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YAY! H-4 regulation sees partial acceptance

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. DHS Announces Proposals to Attract and Retain Highly Skilled Immigrants Release Date: May 6, 2014 For Immediate Release DHS Press Office Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON — As part of the Administration’s [...]

June Bulletin and New Demand Data Released Today

June Bulletin - http://www.travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-june-2014.html http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Green%20Card/Green%20Card%20Through%20a%20Job/I-485%20Employment-Based%20Inventory%20Statistics/EB_I-485_Pending_Inventory_as_04-01-2014.pdf Total numbers for EB-2 India for 2006 and 2007 are very very small and even early 2008 is pretty low. Those waiting in line with priority dates at or earlier than mid-2008 should feel optimistic that their dates will become current in the next 3 months’ visa bulletin. And start preparing [...]

Question – I am EB2-India and my priority date is Oct 2009. When will I become current?

A friend asked me this question and this was my response. See demand data here - http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Green%20Card/Green%20Card%20Through%20a%20Job/EB-I-485-PendingInventory-2014-Jan.pdf So you have roughly 15000 people ahead of you (Oct 2009). Let’s say this year 8000 visa numbers flow over from other categories then they will move the date to October 2008, then at that point those 8000 people [...]

HOPE for EB2-India. New prediction on EB-2 India movement

According to the AILA, the following are the State Department’s prediction for EB visa date movement for the rest of the FY 2014. It is just a rough prediction and the actual dates can turn out to be a little different: EB-2 India: The cutoff-date is likely to move forward in either August or September [...]

How to Check if DOL Labor Petition for PERM is approved

Copied from trackitt.com – originally posted by user gckap: Get the “A-Number” from the lawfirm. They would have already provided you this. Once you have the A-Number, go to https://icert.doleta.gov/index.cfm?event=ehLCJRExternal.dspQuickCertSearch (open using IE – this does not work in firefox). Search using your A-Number (and select type=perm). IF YOUR PERM processing is STILL pending, this [...]

Good news for EB2-ROW but more bad news for EB2-India

The November 2012 visa bulletin released last night and brings cheer for some and the regular monthly dose of disappointment for Indian nationals. EB2-ROW is now current – a big relief for those from countries other than China, India, Mexico or Canada that were dealt with a shocker last month. EB2-India did not move a [...]

Disappointment galore! EB2 Retrogression in October 2012 + STEM bill failure

There is no sugarcoating this – September 2012 has been a dark month for Employment-based immigrants. First, the October 2012 bulletin released the incredibly disappointing news that EB2-India retrogressed back to September 2004 and other EB2 categories, including EB2-worldwide retrogressed as well. EB2-worldwide was not current only for the first time in 20 years. More bad [...]

Provocative article in The Hindu regarding H-4 visa holders

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/article3700233.ece Nothing new to those of us. But I am glad the issue is getting more spotlight. The problem is the politicians in DC who somehow correlate everything related to immigation as the reason why America isn’t doing well. Isn’t it amazing? One half of them thinks immigrants are the driving force of the economy [...]

August 2nd USCIS memo changes everything for aspiring entrepreneurs..

USCIS made a very surprise announcement on August 2nd that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to start their single-person startup in the US and at the same time qualify to apply for a green card under the EB2 category or get an H1-B visa. This is for ANYONE out there that qualifies for the H1-B or EB2 [...]

Making progress..

Thanks to some encouragement from people like Roger and Atsushi, we are moving forward, despite everyone’s ultra-busy schedules. We are almost decided on the new Q&A feature to implement here. http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/qa-wordpress-questions-and-answers-plugin Watch out for more updates on this soon.. The debate is whether to to only allow attorneys to post answers to questions or leave it open…Other [...]