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Old 05-24-2007, 10:09 AM
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Default Advice: to wait or not to wait?

I thought this would be the most appropriate place to post.
I am on my 3rd year of H1-B (non-technical field), just moved to a new company and was going to start my process toward getting a gc in the next month or so. Now, with all of this, I am very confused.
Do you folks think that it is most appropriate to sit tight and wait to see what happens? or to just go for it now?
I'd appreciate your input, as I have to make a decision soon.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:10 AM
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I am also on same boat. My employer is doing initial process for filing labour. I am not sure he knows about this merit based points system. Do you want me to tell him to wait because of this new law in process or continue filing for PERM.My employer is american company.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:14 AM
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Default Think before you move.

If you want to make decisions do it based on career progress not on GC.

I seriously doubt if you can get your GC IMHO, reason being with 7 % of 90000 being a small number for any country. Particularly India / China, DO you know something - there are thousands in line from 2002 onwards waiting to file 485.

Even after 10 years of wait the number will still not be enough to fill the 485 backlog. I do not want to sound as someone not wishing you well. I am touching on ground realities.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:22 AM
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Please go ahead with the filing especially when your employer is bearing the expenses.

Everything is in flux right now and even the bill is approved, It takes some time for the new system to get in place and you can preserve the Priority Date of the LC applied under the old system, if you need to reapply as per the new merit based point system.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:44 AM
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Here is my case:

MS (computer engg) in US
US IT experience more than 6 years
No TOEFEL ( what native english speaker??)
Worked in high growth technology/employer (I assume)
come under STEM.
My employer is sponsering my green card
How many points will i get??

Last edited by uma001; 05-24-2007 at 11:15 AM.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:01 AM
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I am a Pharmacist. Changed the employer oct 2006. Had my perm filed thru previous employer and also I-140 approved thru previous employer in Aug 2006. My new employer has initiated the process for PERM. What will happen to my case? Will I be under old system or will I go under merit based system.

If I go under merit bases system what would be my chances? I have Masters in Pharmacy from India and has 3 years of US experience.

Someone please advise. I guess I have to repent for changing the employer.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by sravani
Please go ahead with the filing especially when your employer is bearing the expenses.

Everything is in flux right now and even the bill is approved, It takes some time for the new system to get in place and you can preserve the Priority Date of the LC applied under the old system, if you need to reapply as per the new merit based point system.
Thanks for answering the question Sravani... that's all I was looking for: opinion on wether or not it was best to wait or not. Have a good one.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by uma001
Here is my case:

MS (computer engg) in US
US IT experience more than 6 years
No TOEFEL ( what native english speaker??)
Worked in high growth technology/employer (I assume)
come under STEM
How many points will i get??

you may get 100 points it does not matter, We are still going to have country caps ...
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by pezz77
I thought this would be the most appropriate place to post.
I am on my 3rd year of H1-B (non-technical field), just moved to a new company and was going to start my process toward getting a gc in the next month or so. Now, with all of this, I am very confused.
Do you folks think that it is most appropriate to sit tight and wait to see what happens? or to just go for it now?
I'd appreciate your input, as I have to make a decision soon.
If your employer is sponsoring your GC (LC and I140 by spending their money) then go for it.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:14 AM
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you may get 100 points it does not matter, We are still going to have country caps ...
How can i get 100 points, i dont have TOEFEL score and no relatives in US.
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Here is my case again:

MS (computer engg) in US
US IT experience more than 6 years
No TOEFEL ( what native english speaker??)
Worked in high growth technology/employer (I assume)
come under STEM.
My employer is sponsering my green card
How many points will i get??
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:17 AM
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Default Total limit is 6300 !!

Does not matter how many points, can u be one of the 6300 ?

The points are not defined well, so do not speculate, it is not abt getting into Wharton / or yale, it takes years to implement a working system, look at Perm, they started in 2001, it took 4 years to implement.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:28 AM
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Honestly how many points we score really does not matter if the visa country cap is too low. Most of us, coming from India, China etc. score almost the same points and getting TOEFL is a piece of cake if you need to improve your points.

It's pointless to break our heads calculating these points, everything is in limbo right now and the only best advise for new GC aspirants especially those coming from retrogressed countries is "Get your priority date locked by applying LC under the old system".
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by sravani
Honestly how many points we score really does not matter if the visa country cap is too low. Most of us, coming from India, China etc. score almost the same points and getting TOEFL is a piece of cake if you need to improve your points.

It's pointless to break our heads calculating these points, everything is in limbo right now and the only best advise for new GC aspirants especially those coming from retrogressed countries is "Get your priority date locked by applying LC under the old system".

Thanks Sravani
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:30 AM
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Default That was my whole point

Recently in a IIT meet and IISC meet we came across a huge number of folks in EB2 on GC wait., I was told their numbers exceed 1000 plus through the internal IIT network.. so if they consume X number just in Bay area, what about rest of US. Live happily while you are here, enjoy the weather and do not pin hopes on US. Think that you were fortunate to come here in prime of youth and learnt a thing or two..


Quote:
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Honestly how many points we score really does not matter if the visa country cap is too low. Most of us, coming from India, China etc. score almost the same points and getting TOEFL is a piece of cake if you need to improve your points.

It's pointless to break our heads calculating these points, everything is in limbo right now and the only best advise for new GC aspirants especially those coming from retrogressed countries is locking the priority date by applying LC under the old system.
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