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Entries for June, 2009

Who to blame for the decade long wait in green card processing?

Thank you for visiting Endlesswait.com. Your support and participation can help us in our fight for rights and fair laws for legal immigrants to the US. Waiting in line for a decade is never fun. Drives people to the edge – or sometimes even over (that’s when they go back!). in that state of mind, [...]

USCIS Reinstates Premium Processing for I-140

Finally! Effective June 29, 2009. http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/premproc_22jun09.pdf Most people involved with the immigration process thought that this was a no-brainer – USCIS makes money & people get I-140′s fast.  I-140′s are so important for immigrant petitioners for several reasons, some of which are – - They can actually exercise their right to switch jobs after their [...]

EB-5 Memorandum regarding Immigation through Investment

For those that are new to the EB-5, this is one way for foriegn nationals to petition the USCIS for permanent residency by starting a business or acquiring an existing business. However, there are several rules/limitations to the Eb-5 which limits the practicality of this option for most. For instance, the business is required to [...]

“Initial Interviews” – the new USCIS trend

Several people in pending-AOS (Adjustment of Status – I-485) status are now getting called for what USCIS terms “initial interviews”. You could get called for such interviews even if your priority date is far from current. It appears that many of the ones that were called have switched jobs after 180 days of the filing [...]

I-140 Premium Processing Likely To Be Restored

The Murthy Law firm reported in their Bulletin today that I-140 premium processing is likely to be restored soon by the end of summer for $1000 per application. What a relief for many! Now the hope is that they stick to their commitment… USCIS also has a goal of adjudicating even regular I-140 applications in [...]

Visa Bulletin for July 2009 out – 2 word reaction

All Charge- ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES Employment-Based 1st C C C C C 2nd C 01JAN00 01JAN00 C C 3rd U U U U U Other Workers U U U U U 4th C C C C C Certain Religious Workers C C C C C 5th C C [...]

H1B Cap moves backwards!

The H1B cap moved back from 45,800 ton May 29, 2009 o 44,400 as of June 5, 2009. Huh? Does that mean some people that filed their applications withdrew them? Is that even possible? Does that mean USCIS rejected some applications as problem filings? But even if they did that, do those not count towards [...]

Reuniting Familes Act introduced again in House

Rep. Michael Honda of California introduced in the House on 06/04/2009 H.R.2709, Reuniting Family Act bill, cosponsored by 55 other Congressmen and women. This bill is a comprehensive immigration package that includes allowing gay Americans to sponsor their partners for residency. But it really is a lot more than just reuniting families. If passed, the [...]