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_________________________________________________________________________________ update 1: on june 6 dos ammended their june visabulletin by adding a new category for nurses (schedule - a) and making it as 'current'. that... Read More

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    There is currently a very large number of new grads, who happen to have tourist visas, coming over, and until the retrogression, were getting AOS made almost immediately. This has also taken quite a chunk out of the number of visas that were available. But not sure when they will begin approval for the nurses that came over on tourist visas who hadn't made any application before, or will give them to the nurses with their families that have been waiting since 2002.

    This bill signing just creates another law.........it doesn't specify as to how it is going to be used, or even when. Immigration hasn't posted anything about it yet. Definitely not in the June bulletin, and still not sure when you will see some of the dates advanced. I don't see them being current for awhile, and especially with all of the new applications that are being entered, at least when they will be accepted. They really need to clear up everyone waiting at the Packet 3/4 Levels first, then proceed. But none of us make the rulings...........so it is still going to be a waiting game.

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    I keep reading here sentimental statements like nurses waiting for visas since 2002. I just do not think it is true.
    Does anyone know of any nurse who has a PD before Jan 1 2004 (and ALL educuational requirements met) still waiting at a PIC country for GC? Very few. (Rep, I know yours is Nov 2003). Many of my friends who have filed papers even on Mar 2004, got their GC and are working here in US.

    EB3 cases as a whole are retrogressed to June 2002 right now but that should not make us to think that Nurses from June 2002 are waiting even now. PD was CURRENT till December 30 2004, and nurse GC used to get approved within 8-10 months then. That means, most of the QUALIFIED nurse GC application filed before Feb 28 2004 might have already been approved before Dec 30 2004.


    On an average how much nurses from PIC (forget family) immigrate to US every year ? Whatever be the reason (Monopoly CGFNS screws up application, failure to clear exams, agency playing cheap games, family issues), I do not think this number would exceed 10K. and it does not matter whether the applicant is doing AOS or CP because the retrogression affects both.

    So if I were correct assuming that VERY few nurse who has PD before Jan 1 2004 is waiting now, and an average 10K visas are used by PIC nurses every year (These two are wild assumptions, no proof or anything) by mid 2005 (july 1), 15K visas are in queue and we have enough.

    Thats why I completely believe Shusterman that nurses are OK for next couple of years. Their's is a reputable law firm and they have all the numbers and professional experience needed for predictions. I just dont think Shusterman made that comment without doing research with numbers and considering families.

    Anyways, I go with shusterman on this.

    I am only anxious about the June 15 bulletin where I hope to see EB3- Schedule A as 'C'.
    Last edit by NYrnTX on May 14, '05
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    Quote from NYrnTX
    I keep reading here sentimental statements like nurses waiting for visas since 2002. I just do not think it is true.
    Does anyone know of any nurse who has a PD before Jan 1 2004 (and ALL educuational requirements met) still waiting at a PIC country for GC? Very few. (Rep, I know yours is Nov 2003). Many of my friends who have filed papers even on Mar 2004, got their GC and are working here in US.

    EB3 cases as a whole are retrogressed to June 2002 right now but that should not make us to think that Nurses from June 2002 are waiting even now. PD was CURRENT till December 30 2004, and nurse GC used to get approved within 8-10 months then. That means, most of the QUALIFIED nurse GC application filed before Feb 28 2004 might have already been approved before Dec 30 2004.


    On an average how much nurses from PIC (forget family) immigrate to US every year ? Whatever be the reason (Monopoly CGFNS screws up application, failure to clear exams, agency playing cheap games, family issues), I do not think this number would exceed 10K. and it does not matter whether the applicant is doing AOS or CP because the retrogression affects both.

    So if I were correct assuming that VERY few nurse who has PD before Jan 1 2004 is waiting now, and an average 10K visas are used by PIC nurses every year (These two are wild assumptions, no proof or anything) by mid 2005 (july 1), 15K visas are in queue and we have enough.

