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Member Profile: raj12232008 (36 posts)

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Hello, I'm raj12232008 (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 23 Apr 2018
I have been a member since 05 May 2009
I have added 36 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 23 Apr 2018
raj12232008's Immigration Cases
 
I-485 case: Pending for 1332 days (659 days more than average)   (0 comments)
User: raj12232008 Nationality: India
Country of Chargeability:IndiaApplicant Type:primary
Service Center:TexasCategory:EB2
Priority Date:23 Dec 2008Application Filed:02 Sep 2014
USCIS Received Date:04 Sep 2014USCIS Notice Date:17 Sep 2014
USCIS Receipt Number:I-140/485 Filing:non-concurrent
I-140 Processing Type:premiumI-140 Approval Date:26 Jun 2014
First Fingerprint Date:10 Oct 2014Second Fingerprint Date:
RFE Received?:yesRFE Received Date:07 Mar 2018
Reason for RFE:03/16/2018: RFE asking for medicals for both primary and spouse. 04/28/2016: Primary: EVL + Medicals Secondary: MedicalsRFE Replied Date:06 Apr 2018
Case Transferred to:Transfer Date:
Name Check Status:Name Check Approval Date:
I-485 Status:pendingI-485 Approval/Denial Date:
Card Production Ordered:Card Received Date:
EAD Applied?:yesAP Applied?:yes
EAD Approval Date:25 Nov 2014AP Approval Date:25 Nov 2014
EAD Received:AP Received:
Time to Get EAD Approval:84 daysTime to Get AP Approval:84 days
Time to Get Fingerprinting Done:38 daysTotal Time to Get GC:
Most Recent LUD:07 Mar 2018Days Elapsed:1332 days
Experience:
Case Added to Tracker: 01 Oct 2014 Last Updated: 15 Apr 2018
Notes:

I-140 case: Approved in 30 days (145 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: raj12232008 Nationality: India
Applicant Type:primaryService Center:Vermont
Category:EB3Priority Date:23 Dec 2008
Application Filed:31 Oct 2010USCIS Received Date:07 Nov 2010
USCIS Notice Date:USCIS Receipt Number:
I-140/485 Filing:non-concurrentProcessing Type:premium
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:30 Nov 2010
Total Processing Time:30 daysMost Recent LUD:
Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 03 Apr 2014 Last Updated: 03 Apr 2014
Notes: Employee-Vendor-Client arrangement

I-140 case: Approved in 11 days (164 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: raj12232008 Nationality: India
Applicant Type:primaryService Center:Texas
Category:EB2Priority Date:23 Dec 2008
Application Filed:15 Jun 2014USCIS Received Date:17 Jun 2014
USCIS Notice Date:26 Jun 2014USCIS Receipt Number:
I-140/485 Filing:non-concurrentProcessing Type:premium
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:26 Jun 2014
Total Processing Time:11 daysMost Recent LUD:
Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 27 Jun 2014 Last Updated: 27 Jun 2014
Notes: EB3 --> EB2

PERM case: Approved in 289 days (55 days more than average)   (1 comment)
User: raj12232008 Nationality: India
Priority Date:23 Dec 2008Category:EB3
Audit Received?:noAudit Received Date:
Reason for Audit:Audit Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:08 Oct 2009
Total Processing Time:289 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 08 Oct 2009 Last Updated: 08 Oct 2009
Notes: BTech+9yrs ... employer informed me that they just got an email from the Labor Department, saying that they have reviewed my case and will be approving it shortly. My Good-Luck for everyone awaiting approval.

PERM case: Approved in 456 days (222 days more than average)   (0 comments)
User: raj12232008 Nationality: India
Priority Date:02 Jan 2013Category:EB2
Audit Received?:yesAudit Received Date:23 Jun 2013
Reason for Audit:Wanted to review the whole 9 yards of the recruitment process (I guess this was because it was the 1st labor filed by this company)Audit Replied Date:21 Jul 2013
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:03 Apr 2014
Total Processing Time:456 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 03 Apr 2014 Last Updated: 03 Apr 2014
Notes: EB3-->EB2, different company
raj12232008's Posts
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 23 Apr 2018
Topic: EB2 PD 2008 India - updates

Looking for some advice - on whether to let H1 go, or renew.

My PD is 23rd Dec 2008, and my H1 is up for renewal in by end of July 2018. I do have an EAD.
I will really have to push my employer much, and haggle with them for spending another $5000 for H1 extension (with changed SOC codes). Besides, I hear that H1 extensions are now themselves a pain with recent rule changes.
If I do not extend, I permanently loose H1 status, and become EAD dependent.

So is it worth it to annoy the employer, when they believe I should just stick to EAD?
What is the general trend with the folks that have their EAD?

Appreciate any feedback / risks-advice / best path ....
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 19 Mar 2018
Topic: EB2 PD 2008 India - updates

RFE for Medicals only for both Primary and Spouse.
Am with the same company, though my career and title has progressed significantly.
So is there a pattern now for not requesting Supp-J ?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 22 Feb 2018
Topic: EB2 PD 2008 India - updates

did you change address since filing the I-485?

My address also changed, and I had requested change of address, and that update used to show against my case on USCIS Case Status site. I checked today, and those line-items related to address change on the I-485 are missing??

Any ideas anyone?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 11 Jan 2018
Topic: Should I report this?

So is this an outright fraud, where the person never worked on those projects listed? Or is it a case of where no clarity was provided on if he worked there as an employee or as a contractor?

