare
 
there has been atleast some movement in EB2 India, but EB3 India standstilled for a long time, since last few months it shows same date, like copy&paste date from previous month, can we ever get out of it and will see some very good movement? any idea to anyone when immigration reform will be discussed by lawmakers which will have good news for employment based gc people? looking at current economic situation, I doubt they will even think in their mind abt us, rather they are trying to move us out from the firms which will get TARP funding, but guys we H1B people also pays taxes, so in that sense we are also contributer to TARP fund along with us citizen, don't we? well we need to united and send our voice to obama administration by every good means we can go with and hope for the good, god bless america.

WaitingForMyGC 02-10-2009 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArkBird (Post 316462)
unsigned long int intNumberOfVisaBulletins ;

while (1)
{
intNumberOfVisaBulletins = intNumberOfVisaBulletins +1;
}

You should be in EB2 ..man. :-)

Cheran 02-10-2009 11:53 AM

Rethink our strategies
 
[quote=smitin_2000;316579]there has been atleast some movement in EB2 India, but EB3 India standstilled for a long time, since last few months it shows same date, like copy&paste date from previous month, can we ever get out of it and will see some very good movement? any idea to anyone when immigration reform will be discussed by lawmakers which will have good news for employment based gc people? looking at current economic situation, I doubt they will even think in their mind abt us, rather they are trying to move us out from the firms which will get TARP funding, but guys we H1B people also pays taxes, so in that sense we are also contributer to TARP fund along with us citizen, don't we? well we need to united and send our voice to obama administration by every good means we can go with and hope for the good, god bless america.[/QUOTE

In today’s condition, arguments such as "I pay taxes so I should get Green Card", "Why should a guy from Italy get a Green Card and not me", "Impact on H1 because of TARP" etc will not fly. For example, Obama is having enough trouble in passing a bill to get his multi billion dollar spending account, given that do you think they will let him introduce a clause which will help H1B? I know we all need our Green Card and I am waiting from 1998, these years that I have been waiting were tough but I do understand that I am at the mercy of this government. I know most of you will jump and say that we are men and we have to stand up for you rights but the truth is by bitching about the system (doesn’t matter whether we think it is broken or not) will not fly at this juncture. I feel that the whole issue needs to be addressed in a different way.
Let me give you all an example, When I came to this country there was a limit on the number of years you can stay with your H1 with or without your labor approval. Lawyers (this country is run by lawyers and believe this lawyers are powerful) would work with the system and make sure the guy gets his green card by a given time frame. A simple law change now forced guys to be treated as bonded labors and guys like me were stuck just the labor stage for 6 years.
So what I am saying is, we have to come up with a proposal which aids the current conditions at the same time beneficial to immigrant community. May be the IV think tank got to address this.

tinuverma 02-10-2009 12:07 PM

Very interesting..I have never noticed this before. I was wondering one thing..if both EB2 and EB3 had been current till 12/1/2004, how come we have ppl from 1998 who still have not got their GC? (assuming ofcourse that they had approved 140 by then).
This gets me to another "worry"..even if my dates become current in a given month, that does not mean I would get my GC. right? If the answer to that is yes, it would be really depressing.

[quote=coopheal;316603]Lets look at past VBs http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/ind..._Bulletin_Data

gc28262 02-10-2009 12:12 PM

Quote:


....................
So what I am saying is, we have to come up with a proposal which aids the current conditions at the same time beneficial to immigrant community. May be the IV think tank got to address this.
................................................
Giving GC to people already in US helps this country. Forcing people out of this country will lead to more jobs being outsourced.

H1Bs are hired when no qualified American worker is available to fill the position. This is true even today. Somehow some of the loser americans think they are losing jobs because of us. This is not true. H1Bs are such a minority in US work force. Many of these guys are not getting jobs because they are not qualified.

Do you think any company will hire an H1B when an equally qualified citizen is available. ( Think about the additional expense and legal complications a company has to go through to keep H1B on the payroll )

Also the allegation that "H1Bs are low cost workers" is a lie. H1B workers are expensive to keep whether as permanent employees or as contractors.

