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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

I-485 Advance Parole Denied As I-140 Job Listing Was Wrong

A sad case where improper initial filing of immigration forms resulted in denial of Advance Parole (I-485). Initial job listing was filed as physical therapist by employer but the applicant did not pass certification which resulted in CIS deny the applicant’s I-485 or AP. The efforts to rectify the mistake in subsequent filings did not […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 14, 2011 | Categories: 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

Infosys B1-Visa Fraud Testimony By Jay Palmer

ITBusinessEdge reporting that Infosys employee Jay Palmer who filed complaints on Infosys B1 visas fraud submitted his testimony to Senate Judiciary Subcommitee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. The compliant says that Infosys wrongly used B1 Visas while charging American employers the full hourly rate and paying Infosys employees only Indian salaries thus avoiding taxes […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: July 27, 2011 | Categories: 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

22000 Greencards Gone Wrong From Software Glitch

The dream short lived for 22000 lottery Greencard receivers when they were told of the mistake made by immigration department. The greencard lottery program offers about 50,000 people a year a chance to win US GC. Because of a computer glitch 22,000 people around the world were mistakenly informed last month that they had won […]

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

July 2011 Visa Bulletin – India EB2 Dates Advanced Significantly By 144 Days

Good news to India EB2 visa applicants. The dates moved significantly by 144 days for EB2 category to March 2007. EB3 dates are moving at snails pace of just 9 days. July 2011 visa bulletin link is available here

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: June 12, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration, VisaBulletin

January 2011 Visa Bulletin India Dates EB2 Unchanged, EB3 Advanced By 10 Days

The movement has been slow in January Visa Bulletin with slight improvement. Except for Mexico all other countries remain slightly advanced.

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: December 10, 2010 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration, VisaBulletin