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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 02-11-2009, 04:52 PM
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All
Charge-ability
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Except
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Listed
CHINA-
mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIP-PINES
Employ-ment
-Based

1st C C C C C
2nd C 15FEB05 15FEB04 C C
3rd 01MAY05 22OCT02 15OCT01 15AUG03 01MAY05
Other
Workers 15MAR03 22OCT02 15OCT01 15MAR03 15MAR03
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th C C C C C
Targeted Employ-ment Areas/
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:57 PM
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Friend, This news is kinda old.

Guys/Gals, Please be nice to our fellow immigrant [perm]
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All
Charge-ability
Areas
Except
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Listed
CHINA-
mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIP-PINES
Employ-ment
-Based

1st C C C C C
2nd C 15FEB05 15FEB04 C C
3rd 01MAY05 22OCT02 15OCT01 15AUG03 01MAY05
Other
Workers 15MAR03 22OCT02 15OCT01 15MAR03 15MAR03
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th C C C C C
Targeted Employ-ment Areas/
Regional Centers C C C C C
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:55 PM
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dude u r screwed.... people will jump on you............this is history now buddy
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:08 PM
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Talking Lol!!!

We are already screwed.

There is no hope in the horizon. For a guy like me with a PD of 2008-Feb, it is laughable.

It can be an endless wait.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:11 PM
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I have to say, the newly designed IV definitely helped out here.

This time the number of new threads when the March VB came out was limited to exactly ONE (not counting this one). I think that is because 90% of our visitors/members are focussed on the boards and seeing ALL the top links at one glance really helped.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:14 PM
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Can we request DHS secretary to allow filing AOS even though PD's are not current?
I think we can easily convince them.

People who filed their labor after July 2007 will definitely come forward -HOPEFULLY!
I know this is already on forums agenda, BUT... can we do some thing now?

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We are already screwed.

There is no hope in the horizon. For a guy like me with a PD of 2008-Feb, it is laughable.

It can be an endless wait.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:20 PM
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Can we request DHS secretary to allow filing AOS even though PD's are not current?
I think we can easily convince them.

People who filed their labor after July 2007 will definitely come forward -HOPEFULLY!
I know this is already on forums agenda, BUT... can we do some thing now?

Woow. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

But seriously, we need to put down the pipe on this one though.

If DHS allows that to happen, it means there is no concept of PD's at all. Everyone can file for AOS.

But if it ever happens, it will be great. Otherwise, People like us whose I140's have been approved could be in for an endless wait.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:28 PM
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This is a great idea, atleast it will help us get EADs.....

Can we lobby for this...
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:33 PM
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It is very much possible and infact in one of the DHS memo's it has been clearly mentioned that they are looking for possible pre-application filing procedure for adjustment cases... All we have do is request DHS secretary... I am not sure about the success rate, but we can atleast try.

Please see high lighted text below from http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1233353528835.shtm


Legal Immigration Benefit Backlogs. What progress has been made in reducing the significant backlogs that had developed in the adjudication of naturalization petitions and adjustment of status (green card) applications? Which regional offices still lag behind in making progress toward target processing times, and what specific steps are recommended for providing priority resources to those offices?

Please provide an assessment of information-sharing with the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs on projected adjustment caseloads, to be used by that Bureau in setting each month’s cutoff dates on waiting lists for immigration categories that are limited by a yearly quota. What steps have been taken and what further steps are recommended to make sure that the full quota of permanent immigration spaces is used each fiscal year? What regulatory or legislative changes (including a possible pre-application filing procedure for adjustment cases) are recommended to facilitate caseload planning and make optimum use of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudication capacity?

http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1233353528835.shtm

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Woow. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

But seriously, we need to put down the pipe on this one though.

If DHS allows that to happen, it means there is no concept of PD's at all. Everyone can file for AOS.

But if it ever happens, it will be great. Otherwise, People like us whose I140's have been approved could be in for an endless wait.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:43 PM
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looks like there is no hope for EB3-I.

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Old 02-12-2009, 04:54 PM
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(including a possible pre-application filing procedure for adjustment cases)

Wow! This is Great News!

Looks like there is a possibility if we give some effort.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:58 PM
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Wow! This is Great News!

Looks like there is a possibility if we give some effort.

How should be go about this?

Seniors, please advise.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:13 PM
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Wow! This is a great finding! I've read that page, but never noticed the Secretary of DHS specifically mentioned Pre-Application of AOS. Now that they do have this in their mind, can we start working on that? I'd love share to share a few thoughts I have on it:
From the lessons we learnt from the past, the most important thing for this admin fix to fly is comprimise: there must be kind of restriction for the pre-application AOS. A few examples I could think of are:
- The person has been in the country LEGALLY for more than a number of years, OR
- The PD are more than a certain number years old, OR
- I-140 has been approved, OR
- Must have MS or higher for a US college (just for argument's sake, please don't flame me).

The key is to not allow everyone to file pre-application or it'll be drown in a media storm and draw backfires. Yet it gives you a certain promise that you'll be able to file pre-application once you are here for a certain period of time, so everyone has hope and those who has suffered more would have an almost certain chance to do so.

IV core, should we work on this? This is the first time we see pre-application of AOS appears in official file and I believe it's a great opportunity.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kate123 View Post
It is very much possible and infact in one of the DHS memo's it has been clearly mentioned that they are looking for possible pre-application filing procedure for adjustment cases... All we have do is request DHS secretary... I am not sure about the success rate, but we can atleast try.

Please see high lighted text below from http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1233353528835.shtm


Legal Immigration Benefit Backlogs. What progress has been made in reducing the significant backlogs that had developed in the adjudication of naturalization petitions and adjustment of status (green card) applications? Which regional offices still lag behind in making progress toward target processing times, and what specific steps are recommended for providing priority resources to those offices?

Please provide an assessment of information-sharing with the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs on projected adjustment caseloads, to be used by that Bureau in setting each month’s cutoff dates on waiting lists for immigration categories that are limited by a yearly quota. What steps have been taken and what further steps are recommended to make sure that the full quota of permanent immigration spaces is used each fiscal year? What regulatory or legislative changes (including a possible pre-application filing procedure for adjustment cases) are recommended to facilitate caseload planning and make optimum use of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudication capacity?

http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1233353528835.shtm
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:24 PM
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Wow! This is a great finding! I've read that page, but never noticed the Secretary of DHS specifically mentioned Pre-Application of AOS. Now that they do have this in their mind, can we start working on that? I'd love share to share a few thoughts I have on it:
From the lessons we learnt from the past, the most important thing for this admin fix to fly is comprimise: there must be kind of restriction for the pre-application AOS. A few examples I could think of are:
- The person has been in the country LEGALLY for more than a number of years, OR
- The PD are more than a certain number years old, OR
- I-140 has been approved, OR
- Must have MS or higher for a US college (just for argument's sake, please don't flame me).


The key is to not allow everyone to file pre-application or it'll be drown in a media storm and draw backfires. Yet it gives you a certain promise that you'll be able to file pre-application once you are here for a certain period of time, so everyone has hope and those who has suffered more would have an almost certain chance to do so.

IV core, should we work on this? This is the first time we see pre-application of AOS appears in official file and I believe it's a great opportunity.
I completely agree with you. Especially with the last 2 points.

People who have been legally working in USA for a certain number of years with I140's cleared should be allowed to file for AOS.

This could give us the much needed EAD's and we will have some flexibility with our lives.
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