Because if it is simply a situation of him being contractor, and him actually working on those companies' projects, then your argument does not hold water. But otherwise, if the person has zero to do with anything on his resume, then report away.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 15 Dec 2017
Topic: Employment-Based Adjustment Interviews: FAQ Fragomen

So this interview process applies only for those who filed AOS after March 2017??
This clearly has no longterm relevance to EB2 filers then, and appears directed towards EB1 fraud.

Is that the takeaway from new rule?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 13 Nov 2017
Topic: December 2017 visa bulletin

December 2017 VB:
EB2-I - 1st November 2008 ... a 3 week's movement confirmed

EDIT: and now begins the slowdown phase, as there are ~1100 cases in November & December alone
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 05 Oct 2017
Topic: Nov 2017 VB Prediction

"==> Many from Eb2I and Eb3 I porting to Eb1. With this rate there will be a point Eb1 will downgrade"

I thought there is no path for that upgrade if you aren't a Researcher/Scientist. Please educate me how that can be done (upgrade to EB1), because I would want to upgrade from EB2.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 27 Jun 2017
Topic: Passport expires in 2 months and filing my ead renewal

How much earlier than the Passport expiry date, could one apply for renewal?
Mine expires at the end of 2018 .... can I get it renewed right now in June 2017 ... just to get that task out of the way?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 26 Jun 2017
Topic: EB1- WITCHS (Wipro,Infosys,TCS,Cognizant,HCL,syntel,)

Cheap?? perhaps the WITCHES are ... but not rest of the crowd (on EB2 atleast, and very likely EB3 as well).

And as for EB1A/B, you are unknowingly talking nonsense ... out of gut-feel and not facts.
Agreed that Medical Doctors make a lot, but rest of the PhDs (who are the bulk of EB1A/B) do NOT make more than the non-WITCH IT folks when averaged.

The below is for H1Bs:
“Survey data shows that commercial employers pay far higher salaries than academic employers, and that average 2014 salaries didn’t exceed $60,000 until after age 34. In 2015, … academic life-science salaries averaged out to $90,843, versus $131,079 in the commercial sector. The university vs. commercial salary gaps are also visible at job-search sites, even though scientists in both workplaces perform similar work. An entry-level postdoc scientist in a university earn[ed] roughly $44,000, while [a] new ‘research associate’ at a minor drug-company earned $70,000.”

EB1-C is an outright fraud because it provides reservation for "International Managers", without allowing competition from Non-resident Local Managers. The lower salaries of EB1A/B lets the EB1-C's low salaries pass through undetected for the fraud that it is.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 25 Jun 2017
Topic: EB1- WITCHS (Wipro,Infosys,TCS,Cognizant,HCL,syntel,)

Not a difficult subject .... the EB2's complaint is straightforward ... and it is that:
An EB2 has no path to upgrade to EB1-C, no matter what management position he or she holds.
This is because this person cannot claim "International Manager" tag, as he is "Local Manager" ... even if he has moved up to being the CEO of the US company.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 01 May 2017
Topic: planning to switch on ead

Why would an employer not sign on Supplement-J , if they are ok issuing the EVL?
I mean, what is specifically in Supplement-J that will make the employer to hesitate?
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 18 Apr 2017
Topic: Trump EO on H-1B visa program

what does this clause mean:

Examples of H-1B fraud indicators may include:
* The H-1B worker is not performing the duties specified in the H-1B petition, including when the duties are at a higher level than the position description.

This is published on USCIS website:
https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temp...
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 07 Apr 2017
Topic: May 2017 - Visa Bulletin Prediction

"I recently asked my employer to restart again because I got promoted"

Why would you restart GC if you are in the same company, but just got promoted?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 21 Mar 2017
Topic: Preparing Supplement J

When you file Supplement J provocatively, does USCIS issue any "Approval Notice" about whether it has determined it as valid for "same or similar" job classification?
Or, does that just sit on your pending AoS file until PD becomes current, and processing of AoS resumes?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 21 Mar 2017
Topic: Preparing Supplement J

What if you are promoted within the same company, with a new title?
Is that treated as a "New Job" and therefore require Supp J?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 15 Mar 2017
Topic: H1B Journey of last 13+ YEARS and today's denial(Urgent!!!!)

This is so disappointing :(
Hope you are able to overcome this .... use good lawyers.
Others, if they went through such situation, should share as well .... it helps everyone.

Is'int H1 amendment just LCA update, without having to have a new H1 extension/approval?
Why would they object to that?
1. Did your job title change?
2. Did your salary change too much?
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 06 Feb 2017
Topic: Mar-2017 VISA bulletin Predictions

Another huge flaw in EB1C case is that one cannot port from Eb2 to Eb1C.
So that is discriminatory.
A Director on EB2, working 10-15 years with American firm cannot upgrade, while a random dude from India, with 8yrs exp., can assume a fake title of "Sr. Manager" (in collusion with his company ... which happens almost all the time) and walk right in to his reserved seat @EB1C
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 24 Jan 2017
Topic: Does 'America First' include green card holders?

So one can understand that those who hold GC will not be affected in any real sense.
Even if you hold an H1B and continue working where you are, you would very likely be ok.

The gray area might lie in situations where a change is effected, like:
1. What about those who hold H1B, and are transferring to another company? Will they be discouraged in any way, like through additional requirements to meet?
2. What if you are on EAD, waiting for AoS, and switch jobs? Would policy discrimination kick in then?
3. What about EB1s?
4. .... yada yada

But perhaps everything will be ok afterall :)
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 13 Oct 2016
Topic: FY 2017 - India Retrogression

I think, if there are no more EB3 left to port from 2007 & 2008, and no spillover expected, then there might be no retrogression .... just a predictable, linear, & cautions forward movement
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 06 Oct 2016
Topic: November 2016 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Dude ... you kidding me??
Keep on posting!!
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