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Forum: All other Green Card Issues 08-17-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,771
Posted By a.j.2048
CA and TX started offering in-state tuition only...

CA and TX started offering in-state tuition only after someone on H-4 sued the university systems in court and won.


Similarly, this case will likely be faster served via legal means. It wouldn't...
Forum: Life after Greencard 03-01-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,277
Posted By a.j.2048
You have to file as non-resident for tax if...

You have to file as non-resident for tax if leaving without GC. This attracts an effective tax rate of 45% for tax deferred accounts. Only way to get Governor Romney's rate is to be able to file as a...
Forum: Life after Greencard 02-28-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,277
Posted By a.j.2048
Crazy thing is that the tax laws are structured...

Crazy thing is that the tax laws are structured such that a namesake green card is needed even if moving out of the country. A lot of the EB3I backlog would melt away if the IRS updated the tax law.
Forum: Action Items for everyone 01-30-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,785
Posted By a.j.2048
Well, US citizenship also means being in hock to...

Well, US citizenship also means being in hock to the IRS for life. Even giving up citizenship costs $400, and they'll still come after you for tax. Why would anyone want that?

Non-immigrant...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 01-29-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,965
Posted By a.j.2048
dwai, Take a chill pill. No immigration...

dwai,

Take a chill pill. No immigration bill is likely to pass this decade, despite the atmospherics in the media.
Forum: Interesting Topics 01-17-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 36,546
Posted By a.j.2048
Ask the hiring manager if he will affirm that the...

Ask the hiring manager if he will affirm that the position requires MS+3 or BS+5 when the lawyer asks, since this is what will determine if the lawyer can prepare the case for EB2.

If the manager...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 01-13-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,041
Posted By a.j.2048
My own letters, and all the experience letters...

My own letters, and all the experience letters I've signed for other people matched verbatim with the job ad. These were letters provided by the lawyers on the case, which is why I would suggest...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 01-13-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,041
Posted By a.j.2048
Ask the lawyer handling the case for the draft of...

Ask the lawyer handling the case for the draft of the experience letter(s) that will be needed.

If the existing letters were obtained on your own initiative, it is very likely that they are not...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 01-09-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7,074
Views: 3,229,654
Posted By a.j.2048
Since EB3-ROW is backlogged 5+ years as well,...

Since EB3-ROW is backlogged 5+ years as well, every EB3ROW person who is able to port is moving to EB1 or EB2. This is reducing the spillover to retrogressed countries in EB2, plus also generating...
Forum: Priority dates transfers and Post 140-approval options 01-01-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,323
Posted By a.j.2048
Obviously, this will make it easier to get back...

Obviously, this will make it easier to get back to the USA. This option is also advantageous in case the move happens at least a year after getting the green card, since the right paperwork will...
Forum: Priority dates transfers and Post 140-approval options 12-18-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,459
Posted By a.j.2048
An EB2 2010 PD is unlikely to be current in the...

An EB2 2010 PD is unlikely to be current in the next 5 years, unless the law changes, or a long deep recession chokes off new PERM applications so more numbers become available for the backlog.
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Forum: Interesting Topics 05-15-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,198
Posted By a.j.2048
The laws are restrictive, because US medical...

The laws are restrictive, because US medical associations do not want increased competition that leads to lower wages.

In the short term (5-10 years), there will be no change. Longer term (15-20...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 03-16-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,688
Posted By a.j.2048
Because EB3ROW is stuck in 2006, and a lot of...

Because EB3ROW is stuck in 2006, and a lot of them are porting. Cue the porting chorus :D
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 02-20-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,377
Posted By a.j.2048
If you will file US taxes as a US resident, the...

If you will file US taxes as a US resident, the income in India will have to be included for tax purposes.
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 02-20-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 40,942
Posted By a.j.2048
If counting the derivatives was against the law,...

If counting the derivatives was against the law, this lawyer would have been in court fighting for it on behalf of his clients. Other lawyers like Rajiv Khanna have sued the government for far less. ...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 02-19-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 40,942
Posted By a.j.2048
The guy is a lawyer, so nothing stops him from...

The guy is a lawyer, so nothing stops him from suing the DOS on behalf of his clients if he believes he has a case.
Forum: Interesting Topics 02-11-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,002
Posted By a.j.2048
When prominent GOP leaders are saying women...

When prominent GOP leaders are saying women shouldn't be taking jobs outside the home, what to say of immigrants taking those jobs? The business friendly faction in the party doesn't seem to hold the...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 01-08-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,110
Posted By a.j.2048
Most software jobs are filed as EB2 these days if...

Most software jobs are filed as EB2 these days if the employee has the BS+5 or MS qualification. You should look for a different employer if your employer is not agreeable to file as EB2.
Forum: Interesting Topics 01-05-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,919
Posted By a.j.2048
Our eldest daughter was enrolled a year early...

Our eldest daughter was enrolled a year early (Dec born, August cutoff). We had to talk to the principals of the local public schools until we found one that let her get enrolled.

However,...
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 12-22-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,405
Posted By a.j.2048
There are many immigration application types (for...

There are many immigration application types (for e.g. EB1, EB2NIW) that allow the beneficiary to get an EAD until a decision (even a denial) is reached. In face of the political deadlock, a better...
Forum: Medical exams and related issues 08-16-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,024
Posted By a.j.2048
A blood test should be able to prove you had the...

A blood test should be able to prove you had the vaccinations. Although it might be quicker to just take them again.
Forum: Interesting Topics 07-26-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,675
Posted By a.j.2048
Regarding Air France, I was told about this from...

Regarding Air France, I was told about this from my brother in law as well. Being a USC, he was allowed to go shop and bring back food for the passengers who were stuck.

Indian passengers Paris...
Forum: Interesting Topics 07-26-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,675
Posted By a.j.2048
Avoid KLM as it flies old planes on the India...

Avoid KLM as it flies old planes on the India route. Plus, being Europe, you never know when some crazy Breivek type fellow might decide to let loose.

Try Emirates, Korean, Cathay, Singapore or...
Forum: Analysis Discussion 02-11-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 40,579
Posted By a.j.2048
Having seem a couple of cases in my neighborhood,...

Having seem a couple of cases in my neighborhood, EB2 dates are not moving because the single people who filed I485 during July 2007 are getting married and filing for their spouses. Argument should...
Forum: Interesting Topics 02-09-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 27,338
Posted By a.j.2048
Ah, but terrorists targetting India are welcome...

Ah, but terrorists targetting India are welcome in the USA. Musharraf is welcome to visit and Headley was welcome until he turned against the Europeans. Now see what Indian politicians are welcome in...
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