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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nigeria
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Obama likely to take executive action after elections on the 4th.

I've been following it closely.

From today's new Within in the next few weeks, the Justice Department and Homeland Security will finalize their recommendations for immigration reform for the Obama Administration's executive action.

In another news, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a draft solicitation for a contractor capable of producing 4 million cards a year for five years and 9 million in the early stages that would allow immigrants to live and work in the country, Breitbart reports.

Prospects of such action affecting F2As positively.. But nobody knows yets

This may be it

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: India
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What will it exactly mean for F2A ?


Marriage: 2012-11-28

I-130 Sent : 2013-09-23

I-130 NOA1 : 2013-09-24

I-130 NOA2 : 2014-02-06 (Approved)

NVC Received : 2014-02-12

Interview appointment letter : 2015-06-03

Case Completed at NVC : 2015-06-03

NVC Left : 2015-06-17

Packet 3 Received : 2015-03-05

Packet 4 Received : 2015-06-10

Biometrics : 2015-07-14

Interview Date : 2015-07-15

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2015-07-16

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nigeria
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What will it exactly mean for F2A ?

My guess is as good as yours. but here's what Charles Oppenheim had to say when asked by The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Full text can be found in the link below

Q: There have been discussions around possibly interpreting INA §203(d) as allowing derivatives to immigrate without counting them against the annual limit. Assuming for the sake of argument that this interpretation is adopted, what effect would that have on priority dates in each category? What if they were interpreted to count against the overall limit but not the per-country limit?

A: The answer depends on the category. In the family-based preference categories, it would accelerate cut-offs but cut-offs would still exist. In the employment-based preference categories, all of them would be immediately current and would remain current for the foreseeable future. But, at some point the filing/approval of new petitions could require cut-off dates for some preferences/countries, and they would most likely be within one to two years of the actual calendar date.

Source:

http://hammondlawgroup.com/healthcareblog/2014/08/26/what-effect-would-changing-current-policy-so-derivative-family-members-are-not-counted-as-immigrant-visas-have-on-cut-off-dates/

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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President Obama's move to grant 13 million illegals pathway to Citizenship is in my view a misplaced priority.What i think should be done is a revamping of the whole immigration law & process,which both the Democrats & Republicans should work out in the interest of the US system of the 21st century.People like us who are taking the legal route to the US immigration process should be giving more priority.If asked to propose a change,that change will be the time it takes to process family base visa.Why triplicate this process & make families wait for so long to be united with their love ones?Why the Administrative Process (AP) at consular stage after so many months or years of waiting?Administrative Process which could have been done concurrently while visa case is being processed.I'm sure effecting changes like what i proposed above will not only save processing time for family based visa but will also save the US government & its citizens huge amount of dollars,will reduce the so many complexity associated with US immigration & will reduce the so many ills that comes with long separation of spouses & immediate family members,thereby fostering the knitting of family bonds.Most of us here on visajourney hope President Obama,the Senate & the Congress will prioritize what is important with regard to the US immigration law & process.Thank You All.

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Filed: Country: Sweden
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Hi today is 4th november. any news then? I am not following the news, so it is appreciated if you let us know it will have affect on the damn Vermont processing time on F2A? :(


1/10/2013 : We sent I130 application to chicago

3/10/2013 : Application received - Priority date

8/10/2013 : NOA1 hard copy received

26/3/2015: Case Transfered to California

2/4/2015 : I-130 Approval

5/4/2015 : NOA2 Hard Copy received

23/4/2015 : NVC recieved the case

1/5/2015 : Case number and IIN assigned (Phone Call)

11/5/2015 : DS-261 Available and completed

27/5/2015 : Both fees were paid via post

28/5/2015 : AOS and IV package mailed to NVC

6/6/2015 : Scan date - Document received by NVC

5/7/2015 : DS-260 Available and completed

6/7/2015 : Checklist ( marriage certificate from another authority- i864 ( missing tax for 2014)

16/7/2015 : our new Scan date

12/10/2015 : 2nd checklist: NVC lost the resident permit document and ask it again.