    Thats why I completely believe Shusterman that nurses are OK for next couple of years. Their's is a reputable law firm and they have all the numbers and professional experience needed for predictions. I just dont think Shusterman made that comment without doing research with numbers and considering families.

    Anyways, I go with shusterman on this.

    I am only anxious about the June 15 bulletin where I hope to see EB3- Schedule A as 'C'.
    Those people who are still THERE on their home country and opted on Consular Processing and have years waiting...There could only be ONE REASON...THEY DID NOT PASS THE EXAMS...OR THEY HAVE TO TAKE IT AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL THEY PASS...

    DALE
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    (if in july visa dates do not become current the cut off may move upto any of the two points 30 sept 2004 (end of visa year) OR 31 dec 2004(end of year) (pd cut off that is )ANY COMMENTS ( most have sugessted that pds will be current for july 2005) including hammond/siskind/shusterman /dale /not suzzanne/everbody has differnt views MOST SAY CURRENT BY JULY 2005 i agree good luck good day
    Last edit by kid80 on May 15, '05
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    California is still taking approximately two years from the time that documents are filed until the nurse has the green card. Things have still not been speeded up here. The East Coast has the fastest processing.............
    So it is very conceivsble that someone from 2003 is still waiting...............
    And who has everyhting done.
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    I agree with suzanne, My PD is oct 9, 2003, I applied for california, They really are slow, My papers arrived at the embassy here in UK last Feb 2005. Its all just Wait, wait, wait ,wait!!!
    Last edit by Scalene on May 20, '05
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    Hi: suzanne4.
    I also think that that the 50k new VISAs can only ease the backlog, but can not make the PD current. Think that Philippines also have 3 years backlog in EB3, and most of them are nurses. That is about 60000 VISAs waiting! I am worried about what will happen after the 50k is used up? The HR1268 provided no further suggestion except the 50K new VISAs. A possible scenario is that CIS set a cut off date for Schedule A applicants, such as 01/2004, those with a PD before this cut off date will get their Green cards soon. But what is next? Will nurses who have not benefitted from this 50K VISAs have to go back to wait in EB3 catergories of their countries? That will be chilling fact for those from China and Inida. Nusrse from Philippines may feel better, because they do not have too many other EB3s, and their EB3 PD will move a lot.


    Quote from suzanne4
    There is currently a very large number of new grads, who happen to have tourist visas, coming over, and until the retrogression, were getting AOS made almost immediately. This has also taken quite a chunk out of the number of visas that were available. But not sure when they will begin approval for the nurses that came over on tourist visas who hadn't made any application before, or will give them to the nurses with their families that have been waiting since 2002.

    This bill signing just creates another law.........it doesn't specify as to how it is going to be used, or even when. Immigration hasn't posted anything about it yet. Definitely not in the June bulletin, and still not sure when you will see some of the dates advanced. I don't see them being current for awhile, and especially with all of the new applications that are being entered, at least when they will be accepted. They really need to clear up everyone waiting at the Packet 3/4 Levels first, then proceed. But none of us make the rulings...........so it is still going to be a waiting game.
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    I'm one of those individuals who have all the requirements ready but still here in the Philippines . My PD is February 2004. Got approval from USCIS June 2004, packet three on Oct. 2004, NVC completed processing my papers Jan. 2005. I'm still here due to retrogression. Very frustrating.... indeed.
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    I don't think that 50,000 new visa number is enough to ease the backlog? FYI my PD is April 2002 (visa bulletin June 2002) and still don't have my schedule for interview .
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    i know of nurses with pds of feb 2004 who are in sta tes on green card/i wonder how all of these havenot been cleared/eg april 2002 shocking /between feb 2003 and feb 2004 i dont know of many nurses who are not in states/the per country limit does not apply as long as ac 21 visas are p[resent /SO OK FOR NOW JULY SHOULD BE BACK TO BUSINESS AS NORMAL


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