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Member Profile: GeorgeCostanza (61 posts)

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Hello, I'm GeorgeCostanza (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in on 01 Dec 2017
I have been a member since 17 Sep 2015
I have added 61 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 01 Dec 2017
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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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Posted in I-140 Forum on 16 May 2017
Topic: H4 dependents (kids) when they turn 21?


Last few posts are the reason I rarely voice any opinion here or participate in discussions. People who are not affected due to this inhumane rules wil never recognize that the law is broken when one person has to wait 16+ years after spending all their adult life in the country while someone else can just walk in and be GC holder and a citizen in merely 6-7 years max. Indian people and their kids must suffer just because of accident of birth happens to be at particular cordinate point on earth. According to some, there is nothing wrong wih this situation which only demonstrates their lack of empathy and decensy. This is my last post on the topic. Hopeing that many more kids who will face this issue in coming years dont have to go through what I have already been through and going through. This is why advocacy is important....we'll prevail because we wre not asking for a special treatment but asking for fair treatment where law is unfair. This is why law needs to be changed.

I am really sorry for your situation even though I am not much better. Ignore those people. Most of them are trolls and have hidden agendas. Just because someone is saying that they are Indian and also in the backlogged does not mean that they are. It is a faceless forum.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 16 May 2017
Topic: H4 dependents (kids) when they turn 21?






You probably didn't understand his case. He came to the US only when he was 18 yrs old. This is not any different from a 18 yr old student coming to US on F1. Ok wait, it probably was much easier for the 18 yr old to come to US with parents compared to the 18yr old F1 student, so I see the "HUGE" difference.

Why would a 18 yr old coming to US with his parents deserve a GC any more than the 18yr old F-1 student? Sense of entitlement is mind boggling.


Because "he" was already part of a GC application for 3 years which somehow got delayed. "He" aged out at 21 and then had to start as an F1 student. And, everyone on the original application got their green cards while "he" had to start over. There is no entitlement here, only sad turn of events because of some lazy a** government departments and stupid rules.



Glass half empty half full, the 18yrs/21yrs shouldn't be complaining, they have way better quality of life in this country than millions of kids around the world. As a parent you want the best for your kid, whether it is GC, Citizenship or a plot in mars nothing wrong with that thinking process too. You can be sad/happy for anything in life, it all boils down to your perspective of the contents in the glass !

Thank you, baba Ram Dev!! How would we have survived the misery of this world without your teachings!
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 16 May 2017
Topic: H4 dependents (kids) when they turn 21?




You probably didn't understand his case. He came to the US only when he was 18 yrs old. This is not any different from a 18 yr old student coming to US on F1. Ok wait, it probably was much easier for the 18 yr old to come to US with parents compared to the 18yr old F1 student, so I see the "HUGE" difference.

Why would a 18 yr old coming to US with his parents deserve a GC any more than the 18yr old F-1 student? Sense of entitlement is mind boggling.


Because "he" was already part of a GC application for 3 years which somehow got delayed. "He" aged out at 21 and then had to start as an F1 student. And, everyone on the original application got their green cards while "he" had to start over. There is no entitlement here, only sad turn of events because of some lazy a** government departments and stupid rules.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 16 May 2017
Topic: H4 dependents (kids) when they turn 21?



No one is saying the H4 kids have right to the GC but the fact of the matter is only reason they have not being granted GC is because their parents happen to be from a particular country. Its beyond hypocracy to say that they have been unjust to request being trated equally as any other kid would. I have spent all my adult life from age of 18 till 35 in this country, mind you every single day as a legal document holding individual but somehow If I expect to be treated as a permenant citizen even after growing up here, educating here, working here and paying taxes is being too demanding. Wow...words cant even describe people like you. Generally I'm a silent reader of trackitt and dont post much or comment here but this issue hits home for me. Try putting yourself in my shoes and then preach your logic.



While I can understand your situation, how are you any different from someone coming to the US for their Bachelors degree at 18-19 years of age? Almost everyone I know who have come here for Bachelors degree in the 21st century are still awaiting their GC.

Again, not to discount your frustration, but I am trying to show you some perspective here..


The difference is that they aged out as the application moved along, were kicked out of their parents' application and had to start over. It is a HUGE difference.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 16 May 2017
Topic: H4 dependents (kids) when they turn 21?



No one is saying the H4 kids have right to the GC but the fact of the matter is only reason they have not being granted GC is because their parents happen to be from a particular country. Its beyond hypocracy to say that they have been unjust to request being trated equally as any other kid would. I have spent all my adult life from age of 18 till 35 in this country, mind you every single day as a legal document holding individual but somehow If I expect to be treated as a permenant citizen even after growing up here, educating here, working here and paying taxes is being too demanding. Wow...words cant even describe people like you. Generally I'm a silent reader of trackitt and dont post much or comment here but this issue hits home for me. Try putting yourself in my shoes and then preach your logic.



I understand your plight... but it does not remove the fact... you do not have a legal right to a GC regardless of how long you live here. The truth (that you may not wish to see) is that no one forced you to be here. You could have left at any time.

The only reason that you were not granted a GC earlier is very simple - there FAR too many people from your country clogging the line. Again you may not like it, but America chose to restrict the number of visas granted equally granted to every foreign country more than 40 years ago. As you said, India was current in 2001, so this is not a decision that was made to deliberately hurt Indians. Do you also put yourself in the shoes of non-Indians who increasingly no longer have a shot at the H1B visa because over 80% of it goes to Indians every year? Or you don't care about that?

If that person does not deserve a GC, I do not know who does. All they are saying is that it is a sad sad state of affairs, and I agree with them. No one needs you to preach them how the laws currently work. We know it.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 05 May 2017
Topic: Wife commits suicide after h1 denial

You can troll all you want, and have the gullible fall for it. But, there is a line that should not be crossed. With this thread, you did just that. 'all I'm saying.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 05 May 2017
Topic: Wife commits suicide after h1 denial

May her soul Rest In Peace!
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