These anti-H1B movement will hurt American workers the most. ( By outsourcing)

The only thing we need is to change the perception of American public. They are definitely ill informed about the adverse effect these protectionist measures are having on American competitiveness and the job market.

stemcell 02-10-2009 12:24 PM

This is really very frustrating.
At least USCIS should allow filing for EAD once I-140 is approved so that GC can wait till the dates/numbers are available. At least your life can move on and not get stuck in a place for years........
:eek:

kate123 02-10-2009 12:29 PM

I am one of those UNLUCKIEST person who couldnt file for AOS during July fiasco. I came to US in 2004, but I was able to file my PERM only in 2008 because of job changes.
I know forum already has this in its agenda to file for AOS when dates are not current. BUT... can we do some compaigning NOW so that people like me can get some relief by filing AOS and get EAD/AP?
I think this can be done as part of Admin fixes.

WHAT SAY GUYS?
Thanks.


Quote:

Originally Posted by stemcell (Post 316620)
This is really very frustrating.
At least USCIS should allow filing for EAD once I-140 is approved so that GC can wait till the dates/numbers are available. At least your life can move on and not get stuck in a place for years........
:eek:


snathan 02-10-2009 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kate123 (Post 316625)
I am one of those UNLUCKIEST person who couldnt file for AOS during July fiasco. I came to US in 2004, but I was able to file my PERM only in 2008 because of job changes.
I know forum already has this in its agenda to file for AOS when dates are not current. BUT... can we do some compaigning NOW so that people like me can get some relief by filing AOS and get EAD/AP?
I think this can be done as part of Admin fixes.

WHAT SAY GUYS?
Thanks.

Guys please donate to do all the campaign

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...3597&page=1000

aadimanav 02-10-2009 12:40 PM

For EB3 IN,
in Apr 2008 the dates were 01 Oct 01
in Mar 2009 the dates are 15 Oct 01

Interesting :)

Oct 05 --> 01 JAN 98
Nov 05 --> 01 NOV 99
Dec 05 --> 01 JAN 99
Jan 06 --> 01 JUN 99
Feb 06 --> 01 JAN 00
Mar 06 --> 01 JAN 01
Apr 06 --> 01 FEB 01
May 06 --> 01 MAR 01
Jun 06 --> 08 APR 01
Jul 06 --> 15 APR 01
Aug 06 --> 01 APR 01
Sep 06 --> 15 APR 01

Oct 06 --> 22 APR 01
Nov 06 --> 22 APR 01
Dec 06 --> 22 APR 01
Jan 07 --> 08 MAY 01
Feb 07 --> 08 MAY 01
Mar 07 --> 08 MAY 01
Apr 07 --> 08 MAY 01
May 07 --> 08 MAY 01
Jun 07 --> 01 JUN 03*************
Jul 07 --> C Hurray****************

Aug 07 --> U
Sep 07 --> U

Oct 07 --> 22 APR 01
Nov 07 --> 22 APR 01
Dec 07 --> 01 MAY 01
Jan 08 --> 01 MAY 01
Feb 08 --> 08 MAY 01
Mar 08 --> 01 AUG 01
Apr 08 --> 01 OCT 01
May 08 --> 01 NOV 01
Jun 08 --> 01 NOV 01
Jul 08 --> U
Aug 08 --> U
Sep 08 --> U

Oct 08 --> 01 JUL 01
Nov 08 --> 01 OCT 01
Dec 08 --> 01 OCT 01
Jan 09 --> 15 OCT 01
Feb 09 --> 15 OCT 01
Mar 09 --> 15 OCT 01

stemcell 02-10-2009 12:44 PM

These dates are really depressing but thanks to lexapro i am still functional :D

easygoer 02-10-2009 12:56 PM

To link GC with no. of H-1 issued each year
 
We should concentrate on linking no. of GC issued against H-1 allotted and o/s. for each year. Corporates are not interested in it as they may lose bonded labor.

If person coming on H-1 and gets GC within specified years than USA will not lose jobs to outsider but that person will continue to contribute to US economy throuout his lifetime. Many of such GC holders in SV have started new companies and contributed to USA economy.

Gravitation 02-10-2009 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aadimanav (Post 316632)
For EB3 IN,
in Apr 2008 the dates were 01 Oct 01
in Mar 2009 the dates are 15 Oct 01

Interesting :)
...
Apr 08 --> 01 OCT 01
May 08 --> 01 NOV 01
Jun 08 --> 01 NOV 01
Jul 08 --> U
Aug 08 --> U
Sep 08 --> U

Oct 08 --> 01 JUL 01
Nov 08 --> 01 OCT 01
Dec 08 --> 01 OCT 01
Jan 09 --> 15 OCT 01
Feb 09 --> 15 OCT 01
Mar 09 --> 15 OCT 01

EB3-I movement in 2008 illustrates an important point: if the dates are moved too far forward too fast... they'll simply become unavailable. This had happened with EB2 in 2006 & 7 too.

