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Member Profile: GeorgeCostanza (68 posts)

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Hello, I'm GeorgeCostanza (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 20 Mar 2018
I have been a member since 17 Sep 2015
I have added 68 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 20 Mar 2018
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 20 Mar 2018
Topic: May VB prediction

What is your prediction for 01Nov2009 EB2-I?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 19 Mar 2018
Topic: May VB prediction




What are the chances of EB2-I OCT 2010 getting EAD at least would also like to know for GC timelines?? I was hoping OCT 2020 is that correct guesstimate.




Unlike the past we are not going to have upward porting to EB2 anymore in the near future. Also with Eb3 closing in and poised to move past, EB2 may get a windfall from EB3. This can push Eb2 to an early 2010 dates this year.

So if that happens you are in good position to apply for AOS in 2019.


Earlier you said my priority date of EB2-I Nov2009 might be current in 2019. Are you saying it could be this year? What changed, how confident are you? Trying not to get my hopes too high!
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 15 Feb 2018
Topic: Immigration Reform is coming soon



This is my advice to all who are in mid 20s to early 30s. Get out of this country ASAP. Don't waste your youth for a dream. I don't see it happening any time soon. Indians are perceived to be enemies at all level and almost all western countries . Even if you get GC, that would all, expect nothing good with career growth. If you are like me you would hate doing doing any job without learning or growth.



Seriously ? Did it not cross your mind that this post might be a perfect example of hypocrisy?
Wake up sir, the guys in 20's and 30's are way smarter like Kohli's/Rohit/Pandya/Cahal/ compared to us who are from Tendulkar/Dravid generation.
Our generation frowned up on go-getters like Ganguly who challenged the authority.

Well, I kind of agree with him / her. If you are a 20/30 something Indian, this is not the best country to come for employment anymore. Immigration sucks and does not promise you any permanence.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 13 Feb 2018
Topic: Lot of H1B extension being denied in recent months


yep. About time! But genuine cases will not have any issues though. But these guys shouldn't be penalized for the employer's mistakes.

Not true. I work in a Fortune 500 and got an RFE — first time ever. HR tells me they hardly see a case anymore without RFE + a lot of denials too. It’s more like a norm.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 05 Feb 2018
Topic: March 2018 VB Prediction



Since visa bulletin probably will come this week, what is you final prediction for EB3I? Off course there are way too many variables which decides these dates but you and others in this forum more or less very close. I am July 2007 PD. I am hoping i may be current this summer but again who knows. I am just sick and tired of these EAD/AP renewals.



1-3 months is the official prediction. Previously CO predicted several weeks movement for EB3 I before October 2017 bulletin, but the several weeks turned out to be zero for the first quarter of FY 18.

So March 1st 2007 would be an optimistic expectation as per official lines

Jan 15 - Feb 1 2007 would be a realistic one

Jan 1 2007 would be the bare minimum for the next bulletin.

I wish they go all the way to July 2007 end in the coming bulletin to ensure the visas are not wasted, but most likely this wish is going to be unheeded.


What do you think about EB2-I?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 21 Jan 2018
Topic: Changing to a DataScientist role from Software engineer role


Hi,
I am trying to get into data science and have been preparing for interviews. My PERM/I140 was filed for a typical software engineer role. My questions are:
1. Will I be able to port my priority date if my PERM is approved or am I stuck with a software role?
2. Will I have to get experience letter which explicitly mention data science skills?
thanks for your reply in advance,
v

I am also trying to do that. Can you please how you are preparing for this role (if you are taking any courses — where etc)? Is there a way for me to connect offline with you?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 18 Jan 2018
Topic: March 2018 VB Prediction

When do you think end-October 2009 EB2-I will be current?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 01 Dec 2017
Topic: H.R. 392, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act




man any time I hear people posting how USA will loose tech leadership if H1Bs are kicked out, it makes me chuckle.

USA will do just fine. It will still be number one destination for most talented from all around the world (and their laws will continue to allow for that like EB1, Raise).

The only thing USA will loose is these "H1B IT coolies". You guys need some deep introspection if you don't agree (or need to update your skills). it's only time before the law catches up with you.



lol u r devaluing u r self... if u feel and are a h1b IT Coolie... i guess you should move out... but many of us are contributing and are doing it better than than most... off course ... it would be tech drain for US...



I was never an IT coolie. Came here for my PhD and since then, have been an academic and have a GC EB1B. But in grad school, I have seen how even Harvard or Columbia PhDs going back to India because of lack of H1Bs which were gobbled by desi slave traders.