20/10/2015 : new scan date

24/11/2015: case complete

CONSULATE

24/1/2016 : Medical
2/2/2016 : Interview
3/3/2016 : Visa in hand
15/4/2016 : POE

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I dun think he will do that right away after the election , give it another few days till it appears on the news.

The thing is it will favor us for sure , however , it is the illegal immigrants that will get the advantage.

If he is going to do that then 2015 is the year , i dun think it will help us for the month of December ( VB is coming out soon so he won't make it in time ).

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Hi today is 4th november. any news then? I am not following the news, so it is appreciated if you let us know it will have affect on the damn Vermont processing time on F2A? :(

Vermont is by far the slowest service center. I generally see people waiting for months just to finish processing over there and proceed to NVC

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USCIS
June 01, 2013 I-130 Started

June 10, 2013 Priority Date
June 14, 2013 NOA 1
September 10, 2013 NOA 2


NVC
October 21, 2013 AoS Fee Paid
December 22, 2013 DS261 Submitted
December 27, 2013 DS261 Accepted ( via email )
December 28, 2013 IV Fee Bill Invoiced
December 29, 2013 AoS Package Sent
December 30, 2013 IV Fee Paid & DS260 Submitted
January 11, 2014 IV Package Sent
January 07, 2014 AoS Package Received ( call NVC )
January 15, 2014 IV Package Received ( call NVC )
January 27,2014 Received AoS Checklists ( email )
January 27,2014 Received IV Checklists ( email )
February 25,2014 Sent IV Checklists back
February 28,2014 IV Checklists Package Delivered
March 5,2014 Sent AOS Checklists back
March 10,2014 AOS Checklists Package Delivered
March 19,2014 Case Completed ( call NVC )
March 22,2014 Case Completed ( CC email )


Consulate
February 05,2015 Interview Letter
March 12,2015 Interview

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nigeria
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Obama lost senate control. so no benefits for illegal immigrants & F2A too. If only Obama take executive act we will get benefits. ??? but it's not easy.

VB movement only expected.

Let's see how it's goes in the coming weeks

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Sri Lanka
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coming Republican Senate would also make Obama more likely to take executive action quickly on immigration, something he delayed until after the elections.

The only question at this point is when, not if. Many analysts expect Obama to announce his executive action before Thanksgiving. But the timing will likely depend on whether Republicans secure control of the Senate on Tuesday Obama wouldn't want to imperil Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a theoretical runoff in Louisiana.

Obama's actions will likely face heavy pushback from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the likely next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), who will likely take over as chair of the Senate Budget Committee in a GOP Senate.

"The President is assuming for himself the sole and absolute power to decide who can enter, work, live, and claim benefits in the United States. He has exempted virtually every group in the world from America immigration laws," Sessions said in a statement last week.

Any executive action would effectively poison the well for any legislative fix to the nation's immigration system until after Obama leaves office. The legislation passed by the Senate in 2013 expires with the end of this Congress in early January.

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said this weekend that a Republican House and Senate would pass immigration legislation. But Republican strategists speculated that any legislation Republicans would try to pass would be more about messaging on a "secure border" than a comprehensive revamping of the nation's immigration laws.

Read more: http://www.businessi...1#ixzz3IAyyCQkh

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Colombia
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This is what I found on http://blog.mygcvisa.com/really interesting info:

President Obama said once again that he won't wait on Congress to start making changes to America's immigration system. In an appearance Sunday on CBS' Face The Nation,Obama stood by his recent statements that he'll use executive action to enact changes before the end of the year, but told host Bob Schieffer that he still wants Congress to act on the issue, too.

"I prefer and still prefer to see it done through Congress, but every day that I wait we're misallocating resources," said Obama. "We're deporting people that shouldn't be deported. We're not deporting folks that are dangerous and need to be deported."

The president said both sides agree something has to be done on immigration. "We've been talking about it, for years now, in terms of fixing it," said Obama. "We need to be able to secure our border ... And we need to make sure that the millions of people who are here, many who've been here for a decade or more, and have American kids and for all practical purposes are part of our community, that they pay a fine, they pay any penalties, they learn English, they get to the back of the line, but they have a capacity to legalize themselves here."

