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Greencard Per-Country Limits Bill Approved In House Judiciary Committee

The Bill dubbed “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act” targeting highly skilled immigrants was approved in House Judiciary Committee and headed to House Floor. This Bill is proposing to remove per-country limits on available visa numbers that are restricting from country applicants like India or China wait for long times close to 70 years to get […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 29, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

Greencard For foreigners Buying US Homes Worth $500,000

New bill sponsored by Democrat Chuck Schumer (NY) and Republican Mike Lee (Utah) to increase housing demand. This is similar to job creation visa with $500K investment and 10 jobs. This bill if approved may become key to recovery of housing market of US. Key highlights of visa for buying $500K homes: – 3 years […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 23, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

November 2011 Visa Bulletin Advanced By 3.5 Months India EB2, 7 Days EB3

Slow progress again for EB3 India category which advanced by just 7 days. This is unexpected slow movement as fiscal year just started and the dates have been same at snail’s pace.

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 11, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration, OtherNews, VisaBulletin

70 Years Green Card Wait Time For Highly Skilled Indian EB3 Immigrants

National Foundation For American Policy Report The report by NFAP (National Foundation For American Policy) shows the struggles for family and employment based visa category backlogs which potentially can take up to 70 years for an Indian citizen to get Green card in US. NFAP – National Foundation for American Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 6, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

Proposed IDEA Immigration Bill – Make Easy For Employers To Get Greencard For Potential Employees

With US economy in slump, the overhaul of federal immigration policy is near impossible. As the fact is that around 200 of fortune 500 companies are formed by immigrants or the heirs of immigrants in the past few decades. As a stop gap measure, IDEA – acronym for Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America bill is […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 29, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

Citizenship Status For Baby Born Mid-Air Flight Journey

A pregnant mother on doctor’s approval boarded flight and delivered a baby mid-air flight. US Greencard holder Phillipine citizen mother traveling from Manila to SFO, US delivered a baby boy during her flight journey. The questions arises of the baby boy’s citizen ship status if he can be granted US citizenship or Greencard. If the […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 25, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

No More Greencard Approvals This Month

The visa numbers for FY2011 expired early September and there will be no more green cards issued for employment based GC visa categories. This continues till end of October 2011. When new FY2012 begins in October 2011 as indicated in Visa Bulletin the visa number re-issuance starts again. How would this effect people who have […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 16, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

October 2011 Visa Bulletin – India EB2 3 Months EB3 7 Days Advanced

October 2011 visa bulletin is out which is the first for fiscal year 2012. Good news continues for EB2 status holders for India where their dates advanced by 91 days whereas the slow snail pace EB3 continues with just a week advancement.

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 10, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration, VisaBulletin

Key PERM 2011 processing Times And Statistics

Department of Labor released PERM processing stats for 8 months i.e between October 2010 and May 2011. Key takeaways from this release. – Regular PERM processing is taking three to four months on average – 37% Bachelors, 37% Master, 4% PHD and 12% Associate degree, High school or no degree – 29% cases were audited, […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: July 28, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

Bill To Eliminate Per-Country Caps On Green Cards

Currently the USCIS issues 140,000 Green Cards per year and each country is issued no less than 7% of 140K GCs. The new bill which is in draft vesrion introduced by Republicans is asking for no country caps. This will help countries like India and China which are facing numerous years of Green Card Retrogression. […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: July 26, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration