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Member Profile: AriAks (615 posts)

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Hello, I'm AriAks (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 19 Apr 2018
I have been a member since 16 Oct 2014
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I added my last post on 19 Apr 2018
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 19 Apr 2018
Topic: TCS and CTS biggest beneficiaries of EB1C in fiscal year 2017

It is not illegal (else USCIS will reject petition). What they are doing is a fraud.
they change roles and responsibilities of offshore resources in order to file L1A. Once done., they send them onsite to work as junior developer, qa testers, operation person where no one reports to them.
Because there is no salary requriment they pay them peanuts (less than H1B level 1 wage) . Later after 2 years, they file their GC under EB1.
I don't know USCIS is not paying attention to it. This L1A, EB1C fraud is a joke specically for administration so focussed on tightening immigration system.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 19 Apr 2018
Topic: TCS and CTS biggest beneficiaries of EB1C in fiscal year 2017

It is no rumor. Check USCIS link for :FY 2017

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/...

L1A

TCS: 1,328
CTS: 581
Infy 217
tech M: 169
IBM global india: 100
WIPRO: 161
GENPACT:99
Cap gemini: 74

and many many more
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 18 Apr 2018
Topic: TCS and CTS biggest beneficiaries of EB1C in fiscal year 2017


It is simple but a great trick. These companies know the H1 renewals are going to carry some risk and uncertainty.
So they send the candidates back and show that they are not so much dependent on H1 but at the same time they can easily slip in several hundred L1As. This is nearly foolproof as L1As don't attract so much scrutiny.




Not only that. These companies go to governors and ask for tax break for opening centres in their state where they will employ thousands of americans. Once centre is ready, they will simply transfer/hire these EB1 managers and their wives to these centres. These companies make profit by making onsite folks works at least 60 hours a weekand hardly pay any OT.
Do you think they will hire white people and pay them expected salaries and OT?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 18 Apr 2018
Topic: TCS and CTS biggest beneficiaries of EB1C in fiscal year 2017

Data is already there on USCIS website. If you count, you will see indian companies (WITCH along with IBM global etc) althogether file several thousands L1A every year. USCIS is extremely lenient with L1A and indian companies take full advantage.



https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/...

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/...

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/...
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 06 Feb 2018
Topic: H1B primary - 221g - Freak accident while waiting

Really tragic.

Few things to keep in mind.
One has to study on F1 visa for 9 - 12 months in order to become eligible for OPT. So even if she gets F1 visa to finish here course, she won't be able to apply for OPT and without OPT she cannot work.
Only american citizens can get SSN benefits. H4 visa holder cannot.
Talk to lawyer to see what benefits kid can get.
Regarding your question "If the company doesnt cancel h1b, is she allowed to come back on h4 if visa is approved ? "
You have to talk to immigration attorney. Most likely it is going to be very difficult.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Jan 2018
Topic: Immigration Reform is coming soon

DT is too smart for democrats. He will win either way.
Democrats now have no choice . If they reject the deal, than their Mexican vote base will blame Dems for not having any intentions to make any deal. If they go ahead and shutdown the gov, they loose heavily in mid terms.
Problem with democrats is that they wants to milk the same cow forever.
In 2013 there was a good chance for CIR, but democrats asked for path for citizenship for 11 million which they know from beginning won't pass in GOP controlled congress.
2013 CIR bill had provision to get rid of lottery and cut down chain immigration. Even Obama said that he is against chain immigration. But now when DT says similar things they oppose it.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 Jan 2018
Topic: Goodlatte bill coming today - Any details ?


I say that point about silicon valley itself is flawed.

I dont believe silicon valley companies are blatantly amoral as you say. They dont pay less for some one because they are on H1 and they are coveted places for lot of people to work for them to worry about people leaving after GC.

The reasons for the current predicament is that, it is simply that no one, either democrats or republicans see much stake politically in EB issues. Its not even all the countries only issue for Indians. Not many people either care supporting or opposing it. They just go with the tide 90%.
But there are few who dont want any non-western European immigration. They are part of extreme right wing to which rest of republicans are bowing to in recent times. That is a cause for concern.





As I said silicon valley directly and indirectly have received immense benefit from h1b visa. But they never raise concerns about Green card backlog. Question is why???
US is a capitalist country , ruling class ( politicians or businessmen) always have monetary reasons for what they say or they do. Only poor, ignorant and illiterate people (like everywhere in world) become too much emotional about social issues and get exploited. I believe it is agenda of Dems to make sure nothing is done for EB backlog.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 Jan 2018
Topic: Goodlatte bill coming today - Any details ?


In the house, 90% democrats voted for it too.
And by your own admission, Chuck G was the one who held it first (for what ever reason you think noble or not)and for about an year. It was not a filibuster and if he did not put a hold on it it would have passed.

How come you are not blaming him but democrats for their position not giving into his demand?





