USCIS Says 8,069 H-1B Petitions Counted Against FY 2005 Cap
The USCIS recently announced that it has received 8,069 H-1B petitions that will count against the Congressionally-mandated exemption cap for FY 2005. For the entire press release, see here.
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In response to S. Salike's letter (07/18/05 IW) about nursing 16's letter (7/11/05 IW), there is one thing people forget, Americans think that if you are in the US legally for long enough you will be able to get a permanent resident card (green card) and become a citizen. Big mistake, no, no, no. You can be here for 20 years, you pay taxes in the US, you will have retirement pension from the US but you are never a permanent resident or citizen. You have to have a green card for 5 years before asking for citizenship. So when we retire, we will get our pension from the US but we cant stay here, we will have to go back to Canada and spend our pension there. There is no way to become permanent resident even if you are legally in the US, working, living, etc, if you don't have a sponsor. Since we were married when we came here we cannot marry an American to get our green card. Our children are in Canada, they can't sponsor us in the US. Hope this will open some eyes.
I realize the immense amount of processing that the USCIS does, but I have been trying to get a visa for my wife for nearly 4 years. It feels from my perspective that people who do things legally are being penalized while all kinds of illegal aliens are getting into the country at will. Witness the proceedings in New Hampshire where the local police are arresting illegals because the Immigration Service isn’t interested. Also, a security check is necessary, I realize, but 6 months. I am going to be 60 in a week and my wife is 50. We do not exactly fit anyone’s profile, do we?
It's good that Immigrant's Weekly brings the information at hand but it's too unfortunate to say that some of the letters to the Weekly Editor sent aren't replied to and it's quiet embarrasing.
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