There would be no tech drain. In fact abolishing low level H1Bs will be good for tech sector as foreign STEM grads can stay in the economy. An Indian BTech/BE holder has next to no knowledge of anything.

Look at Indian EB1C- they dont even know english.

On a no-name forum, everybody has a PhD, including myself. I also make millions and girls drool to get even close to me. And, I am certainly not balding at all.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 20 Nov 2017
Topic: JAN-2018 Visa Bulletin



Is their any hope for some one in EB 2 India category , who started the GC Process after 2010.



Just one more year of hardship, then the PD will start advancing close to a year every calendar year. By FY 2019 end both EB2 and 3 India will go together with about 9-10 years wait time. Eb3 might be even faster then.

When do you think cut off will reach Nov2009? Really tired now with life on hold.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 09 Oct 2017
Topic: Predictions based on Aug 485 inventory release



My PD is 4/29/2009, EB2I.

Based on the latest inventory release here:
https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/EB_I_4...
the numbers look much better than what they were in the April inventory release.

It now seems there are approx. 3064 candidates ahead of me if I do not include any EB3I upgrades and zero SO. Based on that, I feel hopeful of getting my GC by next Oct/Nov. I don't see any hope of getting one this year prior to Oct.

Just wanted to see if others in the same boat are as hopeful as I am ...




Based on the current numbers your expectation is close to accurate. The only positive expectation you can have is by 3rd quarter of FY18, if there is less demand on EB2-M or P we might get some SO to EB2I. The numbers with EB2-ROW is too high right now, that if the new demand is same as over the last 10 months, it might even retrogress. And there is no chance of vertical SO as EB1 current numbers pretty much use up every available visa numbers along with any SO from EB4 and 5.

So the best case for April 2009 PD for EB2I would be June 18 and for that we need SO from EB2M/P

When do you expect Nov 2009 EB2-I to be current? Tired of being on H1-B.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 07 Sep 2017
Topic: Oct 2017 VB Prediction

When can I realistically expect 30 Oct 2009 to become current?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 11 Jul 2017
Topic: Future of EB2 India or My Life



"...the average net worth of the above average 30 year old is around $250,000. By the time this person is 40, his/her net worth should climb to around $660,000.."

http://www.financialsamurai.com/the-average-net...

I guess, if you are 40 and close to this figure, you could move out and live off your savings in India. Personally, I am no where close and stuck for a long time to come. How does everyone else stack up against these figures?



I will chime in, although I have a disclaimer that I received my GC quite luckily in 2012 at the then age of 33. My net worth was not much at the time.

In the last 5 years, income has increased, and I also started my own business actually within the last 2 years. While my income could have increased tremendously (think close to $300K), I chose lifestyle balance, and spending time with my family over it.

I still make a good draw from my business, and my wife works too. At a combined income shade a little over $200K, we manage to save/invest almost $75K every year (this includes IRA, 403Bs, pension, and pure cash savings and investment gains). We can save this much because we live in a very modest house, and drive modest cars (yup, we are not getting into insane desi competition of one-upping each other with an even bigger and expensive house). Our total net worth crossed $500K this year, and can keep increasing steadily in the $75K/100K each year as long as we choose to work.

The best part is I don't even work 30 hour weeks. My wife does work 40 hours, but we are hoping she can cut back within the next 3 to 4 years. We are hoping to retire, have multiple passive income streams and travel the world and raise our kids. My older 8 year old daughter already publishes poems in local newspapers, swims competitively, and is in the county's gifted kids program.

When I put my life in totality, going to India is completely senseless. The US offers opportunity to build real wealth, give your kids real opportunities and skills and also live near nature and do a lot of activities. You have to be smart and not squander it away (like desis do by buying insane houses, traveling insane hours, and giving their kids n Ipad or an Iphone all the time --> if you are one of those, you might find India a better deal). We are Americans in a true sense. I don't watch or play cricket. I don't watch Bollywood crap. I hang out with people all over the world, and my daughter has friends from every race, ethnicity and many countries too (thanks Girl Scout). You can do all this even on an H1B as long as your employment situation is stable.

In India, the options are so pitifully limited, and the quality of life is so horrendously pathetic, that the lesser said about it, the better. There is a reason people are willing to wait for decades to live in the US. If you are in the US, make the best of it. Don't be too materialistic, increase your wealth, raise your kids properly, and enjoy the best things this country has to offer.

