Friday, October 20, 2006

A day in the life of a H4 Visa holder

6.30 am - Do a Google search on legal immigration and find 20 new articles for and against illegal immigration pop up and none on legal immigration.

7.30 am - Log into immigrationvoice.org and check on BREAKING NEWS

8.30 am - Log into Murthy.com and read Latest Rumors on immigration

9.30 am - Log back into immigrationvoice.org - enjoy the fights, give risk free advice..feel good that you are better that someone who filed in 1998 is still stuck with FBI name check

10.30 am - Log into Monster.com, Dice.com, careerbuilder.com and renew your resume for the nth time, make some cosmetic changes. Check your job agents and apply wherever they don’t mention Visa status.

11.30 am - Log back into immigrationvoice.org and see if there is any new development in the last five minutes that would allow H4's to work.

12.00 Noon - Tell the recruiter who called you that you are not a software engineer, no way... you faint on seeing math problems. And no your hubby cannot change jobs; he is retrogressed ...whatever that means...

1.30 pm - Log back into murthy.com forum and read on the latest woes of the immigrant community. Dispense some free advice again.

2.30 pm - Look for employers who could sponsor an H1B visa for you... a non tech person... wonder how your resume will look after such a long break away from work...rework on your resume...

3.30 pm - Call your hubby at work and remind him to talk to the immigration attorney.

4.30 pm - Hubby calls back and tells that you need to keep ready one more set of documents just in case something moves. So go drag out the heavy document folder and make sure everything is in order.

5.30 pm - Tell the recruiter who called you...No you are not a SAP person, somewhere in the resume probably there are three English alphabets S and A and P.

6.30 pm - Do a new Google search on H4 Visa's allowed to work... SKILL bill getting introduced..., Lame Duck Session.., Legal Immigration Support... Visa Numbers magically increased overnight... BEC is working faster. Retrogression has disappeared...

7.30 pm - Call your H4 friend and compare notes...

8.30 pm - Log back into Murthy.com and read new updates on how BEC's are working and how murthy is happy on things moving faster on immigration and profits

9.30 pm- Check out few more web sites rajivkhanna, immigration law, AILA, anything remotely connected to immigration and read all predictions for the next 12 years.

10.30 pm - Read about immigrating to Canada, Netherlands, Australia, find out how those who returned to India are doing

11.30 pm- Send a mail to your young cousin working in a top IT firm in India not to come to US on an H1B visa without being assured of her green card

11.31 pm - Log back into immgirationvoice.org to see if there is any BREAKING NEWS
Since you do not find anything else interesting to read there give your prediction for the Visa Bulletin - October 2009

11:32 pm - Think seriously about changing your career from Human resource preofessional to Immigration law Adviser once you get your EAD.

Life is beautiful...

9 comments:

Thanu said...

Screw job.. go back to school to be an attorney

Annam said...

Thanu: If only life was so simple

Anonymous said...

Did nt know whether to laugh or cry after reading this.

- said...

Is life tough?

kakon said...

know exactly how it feel .....how can the US allow illegal immigrants with little skills and criminal backgrounds to work and their spouse parents childrens and pets also to work ...whereas they have a huuuuge pool of skilled law h4 visa holders ...who can work ...okay dont allow us to work ...we will start our own business ...we will grow american ...at least allow us to do that .....morons .....are the immigration guys realllly that stupid or is it just politics ....we should not blame indians for caste politics ...look at what the liberals and democrats are doing

Ayn Zoya said...

.. and then? You got a job? How did it work out for you?

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