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Member Profile: dacofee (15 posts)

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Hello, I'm dacofee (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 19 Jan 2018
I have been a member since 01 Dec 2017
I have added 15 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 19 Jan 2018
dacofee's Immigration Cases
 
PERM case: Pending for 26 days (208 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: dacofee Nationality: India
Priority Date:27 Dec 2017Category:EB2
Audit Received?:noAudit Received Date:
Reason for Audit:Audit Replied Date:
Application Status:pendingApproval/Denial Date:
Total Processing Time:Days Elapsed:25 days
Case Added to Tracker: 08 Jan 2018 Last Updated: 08 Jan 2018
Notes:
dacofee's Posts
Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 19 Jan 2018
Topic: Today's Stats from DOL

So, will this shutdown impact PERM processing? Does anyone know if it impacted in 2013?
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 10 Jan 2018
Topic: Today's Stats from DOL


Hi Folks

Quick question. I was going through the iCERT portal. Does the column Job Posting Date indicate the PERM submission/priority date?

I just want to know how to identify the date the PERM was submitted to Check the gap between the last approval date and my PERM date (Dec,17)



Bump.

Anyone with an answer?
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 10 Jan 2018
Topic: Today's Stats from DOL

Hi Folks

Quick question. I was going through the iCERT portal. Does the column Job Posting Date indicate the PERM submission/priority date?

I just want to know how to identify the date the PERM was submitted to Check the gap between the last approval date and my PERM date (Dec,17)
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 08 Jan 2018
Topic: EB ROW injustice

Firstly, if you are making a point, make it in a decent way otherwise don't comment.

You have not seen your family in 7 years? Is that all? My wife couldn't attend his brother's marriage due to last minute issues with VISA (no fault of ours). She even couldn't be besides her father when he was hospitalized for bypass surgery.

My father is going through kidney transplant in next few weeks and I hate the fact that I can't visit him.

Everyone's situation is different, unique in itself and equally painful. Someone would have gone through much worse than both of us. This is not my point. My point is the fact that I need to wait for 30 years to get GC.

I don't know how did you get to lobbying part. And, what do you mean by "stay happy with your GC". Didn't you understand my post? I am probably not going to get my GC in this lifetime. And, please, show a little decency while responding to people.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 08 Jan 2018
Topic: EB ROW injustice

I have gone through most of the posts here and a lot of them make sense. Let me put my 2 cents. My PERM has been filed recently in EB2 India category and I have no expectations to get my GC before 30 years.

Here is my take. I am speaking from a point of view of a hard working person (nationality doesn't really matter) who got an opportunity to come to USA on H1B 5 years back. Let me assure you, I didn't get this opportunity because my Manager offered me one on a coffee table. I had to earn it. I had worked my a** off in the same industry for 5 years before coming to USA often putting more than the required hours (plenty of times at the cost of my family). I had to compete against a lot of folks (equally talented) to get this opportunity. Could I have stayed in India to have a successful life? Sure. Why didn't I do it? For starters, I wanted to broaden up my horizon, get the experience to work first hand with clients and experience culture of a new country.

So, my employer filed my H1B (which I think I deserved but I won't brag about it). Do you think I had a say in the wage level assigned to me? No. Do you think I had a say in the salary I receive? No. Do you think any employer would file your PERM immediately you land in USA? Probably not.

So, let's assume the minimum salary is $150K. Would I have been sponsored by my employer? Maybe, maybe not. It is hard for me to say anything for certain but considering my skill set that is required to run the Project and my overall contribution to the Project, it might have happened.

Fast forward to 2017, my employer files my PERM in EB2 category. I might be eligible for EB1 but my employer doesn't abuse the system. I get what I deserve ethically and by law. This is the bottom line.

So, here is my take - I need to wait 30 years for my Green Card. For the sake of this post, I don't care which Country you are from, I don't care about your VISA type, I don't care about your PERM category but tell me, is it justified for me to wait for 30 years? What do you think is my fault if almost all the parameters that went into the decision to get me to where I am right now were out of my control?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jan 2018
Topic: Moving to Canada/UK ?

Thank you for your thoughts guys!

I know it comes down to personal preference. I really like to idea of "stability" in Canada from VISA/PR perspective. I am so used to USA culture and lifestyle but I really hate the fact that I will be in a constant fear of HIB VISA if I stay in USA.

I really wish immigration process gets better in future.

My other though is the Project itself. At my client, we don't really get Projects for a longer duration. We need to extend the contract every 6 months. This makes the matters worse because I go through the same fear all the time.

I am amazed how some of you have managed to stay here for over 15 years waiting for GC. Maybe your work/project structure is different from my employer/client but I am sure it wouldn't have been less easier for you.

