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  1. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    I am out. thanks for the advice everybody. sorry if i rubbed anyone the wrong way.
  2. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    And some people secretly (or not) enjoy fueling someone’s anxiety, especially on the internet. “You should have done this not that”; “oh gosh that doesn’t sound too good does it”; “well I really hope it works out but it does sound concerning”. It’s this weird cyber schadenfreude. Humans, man. Weird bunch.
  3. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    Am I being asked if I read both sides of the document sent to me by USCIS ?
  4. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    “Saw the back side of it” ?
  5. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    well you're kind of pouring salt in the wound, not sure why you would lean towards questioning everything this lawyer (or I) have done instead of looking at the more positive aspects e.g. that RFEs are not doom and despair and that from what I have read they are increasingly common in Trumpland. honestly that's why I came on here. for a little support. selfish, maybe. but it's only human instead I am being told my lawyer is basically a crook who messed up my application in order to fix it and get paid more. come on. SURELY there are situations in which an Officer finds issues with an application, even as far as the "fine print" goes, which perhaps the lawyer misinterpreted or did not foresee? if lawyers got it all right from the start then why would there be an RFE to begin with, or any denials/approvals for that matter? I was always under the impression that it is, unfortunately, a subjective process and that no matter how much evidence one presents there will always be the possibility that someone is denied for reasons beyond one's control. I am not at that point, thank God, but I really don't want to come onto a forum and feel worse than I did before. so I'll just update you once I find out how it all went. hopefully with some good news. hope you understand where I am coming from. and again I really appreciate the time you dedicate to replying.
  6. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    no because the petition was submitted a year ago and since then I have had many positive things happen that were obviously not included in the original petition
  7. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    they all filed before DT got into office anyway not much I can do. thanks
  8. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    yes most of my friends have gone through her and all had successful petitions they are all in my field and do pretty much exactly what i do this was pre-trump
  9. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    I waited many years until she finally told me "The time has come to apply for the Talent Based Green Card". She gave me a 99% success ratio. When the RFE came in, she pointed to the officer's own ignorance of the law because "the case is objectively excellent and meets the requirements". she specifically addressed the RFE issues and I, on my end, submitted even more evidence. this past year has been a very positive one for me, professionally. going back to my original question, i am trying to figure out if RFE's are common or if I should be concerned
  10. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    It’s a talent based green card for “aliens of extraordinary ability“.
  11. HarryHonolulu

    Green card purgatory

    Hey all I am currently awaiting my EB-1’s fate and felt it would be somewhat cathartic to post on here. im 36, have a BA and an MFA from two US schools. I have had four 0-1 visas in a row and finally my attorney told me I was ready to apply for a talent-based Green card. she is a top lawyer in NYC so obviously this journey has been a substantial financial investment. my lawyer has stated countless times that I have a very strong case. however, after submitting the petition, USCIS came back with an RFE which frankly shocked me. So my lawyer and I have pumped even more juice/evidence into the petition and sent it back last week. i’m just feeling really nervous about the whole thing. does anyone know if RFEs in the age of Trump are almost like a rite of passage? Kinda like taking your shoes off at the airport ? Or do they actually represent a step backwards and impact the final outcome negatively?
  12. HarryHonolulu

    Spanish Teacher looking to teach in the US

    Know any good divorce lawyers? haha. Just kidding. i hope my plan b didn’t sound too cynical. I’m just being pragmatic.
  13. HarryHonolulu

    Spanish Teacher looking to teach in the US

    well, I should point out that this is a very recent romance and we are running on enthusiasm and on the fact that she is not happy with her current teaching position. as stated earlier, I am helping her to a certain point but then it's up to her to take the lead if she truly wants to make this happen. my plan B if she doesn't take the initiative is to find myself a new girlfriend in America since I live in Brooklyn. I mean... we could get married, but then what? from what I can tell, as the spouse of a Green Card holder she wouldn't be allowed to work in the US anyway. Regardless: I am so grateful for your assistance! It's so great to see people still want to help each other out. yay humanity. I imagine getting an additional degree that can qualify her for the J1 is a pain in the bum, especially since she's not in her native country...
  14. HarryHonolulu

    Spanish Teacher looking to teach in the US

    I was told by one of the sponsors that my girlfriend was "not qualified". I was not given any further information. I fear that you are on the right track re: the discrepancy between her 3 year Spanish BA and a 4 year American BA. I always assumed a BA is a BA. the only other issue in the eligibility requirements for the J1 would be "Meet Department of Education eligibility and certification standards of the U.S. state in which they will teach" which she currently does not.
  15. HarryHonolulu

    Spanish Teacher looking to teach in the US

    Looking at the Sponsor List now. Does the state they are in determine which schools they would place the petitioner in? In other words: would contacting a Sponsor in Ohio limit a teacher to only being considered for positions in Ohio? Or are they simply offices that operate out of states but have national reach?
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