After some lobbying at some point Chuck G removed his filibuster but Harry didn't bought it for vote and let that bill die.
I explained my point. Dem get paid by silicon valley, they won't help in EB immigration process.
May be Democrats will listen to H1B if every H1B's have 5-6 kids.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 Jan 2018
Topic: Goodlatte bill coming today - Any details ?


Sad but true....Democrats and most people would keep on shoving legal issues to the side stating that at least they have legal status and not in immediate danger of being deported. Remember the h1 extension fiasco until last week, as soon as people realized that H1 people may be in danger of getting deported all hell broke loose and news/support start pouring in from all sections.

For majority people and politicians us being in limbo for GC wait is not as big a issue as DACA deportation.



It is all about money and lobbying.
Democrats are funded and lobbied by liberal elites of silicon valley. Majority of H1B;s, directly work for tech companies or work on technologies created and sold by tech companies. Democrats won't get a dime from silicon valley if they support reforms in EB immigration . Majority of tech CEO directly align with Democrats on DACA and Travel ban. But don't utter a word for EB reform and h1b visa issues.
In 2012, a bill was passed by GOP (majority) congress to remove country cap. Democrats had majority in senate.
Senator Grassley (GOP) put a filibuster because he wanted some H1B reform attached to bill (noble idea)
Harry Reid (senate majority leader : Dem) and Obama didn't try to break the filibuster. They let the bill die.
Democrats excuse: they wanted to create a visa worker program for Irish. (Never heard about that again)
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 Jan 2018
Topic: Goodlatte bill coming today - Any details ?


i think you can pass the bill 51+VP vote = total 52



No you can't. Only few bills which are related to government spending are immune to senate filibuster rules.
They are passed using budget reconciliation process. For example tax bill or healthcare bill.
Immigration bill cannot be passed using budget reconciliation process because it is not related to government expenses.
It is a policy bill. Any senator can filibuster immigration bill, which require 60 senate vote to break it.
Unless there is broad consensus in senate on immigration, nothing is going to happen.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 Jan 2018
Topic: Goodlatte bill coming today - Any details ?




I do not support Trump as he is anti immigrant ... but from what I read in news he supports the Goodlatte bill which was giving 50K visas to EB backlogs ..... indicating he prefers legal skilled labour as compared to random low skilled ppl from undeveloped countries ... I feel giving first preference to high skilled legals is a better option than giving preference to TPS refugees who will be mainly low skilled




Goodlatte bill is dead on arrival in senate. Reason:
GOP has majority in house therefore they can pass any immigration bill they want. But in senate , GOP need to have 60 votes to break filibuster and for that they need support of 9 Democrats. TPS refugees provision was made to get support of some Democrats senator. Since it is no more an option, therefore no immigration reform.
Immigration reform is almost impossible in this country where immigration is the most toxic issue.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 Jan 2018
Topic: Goodlatte bill coming today - Any details ?


Trump wants skilled ppl .... ppl from African countries are generally not skilled due to lower development in those countries



Wrong. He don't want brown and black people. Period. Nothing to do with skilled and unskilled. Every country needs unskilled and poor people to do shitty jobs.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jan 2018
Topic: Immigration Reform is coming soon

This is the best info on what was discussed.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jan 2018
Topic: H1b AC21 Cancellation: Trump's Nuclear option


You are right. Paying 25k, you can't back down now. But with 5k$, I am seriously thinking now. I need to pay another 10k by tomorrow, and need to make a decision by then. Its a pain, after doing so much research and then selecting a house that you think would best suits you, and to drop.



Buying or not buying is your decision. But please note

1) If you have to sell house, realtor commission is 5-6%
2) Another 5-8 k for closing costs.
3) Depreciation risk ( if interest goes up, than prices will cool down a bit)
4) If lot of Indians in your neighborhood than lot of competition
5) Fore closure will be a very bad choice if you have to go back for some reason . Reason : your credit history will be screwed and can create a big problem if you reapply for US work visa again. So you have to pay your bank for any losses from sale.
6) Renting property: Once you are out of country for more than 1 year , your property in US is considered a foreign investment. Tax laws are different. If you want to sell it after few years, IRS will keep 10% of sale price and will let u draw that money after u have file taxes for that tax year. Plus property management from a outside is a headache.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jan 2018
Topic: who is right: IV or immigration girl/lawyers


YES this is the real deal. The administration is holding DACA hostage to getting all that it wants. Border wall and curbing legal immigration most importantly. The bigger deal is, very few democratic congressmen care about legal immigration as much as they about DACA so its almost definitely going under the chopping block by congress if not the administration.
The November elections however MAY nullify all this in one sweep.



