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Member Profile: Sainatha (29 posts)

Hello, I'm Sainatha (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 04 Nov 2015
I have been a member since 02 Mar 2013
I have added 29 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 08 Oct 2015
Sainatha's Immigration Cases
I-140 case: Approved in 17 days (157 days less than average)   (1 comment)
User: Sainatha Nationality: India
Applicant Type:primaryService Center:Texas
Category:EB2Priority Date:10 Jun 2010
Application Filed:14 Jan 2011USCIS Received Date:18 Jan 2011
USCIS Notice Date:USCIS Receipt Number:
I-140/485 Filing:non-concurrentProcessing Type:premium
RFE Received?:RFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:31 Jan 2011
Total Processing Time:17 daysMost Recent LUD:
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Case Added to Tracker: 02 Mar 2013 Last Updated: 02 Mar 2013
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 08 Oct 2015
Topic: Approved H4-EAD, I-140 revoked

See Q4 in the same link...

Am I eligible for employment authorization if USCIS revoked my H-1B spouse’s approved Form I-140 petition?

In order to qualify for employment authorization as an H-4 nonimmigrant, your H-1B spouse must have been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of AC21 or be the beneficiary of an approved Form I-140. If USCIS revokes the Form I-140 petition, your H-1B spouse is no longer the beneficiary of an approved Form I-140. Therefore, you would not qualify for employment authorization based on that eligibility criterion. You may still qualify for employment authorization if your H-1B spouse has received an extension of stay under sections 106(a) or (b) of AC21.

So, if you have extended your H1B after 6 years your wife can still have valid EAD.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 01 Oct 2015
Topic: Lawsuit update from Greg . Tomorrow

It is not Oct 1st 2015 here but it is in China 2.5 Hrs ago.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 04 Dec 2014
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Guys.. I think we are interpreting wrong.

EB-1 to 5 are immigrant visas (permanent visas). Steps to get a permanent visa are labor, I-140 and I-485.

"During the process where you and your spouse are applying for permanent resident status (status as a green card holder), your spouse is eligible to file for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)."

This means that when you are in 3rd stage which is I-485 or AOS (from a non-immigrant (H1/L1) visa) your spouse can apply for EAD which is the current setup.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 02 Dec 2014
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders


My PERM labor application is approved but my I140 is not yet filed. My employer paid my PERM application expenses but now for I140, he is asking me to pay full amount including attorney fees.

Now My wife doesn't want to at least for next 12 months even if this EAD rule approves and come due to some other family reasons.

Now, if i wait for few more months my employer may convince to pay my I140 fees.

So i am in dilemma that do i need to hurry to file my I-140 and pay all the fees immediately. Or should i wait?

Based on rules, if my I140 approves next year my wife will get EAD next year too, which is fine. So do any one know if there is any benefits getting EAD approved this year itself..

Are there any chances that will they not continue with this EAD rule untill next year or something in similar line?

I will be thankful if any one can guide me here..

Employer has to pay the labor expenses by law. He can put all remaining expenses on you. Once labor is approved, you need to file I140 in 6 months. If you don't, the labor will expire. So, you cannot wait for 12 months.
If the employer wants you to pay, pay and get in the line. You will not regret it. If you loose the labor, you may need to start all over again. Once your I140 is approved, then you can think if you want EAD for your wife or not. You can wait as long as you want to apply for spouse EAD once you have approved I140.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 21 Feb 2014
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 18 Feb 2014
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 Dec 2013
Topic: Will CIR Bill pass by end of this year ?

If you want to know the politics involved in passing a bill, watch "House of Cards" a netflix tv series. After watching it, I'm pretty convinced that this bill doesnt have a slightess chance of passing. Trust me, the politics involved in the US Congress is much worse than in India.

I am happy to note that I am not the only one thinking in those lines after watching the House of Cards. I was highly hopeful till I watched that series. Now, I strongly feel that it really needs a miracle and a diplomatic Champion to push any bill to execution.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 06 Dec 2013
Topic: Will CIR Bill pass by end of this year ?

God bless you....

At least you did not have the courage to send emails to the congressmen... You are one of those typical EB2I who lack will and courage... NOthing will happen as long as you guys are so scared about reporting EB1C fraud... I sometimes wonder that how come EB2I guys are so fattu... You guys should wear bangles...

