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Member Profile: goldpacific (15 posts)

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Hello, I'm goldpacific (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 13 Jan 2017
I have been a member since 27 Feb 2014
I have added 15 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 13 Jan 2017
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 13 Jan 2017
Topic: I-140 EAD approved by OMB


With all these whining about H4EADs being a threat to your jabs...the only thing that comes to my mind is how low-skilled is your current job ..that anyone with no experience & years of break from workforce can easily replace you ! Get some skills that will set you apart and you will no longer be replaceable so easily !

I do not know if you have a spouse or not but believe me some of us had to go through a lot of pain to see our spouse's H1-B petitions not being selected in the lottery because of 100s of low-skilled workers applying !
Let H1-B be only for the "highly-skilled" workers !



Absolutely well said..Exactly what I was trying to say. If your job can be taken over by a supposed "Low Skill" personnel then the question is, was that job even qualified for a H1 Visa? The real problem lies with the shady consultancies who earlier used to depend on OPT/H1 Candidates heavily and promoted all of them to virtually any technology by bloating resumes. Now they have found new avenues in H4-EADs, some of whom will accept the same job for lower wages (As there is no labor guidance). They are able to run such a show now most porbably coz the job requirements that they get for are mundance, not-so-high-skill-requirements.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 11 Jan 2017
Topic: I-140 EAD approved by OMB



witchs exploiting H4EADS's,
At some point H4EADs might screw H1B guys.
some jobs opening we heard these questions.
Are you citizen?GC?EAD? or H4EAD...and last option is H1B.(yes or not )
if the H4EAD candidate is genuine Then Thats good.
But to cut costs and to get commission witchs Managers and some client Indian Managers are taking H4EAD for some position.
Our mentality is until we(individual) really face a problem we wont react..
H4EAD is a slow killer of H1B.
Sorry some people might get hurt..
I am worried some fake h4ead got recruited and genuine H1B guys struggling...



The real problem is that on one hand people are talking about "Low Skilled" H4s and on the other hand they are fearful of the same "Low Skilled" people taking over their job .. Like seriously, if a position warrants a person at a "Lower Skill" then isn't that job not allowed for H1B in first place? If an H4 EAD has similar or more skills then its just a matter of someone better qualified getting chosen. Per my knowledge most of these H4 Replacements are happening where shady consultancies charge enormous billing rates and still supply mediocre H1B candidates who may or may not be suitable to the job requirements. Its not a new thing to say that most such shady consultancies resort to several rule bending / manipulative ways to pose a candidate as having certain kind of experience that is suitable for that job (Even when the truth is far from that).
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 11 Jan 2017
Topic: I-140 EAD approved by OMB



what commendable job?? this bill will be re introduced in any case, has been in house for over 3 years, without including any h1b reform elements, there is no way this bill is going to reach presidents desk stand alone,its common sense every body knows, but IV is just using this bill, to keep milking donations. If they are serious about getting this passed, they have to advocate for include h1b reform elements to in this only then it has any chance of passing, otherwise it will get obstructed by people like grassley again ..again ..every year ..
If they are serious solving this problem they have to advocate for a comprehensive solution that works for all(all legal immigrants not just indian, + americans) simply removing 7% cap doesn't do that. The only reason they don't do that is becaus ethey dont want too solve this problem they want to keep IV going for ever with donation and dangle one false hope after one year after year if you cant see that you are too gullible to understand



hmmm.. so looks like you have some good insights on what IV does with the donations you say they are milking. Can you please throw some insights on what they do with the donations that you think they milk.

Secondly, can you suggest some other organization who is doing even what IV has been trying to do or better. If there is an alternative , I would like to know and understand what they are doing and how are they achieving it.

Thirdly, how does one get all these things that you want done in Washington without asking for financial donations which are used to engage services of lobbyists etc. Most IV members travel to the advocacy events on their own money.

Fourthly, why don't you tell us what all are you doing for either the comprehensive reforms or smaller changes, besides making these random posts here, on twitter, etc...

And btw, before someone brands me a IV member , i would like to mention here that IV team screwed my happiness on twitter for a tweet I had done after the elections. Some of the kinder members did give me reasons why they think I should not have tweeted that message, and I saw the reasoning behind that and agreed to not tweet that anymore.



LOL ...This response is so typical of IV (Typical cookie cutter response) that we are really bored listening to it time and again. Seriously IV needs to get creative in their responses.

You cannot ask any person questioning IVs deliveries coz there is a huge difference between the 2. Individuals don't collect donations and hence not answerable. IV gets money from people like us and hence they are answerable. They must show what have they achieved using our hard earned money.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 21 Nov 2016
Topic: I-140 EAD approved by OMB

Hi All,
I am using this group to promote this WhiteHouse Petition for allowing Driver's License extension while visa extension petition is in process.

https://wh.gov/iefSa

Pls. promote this to your other groups as well.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 28 Oct 2016
Topic: I-140 EAD approved by OMB


I personally got several calls from IRS (Scam). I ignored them as i know IRS will send out a notice if required and i didn't commit any fraud or wrong. Can't believe many have fall for this trap and gave away thousands of $$$$.



Yeah, couple of years back even I received their call and to be honest I got a little scared. But having known that knowingly I haven't made any mistakes in my Tax filing, I chose to call IRS directly. IRS checked my account and told that it was in good standing and also told how they would never call someone with arrest warrants and not to fall for such scams. I also reported the no. (but obviously the nos must have been masked). After that too I received such calls multiple times, which I used to take in humor and argue with them. At one point the caller abused me really bad in Hindi using choicest of profanities .. It was too funny to be honest. But I am glad they finally unearthed this scam. This brings a lot of shame for us and we need to really proactively pluck out such weeds from the society.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 27 Oct 2016
Topic: I-140 EAD approved by OMB

Then what are you even doing here. This forum is for people who feel there's going to be some positive outcome of all the efforts. If you don't feel so, its your prerogative but you cannot advise others to behave the same "Pagal" way as you are.

