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Member Profile: itsawait (97 posts)

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Hello, I'm itsawait (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 29 Dec 2017
I have been a member since 14 Jul 2011
I have added 97 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 29 Dec 2017
itsawait's Immigration Cases
 
I-765 case: Pending for 558 days (487 days more than average)   (0 comments)
User: itsawait Nationality: India
Application Type:renewalService Center:Nebraska
Filing Method:paper-basedApplication Filed:09 Nov 2016
USCIS Received Date:09 Nov 2016USCIS Notice Date:14 Nov 2016
USCIS Receipt Number:RFE Received?:
RFE Received Date:Reason for RFE:
RFE Replied Date:Application Status:pending
Approval/Denial Date:Card Production Ordered:
EAD Received:Total Processing Time:
Most Recent LUD:Days Elapsed:558 days
Case Added to Tracker: 11 Dec 2016 Last Updated: 11 Feb 2017
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 29 Dec 2017
Topic: DACA action impacting legal immigration

"In exchange for legislatively granting amnesty to recipients of DACA, Republicans will get funding for President Trump’s border wall, an end to chain migration including language from a bill from Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) that would do so, an end to the visa lottery, and E-Verify. That would be accompanied by various other border enforcement and interior enforcement measures on immigration. Most importantly, the deal would take those numbers of DACA recipients who would be granted amnesty legislatively out of the total of allowed legal immigrants per year—offsetting the damage that they do to the U.S. economy."

From here -
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12...

Has anyone been following this closely? Looks like it will have an impact on the numbers being allocated to people in 485 queue.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 21 May 2017
Topic: Need to make a decision-Move to Canada or stay put (EB2, 2010)

#1
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 19 Apr 2017
Topic: Issues with companies doing H1B transfer

would you have any skills in QA? some tool / framework that you are familiar with? I would suggest to upgrade your skill sets in that side. With the new guidelines the way they are, one needs to have some technical skill set.
Also, what domain you have been working in? there could be some openings there. Good luck.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 18 Apr 2017
Topic: Executive Order impacting H1B!

if the EO puts a floor of 130K, their business will surely suffer.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 18 Apr 2017
Topic: Executive Order impacting H1B!

how do you know that the lottery selections are completed? Am not following this closely, so curious on this.
Also is there anything stopping them to re-evaluate the lottery results and follow the rules being prepared in the EO?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 18 Apr 2017
Topic: Executive Order impacting H1B!

There are a lot of details here https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017...

Some highlights -

SENIOR ADMINISTRATON OFFICIAL: Fraud and abuse should be understood as different things. Fraud is self-explanatory, but an abuse of the H1B visa program is to bring in a worker not because you need their skills or talent, but for the purpose of undercutting the American worker. That's the definition of abuse that we're using.

We're going to switch away from a random lottery system in which it's weighted toward the lowest wage workers towards a system that prioritizes higher-skilled, higher-paid workers, which would make it much more difficult to use it to replace American workers.

Q Do you have a timeline? Like you mentioned about the 220 days, the report on Buy American.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATON OFFICIAL: It says to basically move as soon as practicable. In other words, we think that we -- the agencies are ready to get going on this right away, and we think that they’ll be able to move quickly, consistent with all applicable law and regulatory process.

Q Two questions on the H1B visa program. As a candidate, he said that we should end it. So I would like to know what changed in his thinking. And second, since we're not ending it, will he reduce the number of visas issued, or is it still going to stay at the 85,000?

SENIOR ADMINISTRATON OFFICIAL: Well, administratively, you can't change the number of visas that are issued. But in terms of when you're telling the agencies and suggest reforms to accomplish awarding of visas to the most skilled and highest paid applicants, then as a practical matter, you're creating an entirely new structure for awarding these visas. I mean, it is a completely -- it is a total transformation of the H1B program.

And what immigration reforms take place after that, and the kinds of bigger changes you could see -- as the President talked about in the State of the Union -- to create a merit-based immigration system governing our entire immigration policy -- I could foresee scenarios, which I won't get into now, where you just have a whole different way of looking at immigration. So this is a transitional step to get towards a more skills-based and merit-based immigration system.

Q At the outset you read off a list of companies that you said were taking advantage of the H1B visa program. Are you specifically criticizing those companies? And could you read that list again?

