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Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 09-09-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 187,004
Posted By sotaz
Got approved

Got email, paper welcome notice and the physical card, all today. Opened a SR on Friday - no progress after that till today. Then I received the welcome notice sent email. I checked my mail today...
Forum: Interesting Topics 07-22-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,920
Posted By sotaz
Just curious, do you have a PhD from an easily...

Just curious, do you have a PhD from an easily recognised US university (or Oxford/Cambridge types)? That seems to be a crucial factor that can break a case even though may not be sufficient for...
Forum: Interesting Topics 07-22-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,920
Posted By sotaz
Thanks - this is useful

I recently got tenure at a public R1 university. Do you think I can use my tenure eval letters as supporting letters for EB1? My colleagues mentioned that the letters were pretty good but I doubt...
Forum: Interesting Topics 02-03-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,016
Posted By sotaz
I feel so sorry for the poor American employers....

I feel so sorry for the poor American employers. They can't even tell who is a productive worker and who is not. They don't even know that Americans are better at computers and have to rely only on...
Forum: Interesting Topics 02-03-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,016
Posted By sotaz
Actually, you should also suggest the lawmakers...

Actually, you should also suggest the lawmakers to allow only Americans in the NYC marathon so that Americans can win it. After all it is held in America. Those Kenyans and Brits are stealing money...
Forum: AC21 Portability after 180 days of 485 filing 11-11-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,672
Posted By sotaz
Cheat the employer !!!!!!!!!

"An employer invests so much for you and you cheat the employer, people like you must not get a green card"

Cheat the employer - wow!
I guess the response could have been if you don't move on to...
Forum: Tax, Social Security and Financial Issues for Immigrants and Nonimmigrants 09-23-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,616
Posted By sotaz
LoraLee Minton is on Facebook - in case anybody...

LoraLee Minton is on Facebook - in case anybody is interested.
Forum: News articles and reports 06-04-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,916
Posted By sotaz
random observations about Oz

I made a trip to Oz about 15 days back. Visited Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. I am an assistant professor in the US, lived here for 11 years. Applied for two faculty positions in Oz, also...
Forum: Priority dates transfers and Post 140-approval options 04-08-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,469
Posted By sotaz
Unhappy I am tenure track, R1 flagship state univ, US Phd...

I am tenure track, R1 flagship state univ, US Phd etc and all that you mentioned. I don't think that is enough - at least that what my intl. office said when initially applying.
A close friend of...
Forum: Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing 03-03-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 70,142
Posted By sotaz
That is only for green card holders. If you are...

That is only for green card holders. If you are an Indian citizen without green card - you need a visa. I have been to Mexico about three times - every time I had to get a visa. Before 9/11 it used...
Forum: Out of status, employment gap and status revalidation 03-02-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,139
Posted By sotaz
Talking Thank god you said that! I was so tempted say it...

Thank god you said that! I was so tempted say it myself - but lacked the courage to be unpleasant! :D
Forum: Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing 01-24-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 21,274
Posted By sotaz
Thats correct - they don't need transit visas - I...

Thats correct - they don't need transit visas - I did in mid-Dec, 2007 - absolutely no hassle. Also, I find Schipol one of the most pleasant airports in Europe (barring Munich).
Forum: Michigan (MI) 01-22-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,853
Posted By sotaz
emails

In my view, sombody should forward the links to University of Michigan and Michigan State University's international students and scholars office. May be CMU, WMU, Wayne State as well, and their...
Forum: Michigan (MI) 01-22-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,853
Posted By sotaz
clearest sign

I think this is the clearest indication of the future direction of US - get immigrants out of the country.

Malaysia is doing it too...
Forum: News articles and reports 11-02-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,651
Posted By sotaz
"Productivity is a very subjective word." ...

"Productivity is a very subjective word."

--> A friend of mine refused to clean up the apartment when he moved. When asked to clean up or pay a fine - he replied "Cleanliness is a subjective...
Forum: News articles and reports 11-02-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,651
Posted By sotaz
I still disagree

I think this tax will help to sort out more productive foreign workers from less productive foreign workers, given there is a 65000 limit.

I think there is some allegation of abuse of H1B system...
Forum: News articles and reports 11-02-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,651
Posted By sotaz
why is the tax bad?

I am H1B, without green card and all that.

I am not sure that just this tax hike is bad (other elements could be). I think the aim is to stop marginally productive foreign workers. This can work...
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 10-31-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By sotaz
how? Could you please give a little more detail?...

how? Could you please give a little more detail? I tried now - only Nov. 5th shows up.
Forum: Documents, Filing, forms, directions and mailing 08-29-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,488
Posted By sotaz
I agree.. But then India just won the Nehru...

I agree..

But then India just won the Nehru cup beating Syria...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 07-23-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,595
Posted By sotaz
Also Mexico

Also Mexico
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 06-25-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,040
Posted By sotaz
mailing address

can anybody post the mailing address of these two service centers? Thanks
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 06-18-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,039
Posted By sotaz
G4 is not a dual intent visa. She won't able to...

G4 is not a dual intent visa. She won't able to travel till she gets her advanced parole, which could be long. She will also lose any home leave benefits she may have (if in the YP program). There...
Forum: Self-filing, documents, forms, directions, mailing. 06-15-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 147,037
Posted By sotaz
Filing date

I have quick question about I-485 filing date. What will be the filing date, the day I mail the packet or the day they receive or the day they acknowledge the receipt.

I am asking this because I...
Forum: RFEs and specific queries 05-15-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 92,627
Posted By sotaz
Hence the visa date jump is sure a reason to...

Hence the visa date jump is sure a reason to celebrate ..... however in Rabindranath Tagore's words ....

"Miles to go before we sleep and miles to go before we sleep"

Go IV !![/QUOTE]
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