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Old 03-10-2007, 07:28 AM
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And yes in the 8 yrs I have been with my company I have got 3 promotions and am now a Manager. My companys immigration lawyer said thats ok. He just joked that when you get your green card just make sure you get tripple demotion to new role.

So when new kids on the block (<5 yrs in US) talk about GC process being screwed up, I say pick a number and wait in line. The closest example to this feeling is waiting to go to the restroom when you live in a slum and there is line of 100 ppl ahead of you to use the loo and you have loose motions
well you have a cooperative lawyer and a co operative employer...That is not always the case...Sometimes the employers are just using this excuse to keep folks working in the same position just because it suits employer's interests....
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:10 AM
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well you have a cooperative lawyer and a co operative employer...That is not always the case...Sometimes the employers are just using this excuse to keep folks working in the same position just because it suits employer's interests....
I agree no less with you. I went through a very bad employer who made me travel crazily (90%) though travel was not a part of the job and never gave access to vacations, nor bonuses and meagre hikes just because my GC was backlogged and my manager knew everything about it as he did all the paperwork. I did this for 4 years, later switched to a consulting company where employer is very cooperative.

Having a cooperative employer makes a big difference, something that makes you comfortable.

Weighing out various options like Canada, Australia must be of high priority as these countries, though racist, at the end of the day, you are not bonded with the people (you have choice to stay away from exploitation). Though there may not be as many jobs in those countries, it could just be a backup plan and who knows, every country is catching up now.

After 9/11, pro immigration policies are getting difficult and we never know the outcomes of these CIR bills, it is getting delayed now and we don't know how things are going to be.

In short, retrogression will be there and will affect us.

If you can do eb3 to eb2 conversion with an old PD, you are better off - go ahead and do that, if you have a recent eb3 PD, you must look for choices. USCIS clearly know the pattern and the "trickling effect" which was explained in murthy.com clearly explains the way these visas will be handled.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:25 AM
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Well, I am TOO depressed about the BEC performance. I know too many people are in same situation but I find myself "helpless" and at least i want to SCREAM......
The annonymous member who posted this message has not even logged back in to this website after posting the message and we are discussing this topic for days. If you start a new thread, dont just start it and run away. Try to see and respond to the discussion. If you post a question and your question is answered, it is always good to thank members that answered your question. All this helps build the community.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:36 AM
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This will really help. Simple things like posting on various web site forums about IV will be great
Least someone can do. we had a thread with this campaign. Could someone activate it again and encourage everyone to participate. We need to grow the community pretty fast.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:43 AM
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Here is my story...When I came here 12 years back, for initial 3 years I did not applied for GC. Then I started my GC with a employer, company lawyer kept on saying that he filed my GC for one & half year but he did not...One fine morning, I realized that my lawyer was seating on my papers as per instructions from HR..lost around 2 years there. After talking to HR, lawyer filed LC and LC was approved thereafter two & half years..Unfortunatley, at the time of filing I-140, company declared "Bankruptcy" and once agian I was on the road. Joined new employer. New employer said I have to complete one year to file GC. After one year filed LC, my I-140 approved and last FOUR years on EAD. This roller coster is because of...I am from "Retrogressed" conuthry and PD is getting retrogressing now & then...

Still feels that GC is just a part of journey of my life...
pls submit your story in 'tell your story' thread if you are interested in being interviewd. we need many compelling stories for media all the time.

INfact a lot of members here have told their stories. All please consider adding them in 'tell your story ' thread.

currently we have an opportunity with a very high profile magazine that wants to do a story. We have been unable to find the right story as per the reporter's need in that thread. ONly a few members have added their story. Pls add your story asap

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Old 03-11-2007, 09:54 PM
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The annonymous member who posted this message has not even logged back in to this website after posting the message and we are discussing this topic for days. If you start a new thread, dont just start it and run away. Try to see and respond to the discussion. If you post a question and your question is answered, it is always good to thank members that answered your question. All this helps build the community.
Well, I am not annonymous and not ran away . I read all the posts here and having a sense of "belonging". And the word "helpless" comes to mind.

Thank you ALL for responding to my post.

I also sent an email to my congress-women and lets see if go through.

Thanks again to all of you out there.
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How can a person find out that you are there when you have not written a word after the first post. Now that you have replied, that is good. Everyone knows that you have read the responses.

A kind request. Think about the question I am writing.
What do you think we should be doing at this site? What is the objective of this site? Is everyone being part of that objective? What would be a constructive post to be a part of objective? What effort people have put toward the objective?


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Well, I am not annonymous and not ran away . I read all the posts here and having a sense of "belonging". And the word "helpless" comes to mind.

Thank you ALL for responding to my post.

I also sent an email to my congress-women and lets see if go through.

Thanks again to all of you out there.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:37 PM
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Default Your life is your life

I've seen some posts here and people complaining that the GC process has a stranglehold on their lives.

I've been struggling for the GC for the simply reason that my wife can work. Now she's finally a qualified dentist and someone is sponsoring her visa. She could have worked in the last 5 years .. as an assistant and made money .. and done some work. But since I did not have an EAD for her .. that wasn't possible.

