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Reducing Green Card Backlogs

Discussion in 'Visa Modernization' started by divinewind, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. groot

    groot Member

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    It's an irony that they use democrats core principle of union but then think like right wingers on the job
     
  2. Kamakazee

    Kamakazee Super Moderator

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    They take the worst principles of both parties and operate accordingly.
     
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    Jay P New Member

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    So does that mean if a corrupt field officer is always protected from prosecution judgement because of immunity you have mentioned?
     
  4. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    That is exactly what it means. Every year there are literally dozens of criminal prosecutions of corrupt immigration officials. This is generally kept pretty quiet, but if you look for the news, you can find it. This does not include the ones who simply disregard HQ policies and pursue their own rogue agendas.
     
  5. Jay P

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    I am pretty sure they have a bunch in every field offices
     
  6. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    The sad thing is that the incompetents and bad actors drive out the good people in the field offices.
     
  7. msr

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    Hi Ron,
    Is there anyway to change the mentality or thought process of so called incompetents & bad actors ? Just wondering what is the reason behind their attitude towards immigrants. It can't be just "racism". It has to be something more than that to hate legal immigrants this way.
     
  8. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    I can't count the number of INS/USCIS adjudicators who have told me how "unfair" it is that H1Bs and EB immigrants come here and get paid high five and low six figure salaries. When I've suggested that they (a) get a real job; and, (b) get a degree the conversation usually ends. I think their attitude is pretty much "I have my GED and that should be good enough!"
     
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  9. s_gan

    s_gan Super Moderator

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    It is liberalism and socialism that is hampering any relief to legal immigrants. Let us also not forget that there is rampant abuse of H1B visas.
     
  10. s_gan

    s_gan Super Moderator

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    I still see people in this forum who complain that they have not got a project even after 3 months into H1B.

    I personally know people who got their spouses H1Bs with fake offer letters. Some have also paid tax to be on H1B status.
     
  11. Kamakazee

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    Presume you are talking about the body shopping companies. Look at the lawsuits Infosys got into. They already paid a fine of $35 million. They face another lawsuit where they informed the recruiter to specifically hire Indians because "they understand our culture". Practices like these give the H1B visa program a bad name. I do believe the program can be an asset to this country if used properly but that is not always the case.
     
  12. Amit Patil

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    Ron,

    Do you expect any good news happening for EB guys in next couple of months?
    Either one or all of the following
    1) H4 EAD
    2) pre-register for EAD with I140 without a regulation.. maybe with another EO
    3) statute re-interpretation
    4) visa recapture...

    Also, any prediction, if none of these happen, where will the EB2I date for india will be by end of FY2015

    amit
     
  13. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Let's be clear about something, people who don't get paid but stay here are just as "illegal" as those who sneak across the border. I spoke with a DOL attorney yesterday concerning a guy I helped with recovering money from a deadbeat employer. I complained to her about how the DOL really doesn't do much to these abusers. They just try to make life difficult for everyone instead of criminally prosecuting the bad actors. If they would start putting some of these clowns in jail, everyone else would clean up their act in a hurry.
     
  14. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    I believe that the first three will happen in 2015. Precisely when? I don't know.
     
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  16. s_gan

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    Oh Yeah, they are illegals. They have fake pay stubs and paid the fake employer for the tax. There are simply too many people who do this but they don't get caught.
     
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    the root cause of this problem are the American corporate companies' HR policies in the early part of the last decade ( post 2000)

    a lot of them stopped hiring workers directly and sponsoring their H1 visas. I personally know so many cases.

    even if they liked a candidate or a student, the moment they realized that the person needs H1 visa sponsorship, they backed out.

    but ofcourse, they still needed the resources. so the great indian job shops were born. so it was a convenient way for big corporates who avoided H1 sponsorship to hire these contractors corp to corp without any H1/GC sponsorship dependencies.

    so cannot really blame anyone for this mess. its systemic
     
  18. groot

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    Yep that is one of the issue may be there should be a rule just like the one proposed in senate bill for outsourcing companies like not more than x% can be contract employees....but then they would start complaining about corporate independence so it goes in circles...
     
  19. s_gan

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    Disagree. If the USCIS asked for detailed bank statements of the applicant and their spouses for the periods when they worked as consultants these frauds can be minimized.

    There is nothing wrong in companies not offering jobs to candidates that require H1B. there is also nothing wrong in being a consultant but the fact is majority of the consultants break the law and yet don't get caught.
     
  20. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    This is an ongoing trend in business. Companies want cost containment and would rather pay a bit more to a contractor to get out from under being a direct employer.
     

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