Immigration Voice - Forums
Register Get Involved Contact Lawmakers Advocacy Discussion Image Image Image Image

Go Back   Immigration Voice > Immigration Voice Issues and Congressional updates > Action Items for everyone
Click to log in with Facebook
Action Items for everyone Webfaxes, phone campaigns and other directives from core group.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 02:12 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-06
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
06/11/2006
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/17/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
Blog Entries: 1
chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Facts Presentation Video

This video has been carefully prepared to present current ground EB situation to people, especially those who are happy with reciept notices.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp34MYN4mNc



Everyone must watch this video and understand the ground realities and the situation we are in.

Please come to the rally and make it a success. Higher the numbers, more successful the rally.
__________________
Greened on September 10th, 2010
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 02:34 AM
Donor
Priority Date
:
Jan-07
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
05/02/2007
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/17/2007
Compare
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,733
Blog Entries: 11
needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Great presentation!


Quote:
Originally Posted by chanduv23 View Post
This video has been carefully prepared to present current ground EB situation to people, especially those who are happy with reciept notices.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp34MYN4mNc



Everyone must watch this video and understand the ground realities and the situation we are in.

Please come to the rally and make it a success. Higher the numbers, more successful the rally.
__________________
Went to DC in 2007, going to San Jose 2012

Got GC in Sept 2011



Spread the RALLY message on:
Facebook | Google+ | Twitter | Contribute | HR3012 Wiki
Info on Rally | Accommodation | Air Miles | Carpool | Merchandize | Posters | Volunteers
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 02:42 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-06
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
06/11/2006
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/17/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
Blog Entries: 1
chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by needhelp! View Post
Great presentation!
ALL CREDITS TO AMAN FOR PRESENTING THE FACTS. SO MUCH STUFF IN FORM OF A VIDEO.
__________________
Greened on September 10th, 2010
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 04:51 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Jan-03
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
11/30/2005
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
N/A
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/06/2007
Compare
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 202
Googler has a brilliant future Googler has a brilliant future Googler has a brilliant future Googler has a brilliant future Googler has a brilliant future Googler has a brilliant future Googler has a brilliant future Googler has a brilliant future Googler has a brilliant future Googler has a brilliant future Googler has a brilliant future
Default

Nice work chandvu23.

Just one question -- what is the basis (i.e. citable source) for saying that you cannot get a salary increase of more than 5%? I have not encountered this figure in any document or USCIS ruling. I am particularly interested in this because my salary has increased dramatically since my green card process started, and is likely to increase yet again.

I understand that only in-line promotions are possible while you wait, but I have not come across any explicit limits on salary increases. It may not be possible to get in-line promotions with large salary increases in all professions, but it is possible in some.

best,
Googler.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 09:29 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-06
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
06/11/2006
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/17/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
Blog Entries: 1
chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Googler View Post
Nice work chandvu23.

Just one question -- what is the basis (i.e. citable source) for saying that you cannot get a salary increase of more than 5%? I have not encountered this figure in any document or USCIS ruling. I am particularly interested in this because my salary has increased dramatically since my green card process started, and is likely to increase yet again.

I understand that only in-line promotions are possible while you wait, but I have not come across any explicit limits on salary increases. It may not be possible to get in-line promotions with large salary increases in all professions, but it is possible in some.

best,
Googler.
It is a matter of policies in big companies. While some employers have been flexible, most big companies or even educational instituions or non profits have protocols that they follow and the HR departments are very insensitive and objective to the benificiary's needs unlike consulting firms or employee friendly companies like microsoft, google. Believe me, a lot of people are not taking promotions or pay hikes just because their organizational policy would void their Green card petitions
__________________
Greened on September 10th, 2010
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 09:32 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Jan-07
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
03/01/2007
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
N/A
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/26/2007
Compare
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 748
akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute akhilmahajan has a reputation beyond repute
Thumbs up Very Nice Presentation

I am sure this presentation is going to wake up a lot of sleeping folks. Its a REALITY CHECK.
__________________
GO I/WE GO. TOGETHER WE CAN.
JOIN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER (MA, ME, VT, RI, NH)
JOIN STATE CHAPTERS
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 10:07 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-06
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
06/11/2006
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/17/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
Blog Entries: 1
chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Lets keep this thread on top. We need as many people as possible to watch this FACTS AND CURRENT GROUND SITUATION

Every skilled immigrant must make it to the rally.

If you are from tri state area - before it is too late for the bus ride (being finalized now) please sign up. We need a head count.

Please take the polls for the rally. We need to know you are coming.
__________________
Greened on September 10th, 2010
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #8 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 10:12 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Jan-05
Category
:
N/A
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
N/A
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 238
deardar has a spectacular aura about deardar has a spectacular aura about
Default

Chandu,
Most of the ppl might not be able to view the Video at their work places due to restrictions. Do you have a Powerpoint Presentation of this so that this can be circulated via emails etc ?