Good for you and very impressive! Having a net worth of $500k at ~38 years of age is no small feat. Congratulations and thanks for sharing the savings and investment tips. I agree saving off the top and living on the rest is a very good idea to bring discipline. Unfortunately, I learnt this very late. What business do you do, can you share your thoughts about how you built a successful business in the US?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 10 Jul 2017
Topic: Future of EB2 India or My Life

Agree. And great advice about 401K match! That is what I was looking for -- assuming, there are many 35+ / 40+ folks here, how close or away are those folks from the numbers? Such as, are you at 650k at 40 or how close? And what advice do you have to save for retirement?

Personal, I think 401k, IRA and HSA (if you are eligible) are great choices.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 10 Jul 2017
Topic: Future of EB2 India or My Life




# yrs worked in US is what the chart and the article is based on. Age is an assumption derived from it.

How will this chart make sense to someone who came to US when they were 35 years old, as an example, but have worked for 0 years in US?

It makes sense. It means that they will have to work much longer. :) Besides, they might have investments in their home country. But, I tend to think that majority of EB2 / EB3 India folks come here in mid-late 20s or close to 30 when they are still Developers / Sr. Developers but not very late.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 10 Jul 2017
Topic: Future of EB2 India or My Life



"...the average net worth of the above average 30 year old is around $250,000. By the time this person is 40, his/her net worth should climb to around $660,000.."

http://www.financialsamurai.com/the-average-net...

I guess, if you are 40 and close to this figure, you could move out and live off your savings in India. Personally, I am no where close and stuck for a long time to come. How does everyone else stack up against these figures?



You have to look at the # years worked rather than Age, since most of us Indians in US would have started earning in $$ at a later Age..

That website seems fair in their last table.

I know but that's the whole point... if you start late, you end up working till late in life. You still need that much money. That is why I asked -- how do people of Trackitt stack up against these numbers? Can someone post strategies to still be able to catch up even though we started late? BTW, here's information for married couples - http://www.financialsamurai.com/the-average-net...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 10 Jul 2017
Topic: Future of EB2 India or My Life



"...the average net worth of the above average 30 year old is around $250,000. By the time this person is 40, his/her net worth should climb to around $660,000.."

http://www.financialsamurai.com/the-average-net...

I guess, if you are 40 and close to this figure, you could move out and live off your savings in India. Personally, I am no where close and stuck for a long time to come. How does everyone else stack up against these figures?



Are these numbers for family or individual ? i.e if someone is married does he count family net-worth or only his?

Family, I guess. I'll be miserable, if it is individual. That is why not even thinking :)
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 10 Jul 2017
Topic: Future of EB2 India or My Life



You need only certain points to be eligible for social security. If you are working for 10 years in US, you should be eligible. I guess you need US citizenship also to be eligible but not sure on this.



Does anyone have info if we go back to India before getting greened and have 40 credits in Soc Sec if we can get our Soc Sec benefits. I for sure do not want to give Uncle Sama free gift after slogging for 15 yrs

India is in list of countries people of whose origin can get social security payment even if you are not in the US or citizens.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 10 Jul 2017
Topic: Future of EB2 India or My Life

"...the average net worth of the above average 30 year old is around $250,000. By the time this person is 40, his/her net worth should climb to around $660,000.."

http://www.financialsamurai.com/the-average-net...

I guess, if you are 40 and close to this figure, you could move out and live off your savings in India. Personally, I am no where close and stuck for a long time to come. How does everyone else stack up against these figures?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 24 Jun 2017
Topic: H1b extension processing time - Nebraska


people calk me not qualified without knowing how good programmer i am .otherwise how i get job in very very very reputed company?

the real unqualified people are you who judge peoples based on english . who call nicknames for us peopke from south india

j ask simple question ..i am a very simple man . my guruji told 16 is ver auspicous and when i see calendar i jump with joy because it is weekend .i work hard and take morning calls .so 16 being weekend make me happy

someone say i am poor, but i am rich since i am not fool to call others poor based on english . come gave one on one after 16 in program writting

Hahaha... very funny! I completely lost it at, "i work hard and take morning calls"!
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 01 Jun 2017
Topic: H.R. 392, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act


to newbieeb2i,
This thread is not for IV and SIIA supporters. This thread is for discussing for other plans to clear backlog issue.


LOL. Did you even notice the title of the thread? It is: H.R. 392, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act.
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