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Fellow Indians waiting on GC what keeps you going

Facebook SnoopPig
Dec 3

To my Indian mates, what keeps you living in this country when the GC queue for us is infinitely long.

I am frustrated now, I feel like I am always under the stress to keep my status and have to do that forever. How do you guys handle it?
Do you think it’ll ever get better for us?

I am thinking whether I should leave for India next year. Thinking to start interviewing there mid next year..

Been in the US for the past 5 years. Join FB as a new grad, E7 in 4.5 years. mentoring senior engineers who are way older than me. Have team mates who are probably E4/E5 and have GC.

Yet, I am constantly worried about keeping my status (hence my job, but the expectations are unreal at my level, so I never know when I will get fired, so far it’s okay)

US immigration policy for Indians 🤦‍♀️ 🤦‍♂️

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  • Amazon 6” Indian
    Save 700k for 5 years. That’s a lot. Enjoy life and have fun man. Don’t be a coding monkey. My suggestion is just to stay here until the day you can’t. India is a shithole, why move back man?
    Dec 328
    • Williams Lea Tag / MktgGayDude
      How horrible...and l hope all Pakistani engineers make the most money. If they are dealing with this kind of hate, l am sure life is not easy on them.
      Note: Twitter needs to check their hate policy and shouldn’t allow any hateful person to work there. Thank you.
      Dec 4
    • Twitter
      hdhhj

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      Adobe
      hdhhjmore
      Williams Lea Tag? What the fuck is even that?
      Dec 4
    • Cisco / EngDingan
      Yeah. I'm Indian too. Not all Indians are like them. :)
      Dec 4
    • Williams Lea Tag / MktgGayDude
      Please don’t look it up. l don’t want you to know.
      Dec 4
    • Twitter
      hdhhj

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      Adobe
      hdhhjmore
      They couldn't find a better name for company?
      Dec 4
    • Williams Lea Tag / MktgGayDude
      Well, better than your name, l guess ? Since you are working for a handful of people ?
      Dec 4
    • Twitter
      hdhhj

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      hdhhjmore
      1) You are not making any sense. Think of better comeback.

      2) we are atleast public & profitable now.

      3) everyone here roasts each other. That's what Blind community is about.. If you think your ass is sensitive and can't handle then stay out!
      Dec 4
    • Williams Lea Tag / MktgGayDude
      1- Stop being hateful and be a man. If you are a man, be a decent one. Don’t spew hate on people from Pakistan. Be happy.

      2-There is no “WE”. You are working for JACK. Twitter is Jack’s company if you are not one of the big shareholders, you are just one of the bodies in the company. Sits and codes. That’s it. You are just a worker with some stocks.

      3-Blind is about getting tips about the big tech companies, help others to get into them when it’s appropriate and yeah, sometimes roast them with decency.

      4-l hope you or your parents are not dark skinned Indians and not coming from a low caste. Maybe you experienced so much pain in your own life that caused by other indians and maybe that’s why you are so hateful towards to Pakistani people ? Plus - when you step outside, society looks at you as a second class citizen because of your skin color. You already KNOW and FEEL that in this country. So you will ALWAYS be judged just because where you come from. l know you know it. So be emphatic for others. You are in the same boat with them.

      5-It doesn’t matter where you work. Be a decent human. Don’t be a hater. Go play tennis or soccer, sweat and get rid of your weird thoughts. Just be a happy and good person. Anyway. Good night buddy 🤝
      Dec 4
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    • Williams Lea Tag / MktgGayDude
      Sorry buddy. The truth hurts. No one knows and cares your total TC or the company you work for when you step outside. Don’t forget that. Take a good care of yourself.
      Dec 4
  • Microsoft elpwcnxb
    If you have that much money you should get Canadian citizenship
    Dec 36
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      I heard that Canada isn’t that great. Bad weather, very less pay and very high tax. Real estate market is jacked by chinese money launderers.
      Dec 3
    • Microsoft elpwcnxb
      You're describing Vancouver. Toronto is a sprawling, modern, diverse city and Montreal is a cool place to be. They both have good tech scenes but salaries are lower.

      What the US is doing to you is unfair. At least if you were in Canada the anxiety of "will I be able to stay in this country" will be gone as you'll easily be able to get citizenship.
      Dec 3
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      Thanks will research on it then
      Dec 3
    • EagleView Technologies / R&D
      klokov

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      That's what a lot of Indians are doing these days. They apply from US for Canadian PR via Express Entry , move there and become citizens in 3 years. Their US masters degree and experience helps them there.

      I am planning to do the same after I graduate next year. I will have 1 year US experience thanks to co-ops, then will get some experience at a well known company on OPT, meanwhile will apply for Canadian PR.