Last edited by deardar; 09-06-2007 at 10:20 AM.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #9 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 10:15 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-06
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
06/11/2006
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/17/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
Blog Entries: 1
chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deardar View Post
Chandu,
Most of the pp might be able to view the Video at their work places due to restrictions. Do you have a Powerpoint Presentation of this so that this can be circulated via emails etc ?
Yes, there is a powerpoint - good idea - I will upload it on IV - please circulate it.

This will be the action item for everyone who logs on to IV for the next couple of days - email the powerpoint presentation to as many people as possible.
__________________
Greened on September 10th, 2010
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #10 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 11:47 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Aug-06
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
03/28/2007
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
N/A
I485 Mailed Date
:
06/30/2007
Compare
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,087
abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute abhijitp has a reputation beyond repute
Default ^^^

Bump.... great job Chandu... let's keep this thread on top (and definitely above receipt notices thread
__________________
Not legal advice!
Proud member of North California state chapter.
1) $300 between June 07- July 07, $50 monthly between Aug 2007 - June 2010
2) Flowers campaign, SJ rally, Youtube Video Campaign, Attended DC Rally & co-ordinated Airfare Sponsorships, Gathered and mailed over 300 letters in Admin Fix campaign
PD: Aug 2006. I-485: July, August 2007 @ TSC. I-485 approved on June 15, 2011
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #11 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 11:52 AM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-06
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
06/11/2006
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/17/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
Blog Entries: 1
chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhijitp View Post
Bump.... great job Chandu... let's keep this thread on top (and definitely above receipt notices thread
Hey Abhijeet, Can u upload the ppt on IV? I am at work and will be in a position to do it only later today

Members will be able to view powerpoint presentation and email it to their contacts.
__________________
Greened on September 10th, 2010
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #12 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 01:51 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
Mar-06
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
06/11/2006
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/17/2007
Compare
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
Blog Entries: 1
chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute chanduv23 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Powerpoint

pappu uploaded the powerpoint peresentation at

Facts Powerpoint Presentation

Please feel free to download and circulate it to people
__________________
Greened on September 10th, 2010
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #13 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 02:25 PM
Senior Member
Priority Date
:
N/A
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-140
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 952
h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute h1techSlave has a reputation beyond repute
Default Facts presentation for the ultra busy!

Immigration Voice
Why should you care about and attend the DC Rally on 9/18/2007 in Washington DC and Why another rally?

Why worry now?
But why worry now that the July Visa Bulletin has been
reversed? Besides I hear they are approving Employment
Based green cards really quickly! I think they will clear all the
backlogs soon!


Employment Based Green Card application process consists of three stages: PERM/ Labor certification. the I-140 Petition, the I-485 petition also known as Adjustment of Status.
By definition, therefore, there are at least three different queues you need to think about, and not ONE queue of backlogged applications


All right… so what?
I meant to say the backlogged “Adjustment of Status” applications.
They will be clearing up these backlogs in the next year or two.
Backlogs in Adjustment of Status (AOS) applications are caused mainly by the lack of sufficient “visa numbers”.
250,000 backlogged AOS applications before June-2007
Of these, approximately 50,000 approved by USCIS
Therefore, effective number of backlogged AOS applications before June-07 = 200,000
Number of NEW AOS applications filed between Jun-Aug'07 = 250,000 (conservative estimate)
Total number of pending AOS applications = 200,000 + 250,000 = 450,000


Those numbers…
Those numbers seem to be inflated. I mean, what’s
relevant is how many applications were submitted
from my country.
Conservative estimate for pending AOS applications from India = 35% of 450,000 = 150,000
Conservative estimate for pending AOS applications from China = 30% of 450,000 = 135,000
If you are from another country, you are only in a “slightly” better position, please continue to read.


So?
What do these numbers mean? What prevents them from processing those
applications within two or three years?

Because of the limit set in 1990-91, only 140,000 Employment based green cards may be approved per year
Of these, no more than 7% can be allocated to applicants from any country
Dept. of State released the distribution of green cards for the year 2006: http://travel.state.gov/pdf/FY06Annu...bleV-Part2.pdf
China and India got around 9000 green cards in EB1+EB2+EB3 due to maximum per-country limit of 7%
Therefore, time to eliminate the current backlog from China =135,000 / 9000 ~ 15 years
Time to eliminate the current backlog from India = 16 years


But I am not from India or China!
So, if I am not from India or China, I don’t need to worry!

