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  • I started the Regular LC and RIR which to proceed with?

    Hi

    I am on an H1-b. Originally my employer started the regular LC process for me. However for some reason or the other the priority date was stuck on April 2001 for the regular process. At that point we started an RIR process. We did not pull the first one just in case the RIR process failed during the advertising phase.

    Well we got through the RIR advertising phase and we are ready to submit to the Florida dept of labor. However it seems that the backlog is being caught up for both processes. IN florida, they are now at Jan 2004 for the regular and April 2004 for the RIR.

    So the disparity is no longer what it use to be. So now as I see it, I have three choices.

    1) abandon the RIR effort and just wait for the regular to carry through (keeping my fingers crossed that there are no further ***ps on the road)

    2) abandon the regular process and proceed with the RIR process. Even though the regular process has somewhat caught up, the RIR process is still ahead with priority dates.

    3) proceed with both processes and take which ever works out first. The advantage here is that if one for any reason fails, I have another in the pipe line with a priority date. Note we did not do this to circumvent or trick the system. We just made a decision when the processing of regular applications was stuck on one date for months.

    In deciding what to do next, it seems to me the choice between 1) and 2) considering the now close proximity in the dates should be based on other factors like liklihood of success.

    please share any thoughts or considerations.

    Thanks

    jasguild

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    Hi

    I am on an H1-b. Originally my employer started the regular LC process for me. However for some reason or the other the priority date was stuck on April 2001 for the regular process. At that point we started an RIR process. We did not pull the first one just in case the RIR process failed during the advertising phase.

    Well we got through the RIR advertising phase and we are ready to submit to the Florida dept of labor. However it seems that the backlog is being caught up for both processes. IN florida, they are now at Jan 2004 for the regular and April 2004 for the RIR.

    So the disparity is no longer what it use to be. So now as I see it, I have three choices.

    1) abandon the RIR effort and just wait for the regular to carry through (keeping my fingers crossed that there are no further ***ps on the road)

    2) abandon the regular process and proceed with the RIR process. Even though the regular process has somewhat caught up, the RIR process is still ahead with priority dates.

    3) proceed with both processes and take which ever works out first. The advantage here is that if one for any reason fails, I have another in the pipe line with a priority date. Note we did not do this to circumvent or trick the system. We just made a decision when the processing of regular applications was stuck on one date for months.

    In deciding what to do next, it seems to me the choice between 1) and 2) considering the now close proximity in the dates should be based on other factors like liklihood of success.

    please share any thoughts or considerations.

    Thanks

    jasguild

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