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Member Profile: h4curse (22 posts)

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Hello, I'm h4curse (report this user)
I am from United States
I last logged in on 03 Aug 2017
I have been a member since 09 Sep 2016
I have added 22 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 03 Aug 2017
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 03 Aug 2017
Topic: RAISE ACT - The Good and the Bad

From where did you get the "negative points based on country of origin" pointer? Is it mentioned in the draft ACT?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 02 Aug 2017
Topic: Merit based immigration

I feel - getting rid of country quota will be the biggest positive. Canada and Australia immigration process with Cotton quoted do not have such quota either.

If I do my maths right irrespective the points we score the current backlog of GC for India and China is no more than 50k-60k (including EB 1,2,3). If the country quota is removed we can be looking at a 3-4 year turn around. People scoring high may get in 1-2 years, low scorers in 3-4 in worst case scenario.

Note: in 4 years we will have 4 x 140,000 = 560,000 GC places to apply for (assuming no country quota) which is enough to make every one and family members happy.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 02 Aug 2017
Topic: Merit based immigration

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Posted in I-140 Forum on 02 Aug 2017
Topic: Merit based immigration

I see the upper cap remains as 140,000. But I did not read country quota anywhere.

If that is true, can we say that HR392 is automatically implemented if the passes i.e, removing country quota?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 02 Aug 2017
Topic: I-140 approved, H4 EAD for spouse or take the F1 OPT route?

Glad to hear from an HR's perspective. But respectfully I do not agree.

By definition discrimination means "unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things".

Legally, a graduate from a college on F1 has equal right to compete for a job as a citizen or green card holder. Stating that in a job description and not even giving a fair chance to someone to prove their worth is unjust and prejudicial treatment in my opinion.

I understand company's perspective - they want to manage uncertainty / risk. But that has always been the source of discrimination. Isn't it? Look back into history - British did the same with Indians - treating them equal was a "risk" and did not benefit them in long run. Black people are treated as risk by the white community resulting in unjust law enforcement.

Instead of avoiding the risk by adding filters, the corporate should join hand and lobby with government to mitigate the risk instead.

That in my opinion is the right thing to do.

PS. We can of course agree to disagree.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 02 Aug 2017
Topic: I-140 approved, H4 EAD for spouse or take the F1 OPT route?

I was in a similar situation. I went for F1 route and kept H4 EAD as backup. From my experience:

1. Getting job on H4 EAD is not easy at all as compared to having a H1B or F1. I tried before applying for F1. Companies are not certain on H4 EAD future and most of the HRs don't even understand H4 EAD so I faced a lot of rejections at the initial stage itself.

2. I invested ~50K in American education system to be employable. Thought process behind it:
2.A. ROI - Completed my masters in 1 year. No loan. Expecting to land a job of > 100k.
2.B. US Degree - I did my MBA from India from one of the top 4 in India. No one cares about it here. Even my strong alum base was helpless in providing sponsorship. Having a degree from US will (hopefully) go longer. And as I am interviewing, I can see the difference.

Things to keep in mind: Life is not easy after F1 too. In general companies are skeptical. A lot of them have already started discriminating against folks seeking sponsorship on the job description itself. It was not the case last year. I have been giving interviews since past 3-4 months. 90% of them are keeping me hanging quoting they are preferring US citizens and GC holders and I am on standby.

So be prepared to be patient.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 25 Jul 2017
Topic: H.R. 392, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

I have been tracking Judiciary committees calendar.

https://judiciary.house.gov/calendar/?subcommitt...

However, I could see only coming weeks agenda. Wondering if any one know how their schedule works? Do they publish agenda for coming few months? How can we be sure they will pick up HR392 for discussion or just archive it forever? If there anything we can do (not talking about co-sponsors, I believe we have enough, not that it matters much when it comes to voting) or just play the waiting game?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 25 Jul 2017
Topic: H.R. 392, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

Congressman from my region are already co-sponsors. I have my full support to the people who are going out of their way to make this a reality. Kudos to them!

As you are working closely with the advocacy groups, I will appreciate if you can share your wisdom and help others as you have a better understanding/insights on the situation?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 25 Jul 2017
Topic: H.R. 392, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

What kind of advocacy are you talking about?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 25 Jul 2017
Topic: H.R. 392, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

Any idea when H392 will be on the floor for voting? Is there a schedule of sorts? How can we track what progress House Committee on the Judiciary is making?

PS. I am aware of this site - https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/hou...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jul 2017
Topic: Employee change on H1B - Recent Experience

Thanks. Did your friend switch after the premium processing was discontinued?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jul 2017
Topic: Employee change on H1B - Recent Experience

Thanks.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Jul 2017
Topic: Employee change on H1B - Recent Experience

Hi All - Based on recent experience can anyone share the timelines to switch H1B from Company A to Company B?

Few of my friends who did it last year told the processing takes around 15-20 days but those were pre-Trump days when H1B premium processing was still valid. Does the hold-off on premium processing has any affect on job switch on H1b?

Will appreciate your help.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 28 Jun 2017
Topic: Switcthing jobs after 140 approved

Thanks!
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 26 Jun 2017
Topic: Switcthing jobs after 140 approved

All - My I140 got approved in Apr (PD - Jan 23). I am planning to start job hunt asa the 180 day cool off period is over.

I would like to hear from people in similar situation about their experience in job switch after I140 approved. Few specific things I am looking for are:

1. Did you negotiated GC process to be initiated in new organization during interview?
2. What if the new company has a policy to wait before they start GC (1 year or so). Does risk retention of priority date ?
3. Did your previous company withdraw 140 petition? Can we ask them not to?
4. What is the risk for dependent who is working on H4 EAD while the transition happens? How did can we avoid the risks?
5. When does the 180 counter start? from PD or I140 approval date?
6. Things things to keep in mind while making a switch to ensure PD is retained?

Any other tips/suggestion/lesson learnt?

Your experience will help me avoid pitfalls.

Thanks.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 09 Jun 2017
Topic: H.R. 392, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

Anyone knows why H.R.213 died after being referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. It was in the same stage as what H.R.392 is.

Any idea what will be different this time?

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/hou...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 05 May 2017
Topic: HR 392 : On its way forward . Lets Unite .

Any one knows how bills are sequenced in house? It is definitely not first come first basis.

In other words, when will H.R. 392 be "ready" to be brought on the floor?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 05 May 2017
Topic: HR 392 : On its way forward . Lets Unite .

If all goes well and H.R. 392 becomes a law this year. How long will it take to clear the back logs and make dates current? Wondering if anyone created a statistical model for it?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 05 May 2017
Topic: H.R. 392, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

If all goes well and H.R. 392 becomes a law this year. How long will it take to clear the back logs and make dates current? Wondering if anyone created a statistical model for it?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 05 May 2017
Topic: H.R. 392, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act

Any one knows how bills are sequenced in house? It is definitely not first come first basis.

In other words, when will H.R. 392 be "ready" to be brought on the floor?
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