Everyone agrees, Obama said, that the U.S. doesn't have the capacity to deport 11 million people.

Obama had said this summer that he planned to use executive action to change the immigration system. After pressure from Democrats running for re-election in heavily Republican states, as NPR's Mara Liasson reported, he later announced that he'd delay untilafter the midterm elections.

The delay didn't seem to do much to help Democrats, as Republican candidates went on to sweep those midterms. Now, Obama is returning to his previously-announced plans for executive action.

Republican congressional leaders aren't pleased with Obama's talk of executive action. Staff members in House Speaker John Boehner's office have warned the president against using executive orders to pursue immigration reform, calling it "executive amnesty."

Obama Says He'll Use Executive Orders For Immigration Reform

Looks like there is hope!


B1 Visa Approved: October 30, 2013

Priority Date: April 1 2014

NOA Approved: April 26, 2014

Received NVC Case number: June 25, 2014

Welcome letter: May 13, 2015

Completed DS-261 Online: May 22, 2015

Paid AOS Fee Online: June 7,2015

Paid IV Fee Payment Online: July 23, 2015

Documents sent: September 04, 2015

Case complete email: October 05, 2015

Interview letter: October 23

Interview Date: December 2 - Visa Approved!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Its ok,if: "they pay fine,they pay any penalties,they learn English,THEY GET TO THE BACK OF THE LINE".Good,NO JUMPING THE QUEUE.

Its ok,if: "they pay fine,they pay any penalties,they learn English,THEY GET TO THE BACK OF THE LINE".Good,NO JUMPING THE QUEUE here.

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nigeria
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I guess the executive action is going to be comprehensive after all. And If it's comprehensive then F2A's will likely benefit from the executive action.... Read the most recent news below:

omeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Saturday the president likely will issue a series of executive orders on immigration before the end of the year. The move could anger Republicans who have warned any such action could scuttle hopes for bipartisan cooperation.

Johnson, speaking at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, said whatever actions President Obama takes will be comprehensive and include efforts to strengthen border security, Reuters reported.

"Were in the final stages of developing some executive actions," Johnson said. "We have a broken immigration system. The more I delve into it, the more problems I see."

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This is what I found on http://blog.mygcvisa.com/really interesting info:

President Obama said once again that he won't wait on Congress to start making changes to America's immigration system. In an appearance Sunday on CBS' Face The Nation,Obama stood by his recent statements that he'll use executive action to enact changes before the end of the year, but told host Bob Schieffer that he still wants Congress to act on the issue, too.

"I prefer and still prefer to see it done through Congress, but every day that I wait we're misallocating resources," said Obama. "We're deporting people that shouldn't be deported. We're not deporting folks that are dangerous and need to be deported."

The president said both sides agree something has to be done on immigration. "We've been talking about it, for years now, in terms of fixing it," said Obama. "We need to be able to secure our border ... And we need to make sure that the millions of people who are here, many who've been here for a decade or more, and have American kids and for all practical purposes are part of our community, that they pay a fine, they pay any penalties, they learn English, they get to the back of the line, but they have a capacity to legalize themselves here."

Everyone agrees, Obama said, that the U.S. doesn't have the capacity to deport 11 million people.

Obama had said this summer that he planned to use executive action to change the immigration system. After pressure from Democrats running for re-election in heavily Republican states, as NPR's Mara Liasson reported, he later announced that he'd delay untilafter the midterm elections.

The delay didn't seem to do much to help Democrats, as Republican candidates went on to sweep those midterms. Now, Obama is returning to his previously-announced plans for executive action.

Republican congressional leaders aren't pleased with Obama's talk of executive action. Staff members in House Speaker John Boehner's office have warned the president against using executive orders to pursue immigration reform, calling it "executive amnesty."

Obama Says He'll Use Executive Orders For Immigration Reform

Looks like there is hope!

Obama makes lots of promises when it comes to fixing the immigration system but the fact is Dems lost control of Congress and I doubt Reps will let him do everything he wanted to.

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