I need to stop you and show you that I am not a fattu... I will sign the petition right after posting this. Check the count... Also let me know what else you think I cannot do... This weekend is dedicated to making sure that you will not get GC before me even if it takes me to go for door to door canvassing... AC DC man... I am All in...
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 22 Sep 2013
Topic: Nov VB Eb2I.

With all the news about Govt shutdown, they might open the flood gates again to get more funding in... Easy way to keep their jobs...
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 31 May 2013
Topic: Sorry and scary personal/immigration situation.

Dude, I am not slinging mud on you either. I am not sure how did you get that message. Look dude, you can not be envious of your cousin's 15 cr dowry and abolish it at the same time. I am sure your SIL and cousin are great persons, not judging that at all. I just called out the instance of money exchanging hands in the name of dowry. Look, you can not justify it because it worked in this case and every one ended up happpy happy. For every case that works, there are countless that do not work out so nicely. What do you have to tell for them?

Dude, cheers to you too.

Sorry If I was not clear on the mud slinging thing buddy. You did not say anything wrong. Usually discussions start in a good tone and go bad after that. I just wanted to let you know that I will not be disrespectful and would appreciate if you maintain the same tone. It was like a precaution.
If you look at my posts, I said very clearly, I am not jealous of my cousin at all. But being a human being and waiting in the line for so long, just a Urghh and I shared with you folks.
I am totally against dowry when the affected party cannot afford it. But I am ok if they can give without any struggle. So lets agree to "Dowry is the worst thing in Marriage but Gifts are gooood."

Have a nice weekend folks...
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 31 May 2013
Topic: Sorry and scary personal/immigration situation.

First of all these arranged marriages should be abolished. Each should find their own partners, get married using their own resources, not expecting parents to pay for their wedding expenses. Parents should keep their hard earned money for themselves and have a will to designate how, to whom or to what org the money and property should go to.

Maybe when this happens or if it ever happens, it might mark the ending of gendercide in India, where daughters are regarded as a liability.

My opinion:
I would say, you should be allowed to choose the girl but it must follow your parents approval unless the parents are really greedy for the dowry.
In my case. I chose the girl. They did their ground work and approved.

In arranged marriage, parents check many things apart from dowry which a person in love will not care. Few things as I remember my parents checked on her were,

Financial condition of the family
Education of the girl
Education of parents
Health of the girl
General health conditions of the family like hereditary stuff
No criminal history in immediate family
No divorces in immediate family
Has a brother - In our thing, if a girl has brother it will be good since he will take care of the family should anything bad happen either physically or financially.
Has political / Social network
Male/Female domination in family

My father and his brothers invited my FIL to our place and they discussed and exchanged information on all these things. If I were to make a solo decision, I would not have factored any of these to my marriage decision. I listed only few which i remember but they spoke over a lunch and dinner. May be I felt silly at that time but if i think about it now, you need to know all these things before you commit to a life long relationship.
You know the saying... "Blood will not flow to the brain and d***k at the same time". So, when you are in love, you don't think like how a matured parent with 30 years of family raising experience thinks... Just my 2 cents...
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 31 May 2013
Topic: Sorry and scary personal/immigration situation.

I don't disagree with you dude... I am satisfied just like you. I am also proud about that. My parents had no objection at all. Since I did not want to take anything from my in-laws, I spent my savings about 3 to 4 lacs that time to cover up expenses on their part. It was a regular marriage and you take dowry or not, the process of marriage is shit expensive in my place.

One thing I may disagree with you is "The girl's family should be ashamed of it more than your cousin."
She is very nice girl and treats her in laws with great respect. They don't really need to be ashamed. I will tell you my reason to open the debate gate.
The case is my cousin's marriage. Let's say, he decided not to take any dowry and married the same girl. He will still get 15 Cr or what ever is remaining after her parents since she is the only child. Now, the FIL would have requested my cousin to quit his job and take care of the business and properties since he needs a hand and it is his daughters property anyway in next 10 or 15 years. There is no change in any future events except that the FIL is at more ease now since he gave him 15 crs to test the waters... Since the SIL succeeded, he gave the whole thing and relaxing now.
Another point is, 15 cr is not all cash dude. I am sure you are aware of it. Dowry will be Gold, Cash and majority of immovable properties.
I think the FIL made a good call in handing over the business reigns to his SIL. If SIL failed, he would have helped him to get up and try again.
Why did you think my cousin should be ashamed? It was given to his family (he and his wife) and he multiplied it.