One thing I agree is that IV has never ever done anything fruitful for the backlogged community. When questioned, they try to thrash the questioner with rude/harsh comments only. They are currently as good or bad as any other immigration supportive law firm.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 27 Oct 2016
Topic: I-140 EAD approved by OMB


What if there is no or 0 comments. Do you think DHS will act super fast in that case? No. Number of comments is not causing delay for DHS. Its something else and everyone knows about it.


Well there could be other reasons. But a huge flood of comments would have worsened the situation, giving DHS another excuse to delay things. How may comments are made on other Rules that process fast anyways - Not as much.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 27 Oct 2016
Topic: I-140 EAD approved by OMB

In my opinion, the lesser no was better for us. Had it been like 100,000 comments this rule would have never seen the light of the day as DHS would have spent like a whole year reviewing the comments.
Also, even now many of the comments just make such shallow statements - "Pls. give me EAD" or "This rule is non-sense". These kind of comments would cause actual harm to the cause even if the intentions were not so because of the overall exposure of people commenting.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 25 Oct 2016
Topic: I-140 EAD approved by OMB

We all are well aware that the final wordings on this rule are not out yet and there are still lots of clarifications needed on the "Compelling Circumstances" situation. Having said that I feel that EAD even without AP might be quite helpful for many (if not all)

1. Once on EAD, one is free to work out a 2nd job freely / or even better start your own company and employ people. H1B would have restricted you to do so.

2. I don't know how valid/legit it is, but technically one can have EAD for working while for travelling outside of US apply a Visitors Visa with 10Year validity? If that is allowed per the current law then this arrangement can be thought about. Though I don't know if B1/B2 Visa can be approved if you are working inside US already.

3. EAD will come handy while switching jobs. One will not have to worry about loss of status after leaving their H1B Sponsor. They can wait / invest on time, to find a suitable employer without the worry of going out of status.

My 2 cents, may or may not make sense.

PS : Everything is a speculation at the moment, and I am just writing what I felt.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 10 Sep 2015
Topic: Obama EO: EAD for approved I 140

Ditto.

There must be something terribly wrong with the dates for India (even EB2 for which they have set 2011) as a very small number of people will be benefited out of this change. Our hopes now strongly rely on the I140 Rule. Still I am clueless how and why couldn't they announce more favorable Acceptance Dates for all chargeabilities than having a Rule Making in process. The only advantage I see with that is with Job portability.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 10 Sep 2015
Topic: Obama EO: EAD for approved I 140

Pls. remember that technically nothing changes as per Job Portability is concerned with this new Acceptance Date concept. You are free to change jobs once you have EAD / AP. You may / may not continue with H1B Visa (Though it is highly recommended for safety reasons).
The I140 Rule that is the origin of this thread, is the one that will provide relief with changing jobs freely and in new job codes as well. We will have to wait and watch.

As mentioned, only a very small subset of GC Waiters got relief from today's bulletin. We still need to continue fighting for what we deserve. For some weird reason I strongly believe that large employers lobby caused the EB3 Acceptance date to be set to this ridiculous 2005 as they might be afraid of loosing large chunks of people from their modern "shackles".
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 10 Sep 2015
Topic: Obama EO: EAD for approved I 140

I am not too sure about NIW applications. If you are talking about India chargeability then I guess you still have to wait a few years for AOS.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 10 Sep 2015
Topic: Obama EO: EAD for approved I 140

Very true. Wonder whats the logic behind serving a 2005 Acceptance date for EB3 Category (India) when people already have their EADs since 2007. Even with very orthodox dates, the EB3 Acceptance dates must have been put at Late 2008 to Early 2009 if not better.

As someone rightly said that this could be a placeholder for the upcoming reforms via the I-140 Rule. And I sincerely hope wish and pray for that.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 14 May 2014
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

And sorry folks for the typos and jibber-jabber in my post above. Didn't even bother to proof read. But do hope that the message has come across.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 14 May 2014
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Well off course there will be people with varied varieties of response on any topic. And that pretty much the whole idea of doing such survey. Government generally wants to collect the overall public sentiment through such an exercise. As many of you have rightly said that OMB/DHS/USCIS must have done enough studies before even pulling out this Rule. Infact when the Rule was actually formulates like in 2011 or so, the overall economic situation was far worse than what we are seeing now. And inspite of that they went ahead with this rule (albeit a huge delay due to CIR hopes). Personally, I am seeing this in the overall flavor of opinion:
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People who are more or less opposing this are majorly describing Emotional / Fictitious (as in something that hasn't really happened) reasons. Most of them making generic statements like, There is no dearth of people already available / Undeserving candidates flooding the market etc, which are nothing but assumptions and not based on any facts. Someone just being a US citizen does not mean they always are Qualified and Employable and vice versa.

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People supporting the cause are the ones who are actually suffering and will actually be benefitted. They have real stories to tell and are based on facts and not just emotional reasons. From whatever limited exposure I have had in the last many years of meeting several people specially folks who might be benefitted from this rule, I have hardly met an H4 individual who is not well educated and who cannot really contribute to the economy in anyways. Most of them are infact pretty highly educated and just waiting for the GC days.

So in my opinion this Comment phase will be a real eye opener for DHS, OMB and other stake holders. It is just getting interesting folks. Pls. go ahead and post in your comments. Pls. cite real reasons and not just generic comments like this will benefit American economy and all that. Pls. tell your own story (but in short :) so as to make the task of someone reviewing these easier :))
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