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Old 04-19-2011, 11:37 AM
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Jimmy,
Did you change employer when you ported from eb3 to eb2, or stayed with the same employer?
- 2004 filed for Labor and started EB3 process.
- Company got acquired in later years . Filed new I140 ( I think it is called successor-in-interest)
- Recently started fresh EB2 process for interfiling of EB3 to EB2 . GC approved.

Thanks,
Jimytomy

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Old 04-19-2011, 12:44 PM
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- 2004 filed for Labor and started EB3 process.
- Company got acquired in later years . Filed new I140 ( I think it is called successor-in-interest)
- Recently started fresh EB2 process for interfiling of EB3 to EB2 . GC approved.

Thanks,
Jimytomy
Congratulations...it's painful to see EB-3 folks wait for so many years and then hear EB-2 folks complaining about porting! Hopefully, all of us will come together and realize that the only way for us to get out of this mess is by supporting IV goals (no country limits, recapture, etc.).
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:51 PM
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Dear Friends,

Got Green cards and Welcome notices for me and my wife .
Surprisingly no uscis e-mail and online status is still "initial review"

Our journey in short :

How long in US : 10+ years

First Labor in 2002 . Changed job in three years before approval of labor
Second Labor in 2004 . Approved in 2007
Filed I140 and 485 - in July 2007

Since then I was enjoying EAD / AP with no complain .

I donate to IV now and then , but for some reason only once (for few days) got access to IV-Donor Forum . But always had a faith that IV is doing good work .
From non-donor IV forums and other forums I noticed that USCIS are transferring leftover Visas to other EB categories . I waited to see some thing coming to EB3 but ......nothing came .
My Lawyer told me that I can port to EB2 and it is a normal a process.

1. New Perm
a. Filed in Feb and approved in 10 days ( Prep work takes 3 to 4 months before filing )
b. Requirement : 4 years Engineering + 5 years minimum experience

2. EB2 I140 (TSC)
a. Filed in March - Premium Processing
b. My Lawyer sent interfiling letter along with I140 filing
c. Approved in 7 days (A# and Priority Date retained)
d. Same week got Green Cards and Welcome Notices - Super-fast Approval
e. No email and no updates on USCIS website

Not sure about the USCIS and Lawyer fees . My company paid for every thing.
Hope every one get the desired freedom asap and don't have to wait like me for 10+ years

Wish you all the best ......to everyone who is waiting for GC.


Thanks,
Jimytomy
Congrats for getting GREEN CARD. Good to see another old PD (EB3) person getting greened. Looks like the upgrade route worked in your case.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:50 PM
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Congratulations...it's painful to see EB-3 folks wait for so many years and then hear EB-2 folks complaining about porting! Hopefully, all of us will come together and realize that the only way for us to get out of this mess is by supporting IV goals (no country limits, recapture, etc.).
Very well said, Ghost.
There are folks waiting from 2002 onwards, when it didnt really matter EB2 or EB3.
I think we all can see into some future.
Hence we must get together and see how to get bigger problem resolved which can happen by removing quotas, and recapture of lost visas.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:28 PM
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Default Pappu, not easy to change job

I am working for a fortune 100 company for last 12 years, rose to a senior level position. It's not easy for me to leave my present job and get the same position,level, responsibility and salary and potential for future growth. Except GC I have everythign else, but sometimes the wait is frustrating.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:41 PM
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I am working for a fortune 100 company for last 12 years, rose to a senior level position. It's not easy for me to leave my present job and get the same position,level, responsibility and salary and potential for future growth. Except GC I have everythign else, but sometimes the wait is frustrating.
I understand your situation. I was in a similar position and after 8.5 yrs, I had to make a choice and move-on. In my case however, I found a similar position with new employer so I had nothing to lose other than rebuilding the repo at new job. Its very tough to change a job when everything else is going great except for GC, but I was fedup with the wait.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:49 PM
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Nothing ever is super-fast. Certainly not the green card. You had your share of waiting. Its just that you suddenly see light at the end of tunnel and before you realize you are out of it. So it feels like a dream.

There have been folks who have got their greens in two years flat. Not because they were the smartest workers around. That is lightening fast.

Congratulations to you.
Actually I know someone who got it even faster.

This Pakistani guy came to the US in 2004 fresh off boat to do Masters. Completed Masters by mid 2005, immediately landed job at MS, they started his GC immediately in EB2 ROW and by end of 2005 he had GC in hand. It was ridiculous.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:05 PM
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Default If we all unite we might see some light at the end of this tunnel.

Folks:

If we all unite and just fight for the cause of VISA recapture bill we all will get benefit, people i nthe backlog will be cleared and the people waiting in queue will be able to file their AoS and enjoy the EAD/AoS Benefits.
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Actually I know someone who got it even faster.

This Pakistani guy came to the US in 2004 fresh off boat to do Masters. Completed Masters by mid 2005, immediately landed job at MS, they started his GC immediately in EB2 ROW and by end of 2005 he had GC in hand. It was ridiculous.
This is truly unfair where country of birth determined who gets an 'Employment' based greencard before someone else. It can only be fixed by eliminating per-country limits.
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Default Visa recapture will do the trick

Visa recapture will help thousands of people and move the queue up
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Actually I know someone who got it even faster.

This Pakistani guy came to the US in 2004 fresh off boat to do Masters. Completed Masters by mid 2005, immediately landed job at MS, they started his GC immediately in EB2 ROW and by end of 2005 he had GC in hand. It was ridiculous.
How many days is it taking for labor to clear these days.
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This is truly unfair where country of birth determined who gets an 'Employment' based greencard before someone else. It can only be fixed by eliminating per-country limits.
I say why stop there. Why not remove this entire nonsense of EB1 vs EB2 vs EB3 and go with a points based immigration , like they have in Canada? US immigration law is made unnecessarily complex just like their tax law.
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This is truly unfair where country of birth determined who gets an 'Employment' based greencard before someone else. It can only be fixed by eliminating per-country limits.
Yes it is unfair in some ways. Couple of my very close friends (who are also colleagues) --one is of Lebanese Origin, raised in Dubai, and the other, Taiwanese Origin, raised in Uruguay. They are in similar Finance positions as I (though I am a step senior) had the entire process, from the PERM, to card delivery, completed in 11 and 7 months, respectively. Whilst I am waiting the last 5+ years. It can get you down at times, and feels like living in a constant state of "temporariness". However life does go on
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