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Member Profile: hsomani (60 posts)

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Hello, I'm hsomani (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 17 Sep 2015
I have been a member since 28 Jan 2015
I have added 60 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 18 Jul 2015
hsomani's Immigration Cases
 
H4 EAD case: Approved in 43 days (25 days less than average)   (2 comments)
User: hsomani Nationality: India
Application Type:new applicationService Center:Texas
Filing Method:paper-basedApplication Filed:26 May 2015
USCIS Received Date:27 May 2015USCIS Notice Date:01 Jun 2015
USCIS Receipt Number:EAC15906801**RFE Received?:no
RFE Received Date:Reason for RFE:
RFE Replied Date:Application Status:approved
Approval/Denial Date:08 Jul 2015Card Production Ordered:
EAD Received:Total Processing Time:43 days
Most Recent LUD:08 Jul 2015Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 27 May 2015 Last Updated: 09 Jul 2015
Notes: Approved on 8th July Lewisville TX by Fedex on 27th-May-2015
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 18 Jul 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Hi all,

Just came across this post by IV, where they are trying to say how social media was this and that..., unfortunately I am speechless reading this post, and would like to get some inputs from all the people who really feel the relief after getting H4EAD, and felt that efforts put by each one of us was worth it and it is better to have something would be highly appreciated.

