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Old 01-31-2011, 11:09 PM
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Pappu, I really lost my interest in this. After waiting for so long, I have come to a state where I find this to be not worth it anymore. I don't want to continue with this uncertainity any longer and my children are growing up and I want to move on in my life. Negotiating a good job offer for a good position. Its not that I am going to get my GC in 6 months or let alone in 2 years with a total of more than 8000 people ahead of me. So, I am looking at a minimum of 2 years wait and I do not think its worth waiting any longer. Getting a GC in 3-5 years seems tobe a OK wait, but more than 7 years, I want to use my time in something else more precious. Did not mean to hijack the purpose of this thread, just wrote it because you asked that question.
Sad to see how GC affects people's lives.
You are one of the first few IV members to join when it was formed. You were member number 351 to be precise. Did you ever try EB2 porting? Let us know if you would be interested in any media interview. We get lot of requests from media asking for people who are returning back to their home country after being frustrated from the long GC wait. Good luck and best wishes.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:20 AM
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Me and husband will attend and also contribute. Will wait to register until get approval for time off from job. Any one going to DC from Baltimore can contact me so we can arrange car pool.

Eb3retro,

I feel very sad that you decided to go back to India. If Jan03 PD can loose hope then we are way behind. I hope you don't mind giving media interview. Good Luck.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:03 AM
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also, i am planning on driving (minivan) from florida. so would make sense if there are others coming from orlando region to join. i can pick up members from daytona beach area, jacksonville etc. if someone is coming from south florida, tampa area they can stop by at orlando and we can car pool from orlando. is there a local coordinator for florida ?

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Old 02-01-2011, 11:24 AM
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:35 AM
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:42 PM
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Please use the registration link exclusively for Registration.

For monetary contributions (Action item: Advocacy day contributions) (even the members who are planning on attending + donating), please use this link.

For carpooling, airline miles and hosting (Advocacy day: Air miles, carpooling and hosting members in DC), please use this thread for planning.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:45 PM
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Default Personal choice.

Chaya, We are going back to India on personal choice. My manager here knows very clearly that I cannot take up promotions and the HR does not want to do eb3-->eb2 conversion. So, I took up this crap for a while, and decided to put an end to this misery once and for all. And fortunately the same company is offering me a job in India at a good designation with good compensation. Also, we were missing out (esp my kids) were missing out lot of things happening in India, which they want to be a part of. Original idea was to stay in US for 10 years and go, only difference is now, we did spend that 10 years but still dont have our GC. Another important thing that we considered was , it becomes more difficult to take this decision when we have GC in hand because, as much as it helps to stay in US, it avoids us from leaving US too, and to wait for citizenship is another 5 years from that point, which could all take easily 6 years to the minimum from today. Thats why we wanted to make it easy on us, and do this now.

Looking back, would I re-do this GC process one more time - no, but am I happy to be a part of IV - you bet I am. Thats the bottom line.

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Me and husband will attend and also contribute. Will wait to register until get approval for time off from job. Any one going to DC from Baltimore can contact me so we can arrange car pool.

Eb3retro,

I feel very sad that you decided to go back to India. If Jan03 PD can loose hope then we are way behind. I hope you don't mind giving media interview. Good Luck.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:16 PM
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Eb3 retro -Mixed feeling after reading your post. I am sure you have arrived at this decision after a long, indecisive period. Good luck for all your future endeavours.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:38 PM
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Will donate for sure, also looking into possibility of attending.

eb3retro,I am happy that you could take the decision, but still still have mixed feelings. BTW, how old are your kids?
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Chaya, We are going back to India on personal choice. My manager here knows very clearly that I cannot take up promotions and the HR does not want to do eb3-->eb2 conversion. So, I took up this crap for a while, and decided to put an end to this misery once and for all. And fortunately the same company is offering me a job in India at a good designation with good compensation. Also, we were missing out (esp my kids) were missing out lot of things happening in India, which they want to be a part of. Original idea was to stay in US for 10 years and go, only difference is now, we did spend that 10 years but still dont have our GC. Another important thing that we considered was , it becomes more difficult to take this decision when we have GC in hand because, as much as it helps to stay in US, it avoids us from leaving US too, and to wait for citizenship is another 5 years from that point, which could all take easily 6 years to the minimum from today. Thats why we wanted to make it easy on us, and do this now.

