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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 03-01-2007, 01:09 PM
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Default April '07 Visa Bulletin Predictions

OK, Im surprised no one has started this yet ? I know I will get lot of crazy comments and equivalent of e- eggs and tomatoes. But its March 1st buddies and no one started this, so to keep the tradition alive Ill be the sacrificial lamb this time

My predicton, best case scenario no change in any category. If anything EB3 World and EB2 India will retrogress backwards.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:12 PM
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OK, Im surprised no one has started this yet ? I know I will get lot of crazy comments and equivalent of e- eggs and tomatoes. But its March 1st buddies and no one started this, so to keep the tradition alive Ill be the sacrificial lamb this time

My predicton, best case scenario no change in any category. If anything EB3 World and EB2 India will retrogress backwards.
Start by changing the name to APRIL. March was already issued.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by nozerd
OK, Im surprised no one has started this yet ? I know I will get lot of crazy comments and equivalent of e- eggs and tomatoes. But its March 1st buddies and no one started this, so to keep the tradition alive Ill be the sacrificial lamb this time

My predicton, best case scenario no change in any category. If anything EB3 World and EB2 India will retrogress backwards.
according to shusterman.com,

http://www.shusterman.com/

the new CIR will become effective from 01/08. Let's wait until then for the predictions.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:39 PM
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Default Its premature

I think its very premature talk about the effective date when passing the bill itself is going to be an uphill task.


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according to shusterman.com,

http://www.shusterman.com/

the new CIR will become effective from 01/08. Let's wait until then for the predictions.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:47 PM
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What are the chances of passing of CIR this year? I would tell 80% chance in Senate and 50% in House. Of course this year there is better chance of CIR. But if they make more liberal than 2006 then it may be difficult in Senate also I was surprised that House does not give any strong support or strong opposition. May be they want to see what happens in Senate.Politics is important reason for CIR itself. Mccain wants to project Pro Latino for his aspiration of President. Bush want to achieve something in his presidency as Iraq was full flop. So he is keen for it. Immigration is only big issue Bush can project himself. Democrats want to win Presidency and also keep both the houses in next election. Democrats are pro labor as well as Pro immigrants. Those are opposite views. It is to be seen how they are going to have compromise.


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according to shusterman.com,

http://www.shusterman.com/

the new CIR will become effective from 01/08. Let's wait until then for the predictions.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:10 PM
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Default March VB came out long time ago

it's time for April VB. Hopefully no backward movements! But I am afraid that EB3 will retrogress again as DOL warned last month.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by rimzhim
according to shusterman.com,

http://www.shusterman.com/

the new CIR will become effective from 01/08. Let's wait until then for the predictions.


Shusterman and lawyers like him are simply posting such information to draw more people to their website to get more business for them. Most immigration lawyers are complaining about slump in their business and they are employing all sorts of innovative ideas to attract more business. Shusterman seems to imply that he has insider info and somehow he is a better lawyer…..

As seenu302 pointed out, it is too premature to talk about the bill that is not even introduced yet....
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:41 PM
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By Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Elsie Arias

Reeves & Associates met with Congressman Howard L. Berman last week to discuss immigration reform, including earned legalization of undocumented aliens and the DREAM Act. Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Elsie Arias, along with other prominent immigration lawyers and community activists, responded to the Congressman's legislative update and advised him of specific issues concerning the immigrant community.

Congressman Berman, a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1983, represents the 28th District of California which largely covers northern San Fernando Valley. He is a senior member of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.

In the private lunch meeting, Congressman Berman said that the committee would use S. 2611 - "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006" as a starting point to draft legislation that would address the U.S.'s complex immigration problems. He reported that the subcommittee intends to mark up the bill in March, and forward its version to the Senate by late May. He also stated that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wanted a compromise bill forged between the Senate and the House by July or August, for a final vote by September of this year.

Congressman Berman averred that bipartisan support in the House of Representatives is critical, as Republicans in the House largely oppose proposals for legalization.
Congressman Berman confirmed that a comprehensive immigration reform bill would contain four main components: One, legalize the estimated 12 million undocumented aliens in the U.S. with an eventual path to citizenship. Requirements would include employment sponsorship, background checks, English fluency, and paying back taxes.

