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July 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary- EB2 India Sees Significant Advancement!

The July 2014 visa bulletin was released this morning. Headline: EB2 India sees a jump forward of 3 years, 9 months and 18 days.   Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: No movement in F2A category since last month’s retrogression leaving priority date at 1 May […]

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Priority date updates from AILA and Charlie Oppenheim

(copied from AILA) Visa Office Update on Priority Dates and Demand (Updated 4/28/14) Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12012349 (posted Apr. 28, 2014)” April 2014:On Monday April 21, 2014 Mr. Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State’s Visa Office (VO) spoke to AILA members Roberta Freedman and Michael Nowlan regarding what his office is […]

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December 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary- Retrogression is here.

December 2013 Visa Bulletin comes with a mixed bag of good and bad news.  While F2A has not moved (good news) and with a one year advancement of EB3 for all countries, India sees a huge retrogression in EB2 and slight retrogression in EB3.  Relevant section from the visa bulletin is copied below.  Our usual […]

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October 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The October 2013 visa bulletin was released yesterday. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For ALL countries including India and China: F2A preference retrogressed 1 day only to Sept. 8, 2013.  That is better than what my expectations were! For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2B preference advanced 15 days days […]

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July 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The July 2013 visa bulletin was released on Friday. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 123 days to priority date (PD) 8 Oct 2011.  F2B preference advanced 117 days with PD at 1 Nov. 2005;  finally slight movement in […]

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Immigration reform – family-based immigration law changes

The outline of comprehensive immigration reform includes some drastic changes to the current family-based immigration system. The new system will have two family-based preference categories (instead of the current 4). The new categories will cover unmarried adult children, Married adult children who file before age 31 Unmarried adult children of green card holders. V visa […]

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April 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The April 2013 visa bulletin was released today. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 24 days to priority date (PD) 15 December 2010.  F2B preference advanced 39 days with PD at 8 April 2005; F4 moves forward 10 days […]

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February 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The February 2013 visa bulletin was released today. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 30 days to priority date (PD) 22 October 2010.  F2B preference advanced 38 days with PD at 15 January 2005; F4 moves forward 7 days […]

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October 2012 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The October 2012 visa bulletin was released today. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 25 days to priority date (PD) 1 June 2010.  No progress in F2B preference keeping PD at 15 September 2004; F4 moves forward 7 days […]

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Visa Bulletin prediction/commentary

Copied from AILA Visa Office Update on Priority Dates and Demand (Updated 9/05/12) Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12012349 (posted Sep. 5, 2012)” On Thursday, August 30, 2012, Roberta Freedman, AILA Students & Scholars Committee member, and Mike Nowlan, Chair of the AILA Business Committee, discussed the Visa Bulletin, visa demand in the employment […]

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