Email for emailing your feedback is : feedback@h4eadrule.org

Regards
Himanshu

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JULY 17, 2015 Q&A on Use of Social media action items.
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Question: If IV doesn't get into the tweeting game, what do law makers and their staff see when they check Twitter and other social media? I don't know why IV guys think that lawmakers and their staff don't pay ANY attention to social media (IV's previous stance), or pay selective attention to social media (latest stance). The truth is that they pay attention to the most popular and most repeated messages on social media.Please don't continue to remain under the illusion that it's an either-or game - that we can either do only face-to-face advocacy or only social media outreach. We can and should do both in a complementary fashion.
Answer: You seem to act as if this is - You can't handle the truth - Jack Nicholson moment.... so let us set it straight for you.
So let us break it down for you.
Uncoordinated social media messages are disaster. As evident again in this case. No one noticed your messages, but some company lobbyists fiercely working against filing AOS fix went online, looked at these EADforI140 messages, took them to the decision makers saying that this is all that these people want. So if you were the once tweeting then you are an weapon of the opponents who don't want to see immigrant employees live free.
Again, no decision maker looked at your online petitions or tweets. No one has time for that. And you would start to realize if you ever step into the office of any of these decision makers or their staff.
IV is not against tweeting, rather we are against any out of control petitions and tweets that always misfire, as evident.
Discipline, coordination, timing and right messaging is the key to any campaign. For if you don't adhere to these facts, you become a weapon for the opponent, and that is the truth. Any online campaign MUST be in coordination with the ground game. If it is not, you either mistime or misfire, to undermine the overall effort.
For months, we kept on asking people to NOT tweet EADforI140. This fix was already done deal way back. We kept on saying it, but you or others like you did not want to listen. And we have been focusing all along on AOS because other fixes were already in the bag. But no, you think you know better, and IV doesn't know what it is doing, isn't it?
Let us remind you, because memory of such folks is very short, that if it was not for IV, none of these fixes would be there to begin with. Last year in 2nd half of 2014, when Administration when discussions were underway, every media article and everyone online were talking about Dependents exemption and Recapture, remember? We kept on telling folks that Dependents exemption and Recapture won't happen. A lot of folks online attacked IV, as if IV is the enemy for saying that Dependents exemption and Recapture won't happen. We kept on telling folks to work on the fixes that are now happening. So back then as well, people like you were attacking or faulting IV, and now, you think your tweets are making the world go around.
As the nature of environment, it is a lot easier to damage or undermine something in Washington, and it is many hundred times more difficult to get something done. So, if you cannot help, atleast you can try not to undermine the effort. If for anything, had to proven must have been proven by now. At least we are doing this for 10 years, and if we don't know this a whole lot more, then at least we know this maybe just a little more than you do, isn't it?
And it is mis-characterization to say that "IV guys think that lawmakers and their staff don't pay ANY attention to social media". This is completely false. The truth is, look at our FB page, we run campaigns with specific offices, and most of the time we are successful in getting Congressional offices to get them on onboard to cosponsor H.R.213. Timing and messaging is important. And our larger population is not disciplined or equipped for the messaging. That is why we run social media campaigns in a controlled manner, and we are successful. You on the other hand were sending random uncoordinated tweets, and now we all know the outcome.
Just because you have a keyboard doesn't mean that the answer to everything is to start tweeting or starting a new online petition everyday. If this approach was effective, then why don't we see companies with deep pockets and army of consultants/lobbyists/resources create a new online petition or send tweets? And the answer to this question alone will be sufficient to convince any one who genuinely is looking for answers.
Moral of the story with social media campaigns
Discipline, coordination, timing and right messaging is the key for success.
Random uncoordinated mis-timed and mis-directed messages is arsenal for the opponent.
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Question: Okay so how does one explain Mr. Leon Rodriguez's comment on record about social media usage for H4 EAD. It is safe to assume IV was never part of campaign but still Director noticed it ? Credit should be due where it is due. Some people indeed made a difference whether IV agrees or not.That is the exact reason why I choose to be an armchair warrior instead of active IV volunteer or joining advocacy days.
Answer: Whatever floats your boat..... just because you or unwilling doesn't mean K-street will disappear. All the best for being armchair warrior, but atleast you are honest to acknowledge that.
And you talk about "credit", what is that you want us to "credit"? Is there is monetary value you want to "credit" to someone's account? Or give some prize for the "credit"? What do you want us to do for this "credit" that you are talking about? Can you please be specific?
And if you are wanting to look beyond 1 meeting and 1 quote of Leon Rodriguez, and want to ignore years worth of lobbying that actually brought attention to the issue to get the support of the critical mass to finally make the change, then you can believe whatever you want, and there is no more discussion left. It just means you believe that having 1 meeting with Leon Rodriguez and tweeting make EAD for H-4 happen. Even creating one Facebook page, website or blog does not mean much. And some lawyer in SF area goes around telling people he got EAD for H4 done, then there are others. You can go around believing whatever you want, and we don't want to make believe anything else. But because if we leave this unanswered, people who will come after you to read this will believe that you are right, and to set the record straight, I have no choice but to say this - anyone believing that 1 meeting with Leon Rodriguez and tweets made EAD for H4 is living in fools paradise. It just shows the lack of understanding about the system.
Lets say H.R.213 has passed the congress and about to be signed by the President, and some guy starts posting random tweets asking the President to sign the bill. And the next day he would go around town claiming that he got H.R.213 into law. Now what do you want to say to that?
Likewise, the decision for EAD for H4 was made in 2011. Long before that 1 meeting with Leon Rodriguez and long before anyone started tweeting. The administrative process took long time because in 2012-2013 EAD for H4 fix got entangled with the Comprehensive Immigration Reform. So the admin fix had to be put on the back burner. But the decision was already made, and the process had already begun. Towards the last leg of the admin fix, some folks started tweeting and handful of folks went to meet with Leon Rodriguez once. And you think IV owes these folks credit"? Why? EAD for H4 was already set in motion long before that 1 meeting with Leon Rodriguez.. And the fact is EAD for H4 fix would have happened regardless of that 1 meeting and tweets. So what "credit" are you talking? And if you ever meet with Member of Congress or bureaucrats, they will made remark in the passing (which their staff will prepare them to say depending on the audience) to make a conversation. That is all there is to that 1 remark of Leon Rodriguez in that 1 meeting. That's all. Or do you actually believe that Leon Rodriguez was reading all your online post and all your EAD for H4 tweets? PLEASE PLEASE tell me that this is not what you believe.
And you never talk about how the fix went from an idea to the drawing board stage to the final conceptualization, how many hundreds of meetings over 6 years prior to 2011 did it take to get to the stage of getting the idea into actual fix, and you think none of that is important =, or, in language that effort doesn't get any "credit", but IV owes "credit" to your 1 meeting with Leon Rodriguez and your tweets? Maybe you don't know that EAD for H4 decision and decision for other Admin fixes is not done by USCIS, these decisions are made by WH. Maybe you don't know that how many times IV have had a chance to share these issues and fixes with the IV. Maybe you don't know the content of all those discussions because you were not there. But dammit you are the one who have willing chosen to be armchair warrior instead of active IV volunteer or joining advocacy days. And your narrative somehow seem to suggest that this is IV's fault?