Dude.. Request you to understand, we are just killing time. I respect your opinions and please continue to be respectful. I am not slinging mud and don't want to be thrown at. :) OP has left the thread so we can hijack it for now... Cheers buddy...
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 31 May 2013
Topic: Sorry and scary personal/immigration situation.

Agree with you 100% buddy... I am proud of myself and I feel great about me when my wife appreciates my love for her. I never told her but she is well aware of my the then market value. Choosing her over money was one of the few good decisions I made by myself. Funny, I don't make any decisions nowadays or say, good decisions...

You see, I cannot share with my wife these 2 instances of regrets in 12 years of marriage. I should be a fool to do that. But since this is a open forum and I am sure none of my good friends including you will mention this to her, I shared my thoughts.

I feel the system is changing along with the education levels... I also noticed in recent marriages that If the girl is educated and working, they are not asking much dowry... underline the much... Still there will be something to be given but you can attribute that to the girls share of her property like the guy gets brings his share to the table.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 31 May 2013
Topic: Sorry and scary personal/immigration situation.

I have too much free time today.. of course I am at work... Lets start...

I did not take dowry. Thumbs up to me here... Thank you.. Thank you...

Now the Thumbs down part... Did I regret it ever?? I can distinctly remember 2 instances and never counted the simple "urgh" moments.

I am from the highest dowry mongers community in AP (gulti's so you call it..). My cousin and I completed Engg from AU in same year and got into MNCs same year. Both of us are from well to do joint families in India. Love bug bit me so hard, I could not see the zero's in my retail market value. So, spent my savings to get married to the wonderful girl I loved. Never regretted the marriage though... My cousin got about 15 cr dowry in 2000's. He quit the job in a year to take care of his FIL's business and properties...

1st regret was when we met in a marriage... Dude.. He was all flashy... Smell of money everywhere around him... Some elders tried to give me a dress down on my stupidity and I politely rejected their offer. But there was a small "Whyyyyy" from inside which I brushed it away...
2nd instance... He came here in 2007 on Eb5, bought a hotel and now he has 5 hotels in his chain and he is going for citizenship around Nov this year. He invited us to join for a Europe trip with his family. Everybody was so excited till I told them that I don't have AP and cannot risk my house and so called US career for vacation. That was the 2nd instance.

I am not jealous about him. No way. My Urghh is only about my status. He has a lot more business acumen than me. 75% of his success should be attributed to his capability while the other 25% is the push he got from his FIL since she was the only child and he did everything to make sure that his daughter is happy.

To me, dowry system is bad only when the girls side is harassed to cough up the money which is mostly the cases we hear. But there will be cases like my cousin where they gave everything to their daughter and we generally don't hear about these cases since there are no issues.
One thing I would like to mention here. Like the girls bring a share of their property to the marriage, guys bring their share too. It is almost like a point system to fix the dowry rate. Is he only son, is he an engineer or doctor, do they have house, car, lands etc... Will the parents depend on him in old age, do they have social and political network etc etc...
Please don't assume that every chow guy got 15 cr in 2000.

I tried to express my opinion here. I tried to make it as funny as possible. I am not "For dowry". Now that I have a Chow daughter, I get shit scared when I hear that word .. :( No sarcastic comments on this line please...
If at all I have to buy her a husband, I got my bases covered already... Duh... Now, that's thinking like a future chow FIL. :)
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 31 May 2013
Topic: Sorry and scary personal/immigration situation.

This reminds me of my friends situation. Almost same story. Husband on EB3 and EAD. Wife working petty jobs on EAD since she does not have enough skills for H1 or decent jobs. They used to fight in the house all the time and slowly started fighting in front of friends and in parties. When we tried to counsel them, all he said was, "I want her to say CAN WE instead of I WANT".
She used to work part time and brings back the kid from day care while he drops him in the morning. On Saturday morning, she will say, "I want to go to the mall today for shopping. Let's get ready". He will be screaming and touching the roof. His point is, I work more than 40 hours a week and she should ask me, "Can we go to mall for shopping today?". She does not want to say that. Her point is, "What's wrong in going for shopping on the weekend. We buy stuff for the family not only me!! Why should I do the groceries alone? Even I work and I take care of the kid...". To which he says, "I work full time and I drop the Kid. You need to see if I got enough rest to work full 40 hours next week." It used to go on and on after that.
Is this the only reason they fight ?? No... This was one instance they both told us. They used to disagree on many small minor to nothing issues.
To me, both were correct. But the way the words came out was wrong on both ends. Like someone said in earlier posts, it needs two hands to clap.