Another possible requirement may involve the alien returning to his or her home country to process residency documents, but various individuals at the meeting advised the Congressman that such a "touch-back" requirement would present logistical and economic hardships to qualified applicants.
A second component of an immigration reform bill would entail a temporary guest worker program to meet continuing and immediate employer needs. A third component would increase immigrant visas to reduce the backlog for family-based categories and reunite families more quickly. Addressing Republicans' concerns, a fourth component of the bill would bolster border security and increase enforcement of laws prohibiting unauthorized employment.

Congressman Berman also mentioned that the subcommittee would address the need for agricultural employment visas ("AgJobs"), and an increase in H-1B and H-2A/H-2B visas. Additionally, he confirmed that the DREAM Act would be reintroduced to Congress. If enacted, the DREAM Act ("Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors" Act) will allow undocumented children who entered the U.S under the age of 16 to obtain conditional permanent residency if they have lived in the U.S. for at least five years, and have either been admitted to a college in the U.S. or obtained a high school diploma or general education development certificate. The alien's conditional status would be lifted after demonstrating that he or she has earned a college degree or completed at least two years towards a bachelor degree or higher in the U.S. Congressman Berman indicated that all of these issues would be encompassed in a single, comprehensive immigration reform bill rather than enacted as stand-alone bills so as to cultivate broad support from discrete groups including employers, labor, and immigrant rights activists.

Following his update, Congressman Berman elicited comments and questions from the small group of immigration attorneys and community leaders. Attorney Robert Reeves expressed concerns about the fee increase proposed recently by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which would double or triple the current filing fees and represent a financial bulwark to low-income immigrants. He also requested Congress to consider including foreign nationals presently in removal proceedings, or who have been deported but remain in the U.S., in an earned legalization program.

Attorney Elsie Arias indicated that Congress should also address the extensive visa backlogs in the employment-based immigration categories, particularly the delays in obtaining immigrant visas for registered nurses and other critical healthcare workers.

In his letter inviting Reeves & Associates to his meeting, Congressman Berman concluded: "I remain steadfast in my commitment to comprehensive immigration reform and hopeful that legislation can be enacted this year.Finding an effective solution to what has become a serious domestic crisis is a top priority of mine." Reeves & Associates hopes that Congress will indeed enact legislation that will enable millions of undocumented aliens to legalize their status, and implement policies that will both meet U.S. employer needs and reunite families.


For further information CLICK HERE - WWW.RREEVES.COM
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:02 PM
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A prominent immigration attorney in MI said the the retrogress will move back to 1999.

I dunno what the hell is going on man, somebody is having a lot of fun from our situation and one day they will be in the same, believe me on it.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:20 PM
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I too think that the dates will again retrogress backwards bigtime. EB2 India will move back 6 to 12 months. I think that would be a wake up call for all who are not contributing and thinking that some miracle will happen and all dates willl move.

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A prominent immigration attorney in MI said the the retrogress will move back to 1999.

I dunno what the hell is going on man, somebody is having a lot of fun from our situation and one day they will be in the same, believe me on it.
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:16 AM
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Friends,

I know it is fun to see these kind of post but I feel we should stop these kind of thread for at least 2 months. Lets put sometime for CIR... Lets get active in our state chapter. CIR is our last chance and after that you will have plenty of time to post thread like these.
Sorry the intention is not to hurt you but request you to be very productive, I would request you to align with IV agenda and request you to put stratigically concentrated effort toward CIR success.

Thanks for your understanding.

Let this be the last reply for this post.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:13 AM
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I think we would know how the dates would move in December bulletin this year. The labor backlogs would be clear by September and if the "45-day labor life" rule is enacted then whoever is eligible would have to file the I-140/I-485 by October middle or lose the priority date. So, hopefully State department would have a fair idea of how the dates should move by November.

So, bottom-line I am not betting too much on forward dates movement in April bulletin.

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OK, Im surprised no one has started this yet ? I know I will get lot of crazy comments and equivalent of e- eggs and tomatoes. But its March 1st buddies and no one started this, so to keep the tradition alive Ill be the sacrificial lamb this time

My predicton, best case scenario no change in any category. If anything EB3 World and EB2 India will retrogress backwards.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:15 AM
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lets all get to work and become active in our state chapters to meet lawmakers. If your state chapter is not active, activate it yourself. If nobody is helping you, do it alone. Others will join you when they see someone working. Just sitting back and speculating on bulletins will not help this cause. If you are relying on visa bulletins to save you for the next several months, then you will be disappointed.
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