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Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 08-02-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,871
Posted By morpheus
The location of the employer does not matter. If...

The location of the employer does not matter. If you are located in the US, you require an H1B for the job. What you described is unauthorized employment. :eek:

Dixie is correct. The US requires...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-25-2006, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,836
Posted By morpheus
Waiting 17 years for citizenship sounds like...

Waiting 17 years for citizenship sounds like slavery to me. They would have to use the private sector since it is clear DOL/USCIS couldn't handle it.

Any idea when they will post the text of the...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-24-2006, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By morpheus
Rajiv Khanna filed a class action suit in 2002...

Rajiv Khanna filed a class action suit in 2002 about slow and non-FIFO 485 processing, but it was dismissed by the judge in 2004. There used to be a whole forum devoted to it on...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-24-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,593
Posted By morpheus
Gonzalez runs USCIS. I am sure he is besieged day...

Gonzalez runs USCIS. I am sure he is besieged day in and day out with immigrants voicing their concern and pressure from various parties. They have hundreds of thousands of people stuck in backlogs,...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-24-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,593
Posted By morpheus
The answer to that question is obvious. It's the...

The answer to that question is obvious. It's the law - the INA clearly states you cannot file a 485 if there are no available visa's.

http://www.uscis.gov/lpBin/lpext.dll...htm#slb-act245
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-24-2006, 12:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,384
Posted By morpheus
I believe you are overlooking three very...

I believe you are overlooking three very important facts.

1. The USCIS main priority at the moment is to reduce backlogs. Unfortunately retrogression works in their favor because it reduces the...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-24-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,593
Posted By morpheus
Gonzalez is an administrator, not an elected...

Gonzalez is an administrator, not an elected politician. I don't see the point in asking him about retrogression. It's like asking a policeman why he writes speeding tickets. He doesn't write the...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 07-23-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,770
Posted By morpheus
The USCIS can and does find people with homebased...

The USCIS can and does find people with homebased businesss (aka unauthorized employment). You can't work on an H4, and at some point you either have to report the income somewhere (and the USCIS...
Forum: Visa Bulletin, status tracker, processing times 07-13-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,615
Posted By morpheus
I would be very skeptical of this response. DHS...

I would be very skeptical of this response. DHS doesn't announce premium processing in the Federal Register and then put it on hold. This unsigned email may be just from a random contractor who...
Forum: Visa Bulletin, status tracker, processing times 07-13-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,615
Posted By morpheus
AC21 portability also applies to anyone who has...

AC21 portability also applies to anyone who has (1) an approved I140 and (2) a I485 filed at least 180 days ago (ie stuck in processing for six months or more).

If you have those, you can move to...
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 07-12-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,075
Posted By morpheus
The board issue does get very confusing. For...

The board issue does get very confusing. For example, an H1 is invited to be on the advisory board of a company and they grant the H1 some stock options. They don't pay the board members honororia or...
Forum: Visa Bulletin, status tracker, processing times 07-12-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,615
Posted By morpheus
What about people who plan to use AC21 to change...

What about people who plan to use AC21 to change jobs? Waiting a couple of months for an approved I140 can make all the difference in the world.
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 07-07-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,075
Posted By morpheus
Please consult an immigration attorney. There is...

Please consult an immigration attorney. There is a lot of misinformation in this area. I believe several of the posts above are incorrect.

My immigration attorney has advised me I can invest in...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 06-02-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By morpheus
You can't use L1's for many contract positions....

You can't use L1's for many contract positions. The L1 Visa Reform Act in 2004 changed this.

from the USCIS Guidelines at http://www.immigration.com/newsletter1/l1reformact.pdf

L-1B temporary...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 06-02-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,753
Posted By morpheus
According to Google, Raj Bharwani is...

According to Google, Raj Bharwani is Sensenbrenner's press secretary.

Sensenbrenner noted that legal immigrants wait up to 20 years outside the country, almost as if that is a matter of pride,...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 05-08-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By morpheus
Suggestion for disclaimer on IV forums

The current disclaimer on the forums ends with:

"such posts are against Immigration Voice principles and will be censored."

Can I suggest it should read:

"such posts are against Immigration...
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 04-20-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,712
Posted By morpheus
Who are these lawyers? Can you provide a link? ...

Who are these lawyers? Can you provide a link?

I'd pay a lot to avoid the hassle of flying to Canada and waiting for hours just for a lousy visa stamp!
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 04-10-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,726
Posted By morpheus
The majority of the USCIS system is based on...

The majority of the USCIS system is based on regulation, not law. The same goes for DOL. Many lawyers have argued that the entire LC/PERM system was created by administrative fiat i.e. it goes way...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 04-06-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By morpheus
If you are in a stable job with limited...

If you are in a stable job with limited promotions or raises, I agree the traditional GC route is better if you can make it through. For my career, I would rather have the added flexibility for six...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 04-06-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By morpheus
Does anyone know if the latest Frist amendment to...

Does anyone know if the latest Frist amendment to the bill would still allow H1's etc to file for 218 as outlined above? I did some more reading and I am still confident the analysis above is an...
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 04-06-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 57,486
Posted By morpheus
The Australian visa is called E3, not E1. E3 is...

The Australian visa is called E3, not E1. E3 is like a simplified H1B that can be renewed indefinitely and yes, dependents can work anywhere. The filing process is quick and inexpensive. There is a...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 04-03-2006, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,424
Posted By morpheus
OK - good point. Linus Torvalds was an H1/green...

OK - good point. Linus Torvalds was an H1/green card immigration to my knowledge, and he would make a good addition to the list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 04-03-2006, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By morpheus
I just did some further reading and research, and...

I just did some further reading and research, and it appears that an H1 could do the following if this bill passed tomorrow.

1. Quit their job
2. Form an LLC and self-employ
3. File for 218D...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 04-02-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,424
Posted By morpheus
Great fact sheet. It should list people like Andy...

Great fact sheet. It should list people like Andy Grove, Jerry Yang, and Sergey Brin - Hungarian, Chinese and Russian co-founders of Intel, Yahoo and Google - all immigrants.
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 04-02-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By morpheus
So if (for example) an H1B worked in the US for a...

So if (for example) an H1B worked in the US for a few weeks before their visa became available, are they technically eligible for this? Or perhaps they were out of status for a week or two between...
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