Immigration News and Updates - page 33

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  1. by   suzanne4
    The Visa Bulletin comes out on the 10th of the month prior, you see delays with it being posted when it is on a weekend day sometimes. But it is never a week or two later.

    Again, do not expect to see jumps in the PD dates. And with any date listed in a Bulletin, that does not go into effect until the first of the month that the Bulletin is published for. So if the Bulletin came out last month, the new dates did not start until the 1st, how in the world do they know what exactly is available and who wants what in just a day or two. It takes time to get the Visa Bulletin together, it is not done just over night.

    And again, there are still many more that are applying than there are going to be visas available. Period.
  2. by   english_nurse
    dont tell me, we are all supposed to be in nursing for the glamour.....


    HAHAHAHA
  3. by   1995botosani2007
    Good to know. Thank you.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from RNGrad2006
    Point well taken. I feel the same way at times and read this site daily for news and information from those that are able to decipher what is going on in the news. On the immigration note my family has made a lot of sacrifices and we are anxious to see an end to the retrogression. It seems the government is pretty determined in passing CIR. I am really worried what this will mean for nurses. The more I read about it the more worried I become. I read somewhere today that Visas for parents of U.S. citizens would be capped annually at 40,000 and those for spouses and children at 87,000". I am not sure if that would mean that my family would have to leave the US when we are able to apply and wait for Visas if only the primary is given a Visa, or if that would just mean a further delay for all of us since dependents are limited. Currently we are in a holding pattern and can't visit our families and I have an ailing father who I have not seem for quite some time. I am hoping we will know soon if an end of retrogression is in sight.
    CIR was originally created to deal with illegal immigrants and temporary workers here for a limited time. Nothing more and nothing less. Then it was decided by a few that it should emcompass everyone. But when you add nurses to it, any change to any bill for nurses would be tied to the rest of the CIR, and that was never a good move from day one.

    Again, you are speaking of things that are in the CIR and do not apply to you in most cases. Your family would be petitioned at the same time as you, what you are reading about is when family members are petitioned once you have your citizenship and could petition your parents, etc. Or siblings. Your spouse and children would be included as your dependents and do not have to leave the country. You are speaking of something that only affects those that you could petition to join you after you have become a US citizen.

    Still do not see the CIR passing as it is. There have already been so many changes that it is not even the same as when it was first written.
  5. by   jonRNMD
    this is funny....

    where is the supposedly non-immigration debate now? deleted? are we having censorship here now? i LOVE reading it by the way
  6. by   RGN1
    I use this thread regularly to gauge the latest thoughts on anything immigration related. I'm glad the thread was not closed because it's an important source of info for us foreign nurses waiting to come over and it was getting silly, not to mention way off the topic!

    looks like it may have been "tidied up" but I'm glad it has been!!
  7. by   RNGrad2006
    Quote from suzanne4
    CIR was originally created to deal with illegal immigrants and temporary workers here for a limited time. Nothing more and nothing less. Then it was decided by a few that it should emcompass everyone. But when you add nurses to it, any change to any bill for nurses would be tied to the rest of the CIR, and that was never a good move from day one.

    Again, you are speaking of things that are in the CIR and do not apply to you in most cases. Your family would be petitioned at the same time as you, what you are reading about is when family members are petitioned once you have your citizenship and could petition your parents, etc. Or siblings. Your spouse and children would be included as your dependents and do not have to leave the country. You are speaking of something that only affects those that you could petition to join you after you have become a US citizen.

    Still do not see the CIR passing as it is. There have already been so many changes that it is not even the same as when it was first written.
    That makes me feel better. Thank you for the clarification. There is so much information going around as you well know and it is hard to know what is valid. I like you am very much against CIR in particular for the impact it could have on America. I would much rather wait longer than to pass a bad bill. Do you have any insight in the Cantwell Amendment? I have read it has some revisions to it. I realize that it may not even pass but just wondering what you know about it.
    Last edit by RNGrad2006 on Jun 14, '07 : Reason: typo
  8. by   lawrence01
    Some of the posts posted here were already moved to a separate thread of it's own in the Phil. forum as it has already strayed from the main topic.

    Thank you for understanding.
  9. by   karolina
    hey Lawrence,
    Visa bulletin is so optimisitc,,, my I140 was approved in december 2006. any chance i can get green gard before next retrogression will hit.. thanks Lawrence for all support and not to mention that y always have good word for nurse
  10. by   karolina
    Lawrence, one more question,,,
    are they going to process nurses files at all, as before we were schedule A
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from karolina
    Lawrence, one more question,,,
    are they going to process nurses files at all, as before we were schedule A
    your file will be completed the same as other E3's so depending on demand is dependant on how long it is before you get a visa. Don't forget E3 covers others as well as nurses.
  12. by   lawrence01
    Agree w/ Anna. It depends on the demand. Those already way ahead in the line for an interview has the greatest chance.

    Those files still in the NVC (for those going the CP route) will have their Visa fee bills sent and DS-230 forms accepted (if paid for) as long as it is "Current". Up to when it will remain Current will be dependent on demand from each country. Some countries will go back to retrogression much earlier than some because of high demand of visas. India and China are one of these countries because of high demand of visas from other fields other than nursing, followed closely by PI and Mexico. The "others" will prob. retrogress a little bit later compared to the PIC, plus Mexico countries because of traditionally lower demand but will still retrogress again eventually.

    Those who have filed AOS will also benefit in that as long as it stays "Current" and no one knows for sure until when will it stay that way, the processing continues but there is a line for this too, so if your AOS (I-485) case wasn't taken up when everything was still current then it stops or gets on-hold again. Besides, they do have the EAD they can renew anyway so I wouldn't be worried to much for those who have EADs.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Jun 15, '07
  13. by   lost_stranger
    The I-140 processing dates of the Texas Service Center, which used to be Nvember 13th 2006 as of this Friday, have now regressed to August 1st 2003!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How can this hapen? Does this mean that most petitions have been pending since 4 years???

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