To OP: Your husband is an idiot to manhandle you. If he went to jail for that, that's what he gets for DV in this country. No spouse deserves that kind of treatment. None of us heard the story from his end so we cannot speak for him.

Couple of things I noticed in your posts (they might be 100% ok for other folks), you came here on his Visa. You don't have enough skills to get a H1 job on your own in this country. You think it his responsibility to pay for the family expenses but you should save your salary for your self. Just out of curiosity, What made you think that you can save your salary in your bank account while he pays for your Visa, your parents visa, your health insurance, roof on your head, feed you and give you a car to go to work?? Just because he is a husband, he needs to provide? Let me tell you, along with rights comes responsibilities. If you save your money, he has the right to save his money too. When he does not save, he can ask you to do the dishes for him... May be that was his thought. Can't say you are 100% correct without hearing his story.

If you want divorce, it is very easy now since he is already booked under DV once even though the case is now expunged. Discuss with an attorney about GC also. The jail time he served might be a deterrent to get GC. You plan for yourself with the U visa or better try with your senator.
I would have taken your side completely (does it really matter ??) if you did not talk about your Money. Dear friend, it was family income. You would have some right over it personally, if you were on your own Visa and a totally independent woman.
Coming to what happened with my friend, they both agreed to disagree with each others view of marriage and relationship for 8 years. One day, the guy went to cops and told that he was having anger management issues and he is not able to cope up with his domestic life. They sent the couple for counseling which did not have any benefit. Counselor suggested for a mutual agreement divorce. Wife demanded all the money and he gave her about 200 grand which was to the last penny after selling the house and 2 cars and entire savings. She went back to India with the kid and filed for divorce there. She lives in India with the kid now with her parents. This happened some 2 years ago. The guy was dating a RN for last few months and he is getting married in June. And, I have to mention, there was no physical abuse with them. Just high pitch or hyper discussions... When he went to cops, he told that he was having anger management issues. They went for counseling together for 3 months every Saturday and decided to move on. We always felt they loved each other but it was just the upbringing or cultural issues.. Guy was from a regular orthodox (male dominated) family in Andhra while the girl was born and brought up in Mumbai.

Fellow members: This is just my opinion. Now, you can blast me off with your opinions... Just to cool you a little bit, I sincerely feel that the husband has to be jailed for manhandling and abuse. But somebody tell the OP that while she is working on the EAD he provided, she cannot say that it is her personal income. I still strongly feel that it is family income. Btw, do you file your own tax return or you file joint returns?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 23 Mar 2013
Topic: EB2I Priority Movement in July

I dont know we will be current or not this year, but please accept my "Thank you". I hope your words come true...
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 18 Mar 2013
Topic: Bleak Future for CIR - any surprises?

Oops... That was not a sarcastic post dude... I really meant that I should stop ranting about GC and do somethings in your list. Sorry if you felt the other way. I did not do half of what you did so far in the pros section... :)
And just so you know, after I said Bye bye in last post, I am working on the easiest task of your list (vacation...). Again, this is for real. No sarcasm. Have fun buddy...
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 18 Mar 2013
Topic: Bleak Future for CIR - any surprises?

Wow dude... I think I should stop ranting about the GC wait time and start working on your list. Too many pros to worry about now... Bye bye... :)
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 16 Mar 2013
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

I think either you are pursuing Project management or better yet, you are a project manager already.:) You have solid understanding over the issue in hand and you are open for debate to understand it more. Your articulation rocks !!!
If Alkingson or Whiz wants to have a positive logical debate, I am in. But if they want to get into those hate speeches, I have enough things to do in my 24 hours than getting muddy.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 16 Mar 2013
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

I was reading the posts from Alkingson and "whatever"whiz for last 1 week and I was thinking it is a waste of my time to even explain to them. I was afraid that I may use swear words if I reply to them. I salute you for the efforts you put to make them understand this simple fact. Kudos to you.
If they want to stay strong their on stand after this personal mentoring session, we should leave them alone and let them learn from their own experience some other time in some other situation.
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