Any deal on DACA will be finalized in next few months . We need to carefully watch if they are going to touch h1b as part of that deal.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jan 2018
Topic: who is right: IV or immigration girl/lawyers


It is a scare tactics from admin or some people inside admin. IV is just messenger but they always exaggerate whatever info they get. most of us remember their famous 2014 get your paper ready fiasco.
the real purpose of all these confusing and scary news is to encourage people to self deport. current admin has all anti immigrants from CIS, FAIR and Number USA in key admin positions related to immigration.
they know AC21 limits their ability to force deportation of law abiding backlogged H1Bs. so intent is to scare them away.
the same tactics worked for illegals and border crossing is lowest in last 50 years though they deported less illegals in first year then what Obama did in his last year. balglobal advice is after taking all factors in considerations, like redefining h1 lottery, wage level 1 woes, redefining specialty occupation, revocation of H4 EAD and international entrepreneur rule and AC21 related rumors. admin can tight screws on everything but they cant take away AC21 based beyond 6 years extensions because it was coded in the law and it was the congress intent. may/shell wont matter in a court challenge as there is a precedence of millions of AC21 cases approved in last 15 years. admin cant abruptly end it. I can bet on it, AC21 cant go away through memo or rule making.



Agree with you it is scare tactics but also a warning shot that AC 21 can be touched.
I also agree that it will run into lawsuit if administration try to change their interpretation of AC21.
But here is the real danger. What if a deal is made on DACA which might touch h1b along with other areas of immigration like everiy, border security , h1b etc. They just can literally kill h1b by

a) raising minimal wages to six digits so that it become extremely difficult for junior resources to get h1b
b) restrict unlimited h1b extensions by limiting number of extensions (impact senior resources on h1b)
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jan 2018
Topic: who is right: IV or immigration girl/lawyers

BAL global is highly reputed law firm . Majority of tech companies in silicon valley use their services. My firm also uses their services.

Normally they don't react on these sort of news. But this time they did

http://www.balglobal.com/bal-news/reports-of-ch...

"The latest leak out of the Trump administration is a reminder that U.S. immigration policy will continue to be unpredictable in 2018 and that companies should develop global immigration policies and options to protect their workforce interests."

In my opinion it was an intentional leak by admin for whatever reason. To scare us or to tell us that us that we shouldn't think that we can stay here forever using h1 extensions .

So yes, I don't think it a fake news.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jan 2018
Topic: Off topic: Time to sell house??


If i sell immediately, i think i get good return. But i am concerned this may not be situation after few months.



Depends on

a) How many Indians are in your neighborhood.
b) How many of them are on h1b.
c) whether it is sellers or buyer market.

In general it is wrong strategy for an Indian to buy a house in a location where there are already too many Indians. Majority of Americans don't know about India and judging by our looks they think we are from middle-east. They won't prefer to buy home where majority of people are brown .

One of my co-worker (Indian) lives in Richmond, VA. In last 2 years 90% of new homes constructed in his community are bought by Indians. 70% of them are on H1B. My friend is a citizen but even he is planning to sell his house before blood bath starts.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 21 Sep 2017
Topic: Good news! More Spillover coming.


Check it out. EB4 to yield more spillover.

http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article174...



EB4 is primarily for religious workers. EB4 used to consume 7-8k out of 10k quota , giving spillover of 2k .
But in last 2 years, previous admin let these kids (who came here illegally) to file under EB4 leading to a reduced or no spillover. Even if current admin put a stop to it, max spillover you can expect is 2-3 k.
Now, EB4 flows to EB1 first. Most likely EB1C will consume whatever spillover will come from EB4.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 20 Sep 2017
Topic: Aging out Kids - Forum for discussion


Don' want to deviate from the purpose of this thread sir. Let us discuss that in a different forum.



I am also in similar boat. My son is in 7th grade and my PD is 2011. I doubt I will get chance to file 485 before that.
I have done lot of research on this topic. First of all, don't leave it on destiny because I doubt anything will change .
Secondly , GC or no GC , undergraduate fee is very costly in this country irrespective of status.

It become more complicated if you don't have enough saving ( approximately 150-200k) as well as status. Because without status your son cannot apply for federal loan and parent should never take that big loan for undergraduate.

Here are options u can think of.

1) Lot of top universities in India ( IIT;s, REC, Pilani and many more) have NRI quota. For example BITS Pilani Goa charges 40k (4 years) for NRI kids.

2) Send kid to India for undergraduate but at the same time ask him to build contact in local universities and research institutes for his field. So that every summer when he is back in US, he can do quality research work under some prof or scientist ( They want volunteers). Their recommendation letter will help in future when he try for masters in US univ.

3) Give GRE and apply for masters. If he plays his card well, he can easily get admission to ivy college for masters.
In case he don't get full scholarship at the beginning , u can support him for one semester. Grad schools fees is relatively very less and they have plenty of scholarships.


4) Every year thousands of kids come here from India to do Masters. Majority of them are from unknown colleges.
Still they end up with good career and job .
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