But our lives were not held ransom by the GC process. We travelled a lot .. pretty much have seen more of this country than even the natives . Read, watched movies, socialised .. I think to a large extent we had a lot of fun. Agreed that the process is painful.. and you are held hostage.
But at the end of the day it is your life ..
Simple options are:
1. Wait .. since there is no other alternative
2. Push through IV activities .. so that you are involved
3. Check some other country ..
4. Go back to India. (not saying in a bad way)

At the end of the day .. peace of mind is more important.
The only reason 99% of the people are here is becuase 1$=44.5Rs.
Had it been 1:1.. I would be on the next flight back home .. enjoying family, friends, bhelpuri, cricket , 10000 festivals, neigbors trooping in .. etc etc .

There are always answers.

I undestand that the process is frustrating .. and I am also hugely frustrated .. battling lawyers, HR, the process itself. But what the hell .. life goes on. You meet people in your situation .. you see some of them getting through the process. There is always hope .. just look for it.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:22 AM
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Had it been 1:1.. I would be on the next flight back home .. enjoying family, friends, bhelpuri, cricket , 10000 festivals, neigbors trooping in .. etc etc .
If money is the sole objective of staying in the US, you might want to take a serious look at returning back to India. These days there are lots of high paying jobs in India, esp in software sector. OK, so you wouldn't get the exact dollar amount, but you wouldn't have to pay $400K+ for a home either (except perhaps some parts of Bangalore and Bombay).

And if you are in the software field in the US, you will have to live with a constant fear of your job getting outsourced to India. Infact I think when the next tech downturn comes (note when, not if), there'll be a job bloodbath in the US IT sector. That's because most companies already know about outsourcing and have offices in India and China. When the going gets tough they'll easily shift everything engineering related to India and China. During the last tech bubble bust, outsourcing wasn't very well known - and even then it was painful. This time round it'll be much worse. It's a ticking time bomb..
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:02 AM
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Default More depression to come

Most people have a lack of understanding of the situation. Things may not get better, things may get worse. EB3 is further retrogressing, EB2 will not move further, another market slump expected, more layoffs getting announced (though may not be in high skilled sector, layoffs does matter in decision making), companies running out of funds, body shoppers reducing salaries and increasing their cuts .......

If people start getting depressed, more depression will come, so better understand the situation and plan accordingly and learn to live with problems rather than getting depressed.
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:37 AM
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Several members have mentioned their plight on this thread. I request everyone to briefly write about themselves on the thread:
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1940

Make sure your profile has your name, email, address and phone number. We will try to get your story published.
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Well, I am not annonymous and not ran away . I read all the posts here and having a sense of "belonging". And the word "helpless" comes to mind.

Thank you ALL for responding to my post.

I also sent an email to my congress-women and lets see if go through.

Thanks again to all of you out there.
Thanks for responding.
Pls consider adding your story in the thread http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1940
Pls update your profile with your contact information and name so that we can get your plight published and make some impact via media. Thanks for being part of the struggle. This community understands your plight and we are also in the same boat. Lets use this energy to work on IV action items and enable a change in the broken immigration system.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:23 PM
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Default Yes, I don't mind if someone interviews me to cover my story...

Yes, I am here for around 12 years with no GC and I won't mind if someone interviews me to cover my story, also will submit my story in 'tell your story' thread.Today, I have signed myself in Ohio chapter to meet like-minded souls...

I have some problem on surfing & responding back because our "Big Brother" wathces who is surfing for how much time and also he/administrator did blocked Yahoo/Hotmail & all mail related to website..thats usual story for "Consultant Contractors"...

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pls submit your story in 'tell your story' thread if you are interested in being interviewd. we need many compelling stories for media all the time.

INfact a lot of members here have told their stories. All please consider adding them in 'tell your story ' thread.

currently we have an opportunity with a very high profile magazine that wants to do a story. We have been unable to find the right story as per the reporter's need in that thread. ONly a few members have added their story. Pls add your story asap

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Well, I am TOO depressed about the BEC performance. I know too many people are in same situation but I find myself "helpless" and at least i want to SCREAM......
The moment you realize that the US is not the end of the world, you will stop feeling depressed.
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I and my wife have been SCREAMING, FIGHTING for over four years now. We are now so frustrated that we have EVEN DISCUSSED THINGS LIKE TAKING UP OUR LIVES !!! I really mean it. For both of us, our career is the single most important thing.
We had decided to wait for our next step in life like having a kid or putting in a big investment till we both at least have a job. Inspite of both of us having Masters degress from US universities, we are both suffering - me languishing in a filthy job and my wife on H4 - for the past 5 years !!! She is now more than 35 making it difficult to have kids etc...
I don't have the choice of going back to my home country due to many other personal reasons. I just don't know what to do... I am losing my sanity.
are you interested in talking to a reporter?
let us know asap. we have a reporter looking to do a story on H4 people and how it affects families. If you/anyone else is interested, post your story in 'tell us your story thread' and update your profile with name email and phone number so that we can contact you.
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