This just shows that folks who decide to not come of the shell have no idea how the system works.. You are not malicious, just naive about the process. The reason being, you have chosen the team of armchair warriors. That is also why you will miss out on the opportunity to see the real world. No matter how many facts I'd share, you will not understand what I am trying to say. For you, the universe of EAD for H4 is 1 meeting with Leon Rodriguez and your tweets. And that's a shame because you seem to be a smart person, only self deprived of the facts.
Perhaps you might one day realize that there is a world beyond what you know. But because you have chosen to be self-described armchair warrior, you will not be able to know that world. But that is ok, we are sure you will be fine. And rest assured, we will live as well and work on this effort without you. The only thing is, you will miss out on the opportunity to see the real world and experience of the real world. And you will continue to believe that 1 meeting with Leon Rodriguez and your tweets brought forth EAD for H4 fix.
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Question: IV with some other group might have played big role in bringing the H4-EAD. But after Jan 2015 there were tweets and emails send daily by a few hundred or more persons on daily basis. We cannot quantify the impact of those. But those might have played supplemental role in expediting the regulation by a few days to a few weeks. But no way to prove or disprove that but that might not do any harm. There is no way we can compare the lobbying with those emails/tweets but we cannot ignore the supplemental role. Can the individual tweets/emails can bring a regulation. That is nearly impossible. But those things could expedite some process by creating more visibility and reminder
Answer: Are you serious? tell me you are kidding. So you actually believe that tweets made EAD for H4 happen? There is one type of effect of uncoordinated and unorganized twitter campaign = NEGATIVE.
It is quite puzzling, rather baffling that, that people know that tweets/emails cannot bring regulations/bills, but still they are unwilling to accept that there is either ZERO or NEGATIVE impact of these misguided twitter campaigns.
Look, at the max, these twitter campaigns have only one kind of value, therapeutic. For people who are stuck, by tweeting they get a false sense of impression that they did their part, but in fact, they did nothing at all. So if anyone wants to please their mind that they did their part, without actually doing it, and if that is helping you to get past your day, then that, and only that, is the value of twitter. But you need to know that using this unplanned uncoordinated twitter obsession to feed the artificial physiological aspect of your body, you are hurting the real aspect of the soul of the advocacy effort. Obviously, you think there is nothing wrong with that as long as you can get a temporary kick out of it giving you a false feeling that you did something for yourself, without actually doing it. How long can you keep lying to yourself? And if twitter campaigns were so effective, then why don't people with bigger agendas adopt it? Have you seen Oil companies doing twitter campaigns? Or have you seen tech companies spending money on twitter campaigns? If something works, then why are people with deep pockets not lining up to spend money for these type of campaigns? Can you explain that?
And in larger sense, here is the puzzle. This thread is about Admin fixes that are just announced. Fixes that will give you the freedom to live as if you would otherwise live with a green card. Not only the primary applicant, but the spouse will no longer have to wait till the 6th year of H1 to get the work permit (as in EAD for H4 fix). And instead of talking about this fix, you want to talk about EAD for H4. You want to continue to harp about your obsession with uncoordinated twitter messages, which we know for fact is 100% waste of time. But rather than listening and talking about these fixes announced by the Administration, you want to talk about (1.) Effectiveness of Twitter campaign even after acknowledging that they don't work, and (2.) EAD for H4.
Does this behavior seem normal to you? Because it doesn't seem normal to us.
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Question: Again you are in denial about social media. I never said that IV doesn't do anything. It's the IV's core that refuses to acknowledge other things done by other people without naming anybody specific.
Answer: You seem to keep pitching "IV" v/s "social media". Hope you realize that how dumb this is? If it makes it any better let me put it in caps:
RANDOM UNCOORDINATED MIS-TIMED AND MIS-DIRECTED MESSAGES ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR ANY MEDIA ARE WASTE OF TIME.
We have tried to explain it earlier, with examples, that without coordination with the ground game, nothing will happen by just posting messages on social media. With your selective reading, you leave out every other qualifier to make it look like there is a war between IV and social media. Not sure about your intent, but hopefully you will be able to see your messages.
And if you think that with your random uncoordinated mistimes and misdirected social media messages you are changing the world, then all powers to you. You keep doing whatever makes you happy.
We have first hand experience about the effectiveness of these twitter campaigns. And obviously, you cannot undo what we see work on the ground, can you?
What you seem to think as a "disagreement with method", we see it as - a matter of participation in the real deal. You can have people live in fools paradise believing that they are doing something, and at the same time, make sure they do nothing to improve their condition. That is what these misguided twitter messages are about.
And by making people believe that they are helping by posting messages is a scam perpetrated on folks. Exactly the same way, when back in 2nd half of 2014, companies, lawyers planted hundreds of paid for articles to make everyone believe that Recapture and Dependents exemption is about to happen. And when we were trying to talk sense, people like you were jumping all over us, portraying as if IV was against Recapture and Dependents exemption, some even accused IV of being against their green card
Well, guess what, you can't hide the truth forever. Where are those reporters who wrote those hundreds of articles Recapture and Dependents exemption? Where are all those big name over priced lawyers that you consider as your god?
You probably don't want to talk about that right now. Because now, you are obsessed with changing the word with twitter, just as you and others like you were obsessed with Recapture and Dependents exemption back in 2014. And no amount of talking sense from IV would make any difference, would it?
Back in 2014, from people like you, we got this bullshit along the same line of arguments about Recapture and Dependents Admin fix. Where are all those people now? If your twitter campaign is so effective, then why did you not get Recapture and Dependents through your twitter messages. I know why, because now, the only fixes you want to talk about are the fixes that IV campaigned, and those are the only fixes that are happening, isn't it?
But now, because the fixes that IV advocated for are now happening, folks like you will start twitter messages for therapeutic reasons to make yourself believe that you are doing something for yourself, without actually doing anything at all. Isn't that the same way you conducted yourself with EAD for H4 twitter messages when after the fix was already decided and just when the fix was on its way to getting done, folks like you started tweeting, and are now delusional to believe that your twitter messages changed the world. How many times are you going to do the same thing over and over again expecting different result, because to us, that is a definition of insanity.
Highly skilled people need to act like "highly skilled" and need to be ahble to see through the bullshit. For if you don't, you will end up "tweeting" and believing that your tweets are changing the world. And this is as twisted idea as the idea that the earth is literally flat, and nothing can be further from the truth.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 02 Jun 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