Looking back, would I re-do this GC process one more time - no, but am I happy to be a part of IV - you bet I am. Thats the bottom line.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:56 PM
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Chaya, We are going back to India on personal choice. My manager here knows very clearly that I cannot take up promotions and the HR does not want to do eb3-->eb2 conversion. So, I took up this crap for a while, and decided to put an end to this misery once and for all. And fortunately the same company is offering me a job in India at a good designation with good compensation. Also, we were missing out (esp my kids) were missing out lot of things happening in India, which they want to be a part of. Original idea was to stay in US for 10 years and go, only difference is now, we did spend that 10 years but still dont have our GC. Another important thing that we considered was , it becomes more difficult to take this decision when we have GC in hand because, as much as it helps to stay in US, it avoids us from leaving US too, and to wait for citizenship is another 5 years from that point, which could all take easily 6 years to the minimum from today. Thats why we wanted to make it easy on us, and do this now.

Looking back, would I re-do this GC process one more time - no, but am I happy to be a part of IV - you bet I am. Thats the bottom line.
Looking back, labor certification was the problem for lot of EB3 folks even though they were current at I485 stage. There was so much backlog (5 years or more) in certain states. While certain states could get the labor approved in a couple of months. People with older PD than yours could get greencards before Sept 2005. Smart guys changed their jobs and went to states where labor was quick. There was lack of awareness and easy availability of information as we have on IV now. Even now fortunate folks are changing jobs and filing under EB2 to significantly shorten their wait times. The whole Green card wait is a career killer for many and that is sad.

Between 2001- 2005 nobody did anything about the labor backlogs. The community was only anonymously browsing forums. There was lack of initiative and courage among the community. All people could do was look upto attorney or HR to do a miracle for them. I wish those folks between 2001-2005 did something like forming IV then. After IV was formed in Dec 2005 we focused our attention on Labor department to clear backlogs. Remember Backlog elimination centers? Folks today are just very fortunate that they can get Labor approved in a few months. I do not see the same amount of pain and desperation in the new people as I have seen in old timers. Many new filers still think that if their labor could come in few months, I1140 could come in another few months, their I485 should be coming in the mail very soon. It is only when they lose job, or their employer revokes their I140, or face problems in the process they start worrying about Greenecard, read more about what backlogs are and want to play an active part in IV.

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Old 02-01-2011, 03:13 PM
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Lightbulb Is is possible to get

nice posters (soft copy only...authorized by IV....we can print in our local areas) to be placed in Grocery shops (mainly Indian stores mostly they accept) to attract new and inactive members to participate/contribute to this event. I am ready to place it in my area (4 stores I can reach).

Also how about pamphlets (again soft copy..authorized by IV...we can print it in our local) placed in stores for people to pick and read it (some may act on it). May be 1 in 100 will join which is reasonable (not a great) reach.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:41 PM
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nice posters (soft copy only...authorized by IV....we can print in our local areas) to be placed in Grocery shops (mainly Indian stores mostly they accept) to attract new and inactive members to participate/contribute to this event. I am ready to place it in my area (4 stores I can reach).

Also how about pamphlets (again soft copy..authorized by IV...we can print it in our local) placed in stores for people to pick and read it (some may act on it). May be 1 in 100 will join which is reasonable (not a great) reach.
This is a good idea.
Could you find people willing to help create posters on a new thread. IV can help form a group that would take care of all creating posters, fliers, banner ads etc for this event.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:43 PM
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:46 PM
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This is a good idea.
Could you find people willing to help create posters on a new thread. IV can help form a group that would take care of all creating posters, fliers, banner ads etc for this event.
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