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Member Profile: AGtracker (196 posts)

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Hello, I'm AGtracker (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 26 Mar 2018
I have been a member since 25 Jun 2007
I have added 196 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 02 Mar 2018
AGtracker's Immigration Cases
 
PERM case: Approved in 78 days (156 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: AGtracker Nationality: India
Priority Date:11 Jun 2007Category:EB2
Audit Received?:noAudit Received Date:
Reason for Audit:Audit Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:28 Aug 2007
Total Processing Time:78 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: Last Updated: 31 Aug 2007
Notes: Hari Patti kab aayegi ?

PERM case: Approved in 201 days (33 days less than average)   (2 comments)
User: AGtracker Nationality: India
Priority Date:13 Mar 2015Category:EB2
Audit Received?:Audit Received Date:
Reason for Audit:Audit Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:30 Sep 2015
Total Processing Time:201 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 09 Feb 2015 Last Updated: 01 Oct 2015
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AGtracker's Posts
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 02 Mar 2018
Topic: Immigration Reform is coming soon

Looks like education paid for the father of Abhinanda Bhattacharyya was a complete failure. If she learnt statistics and knew how to interpret data she would have learnt that per capita(ratio of crimes to number of people) sexual assault , rape , homicide , occurrence of sexually transmitted diseases and gun violence are far far higher in America than in India. Now that she knows this will she quit the US army and come back ?

Stupid male hating feminist !!

My Green card journey
http://ebconsularprocessing.blogspot....
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 15 Feb 2018
Topic: Immigration Reform is coming soon

Yes different employer. I have always kept my GC pursuit and employment(career growth ) separate . The company which filed and managed my GC was a 100 people company. Looks like many folks here might have to do consular processing which very few attorneys know of. My attorney had little clue. So I paid him 2500 for the whole process . Did most of the work myself .

My green card journey
http://ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.c...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 15 Feb 2018
Topic: Immigration Reform is coming soon


Believe it or not in my early 20 something I was an ardent IV supporter , an activist and made to their first lobbying day and protest march in 2007. I met multiple legal liaisons(LL) who worked for the the senators from the list that I had been given and one of the legal liaisons told me what still rings in my ears. I reproduce something close to what the LL said.

"You might run super computers or cut meat , the govt looks at you as labors. The government sees an inherent risk in giving permanent status to such a large group of ethnically homogeneous people( Mexican, Indian or Chinese) at a very accelerated rate. They can then start demanding their own state , representation, religious laws or rights thereby impinging on the basic fabric of America and we cannot constitutionally stop that then since they would all be Americans by law by then.The Government does not see an issue in keeping you folks temporary since they believe that would make you toe the line and remain subservient. The current policy leads to addition of these people at a small incremental rates which we are comfortable with."....He basically asked me get out since there was no point in lobbying .

That was a bit shocking to me as a young man just out of college, but when I looked at from their political perspective it made sense for them to pursue this policy .



Quoted my post from 01-12-2018. Have seen more immigration bills fail than immigrants. Waste of paper.

What did I tell you ? I am seeing this drama from 2004.

When the core belief is what I have documented above , the rest is just a eyewash. The earlier people accept that the more peaceful they would be.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/red-state-democrat...


My green card journey
http://ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.com/2017/0...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 Feb 2018
Topic: Immigration Reform is coming soon

Believe it or not in my early 20 something I was an ardent IV supporter , an activist and made to their first lobbying day and protest march in 2007. I met multiple legal liaisons(LL) who worked for the the senators from the list that I had been given and one of the legal liaisons told me what still rings in my ears. I reproduce something close to what the LL said.

"You might run super computers or cut meat , the govt looks at you as labors. The government sees an inherent risk in giving permanent status to such a large group of ethnically homogeneous people( Mexican, Indian or Chinese) at a very accelerated rate. They can then start demanding their own state , representation, religious laws or rights thereby impinging on the basic fabric of America and we cannot constitutionally stop that then since they would all be Americans by law by then.The Government does not see an issue in keeping you folks temporary since they believe that would make you toe the line and remain subservient. The current policy leads to addition of these people at a small incremental rates which we are comfortable with."....He basically asked me get out since there was no point in lobbying .

That was a bit shocking to me as a young man just out of college, but when I looked at from their political perspective it made sense for them to pursue this policy .

