Microsoft engineer shares her immigration story and sheds light on a broken system

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Jul 11, 2018 16 Comments

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  • HERE / Mgmt hslugn
    That's weird her parents haven't done it in so many years, considering they are legal immigrants. I guess something is really missing in this story.
    Jul 11, 2018 3
    • Oscar / Eng
      tc/gtfo

      Oscar Eng

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      Hi. I am real and I am pretty friendly. Just here for some happiness.
      tc/gtfomore
      Well, assuming her parents are both green card holder, then according to this poorly written fucking piece of shit article, her parents probably filed i130 on behalf of her. She would qualify for dependent under age of 21. The moment her parents become citizen, her case should be able to process pretty quickly.

      There are two delays here. First, her parents were not citizens at the time of filing - seems to be the case. This means she is at least 5 years out. Two, her nationality. Every country has a timeline for priority. I don’t remember if i130 considers that though, and I don’t know how h1b green card holder process is different, but all the above is how a normal Gc parent will petition for his or her child.

      she mentioned that she lost her dependent petition as she was waiting for green card backlog. This sounds like her parents were not green card holders at the time of the filing. If they were, her daughter’s application would still be considered as child under 21.

      Like you said, a lot of info missing. But that is the point: what I describe is standard, but many seems to have some unfortunate thing happen to their application. So yeah, we need to fix the immigration system.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Amazon hLED85
      wtf, hslugn? can you even read or think? she came to us at 14, India greencard backlog is more than 10 years. Her parents may be on track for green card, but she is not with them anymore, for a few years now. Even if they got greencard this year, it will take them other 5 years to become citizens and apply for her greencard and they will have to give up indian citizenship to do that. after that she will jave to wait several more years to get it.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • HERE / Mgmt hslugn
      I don't think her parents got the green card yet. Considering it happened 7 years ago and their priority date is around 2011, they are still waiting for it (the priority date for Indians is around 2008). I guess the problem ere is she didn't stay under that status and rather applied for F1 Visa so she could go to school, meaning she lost a dependent status from her parents.

      Amazon, sorry for being so polite (no). Ive just received my green card and I am an Indian with eb2, so I know the whole process. I've studied, worked and stayed in the US for the past 15 years, and I knew the risks from the beginning. Immifration is a privilege, and the only way to get out of the shitholes we lived before.
      Jul 12, 2018
  • HERE / Eng
    Nostalgic

    HERE Eng

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    System is so broken, easy to stay illegally here than legally ☹️.

    At least in her case she has a supportive employer like Microsoft who will move her 1.5 hr drive from Seattle to Vancouver and most things should be ok. Then H1B try catch finally for next few years.
    Jul 11, 2018 1
    • SAP higt
      Or bring back on L1 a year after
      Jul 12, 2018
  • Microsoft Foobar256
    I don’t understand this story. She stayed in the US for six years (age 14 to 21 or so), and wishes a green card?
    Jul 12, 2018 4
    • Microsoft SOkn03
      Just another Indian who doesn't really want to fix the real problem but instead want to spread India's problem to the rest of the world.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Microsoft Foobar256
      Are you talking about me or the OP?
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Microsoft SOkn03
      Talking about the girl in the story
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Microsoft S0cks
      If you’re immigrating to the US you should know the risks of a green card, claiming it’s “unfair” is irrelevant, you shouldn’t come here if you don’t like it.

      I’m not willing to wait an extra 5 years for my green card because Indians came here knowing that they would never get one.
      Jul 12, 2018
  • Intel UGeJ58
    "Oh no, I felt entitled to randomly enter a country and it's hard to become a citizen. Now my children have hardships because I didn't properly consider the impact of fully investing into moving to a country that didn't already have a spot for me. Why is it hard to get citizenship? After all I chose a career that exists globally"
    Jul 12, 2018 3
    • Illumina Bumble3
      She was 14 when she came here asshole. She didn’t decide to be in this mess. And this is a democracy. I can think this is bullshit and vote to change the system. You’re free to be an asshole, because this is a democracy with a lot of freedoms, even for assholes.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Her parents made a really bad decision that wasn't fully thought out - that doesn't make me an asshole. Also, the only reason you are aware of her and therefore care is because she works for Microsoft. You can't just desire to be here, come here, and then assume everything will work out for 70 years. I can't go to Europe and live the rest of my life there just because I like the jobs and culture. This is a global phenomenon and nobody is above that standard practice.
      Jul 13, 2018
    • Illumina Bumble3
      I’m a voter, and I say she can stay. You vote your heartless way, and I’ll vote mine.
      Jul 13, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Sawant
    Meh, just transfer to a Vancouver BC office and try again for an H1B
    Jul 12, 2018 0

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