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I don't think it is a good idea to delete this thread. This thread is very useful when used in right way. This thread is meant for EB2/ EB3 priority date predictions. Lets use this thread in a right way and delete any unrelated posts.
Thanks Nandu, for correcting my wordings. I meant by unrelated posts only in which people are debating on outside of prediction issues.
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Is "500,000" an accurate estimate? If you're going to use numbers on this blog, please cite your sources - that will help add integrity to this forum and make it more useful for IV members. Frivolously throwing out numbers like this doesn't help anyone.
I don't know why you got so many reds for just asking reference. Pointing to source data and reference is always good, because if different people look at the data different information would get revealed.

Anyways....218759 employment based visas are available for recapture as on Jun 2007 as per ombudsman report.

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/C...eport_2007.pdf.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:31 PM
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Couldn't agree more. Without any kind of credibility, there is not point of doing business of talking. I can just one day come to a forum and give any information I want. Without facts, I don't know how useful it will be. References give that credibility.
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I don't know why you got so many reds for just asking reference. Pointing to source data and reference is always good, because if different people look at the data different information would get revealed.

Anyways....218759 employment based visas are available for recapture as on Jun 2007 as per ombudsman report.

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/C...eport_2007.pdf.
Thanks, Rb. Appreciate you supporting my point - if we're going to keep an IV forum useful to members and/or advocacy, including references is the least we can do.

As you can see in this case, vbkris77 did not provide a reference and even provided a dramatically incorrect number. Unused visas between 1992 - 2007 were ~ 219,000. There is no way another 281,000 went unused between 2007 - 2011 so vbkris77's 500,000 number is dramatically wrong, misleading, and should not have been posted in a forum where information could be used to advocate our cases to Senators and Congresspersons.
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I don't know why you got so many reds for just asking reference. Pointing to source data and reference is always good, because if different people look at the data different information would get revealed.

Anyways....218759 employment based visas are available for recapture as on Jun 2007 as per ombudsman report.

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/C...eport_2007.pdf.
Stating the obvious, what a huge difference 218 k recaptured visas would make... Everyone would be current....
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Stating the obvious, what a huge difference 218 k recaptured visas would make... Everyone would be current....
IV leaders - is there any push to create a bill that would recapture visas? I'd imagine such a bill would get even more support since it would benefit everybody, including ROWers.
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IV leaders - is there any push to create a bill that would recapture visas? I'd imagine such a bill would get even more support since it would benefit everybody, including ROWers.
In a given economical condition antis will not let pass any bill which increase single greecard. Best bet is hr 3012 if that does not pass nothing is there for next two year..
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Recapturing the visas would have helped many more people than HR3012- I, C, ROW. If it can't be done in 2007, then it won't be now.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:58 PM
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Can someone outline what steps/process is required to inquire the case status with a Senator/Congressman office? Basically, what details do we need to provide in the email?.... An email sample would be great, if someone could share and post their experience in this regard. Thanks.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:38 PM
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I don't know why you got so many reds for just asking reference. Pointing to source data and reference is always good, because if different people look at the data different information would get revealed.

Anyways....218759 employment based visas are available for recapture as on Jun 2007 as per ombudsman report.

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/C...eport_2007.pdf.
Rb_newsletter thanks for the details and posting the link for everyone's benefit, itís always a good practice to give credit to the source, and not doing so is in fact plagiarism. Recapture has been discussed several times on the thread however nobody could provide this kind of information as to how many visa's can be recaptured. 218K is a huge number. The Jul 2007 fiasco itself was caused by the recapture of 60K visas related to nurses, so you can imagine what kind of an impact the 218K can have. For now as others have commented HR 3012 is the best bet to have a basic level of fairness in the system and it has completed 50% of its journey by getting passed in the house there is still time till Jan 2013 for it to pass in the Senate when the term of the current Congress expires. Historically recaptures have happened in 2001 and i 2007 however the full number has never been recaptured.
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After 13yrs in US (12 yrs on H1B and 1 yr on EAD) & 10yrs of GC processing, received GC finally.

PD: 08/2002 EB3 India NSC
I-485 Applied: 11/2003
FP: done 5-6 times so far

Renewed EAD/AP while on H1B, atleast 8-9 EAD & APs (as we had 1yr ead until 2008 i think, and also lost months in EAD & AP as i applied 90-120 days before expiry and sometimes uscis approved soon)

worked longtime with same employer who sponsored GC but moved just few mths ago to a new employer & did AC-21 immediately. became current in mar bulletin.

received RFE on 03/12 - Employment verification letter & G-325A biographic address update & replied in a week

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EAD approved: 03/22 for 2 yrs (i applied in feb)
EAD Card received: 03/26
AP: pending since feb

I-485/GC approved: 04/02
GC received: 04/07
Many Congratulations to you and your family. What a truly remarkable journey. Enjoy green life.
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Got my turn at last !!!!!

Got approval mail today morning from NSC.
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Rb_newsletter thanks for the details and posting the link for everyone's benefit, itís always a good practice to give credit to the source, and not doing so is in fact plagiarism. Recapture has been discussed several times on the thread however nobody could provide this kind of information as to how many visa's can be recaptured. 218K is a huge number. The Jul 2007 fiasco itself was caused by the recapture of 60K visas related to nurses, so you can imagine what kind of an impact the 218K can have. For now as others have commented HR 3012 is the best bet to have a basic level of fairness in the system and it has completed 50% of its journey by getting passed in the house there is still time till Jan 2013 for it to pass in the Senate when the term of the current Congress expires. Historically recaptures have happened in 2001 and i 2007 however the full number has never been recaptured.
Teddy,

Will we see LUD on I-485 application if I-485 was pre approved and the priority date is not current. how someone would know whether I-485 is pre approved

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Teddy,

Will we see LUD on I-485 application if I-485 was pre approved and the priority date is not current. how someone would know whether I-485 is pre approved

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The only good way you can find out that you are pre-approved is by checking with USCIS. Most people have not seen any LUD's before approval. Or you can assume that after few months every case will be pre approved.
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Ball Park the SOFAD was estimated to be 30-32K last year. Coming to the Kazarian memo it slowed down things last year and we got the rewards for it in terms of the 12K extra SOFAD. It is not surprising at all that this year EB1 will use its full quota. There is a very simple analogy to it if there is an accident on an interstate highway temporarily traffic to 5 exits further down considering that as the GC line will be slow however as time elapses by even if that roadblock is there the volume will be same further on assuming that cases are not being denied en-masse just as in this way people would wiggle past that point and speed. With time attorneys would have also mastered the intricacies of the memo, the real impact of this memo is possibly to EB1-A cases and partly to Eb1B, however since more than 50% of EB1 is actually EB1C which is slowly rising the impact of the Kazarian memo will really go away.
Now coming to this year in Feb and March it is almost certain that the approval limits for EB2 I/C certainly exceeded the SOFAD because if we were to have 34 - 12 (EB1 no SOFAD) = 22K we have already had that kind of approvals this year. Congratulations to everyone who got approved and to everyone who got their EAD / AP's because if things were to be exactly calculated there is now way that the dates would have gone that far, considering the demand destruction at 0.75 Ė 0.8. Collateral damage is those individuals who had earlier PD's and are still waiting. This quarter will be dull for EB2 I/C as they will probably issue more EB2 ROW and EB1 approvals this is fairly evident on That site. Talks of EB2 ROW retrogression are extreme. In the last quarter I believe we can get another 4-5K SOFAD from EB1, EB2 Row and EB5.
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