Priority dates for EB-3 applicants from all the countries have been severely retrogressed for a long time, also for the reason of limited visa numbers.
As long as the visa numbers are not increased, EB-3 applicants of all nationalities will likely continue to experience severe retrogression
Although this is a less serious issue for EB-2 applicants, no one can predict how and when the priority dates for AOS will retrogress, thanks again to the way the limits I on the visa numbers


I already waited for 2 years!
My AOS application is not at the end and will be processed
somewhere in the middle.
Ok, so maybe if you are in the middle of the queue, it will take you 5-7 years to get your I-485 decision (not necessarily approval)
It means that for the next 5-7 years, even if you can change your employer, you cannot change your job title and job description
You also cannot accept a salary increase of more than 5% of what is mentioned in your “labor certification”, unless you can convince your employer to re-do your labor certification and then a new I-140


Big deal!
So I will do this same kind of a job for the next 5-7 years. What is the
big deal with that?
Ask someone who has been there! Is it as easy as it seems?
Imagine where you were 5-7 years ago. If someone had told you 5-7 years ago that you would be at the same salary/job title/job description for the next half a decade, would you have not done something to change that?
Every year there is inflation of around 3%. No salary increase for 5-7 years means effective decrease in salary by 3*7 years = 21% over the period.
The only way out is for you to get your employer to keep re-doing your labor certification + I-140 every 2-3 years, and keep trying to port your original Priority Date… do you really think you can do that?


But I like this system!
At least we are lucky that the system works,
and we will get our green cards eventually, if
not now.
Nothing could be further from truth. Please do some research on the Durbin-Grassley bill designed to virtually take the Employment Based green card applications to the grave yard, and effectively purge the community of “high skilled legal immigrants”.


I want my Receipt Notice!
Ok, but for now it’s very important that we receive receipt notices for
the AOS applications we just filed. And of course, we want our EADs.

Think about it. While you talk about receipt notices, you are postponing thinking about the wait you & your family will endure for the next 5-10 years
Receipt notice doesn't mean anything. Receipt notice is merely an acknowledgement!
Technically the application can still be rejected due to any reason including lack of initial evidence even after issuing a receipt notice!
You will need to renew your EADs every year until the time you get your Green Card. Please note that the fees for renewing EADs will increase.


But Receipt Notice IS important!
You cannot deny the Receipt Notice and the EADs are the first step to our
“freedom”
Far from the truth! What is the use of the receipt notice for an application that will tie you down to the same salary for next 5-10 years? Do you really want to go in the backward direction rather than make progress in life?
The present day Employment Based Green Card process will make us a large group of high skilled "UNDERACHIEVERS'
In time the job/ technology/ versions of software for which the green card was applied would become obsolete and this may become potential reason for rejection of a lot of the applications


So, what is your point?
So, can you please come to the point!
Yes, we want you to wake up!
There are no two ways about it!
The EB green card process will continue to be extremely slow, and applicants will continue to live in the state of limbo, unless the legislation is changed
We need to petition the congress to address issues such as per-country caps, the limit on visa numbers that has been set to 140,000 for the last decade and a half, and various other issues such as name check delays


What can I do?
What do you suggest I do? Are we entitled
for a fair immigration system? Can we “high
skilled but temporary workers” influence
anything or anyone to make a change?
Of course, we have the power to make the difference.
Do you think it is okay for YOU to not do anything when YOU have the capacity to participate in the rally to change the system?
We can influence this change for us and our families. If not for our careers would we stand-up for a better future of our families and our next generation! Would we?


Presentation Credits
Script : Aman Kapoor
Visual Presentation : Abhijeet Patwardhan
Background Mix : Chandrakanth Vemula

A TEAM IV PRESENTATION
__________________
Support Fairness! DONATE
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #14 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Donor
Priority Date
:
Jan-07
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
05/02/2007
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/17/2007
Compare
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,733
Blog Entries: 11
needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute
Default ppt file Linkified

http://www.slideshare.net/guest1904c4/immigration-voice
__________________
Went to DC in 2007, going to San Jose 2012

Got GC in Sept 2011



Spread the RALLY message on:
Facebook | Google+ | Twitter | Contribute | HR3012 Wiki
Info on Rally | Accommodation | Air Miles | Carpool | Merchandize | Posters | Volunteers

Last edited by needhelp!; 09-06-2007 at 06:53 PM.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #15 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2007, 06:55 PM
Donor
Priority Date
:
Jan-07
Category
:
EB2
I140 Mailed Date
:
05/02/2007
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
07/17/2007
Compare
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,733
Blog Entries: 11
needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute needhelp! has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The link is there now.
__________________
Went to DC in 2007, going to San Jose 2012

Got GC in Sept 2011



Spread the RALLY message on:
Facebook | Google+ | Twitter | Contribute | HR3012 Wiki
Info on Rally | Accommodation | Air Miles | Carpool | Merchandize | Posters | Volunteers
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IV Video Presentation chanduv23 IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 4 11-26-2007 11:17 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c)ImmigrationVoice.org