At the end, I might chose "stability" but that would not be an easy decision.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jan 2018
Topic: Moving to Canada/UK ?

Hello,

My PERM has been filed in EB2 India category last month and I have realized that I won't get GC before 20 years.

I am sure there are several people like me especially the ones with PD > 2012. Did you guys think about moving to Canada or UK instead? I am trying to find motivation to stay here for next 20 years but the level of uncertainty is overwhelming.

How are you guys able to stick here for so long? And, specifically, why did you not decide to move to UK or Canada? I am sure a lot of you are part of big companies that have offices in other Countries.
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Posted in Atlanta PERM Forum on 27 Dec 2017
Topic: Dec 2017 Perm Cases

PERM filed today 12/27.

Any idea on expected certification date? I am thinking Apr - May 2018?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Dec 2017
Topic: EB 2 India Priority Date - Decade Wait?

That is a good suggestion.

In fact, I am now focusing on shaping my career that includes higher education. I will also look for better opportunity once I secure my approval on i140. My employer is very good although I won't mind getting a push in my salary :)
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Dec 2017
Topic: EB 2 India Priority Date - Decade Wait?

I hope they are. There is no point of a Merit system if it favors any particular category. It will be interesting to see how it considers existing applications (folks who have waited for several years).
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Dec 2017
Topic: EB 2 India Priority Date - Decade Wait?

That makes sense. Thanks for the response.

Well, I kind of knew that I am going in for a long wait but I am glad neither me or my employer abused the VISA system to get any benefit. I should probably buy bottle of Jack Daniels and enjoy life as it comes.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Dec 2017
Topic: EB 2 India Priority Date - Decade Wait?

Reading these posts here, I have a question.

In 3-5 years, I might be in a very senior managerial/executive position. If I get a job offer from a different employer (assuming I am eligible legally and ethically), can I file in EB1 via the new employer?

Will this impact my EB2 PERM?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Dec 2017
Topic: EB 2 India Priority Date - Decade Wait?

I wish there was a more realistic way of determining when an application will get current (based on some algorithm on increase of applications per year, country quota etc.)

If I wasn't married, I would have gone back to India and entered US (after few years) at Executive/Managerial level to take my chances with EB1 :)
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Dec 2017
Topic: EB 2 India Priority Date - Decade Wait?

Hats off to you and others like you. I cannot even imagine what you would have gone through in these years. My PERM will be filed later this week or first week of Jan, 2018.

My friend from India said the other day, "why do you worry, you are still paid high, just enjoy till you are in US".

When you spend over 10+ years waiting for GC (excluding the time you were in US prior to filing GC), you get tuned as per this country. Everything from medical to travel, grocery shopping, eating out, waking up in morning, sleeping in night is so much shaped by this country.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Dec 2017
Topic: EB 2 India Priority Date - Decade Wait?

Hello all,

This is my first post and I understand that this might have been discussed here multiple time. I am not venting out but I was going through this website - https://www.myprioritydate.com/ and looked at the estimated date an application will become current for Dec 2017 (India) priority date. For priority date in Dec 2017, the website indicates that it will become current (under EB 2 India) category in 2030. This is 13 years of wait.

I am going through the following emotions:

1) I have spent around 4.5 years in US in IT sector and worked very hard to get to where I am right now. I pay my taxes on time, pay medical bills on time, haven't defaulted on any loan and credit card payment.
2) I am in process of planning for family which I couldn't do earlier due to so many uncertainties in life.
3) Every time I need to renew house lease, I spend countless hours to check if extending another year is right decision or not.
4) Every time I do a VISA extension, plan for trip to India, pass through custom, I have this feeling inside me - "is everything going to be alright" (even though I am from a very reputed company who is very ethical in terms of VISA/PERM filing).
5) I have no plans to buy house until I get GC.

My point is this - I am struggling on a daily basis, working hard to put together a family who can have a decent life, enjoy a meal at a restaurant once a month, providing for my family in India with less than $20,000 in my own retirement account. And, then, I understand that I need wait for 13 years to get GC in EB2 with a likely need for extending H1B for 3-4 times (no hard feelings for the website, they have done a great job with helping folks get a reality check).

This is not America's problem. It is a problem with so many people wanting to migrate to US. I am no exception but sometimes life just seems so hard and challenging. I wish it were a little less tough. I am sorry, I said I won't vent out which I probably did. I am just thinking about others (especially in EB3) who have waited for almost 10-15 years and are still in queue. I guess this is the price we need to pay for being hard working and honest people. In the end, I hope its worth it.
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