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Hi All,

As announced recently that H4s (Wife's of H1 Visa holders) can work in the US from now on as part of the Obama's executive action.

However as part of the same Executive action is there any news of implementing it for F2A beneficiaries (Wife's and kids of LPR) to get visa faster like wife's of Citizens ?

Can some one tell me what policy change were planned for the F2A (If my understanding is not correct above) and when can that be likely to be implemented in real ?

Thanks

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Not aware of any changes to F2a


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" ...However as part of the same Executive action is there any news of implementing it for F2A beneficiaries (Wife's and kids of LPR) to get visa faster like wife's of Citizens ?... "

I've neither read nor familiar with the quoted Executive Action..

but wanted to point out LPRs maintain citizenship of another country. US law does not allow LPR spouse\kids derivative Immediate Relative (IR1/IR2) status for a faster visa.


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No, executive action is just for people who has been here for more than five years with clean background and has American kids...- with condition to learn English, pay taxes-

Those illegal immigrant who is waiting for deportation,

Until now that is what I know and there is no affectation to the F2A.


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Hi,

There is no change to the F2a category or any of the other categories.

The executive actions deals with people illegally here. It has nothing for those doing it legally.

The only way to make the F2a faster is to increase the number of visas which requires Congressional approvals. Executive action can not increase the numbers of available visas.

You heard a rumor. It's not true.

Best of luck

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Ok so most of you do not know about this, but it is true it is part of the Immigration policy changes believe it or not. Any one who knows any news of this being implemented in near future ?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/16/fact-sheet-president-s-immigration-accountability-executive-actions-thei

  • Reuniting families by eliminating the backlog of family-based visas. Current family immigrant visa backlogs can separate family members for years and even decades.
    • Family-based immigration is the most common pathway to the United States for Asian immigrants. In 2013, nearly 221,000 Asian immigrants became green card holders through petitions filed by their U.S. citizen or permanent resident family members.
    • As of November 1, 2014, there were approximately 1.8 million Asian family-based immigrant visa applicants waiting to join their families. Immigrant visa applicants born in mainland China and India must wait up to 12 years depending on their visa category. Immigrant visa applicants born in the Philippines must wait up to 23 years depending on their visa category. Some 54% of Asian Americans surveyed in 2012 said that visa backlogs presented a significant problem for their families.
    • The Senate bill would eliminate the visa backlog, in part by exempting spouses and unmarried children of LPRs from annual limitations on family-sponsored green cards, treating them like spouses and children of U.S. citizens.
    • By adopting backlog reduction measures and increasing the limit on the number of immigrants allowed each year from individual countries, the Senate bill would eliminate current family visa backlogs in seven years and reducing future wait times for nations with the highest rates of immigration to the United States.

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That Bill stands essentially zero chance of passing the House.


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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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Hi,

There is no change to the F2a category or any of the other categories.

The executive actions deals with people illegally here. It has nothing for those doing it legally.

The only way to make the F2a faster is to increase the number of visas which requires Congressional approvals. Executive action can not increase the numbers of available visas.

You heard a rumor. It's not true.

Best of luck

I love when I see comment like this....and then someone shows the proof!!!

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I love when I see comment like this....and then someone shows the proof!!!

Please learn the difference between a Senate bill that has not passed the House or signed by the President versus an executive order. One is not the law. The other is the law.

Did you miss out on "I'm just a Bill" on School House Rocks?

Where is the proof?

Thank you for the burn, too bad for you it shows how ignorant you are of basic things like a bill versus a law.

Thank you for the proof of your ignorance.

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Ok so most of you do not know about this, but it is true it is part of the Immigration policy changes believe it or not. Any one who knows any news of this being implemented in near future ?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/16/fact-sheet-president-s-immigration-accountability-executive-actions-thei

  • Reuniting families by eliminating the backlog of family-based visas. Current family immigrant visa backlogs can separate family members for years and even decades.
  • Family-based immigration is the most common pathway to the United States for Asian immigrants. In 2013, nearly 221,000 Asian immigrants became green card holders through petitions filed by their U.S. citizen or permanent resident family members.
  • As of November 1, 2014, there were approximately 1.8 million Asian family-based immigrant visa applicants waiting to join their families. Immigrant visa applicants born in mainland China and India must wait up to 12 years depending on their visa category. Immigrant visa applicants born in the Philippines must wait up to 23 years depending on their visa category. Some 54% of Asian Americans surveyed in 2012 said that visa backlogs presented a significant problem for their families.
  • The Senate bill would eliminate the visa backlog, in part by exempting spouses and unmarried children of LPRs from annual limitations on family-sponsored green cards, treating them like spouses and children of U.S. citizens.
  • By adopting backlog reduction measures and increasing the limit on the number of immigrants allowed each year from individual countries, the Senate bill would eliminate current family visa backlogs in seven years and reducing future wait times for nations with the highest rates of immigration to the United States.

This is a Senate bill. It requires the House to approve it. Then the President has to sign it to become law. Under the current Congress and the atmosphere on Capital Hill, there is zero chances of this passing and becoming law.

Executive action is completely different. This had nothing to do with the Senate's bill.

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Please learn the difference between a Senate bill that has not passed the House or signed by the President versus an executive order. One is not the law. The other is the law.

Did you miss out on "I'm just a Bill" on School House Rocks?

Where is the proof?

Thank you for the burn, too bad for you it shows how ignorant you are of basic things like a bill versus a law.

Thank you for the proof of your ignorance.

Wow! I must agree with you: I am the most ignorant person on this earth...Thank for clarifying this, but your argument can not nulify the existance of "talks" regarding the family members of LPR. You flat out said no such thing exists, that it was nothing but a rumour. The link posted by the OP proves otherwise. I am ignorant but the bill exists.

Have a good day!

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This is a Senate bill. It requires the House to approve it. Then the President has to sign it to become law. Under the current Congress and the atmosphere on Capital Hill, there is zero chances of this passing and becoming law.

Executive action is completely different. This had nothing to do with the Senate's bill.

If this part of executive action had been passed I wouldn't have been asking about it here on VJ, it would be all over the place on the internet and in TV. But I only need its status, where it stands as of now.

And yes this is part of the executive action, if you are an Immigration attorney they say so and give authoritative advice so others can vouch on it, otherwise don't comment as final authority and don't cut out others opinions and comments please.

We are here to know from all knowledgeable members views on this topic and discuss the same.

Wow! I must agree with you: I am the most ignorant person on this earth...Thank for clarifying this, but your argument can not nulify the existance of "talks" regarding the family members of LPR. You flat out said no such thing exists, that it was nothing but a rumour. The link posted by the OP proves otherwise. I am ignorant but the bill exists.

Have a good day!

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Has nothing to do with Executive Action.


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