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Old 04-13-2012, 01:56 AM     #1
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I was thinking about E2 reform tonight. In the 17 years I have been here there have been two significant changes in the E2 process. ( If there's more let me know. ) The first was the ability for a spouse to obtain an EAD and the second, was an extension of the initial application approval from two to three years.

The second may not be official. However, I'm sure the reasoning behind it was due to the recession and the authorities giving new applicants extra time to prove their worth. Correct me if I'm wrong or if you have a different opinion.

The first one is the one that puzzles me a little. I can see the benefits for the E2 applicants, but I struggle to find any gain the USCIS would achieve from granting this, quite significant, change.

The reasoning behind it eludes me, enlighten me someone.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:19 PM     #2
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Perhaps its so that they gain more taxes rather than having someone sitting at home on their backside?!

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:11 PM     #3
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Possibly Annie, but then that would take a job away from an American. Maybe they knew the spouse would be involved in the business without being on record, so this could be a win win for both parties, so you could be part right.

Good to hear from you by the way. Hope you and yours are keeping well.
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This article from the time when the bill was first introduced to Senate ( 2001) makes the reasoning behind it clear.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/...tatements.shtm

It was originally introduced by George Gekas who was Chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee. It was introduced in exactly the same way as the recent E-2 Reform Bill was, but it was a different time and the proposer was able to get some support behind it. The rest is history.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:18 AM     #5
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we won't be renewing ours this May- we are pretty much done or close to it.
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This article from the time when the bill was first introduced to Senate ( 2001) makes the reasoning behind it clear.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/...tatements.shtm

It was originally introduced by George Gekas who was Chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee. It was introduced in exactly the same way as the recent E-2 Reform Bill was, but it was a different time and the proposer was able to get some support behind it. The rest is history.
Thanks.

So the US gained by removing what they perceived as a barrier to attracting 'highly qualified people' from around the world. Makes sense and fits in well with my thoughts on E2 reform.
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Hi dip your toe, good to see that a few of us old uns are posting again - often viewed the site but nobody had posted - seems a shame when so many of you have so much to offer.

Britcan sorry to hear that you are close to giving up on the American side of things but sometimes you know when enough is enough. Good luck in the future.

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So the US gained by removing what they perceived as a barrier to attracting 'highly qualified people' from around the world. Makes sense and fits in well with my thoughts on E2 reform.
I doubt such people would go for an E2. O1 maybe.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:54 AM     #9
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I doubt such people would go for an E2. O1 maybe.
Perhaps, but the reasoning behind the change remains the same. i.e. more people would choose to invest if their spouse was allowed to work.

The 'highly qualified people' quote came direct from the link JulieC kindly provided.
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One of the advantages of the E2 is the lack of the need to be highly qualified.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:08 PM     #11
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One of the advantages of the E2 is the lack of the need to be highly qualified.
..... and so it has been proven, time and time again.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:07 PM     #12
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..... and so it has been proven, time and time again.
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Default Re: E2 reform changes.

I do hope that one day the USCIS will open their eyes and hearts to separated families and E 2 holder dependent children at least.

I still write e-mails and the like in an effort to get a new bill introduced but it is all about their time and budget.

Just think if all the illegals were kicked out and visa's given to anyone who buys a home here they would start financial recovery

I did hear that if you bought a home for $500,000 they would give you a visa. But that does not allow you to work. Anyone know more about this?

If you have that sort of money you might as well invest in EB5
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having just lost 2 family members in one week the end of March, my nan on my birthday 26th and my mother in law on the 30th I know how crappy it is to be landlocked, my mother in law has not been laid to rest as we are realying on other people in the uk to make the arraingements.
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having just lost 2 family members in one week the end of March, my nan on my birthday 26th and my mother in law on the 30th I know how crappy it is to be landlocked, my mother in law has not been laid to rest as we are realying on other people in the uk to make the arraingements.
That an awfull situation to be in, must be very hard for you.
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I agree, not something to do without considering the consequences.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:26 PM     #17
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You have my sympathy Byjove. The consequences of being landlocked, as with aging out, never really hit home until the day(s) we all dreaded, and put to the back of our minds, finally arrive.

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and my mother in law is STILL not cremated due to waiting on others to make arrangements.
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My sympathies to you Jill - I know exactly how you must be feeling having one through it twice myself.
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we won't be renewing ours this May- we are pretty much done or close to it.
sorry to hear this, and can understand your frustration. I am still fighting the cause for my sons case, (he cannot even visit) and others in the background. Seems I might as well talk to the wall, I get the same answers or not is the case
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