It's good that they're moving it cautiously now. Movement of 1-2 weeks in every quarter is sustainable for EB3-I. Any faster is not.

conchshell 02-10-2009 03:27 PM

post bulletin behaviour
 
Every time a bulletin is posted, we fill pages and pages of this forum bitching about the situation. But do we have a plan to deal with the problem?

pv2715 02-10-2009 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kate123 (Post 316625)
I am one of those UNLUCKIEST person who couldnt file for AOS during July fiasco. I came to US in 2004, but I was able to file my PERM only in 2008 because of job changes.
I know forum already has this in its agenda to file for AOS when dates are not current. BUT... can we do some compaigning NOW so that people like me can get some relief by filing AOS and get EAD/AP?
I think this can be done as part of Admin fixes.

WHAT SAY GUYS?
Thanks.

Dude..Take it easy..There are thousands of people ahead of you in queue (mind you not because they were able to apply for AOS in 2007, but because they came to this country way before 2004) waiting for the magic door to open..

Not that I am saying we should not include your suggestion as part of ADMIN fixes, but I object to your usage of the term "Unluckliest"...it has lot of negative connotation. You made a decision to change jobs for advancement of your career knowing the fact that it might hamper your green card application..So own up to your decision..

Openarms 02-10-2009 05:09 PM

Retrogression started in January 2005, see below... amazing ... after 3 years... wow.

Jan 2005 --> 01/01/2002

Mar 2008 --> 10/01/2001

anilnag 02-10-2009 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Openarms (Post 316735)
Retrogression started in January 2005, see below... amazing ... after 3 years... wow.

Jan 2005 --> 01/01/2002

Mar 2008 --> 10/01/2001

Here is the EB3-I approval trend since 2005.
2008 = 3576
2007 = 17795
2006 = 3006
2005 = 23250

Total ~47000 GCs have been issued so far without any movement in dates. God knows even if unused visa recapture happens, the situation will improve? Wonder how many Indians applied in EB3 in 2001/2002.

delhirocks 02-10-2009 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nightowl76 (Post 316484)
How do you guys know the bulletin is out? Is there a way to signup for some notification?

To be placed on the Department of State’s E-mail subscription list for the “Visa Bulletin”, please send an E-mail to the following E-mail address:

listserv@calist.state.gov

and in the message body type:
Subscribe Visa-Bulletin First name/Last name
(example: Subscribe Visa-Bulletin Sally Doe)

CADude 02-10-2009 05:58 PM

It's not how many 2001/2002 guys are there? It's more than this year quota for EB3-I. i.e. 2600.
USCIS process is broken. When they open the gate 2004/2006 applicants are getting GC where applicantion of 2001/02 are still geting dust in some cornor. I will prefer small movement than opening the gate for all. I am not lucky guy and waiting quite long to get GC. I don't want luck should be part of ANY process. :mad: Many of my friend who filed LC with me got citizenship or close to that. :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by anilnag (Post 316762)
Here is the EB3-I approval trend since 2005.
2008 = 3576
2007 = 17795
2006 = 3006
2005 = 23250

Total ~47000 GCs have been issued so far without any movement in dates. God knows even if unused visa recapture happens, the situation will improve? Wonder how many Indians applied in EB3 in 2001/2002.


reddymjm 02-13-2009 06:55 PM

Both are Same
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravitation (Post 316640)
EB3-I movement in 2008 illustrates an important point: if the dates are moved too far forward too fast... they'll simply become unavailable. This had happened with EB2 in 2006 & 7 too.

It's good that they're moving it cautiously now. Movement of 1-2 weeks in every quarter is sustainable for EB3-I. Any faster is not.

Moving 1 or 2 weeks or U does not make much difference....

sri1309 03-07-2009 01:20 PM

Sorry guys to dig out old predictions.. I know it will confuse one or two, but the title clearly says March bulletin.. And I know we are all waiting (but doing nothing) for this April bulletin.
I just wanted to be prepared to copy and paste some comments as soon as this April bulletin will come out in 3-4 days. Pls dont throw reds at me, instead do it on the decision makers and reps, and send out letters, do campaigns etc.. , but peacefully.
As soon as the bulletin comes out, I will copy n paste some of these beautiful comments by us, who have been waiting again n again (but doing nothing in action)..
Thanks guys, I dont need to type again.. good job


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