My green card journey
http://ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.com/2017/0...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 Feb 2018
Topic: Immigration Reform is coming soon

I agree and have been seeing the Comprehensive Immigration Reform drama since George W Bush's first term( ended 2004). Three presidential terms later we are still nowhere. When it comes to immigration the industry has every incentive to keep large number of workers temporary so they are obedient and subservient. That keeps wages down and lobbying budgets and campaign donations high and immigration attorney's pockets lined. These temporary workers do not vote or cannot impact the outcome of an election so there is no risk to alienating them either. They have realized that the threat of going back to India is a hollow one and that native countries(India in the largest case) cannot support ALL these returning workers with the lifestyle, compensation or number of jobs that they might seek.

This is a decade old article of the whole CIR drama that unfolded then.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/28/washington/28...

The SKIL bill a joomla from 2006
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http://hammondlawgroup.com/healthcareblog/2006/...



My green card journey
http://ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.com/2017/0...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 29 Jan 2018
Topic: IV proposal on HR392

My previous arguments are were legal arguments. Below are moral arguments.
EB5 visas have their own checks and balances and the investment needed is $500,000 not $2000 dollars as has been proposed. It takes $5000 for an H1B visa and these guys want a green card for $2000.

$2000 is like putting the chump change waste coins in a place of worship hundi and them expecting a blessing for a billion dollar lottery.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 29 Jan 2018
Topic: IV proposal on HR392

Yes I have a GC and I stood in my line for whatever time it took in whatever circumstances where prevalent then (which by the way was not too long ago), as I am now waiting my fair share for citizenship. The act of paying for GC is like paying for a payment seat in Indian technical and medical institutions . This will never fly . Even by a miracle if this passed it will defeated in court. The whole logic is biased , illegal and does not make any sense.

Also why only $2000 for GC , why not give citizenship for (2000x5)$10000. Lets take it further and sell it to people living in India.. why even come to US on H1B .. These days even $300,000 seems like chump change in Big Indian cities. The possibilities on this path are limitless. :-) :-)
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 28 Jan 2018
Topic: IV proposal on HR392

This is an utterly stupid idea. If by paying $ 2000 one can get Green card ( implies citizenship in 5 years ) , then by paying $10000 I must be able to get a senate seat , $100000 become the supreme court judge and 1 million become president. This logic is completely contrived . US citizenship is not something money can expedite.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 31 Dec 2017
Topic: US IT Contracting Experiences

Not sure you read or understood it properly .. I am in AI/ML and Python for 6 years and these are the rates for AI/ML when it came to IT contracts. ( not FTE roles) . I used to be in SAP in mid 2000's when it was the hottest things around .
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 31 Dec 2017
Topic: US IT Contracting Experiences

"A contractor who in the mid 2000’s might have expected to make up to $220 to $240 an hour might be very lucky to make $120 per hour these days."

You referring to this ? This was true in Mid 2000's in the SAP market . I was unfortunately an FTE even then and saw SAP contractors make a ton of money in SAP projects .

Would not want to get into Salary debate here but I can state that with proper negotiation at hire , proper grade , stocks(compounding every year) and at least 90% of eligible bonus paid a person in Google , AWS , MSFT , FB etc can look to make a lot of money starting in year 2 or 3 and hence forth. People earning top 10% of salaries do not care reporting it on Glasdoor.Why would they ?

These are West Coast stats .. Midwest and East coast ( barring a small subsection of wall street Finance) is a different story.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 31 Dec 2017
Topic: US IT Contracting Experiences

2017 was the year when I tried out IT Contracting in the US and documented my experiences in a blog post below. Would appreciate feedback.This blog has been long in the making because I did not want to document experiences which I did not face personally. Happy reading for the last day of the year.

http://ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.com/2017/1...


P.S : I have a Green card
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 24 Oct 2017
Topic: H1B extensions get much harder

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

On April 23, 2004, USCIS issued a memorandum titled “The Significance of a Prior CIS
Approval of a Nonimmigrant Petition in the Context of a Subsequent Determination Regarding
Eligibility for Extension of Petition Validity.” This memorandum directed adjudicators, when
adjudicating petition extensions involving the same parties and underlying facts as the initial
petition, to defer to prior determinations of eligibility, except in certain, limited circumstances.