      The day I get it , will start applying for jobs there and gtfo avoiding the H1B hassle to begin with. I can come back here on TN-1 when I get my Canadian citizenship. My sister and brother-in-law are dentists on H1B and they're planning the same thing.
      Dec 5
    • Facebook Mandarins
      That’s like abusing Canada’s immigration system 🤣
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft SOkn03
      Can you imagine what would happen to Canada if GC was given based on citizenship and not country of birth? It's like that town everyone knows because they go there to stop for washroom break when they go on road trips but never actually stop there to see what's around there.
      Dec 6
  • New RzFr15
    lol what is this stupid post. A green card is not a RIGHT. it’s a PRIVILEGE.
    Dec 49
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      I didn’t say it’s my right. I was asking my fellow Indians what their plans are.

      You clearly don’t understand English, gtfo
      Dec 4
    • New RzFr15
      this is why you don’t deserve a green card. Go back home mate.
      Dec 4
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      I am thinking to go back soon. Don’t like racist people like you
      Dec 4
    • New RzFr15
      Go back now! Why wait.
      Dec 4
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      Seriously dude, who are you to tell me that?

      Sounds like a trumpie, idiot
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft Devreg
      That user sounds like an idiot ... just ignore.
      Dec 4
    • New RzFr15
      lol so easily triggered
      Dec 4
    • PayPal Bingos
      Ignore. Seems to be white trash!
      Dec 4
    • LinkedIn dhee
      Americans have set an example of turning privileges into rights when they barged in here from Europe. GTFO mate.
      Dec 5
  • New begin
    Moving to Canada/Europe is the best option.
    Dec 322
    • EagleView Technologies / R&D
      klokov

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      klokovmore
      Fair point, citizenship makes sense if you’re from a 3rd world country. I have seen tons of Europeans keep their passport and not apply for US citizenship.
      Dec 5
    • Facebook Mandarins
      Are you Indian? How is it going with you? Waiting for gc forever?
      Dec 5
    • EagleView Technologies / R&D
      klokov

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      klokovmore
      True that on the 150 year part? Why do you think I am so eager for Canada, self petition and 3 years for citizenship. Won’t give a damn after that.

      BTW are you Chinese?
      Dec 5
    • Facebook Mandarins
      Yes, 我是中国人
      Dec 5
    • EagleView Technologies / R&D
      klokov

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      klokovmore
      Yes, I am Indian. I am still in grad school so GC is way, way in the future to think of. You commented on another post of mine on the “abuse of Canadian immigration “😂
      Dec 5
    • EagleView Technologies / R&D
      klokov

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      Cool, which province in China?
      Dec 5
    • Facebook Mandarins
      So you plan to settle in Canada? Or plan to come back here on TN ?

      Btw, I heard from another Chinese guy that US starts questioning you if you are on TN visa over 6 years. So not so safe in the end.

      But I assume it’s better to go to Canada than going back to India
      Dec 5
    • EagleView Technologies / R&D
      klokov

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      klokovmore
      Yeah, TN but will keep shuffling between Canada and US. Yeah true better Canada than India.
      Dec 5
    • Facebook Mandarins
      > which province in china?

      Ningxia
      Dec 5
    • EagleView Technologies / R&D
      klokov

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      Ah, it’s autonomous like Xinjiang right? Because it’s populated mostly by Hui people
      Dec 5
  • Apple Dusks
    How did you get to E7 in 5 years? That’s amazing. PhD?
    Dec 317
    • Facebook Orwell2019
      Also you have given yourself away because you might be the only one to have done that 😁
      Dec 4
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      Work like Elon musk, 100 hour weeks 🤣
      Dec 4
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      No I gave myself away to explain how tough getting a green card is for an Indian.

      I posted anonymously, so technically didn’t give myself away.
      Dec 4
    • Apple Cim Took
      You did. I know you :)
      Dec 4
    • Google f@cebook
      I think I know you now ;)
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft Dhatt
      Yeah, he is just a troll E4
      Dec 4
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      Well it’s upto you guys if you believe it or not. I am here for green card concerns.

      E7 thing was posted to give you some context, showing off wasn’t my main motivation. What will get by showing off anonymously?
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft Ep
      Why dont you move to another company to alleviate the being fired concern
      Dec 6
    • Facebook Mandarins
      Premium processing suspended 🤣
      Dec 6
    • Microsoft Ep
      If it is a big company they wait
      Dec 6
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    E7 in 5 years makes no sense mate, either insane or Blind troll
    Dec 44
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      Sorry it’s 4.5 years

      FB promotes very fast if you do the job. My exmanager is now a director, he only has 6.5 years of experience.
      Dec 4
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      It wasn’t easy though. I have consistently done 80-100 hour weeks.
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      TIL
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Congratulations
      Dec 4
  • Amazon 123raj
    Move back OP . It's not worth the hassle.
    Dec 40
  • PayPal Bingos
    Have you tried the EB-1 route OP ? Just try talking to an attorney and see if you qualify!
    Dec 314
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      Sorry I mistook that for EB5. Director is E8.

