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Member Profile: redfrog (7 posts)

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Hello, I'm redfrog (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 23 Feb 2015
I have been a member since 30 Dec 2014
I have added 7 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 23 Feb 2015
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 23 Feb 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Bit off-topic:

To each on their own but I am finding this 'page' based speculative analysis a bit nonsensical. Ask me why do I mind.

I mind this because between all the noise there is that one insightful comment buried. More the noise more chances of diluting those actually useful comments. I hope I am not the only one who feels this way.

Peace.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 11 Feb 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

The word document attached to those links has pretty detailed version of the rule. I have linked it here too:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5i0cox861u93s32/Form_I...

Its a must read. The budgeting details are fascinating, it even estimates how long its going to take to fill and submit EAD application (3.25 hours). What I find funny is most of us spend double that amount every day wondering when the rule will be passed :)
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 21 Jan 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Some of us have floated this idea that we could leverage Obama's upcoming India trip by looping Indian politicians & bring this issue to their attention. While thats good if we could do that successfully - but I doubt the feasibility.

Having said that getting attention from Indian media, who is all excited over US president's visit, shouldn't be that hard provided we prepare a fact based solid case. I want to stress on 'fact based solid case ' rather than emotional whining.

We could pivot by explaining how Modi acted super fast on a visa issue (visa on arrival), while US authorities have been dragging a simple visa issue for years and years - which affects Indian nationals the most.

Lots of good, passionate & influentials media folks are on Twitter, so we start from there. Thoughts?
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 20 Jan 2015
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

Received this from local congress man:

"""
Thank you for contacting me regarding an increase in granting H-4 visas. I always appreciate hearing from my constituents, and I am glad to receive your input on this important issue.

High-technology companies, many of whom are located in the East Bay, argue that an increase in the cap on visas for high-skilled foreign workers, known as H-1B visas, is needed because jobs are going unfilled. As you may know, H-4 visas are issued to direct family members of H-1B visa holders. I believe we must do what we can to help these companies grow and thrive, as that helps the entire economy. At the same time, we cannot allow changes in immigration law to hurt the wages or employment prospects of domestic workers. And, any increase in the number of H-1B visas used that may occur would address the short-term. The long-term solution to supporting innovation and technology is to make sure we educate and train American students and workers to do the jobs of the future.

Any changes in the H-4 visa program also must be part of comprehensive immigration reform, because the entire system is fundamentally broken. It keeps people in the shadows, makes families wait years to be together, and fails to fully secure our border. Comprehensive immigration reform is one of my top priorities, and I am confident we can develop a system that works for all.

Again, I want to thank you for taking the time to share your views, and I certainly will keep them in mind. I encourage you to visit my website at swalwell.house.gov. On my website, you can view my voting record, sign up for my e-newsletter, and access my Twitter and Facebook pages. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
"""

Not sure how to interpret this. This is result of recent online petition.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 30 Dec 2014
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

They are getting it done because they are vocal in an *organized* way.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 30 Dec 2014
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

I am as frustrated as you are. More power to your point that legals have equal( even more) rights to seek clarity on rules that affect them.

My intent is to make sure people understand that this new publication has nothing to do with H4 EAD. You are going to waste your ammunition by writing comments there, they will trashed right away. I would even argue that by taking this aggressive stance, which is mostly driven by emotions, we will damage our position. There is nothing to gain, but may be something to loose.

I don't have an alternate suggestion to register our concerns with officials. But if some one else has it, we rather hear that person out than mindlessly following false interpretations.
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Posted in I-765 (EAD) Forum on 30 Dec 2014
Topic: EAD for H4 Visa Holders

I read some comments recently which claimed that te fate of H4 EAD now depends on this newly published 'comment requiring' document. The link for which is:

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12...

Interpretation of this document by certain members is that for H4 EAD to materialize we need to comment on this document in next 30 days. Us comrades have to make our voices heard so lets prepare templates, bombard their communications systems.. etc. etc.

I think this interpretation is incorrect. The linked document states (you can grep yourself):

"Note that employment authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1 B nonimmigrants was a part of the President's November 20 announcement described above, and recommendations regarding that topic should not be submitted here."

My understanding is that his new doc is orthogonal, has no relation to H4 EAD. Its going after general employment related immigration overhaul. What do others think?
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