On August 17, 2015, USCIS issued a policy memorandum titled “L-1B Adjudications Policy”
which directed USCIS adjudicators, in the context of L-1B petition extensions, to give deference to
the prior determinations of eligibility by USCIS, except in certain, limited circumstances.2
For the reasons detailed below, USCIS is rescinding the policy of requiring officers to defer to
prior determinations in petitions for extension of nonimmigrant status as articulated in the above
memoranda. USCIS is also providing updated guidance that is both more consistent with the
agency’s current priorities and also advances policies that protect the interests of U.S. workers.



My Green card Journey
http://ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.com/2017/0...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 05 Sep 2017
Topic: DACA is eliminated

As I had predicted #Trump appeases right wing base & repeals #DACA. Why would he appease liberals & DACA?Neither vote he can count on.

1. DACA's(or parents) can't vote.
2. Left won't vote fr Trump.
3. Left gave birth & supports DACA.
4. Why would #Trump protect #DACA?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 01 Sep 2017
Topic: DACA is eliminated

Dose of Reality : Trump or any other politician does not given a damn about people who cannot vote or whose vote does not count. The left will not vote for him anyways an he knows that. Most Tech CEO's and tech workers are left leaning and have abused and insulted him many times including leaving his CEO council.
He needs to appease the right which he is doing. H1b , Illegals DACA .. none of them can vote , why should he care for them ? All these tax losses and rehire efforts and is just propaganda. There are enough native born Americans to fill roles.


My Green card Journey
ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.com/2017/01/employment-based-green-card-by-consular.html
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 27 Jun 2017
Topic: Drop in Mortgage rates - out of topic but helpful to us all

Would have great if one could have taken a loan in the US and bought a property in India . Interest rates in US are so low vis a vis India( 11% to 13%). But alas it is not possible :-( :-(

--My Green Card Journey
http://ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.com/2017/0...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 23 Jun 2017
Topic: Aus PR or wait for GC

I have lived and worked in Australia even as my GC was pending in US. I can vouch that the quality of life is great , $$ are comparable to US(was better in 2006-9 timeframe) and healthcare and education is state funded and free. You can also work in New Zealand. You can also watch tons of cricket matches in various grounds if you are cricket fan.

--My Green card journey
ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.com/2017/01/employment-based-green-card-by-consular.html
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 09 Jun 2017
Topic: Infosys and Wipro founders may both sell stake!

Looks like founders who are major stock holders are anticipating a slow and sustained fall in the share price of Infosys and Wipro are hence planning to dump their entire stake. The founders are fabulously wealthy when looked at from the stock they own.
This looks like the most ominous sign in my opinion for the Indian IT industry.
http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/c...


My Green card Journey
http://ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.com/2017/0...
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 11 May 2017
Topic: We are doomed....TCS to hire more people

The negative tirade against Indian companies has started after the EB1 spillover stopped. With per country quotas being a joke the only hope that the EB2 chaps had was EB1 spillover and with that not forthcoming there is suddenly a lot of pent up sentiment how bad the Indian SIs are. The anger is completely misplaced and is simply because spillover which they expected is not happening.

There was also a similar tirade against EB2 by EB3 when EB3 started to stagnate in 2005-2009 time frame.The logic then used by EB3 was just 18 months of master course(MS/MTech) or just 5 years of experience cannot justify a different visa category which had visas. There was hence heavy porting to Eb2. But when EB2 also started to stagnate the EB3 tirade sort of melted away. Problem is that there is no way to port to EB1 from EB2.


My Green card Journey blogged from start to finish
Ebconsularprocessing.blogspot.com/2017/01/employment-based-green-card-by-consular.html
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 01 May 2017
Topic: Journey ends - EB Consular processing

Thanks .. I did not find answers to many questions on CP since most folks were on AoS. Even attorneys and paralegals are totally lost on CP on many cases. This blog is intended to help those who take the unbeaten track :-) :-)
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 01 May 2017
Topic: Journey ends - EB Consular processing

You can switch from CP to AOS but that in itself is a long a bureaucratic process since the fine needs to go back from NVC to USCIS. I would recommend getting the GC Through CP and entering with the immigrant visa . Way more faster in my opinion . Keep USCIS out of the process as much as you can . NVC is 10 times faster .
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