      E7 -> E8 isn’t happening anytime soon. E7 itself is so hard.
      Dec 3
    • New / Engjbnote
      Eb1 would work if he has at least 1 year experience in home country in same company for same role.
      Dec 3
    • PayPal Bingos
      Jbnote, not true! That’s the international manager route and it is EB1C.

      There is EB1A and EB1B. I know this for sure because I knew a sr director at PayPal who did it.
      Dec 3
    • New / Engjbnote
      Oh yeah, it is eb1c. Thanks!
      Dec 3
    • Deutsche Bank / EngCruella
      OP try EB1A or go out for a year and get EB1C
      Dec 4
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      I am not a manager, I am an IC. My title is just software engineer.
      Dec 4
    • PayPal Bingos
      try transitioning into management if you can
      Dec 4
    • DoubleVerify Karius123
      Those mentioning EB1A and EB1B... Doesn't one have to be a celebrity, researcher etc ? How does someone with just a managerial position qualify for either of them ?
      Dec 4
    • EagleView Technologies / R&D
      klokov

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      klokovmore
      @Karius123

      EB1A is very much possible for very talented engineers in Big-N or quant firms. I know a Russian guy who worked at MSFT,FB,Google and got EB1A. His suggestion was to get a great immigration attorney.
      Dec 5
    • EagleView Technologies / R&D
      klokov

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      klokovmore
      Also EB1 wait times for India are around 4-6 years , thanks to fake managers in body shops abusing the hell out of EB1C. EB5 investment route is current for India, China has a waiting period for EB-5.
      Dec 5
  • Google
    dyyyu

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    dyyyumore
    Still Google will hire you at L4.
    😂😂😂😂
    Dec 42
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      Then I won’t go there. Will keep hustling at FB until my status is valid
      Dec 4
    • Google
      dyyyu

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      dyyyumore
      When are you replacing zuck?
      😂😂
      Dec 4
  • Facebook SnoopPig
    OP
    @RzF15 are you American ? Where you from?

    All the Americans I have seen are pretty nice people when I talk to them.

    I don’t think they are double faced like you.
    Dec 43
    • New RzFr15
      Yes American and proud
      Dec 4
    • Uber / EngBonzai
      I’m guessing a troll on row gc queue
      Dec 5
    • Facebook MadMin
      Yeah I guess so, he doesn’t have basic comprehension skill. @RzFr15 Go learn English idiot .

      I am an American and I am not proud of guys like you.
      Dec 5
  • Google / Othersnidely
    I'll marry you and we can split the 700k 50/50
    Dec 31
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      Sorry, I got married this year to another Indian. Don’t call me racist 🤣
      Dec 3
  • Roku Netflx
    Curious question. These people at Facebook who work 80-100 hours a week, are they forced to work that much? Or is it a self decision to work super hard for career growth?
    Dec 40
  • LinkedIn Tyxft
    I feel you brother! but if i do move back, i feel like I need to have these 2 things:
    1. Have enough capital (haven’t defined what enough means)
    2. Need to be absolutely clear on what I want to do for a living (Don’t want another 9-5. sometimes feel like a robot.. otherwise life in India would be pretty much be the same minus the visa issues
    Dec 50
  • Man move to Germany, London, Australia, Canada or New Zealand. Don't live in this stress. Money is not that important
    Dec 40
  • Microsoft Devreg
    Stop thinking about green card and focus on building ...
    That’s how most of us deal it:)
    Dec 40
  • Amazon Crike
    With Facebook on your resume you can pretty much wherever In the world you want.I would suggest Canada/Europe .However you will max out at 100-120k USD in those countries.
    If you want to keep your pay move to Facebook Singapore or Dublin
    Dec 41
    • Microsoft Dhatt
      Na, Dublin has very low pay.
      Dec 4
  • Adobe Egregiousn
    Considered eb 5 category? You will have to loose your savings which is hard
    Dec 30
  • Salesforce
    kernelgrl

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    kernelgrlmore
    This didn’t happen at all. Nice concern troll
    Dec 41
    • Facebook SnoopPig
      OP
      Well it’s upto you guys if you believe it or not. I am here for green card concerns.

      E7 thing was posted to give you some context, showing off wasn’t my main motivation. What will get by showing off anonymously?
      Dec 4
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    • Uber Hcdgjfddj
      Kiss your boss’ ass, lock yourself to your office desk and code your life away!
      Dec 4
  • Synopsys wFatDuck
    Dude if you're making 700k just roll the dice on the investment gc (eb5?)
    Dec 40
  • Microsoft / Engsleediman
    $
    Dec 40

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