Is is possible??? - page 2

Hi all! I have a pending green card application *it will turn 2 years this August* and I I'd like to know if I can take the NCLEX-RN exam in Saipan without losing my petition. Is it possible? ... Read More

  1. by   jano
    Dear John83,
    Thanks for taking time to read and answer my message. We share the same views but just double checking with my fellow nurses for assurance. Have you had similar case as mine? Are you from the Philippines and have gone through the Philippine consular processing this type of case. Thanks a lot again. I am still triple checking with diffrent immigration lawyers just to make sure. But havent checked with the immigration lawyer handling my original petition (F2B). You know it costs 100 US dollars just to have that question answered.
  2. by   john83
    To further strengthen what I posted, here is my reference:

    http://gurfinkel.com/immigration_upd...er10-2002.html
  3. by   john83
    Quote from jano
    Dear John83,
    Thanks for taking time to read and answer my message. We share the same views but just double checking with my fellow nurses for assurance. Have you had similar case as mine? Are you from the Philippines and have gone through the Philippine consular processing this type of case. Thanks a lot again. I am still triple checking with diffrent immigration lawyers just to make sure. But havent checked with the immigration lawyer handling my original petition (F2B). You know it costs 100 US dollars just to have that question answered.
    You're welcome. We are nurses helping nurses the best way we can. Hehe, sure, you can always verify and should check many times if in doubt.

    Nope, but I listen to immigration shows even while I'm here in the RP.

    I remember an old song(not too old) from Maja entitled "It's all about the money"...Hehe, it makes sense in this present time.

    Money can be one thing but it can't be everything. We must rely on God and not on material strength. Heavenly treasures do not fade unlike money which is temporary and can be lost or stolen.
  4. by   jano
    Dear John83,
    Thanks a lot, that saves me 100 dollars from the Reeves lawyers. I hope the consular officers here in the Philippines would honor those laws. You know I heard a lot of unjustifiable denials here. Do you also have family petition? Has pending employment based petition? I am now searching for reputable agencies. Thanks so much again.
  5. by   jano
    Dear Suzane,
    Please comment on the post of John83 regarding www.gurfinkel.com. And I quote " EMPLOYER PETITIONS
    "In addition to family petitions, another way to obtain a visa is through an employer's petition, either as: (1) a temporary worker (H-1B), or (2) as a green card holder (Labor Certification).

    Even though a person is under petition by a family member, they can still be separately petitioned by an employer. There is no law barring a person from simultaneously seeking different immigration benefits." Thank you so much.
  6. by   john83
    Quote from jano
    Dear John83,
    Thanks a lot, that saves me 100 dollars from the Reeves lawyers. I hope the consular officers here in the Philippines would honor those laws. You know I heard a lot of unjustifiable denials here. Do you also have family petition? Has pending employment based petition? I am now searching for reputable agencies. Thanks so much again.
    It's a pleasure to be of some help to you jano! Hehe, knowledge must be shared for the good of all.

    The world is never perfectly fair, only God's justice is.

    I have no family-based petition, hehe, I wish I had one. I only have an employment-based petition, under the consular process.

    You're welcome once again! God bless!
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from john83
    It's a pleasure to be of some help to you jano! Hehe, knowledge must be shared for the good of all.

    The world is never perfectly fair, only God's justice is.

    I have no family-based petition, hehe, I wish I had one. I only have an employment-based petition, under the consular process.

    You're welcome once again! God bless!

    Not sure why you wany a family based petition, it would make you close to 40 before you would get to the US.
  8. by   jano
    Dear Suzanne,

    I was only 32 when petitoned by my mother in 1997 and was not yet a nurse then. Now I am 43 and became a nurse just last year 2007. I just want to have a sure job when I leave my country that is why I am considering applying thru an agency here in my country. I am trusting your judgment that is why I am asking for your opinion because I got conflicting views from you, John83 and the immigration lawyers.

    Thanks for any further information.
  9. by   suzanne4
    Do you actually have an employer lined up? Be aware that it is going to be about five years of a wait until you will have a chance at a green card via an employer. There is no way of knowing if one will get it as there are many more applicants than there are visas when they are available. We are currently under a retrogression and have been for sometime, since October/2006.

    Family-based petitions normally take 15 to 20 years to get, they are not something that is done quickly. And as mentioned before, each case is individual and should be discussed with the attorney handling your initial file since they have all of the information related to your specific case.

    You are free to listen to whom you please, just consider the source.
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from john83
    To further strengthen what I posted, here is my reference:

    http://gurfinkel.com/immigration_upd...er10-2002.html
    If you take the time to note the date on this link, it is from 2002 and much information has changed since then. Almost all of it, including H1-B visas for nurses.

    Always make sure that the information that you are posting or referring others to is actually current. This is already 5 1/2 years old, we did not have a retrogression then, either.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jano
    Dear Suzane,
    Please comment on the post of John83 regarding www.gurfinkel.com. And I quote " EMPLOYER PETITIONS
    "In addition to family petitions, another way to obtain a visa is through an employer's petition, either as: (1) a temporary worker (H-1B), or (2) as a green card holder (Labor Certification).

    Even though a person is under petition by a family member, they can still be separately petitioned by an employer. There is no law barring a person from simultaneously seeking different immigration benefits." Thank you so much.
    The link that he referred you to is 5 1/2 years old and the information there is outdated. There is also a retrogression in place now and has been since October, 2006.

    You need to contact the attorney for your case, since there are specifics to that and your attorney is privy to all of the information.

    We have not had H1-B visas for nurses for about four years as a start, since the time that the Schedule A came into being. But that no longer exists. And depending on the state, CA is one that does not accept the H1-B for bedside nurses because of the strong union representation.
  12. by   jano
    Dear Suzanne,
    I am seriously considering one agency referred by a friend who is already working in New York since Dec 2006 (he is lucky he beat the retrogression because he had his visa before retrogression came in place in Oct 2006) thru that agency. But i got to listen to a lot of well meaning and reliable sources before I proceed with an employment petition as I have a pending family based petition plus the fact that EB3 is under retrogression. I just want to put everything in place regarding my intention to migrate to US, then maybe I can work on the options available in other countries like Canada because I am aware that US immigration processing nowadays takes a very long time. A few years ago, my case which is F2B (unmarried sons and daughters of a resident) takes 5 to 7 only for the visa to come. Now my family petition has been pending for almost 11 years. Plus the fact that my mother is already 79 years old now and Lord knows how long we still got to live in this world. This is also the reason why I am seriously considering an employment petition running its course at the same time with my pending famiy petition. Thanks you so mcuh.
  13. by   suzanne4
    First question would be the employer for NY, we have not seen any do any petitioning for the past two years or so as they do not want to wait the several years not knowing when the nurse will be available.

    Also, was your friend petitioned thru an agency there? There have been many issues with the ones that were petitioning in the past there, just have a good read on the Philippine Forum concerning this.

    Send me the name of the employer via pm, do not post it here. Not sure what to tell you other than the fact that it is going to be very difficult to get a decent job in NY with an employer petitioning you, especially since you have only been out of school for a year.

    Where exactly is your mother living?

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