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  1. by   Rep
    Quote from rossario
    Thanks for the reply, are you saying that this must be agreed again by the senate and the congress? Or is it waiting for the signing of the US President? Sorry I'm just a bit confused:spin:
    As said, both houses must approved it and have Bush sign it to become a law.
  2. by   lawrence01
    Quote from rossario
    Thanks for the reply, are you saying that this must be agreed again by the senate and the congress? Or is it waiting for the signing of the US President? Sorry I'm just a bit confused:spin:
    The No Visa Cap for RNs and PTs provision is only a part of The Comprehensive Immigration Bill (Senate version only) and their are 2 versions of the bill: the Senate version and the Lower House Version. They have to be reconciled first because they do not agree on some provisions before a "Compromised" bill from the 2 versions is handed over to the Pres. for signing.

    You may refer to this link for more details: http://www.shusterman.com/npr.html

    However, people are really finding ways for the reversal of retrogression. You may read the link w/c pinoy_guy posted above and there might be a chance that it will be cured by Dec. ( a band-aid solution ) instead of waiting for the above w/c will be taken up again only after the elections.

    It's really confusing but the good thing is that people are really trying to find ways by using diff. routes.

    If you're doing consular processing, you're employer can continue to file your petition and it will be processed up to the National Visa Center but not be interviewed in the U.S embassy until the retrogression is resolved. So, just let a reputable employer file a petition for you.

    Impt. thing is don't rush on signing w/ an agency you are ambivalent on signing with from the start if they are saying that you have to file before Nov. because USCIS will still accept filing via CP even w/ retrogression.

    For more details re: the implications of retrogression if doing AOS or CP pls. refer to the links pinoy_guy gave above or any other immigration websites.

    Hope this helps a bit.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Oct 12, '06
  3. by   kalayaan
    "Individuals in the United States will not be eligible to file the Adjustment of Status Application (Form I-485) unless they previously filed an I-140 petition on October 1, 2005 or earlier. Initial concurrent filings of the I-140 and I-485 will be temporarily unavailable beginning November 1, 2006.


    "Pending Adjustment of Status applications for Nurses and Physical Therapists in the United States will remain pending until additional immigrant visas become available (unless the I-140 was filed before October 1, 2005). The Nurse or Physical Therapist will be able to remain in the United States and eligible to obtain employment authorization during this time."
    Last edit by kalayaan on Oct 12, '06
  4. by   mtreyes
    really frightening.... i rushed everything to finish ielts, cgfns and nclex... well i ended up waiting... welll...
  5. by   slapa
    My I-140 was filled in June 2005, approved in June 2006 originaly consular processing, now I want to switch to AOS and fill I-485.
    I am realy confused if I am hit by retrogression or not. Does anyone know the answer. Thank you!
  6. by   loved
    Quote from mtreyes
    really frightening.... i rushed everything to finish ielts, cgfns and nclex... well i ended up waiting... welll...
    Mtreyes: did you send in your I-140?
  7. by   malia20
    Hi!! I received a letter last July3 from NVC that they have received an immigrant visa petition filed by my employer. Is that already my packet3? Will I be affected by the retrogression since the cut off date is Oct.1? Would very much appreciate for a reply. Thanx!!!
  8. by   mtreyes
    Quote from loved
    Mtreyes: did you send in your I-140?
    yeah everything was filed like the 140, 145, etc.. i got the receipt from INS already..... dont know what will happen next
  9. by   loved
    Quote from mtreyes
    yeah everything was filed like the 140, 145, etc.. i got the receipt from INS already..... dont know what will happen next
    Oh, I think you should be ok. Let us know when you get your I-140 approved. Good luck.
  10. by   loved
    Quote from mtreyes
    LOVED,

    i mean i already submitted my visa screen with the lawyer... by the way, could you please let me know of the response of your lawyer? thanks..... share itto us.... and, lastly, are you also here in LA?
    My lawyer said that if everything was sent and received before Nov. 1st, there is still a good chance to get EAD soon, although the I-485 will be approved until the visa number is available. I think this is ok with people who are filing for AOS.
  11. by   mtreyes
    if this is true, thank God... i already prepapred myself to wait for the greencard... all i need is to start working... what about you LOVED?
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from slapa
    My I-140 was filled in June 2005, approved in June 2006 originaly consular processing, now I want to switch to AOS and fill I-485.
    I am realy confused if I am hit by retrogression or not. Does anyone know the answer. Thank you!
    Where were you born? Where are you currently located?
    You cannot just switch.............you must be in the US for at least 60 days before the petition can be submitted. And do you even have a tourist visa for the US?
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from malia20
    Hi!! I received a letter last July3 from NVC that they have received an immigrant visa petition filed by my employer. Is that already my packet3? Will I be affected by the retrogression since the cut off date is Oct.1? Would very much appreciate for a reply. Thanx!!!
    The packet three is the DS-230, and is not received until the visa bill has been paid.

    If you are not in the final process of already having received a letter with your interview date and you are from one of the countries included, you are affected.

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