How long will be my GC wait ? Are there any new immigration reforms announced ?

Oct 23, 2017 20 Comments

Hello,
My priority date is nov 2016. Just want to know how long the wait will be . My visa category is employment based EB2. Been here in USA since 2008.. completes my masters and have been paying taxes and social security and living here legally. Lately it just seems like the illegals have better chance of getting a GC than me.

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  • Amazon Zuck4Prez
    The idea that illegals have an easier way to get GCs is a lie Republicans tell you to divide minorities in America.

    Anybody who has listened to Trump and his supporters know they don’t want the high paying legal immigrants either. They want to repeal Hart-Celler.
    Oct 23, 2017 4
    • New / Other 💩🎯🌎🙉g
      If that is the case, how are congressional offices in California not willing to work on simple fixes like hr 392 and want cir to land several years from now? This isn't something you can blame just the teapublicans . Democrats are in this for votes and will throw legals under the bus for votes.
      Oct 24, 2017
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      There are more Democratic cosponsors to HR 392 than Republican cosponsors... 28 to 7 in CA alone (151 to 129 otherwise).
      Oct 24, 2017
    • I don't know if you have ever called up your Congresswoman or Congressman to seek support for your bill. I have and I am in one of those district with large Mexican population. In one town hall with my congressman, someone asked my congressman on support for hr 392. The Congressman's reply was that 'daca is more important for us and we will not take up anything except DACA for now'. Can you tell me how this is even a valid reply ? There is no other meaning to this other than saying "we give 0 fucks about legals. Illegals are our vote banks and we only care about them". To be clear, he only asked for cosponsorship, not help bring that bill to the floor for vote. The latter requires lots of political will (and capital). The former doesn't take lot of effort other than agreeing to vote Yes when it is on the floor.

      My friend who asked that question came back embarrassed at how the system is broken, but no one will care about legals.

      In some sense, DACA kids are also victims of the same broken system, but no one should be blocking the other - Shouldn't that be the case always? If DACA bill is derailed because of legal immigration reasons, that is unacceptable. Their staffer then came later and kind of gave a semi apology, because he felt bad for my friend (whether he really felt or not is unclear- but at least made the effort to do lip service).

      I am not saying every D Congresswoman and Congressman is like that. There are enough of such cases in Democrats, if you look around.

      Also your numbers 28 to 7 toes almost the same ratio as repubs and dems in CA. So, yeah - That isn't a surprise because the underlying population is roughly same ratio.

      I get the idea that the whole legals hating illegals on blind might offend you or might make you and ME facepalm, but of all people, if the reps themselves do it the other direction, how is this acceptable?
      Oct 26, 2017
    • New / Other 💩🎯🌎🙉g
      @zuckforprez: you need to be principled in your position, even if many don't agree. Saying :

      1) I am against legals and illegals
      2) I am against illegals but not legals
      3) I am against legals but not illegals
      4) I am for legals and illegals.

      Positioning yourself as 1, 2 or 4 is principled, but I am sure there will be people who won't agree with you, but that's okay!. 3 is bullshit and at principle level doesnt make sense. (It is likely they make sense to you, but I am happy to correct my views if you have valid argument).
      Oct 27, 2017
  • Microsoft PROD
    GC shall not be your goal. Invent, make impact, and earn money/experience... a GC will come to you one way or the other.
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Microsoft OHvc14
    Expect to get GC around 2028
    Oct 23, 2017 6
    • Microsoft SayTheWord
      That is an optimistic estimate. I would have said closer to 2035. The backlog is really really high.
      Oct 23, 2017
    • New iscrew
      Hah you are kidding. 2017 - your kid will retire and you still won't get your green card. This is with the assumption that you will die before your kid retires.
      Oct 23, 2017
    • New iscrew
      Here are current numbers based on priority date:

      2012/2013- you will retire
      2015- you will die.
      2017- your kid will retire
      2019- your kid will die.

      Another anecdote - given the current wait in line, more than 50% will die before they can get their green cards.
      Oct 23, 2017
    • WalmartLabs strawbeary
      if OP has a kid now the kid can apply a GC for OP in 21 years - 2038, assuming policies don't change
      Oct 24, 2017
    • New iscrew
      This is reasonable strategy, except if family immigration is gutted by the current republican Congress and Senate. Luckily and both unluckily, the skills act has low chance of passing. (Luckily because of family immigration gutting won't happen - unlucky because visa based on skills won't happen either)
      Oct 24, 2017
  • Optimatic / Eng toptic
    Mary anybody who is not Indian or Chinese by birth. And try applying with cross chargebility.
    Oct 24, 2017 0
  • Microsoft OHvc14
    Assuming country of birth is India
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Optimatic / Eng toptic
    All these becoz the idiots from infy, tcs etcc are upgrading to eb2. If you check the visa bulletin, eb3 have moved from 06 to 08 and eb2 from apr 08 to feb 09. India’s situation will be like china in few years. Eb3 will be ahead of eb2.
    Oct 24, 2017 2
    • Microsoft physclyfit
      Why are they idiots? They are as smart and deserving as you.
      Oct 24, 2017
    • Shhh... Don't question their anger. These people won't know that even if you stop eb1 in it's entirety, he or she will never get their GC in their lifetime. It is like complaining about not having enough legroom in an aircraft to the flight attendant when the plane is in an emergency, gliding without any working engine.
      Oct 26, 2017
  • Oracle Noop
    Marry a desi American gal.
    Oct 24, 2017 0
  • Microsoft physclyfit
    Sorry to say, that is the way it is.
    Oct 23, 2017 0

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