What if i saw i am on exact same boat... keep sailing.. buddy.. we will have notification soon..
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 20 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Called the court and asked for the process for real time updates, they pointed me to a system that will allow us access to info until we are in court.. so will follow the process and try putting up the information on how we all can get to know the latest...
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 20 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

I called Court house and took the process for getting the updates... now i am hoping DC court has the latest tech for sharing the information in real time so we can get that... I will have to do some account creation to access the information so i will get on it so we can access the court hearing updates at this time.

Will post details with progress however we definitely need to raise our twitter voice for showing our need for H4EAD...
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 19 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

I am working on finding the live stream link from Court, give me few also Please stop sending crying and wining messages on this blog as we all are here to find solutions and stay updated rather share the pain... lets work on the right thing...
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 19 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

#H4EAD is need for #H4 dependents.. to survive in #USA please let it become reality from May-26th, #NOMOREWAIT4H4EAD

Thats my tweet just now... please refine and post it as much as you like...
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 19 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Lets not use any harsh tags.. lets just raise our voice i would recommend... i was thinking something like...

#H4EAD is need for #H4 dependents.. to survive in #USA

and may be add some more tags and all ?
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 19 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Very good idea.. twitter campaign should be started immidiately...
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 19 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Did you know that they already posted the date for releasing the forms.. long back.. negative speculations is no good buddy.. be positive and yes be strong... !!
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 19 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Well said.. !!
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 19 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

EAD is a totally different thing that H1B VISA... EAD is a different class of work eligibility which was given to Green card holders / spouce or to L1B visa spouce.. H1B candidates had a LCA process however no EAD

EAD allows you to change employer anytime without filling a new VISA per my understanding...

hope that answers your question..
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 19 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Hey bud...

Stay positive... and yes be strong to handle the tough situation if thats what it comes down to...

Regards
Himanshu SOmani
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 19 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Hey Satish,

Please calm down.. i took a note of your problem and I am ensuring the fact that i wont advertise my site on trackitt any longer... also blogging site is not best place to publish information however best for discussions...

Again.. i am no longer promoting my site here..

I have money to put into a purpose i feel is right, rather doing monthly payments to a community or group....

Regards
Himanshu Somani
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 19 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

POSITIVE ATTITUDE !! LIKE IT
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 18 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

So is there a way we can follow the hearing for the case from some link ?
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 18 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Hi Satish,

Sorry if that hurt your feelings.. i was not trying to act clever or anything instead just wanted to put the information in organized manner there based on all different sources... now promoting the site was wrong reading the Terms of Use so i wont say a word about it here any more...

Regards
Himanshu Somani
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 18 May 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Hey guys,

Its for no personal benefit.. also if its not cool then i will not post anything about it here any longer.. no intentions to pull traffic or anything regardless of that.. was just trying to make the information more organized.. thats all..

Regards
Himanshu SOmani
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