SENIOR ADMINISTRATON OFFICIAL: No, I mean, these are the top three recipients of H1B visas. And those three companies are companies that have an average wage for H1B visas between $60,000 and $65,000. By contrast, the median Silicon Valley software engineer’s wage is probably around $150,000. So it just illustrates the point that I was walking you through about how H1B visas are awarded -- if you have contracting firms that are not skills employers, that oftentimes use workers for entry-level positions, and they capture the lion’s share of H1B visas. And that's all public record.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 11 Feb 2017
Topic: WITCH is screwing everyone left, right and center

The article basically states that now there is a division within the software industry. Big names like Google, FB are distancing themselves from the WITCHs and are going to make their case separately from the outsourcing companies
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 17 Sep 2014
Topic: USPS Misplaced Greencard

Similar thing happened to me with the EAD. I left notes around the apartment letting people know that most likely their mail box has a mail that was meant for me. Fortunately someone put the mail in my mailbox after a couple of days. USPS is unhelpful in this matter. Sometimes there is a new person doing the mail delivery and they may misplace it. Check with USPS as to who exactly delivered - regular guy or a replacement and talk to him to see if he left it somewhere else or actually delivered it. Good luck.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 14 Jan 2014
Topic: Any Backup plans EB2I People?

To add, I have seen scenarios where folks on H4 work with someone with GC and start their own business - play schools, beauty parlors, tiffin services and what not. Many people get into app development with the business registered in India. These could be some options to pursue if you are stuck in the GC wait.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 14 Jan 2014
Topic: Any Backup plans EB2I People?

Totally agree with that assessment. So many RFE these days and USCIS is taking hard decisions on the RFE responses as well.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 09 Oct 2013
Topic: EAD lost by usps

Sometime I feel they do it in purpose. 6 years of living in an apartment, I did not miss a single mail. However USPS lost the most important mail they had to deliver - my EAD card mail.
I left a note for the neighbors and in the neighborhood. Someone was kind enough to return the wrongly-delivered mail to me.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 23 Apr 2013
Topic: Ron Hira's testimony

Votes.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 23 Apr 2013
Topic: Ron Hira's testimony

H1B is cheap labor because of all the reason you have mentioned above -Indian workers are value for the money . Ready to work late,ready to take late night and early morning calls, ready to work over weekends, carry pager on holidays, very obedient and responsible.
Do you hink one can get an American working with these conditions?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 22 Apr 2013
Topic: End of Small consulting companies fraud and abuse??

This post kind of embodies everything that is wrong with us Indians and Indian value system. You are looking down on Punjabis because "they drive a cab or work in fields". So in your value system a hard working honest person deserves less respect then a hard working honest IT person. I am considering both to be honest, not even brining in the angle of ethics of consulting companies and the kind of frauds that they do. Are the Punjabis not "keeping the Indian head high"? Your post is wrong at so many levels that I cannot even begin to point each one of them out. But think about what it says about you when you consider a poor honest person to be less valuable then a rich honest person.
And as a parting thought - did you ever see a Sardar begger? Think about it.
Disclaimer : I am not a Punjabi or a Surd or a Gulti.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 22 Apr 2013
Topic: End of Small consulting companies fraud and abuse??

Please dont bring Gultis into it. They are not alone. Open your eyes , or just visit sulekha to see what kind of people are the ringmasters of these circuses called Desi consulting companies. People from all communities participate in this farce.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 12 Apr 2013
Topic: Huge immigration fraud ends in 5-year prison term

You are preaching to the choir brother.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 12 Apr 2013
Topic: Huge immigration fraud ends in 5-year prison term

(Desi Consulting Companies == indians) {
false;
}
(Desi Consulting Companies == fraudsters out to exploit their own countrymen ) {
// Most of the times
}else {
// Wow thats a rarity
}
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 11 Apr 2013
Topic: Huge immigration fraud ends in 5-year prison term

Oh yeah, lets just all sing praises of desi consulting companies and all the problems will solve themselves. Forget the laws, it is the consulting companies that manipulate, misuse and abuse the system that causes maximum heartburns to people like me. Nothing wrong in calling a spade.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 10 Apr 2013
Topic: Huge immigration fraud ends in 5-year prison term

It will be a long time before the big IT companies get prosecuted. There are a ton of fly-by-night desi consulting companies that work through fake resume, fake phone interviews and even fake skype interviews. Hopefully they will be caught first as these small companies are the biggest culprit.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 01 Mar 2013
Topic: EAD/AP renewal, all forms in single envelope?

I had put multiple copies.
Make the 2 packets (EAD, AP)totally separate from each other.
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