November 2017 Visa Bulletin

The November 2017 Visa Bulletin was released this morning. Most notably, the potentially monthly movement was less than anticipated in the October 2017 visa bulletin. November 2017 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 24 days to 15 November 2015, F2B preference advances 7 days to a PD of[…]

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[…]

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[…]

DOS on EB-1 and EB-2 Visa Availability

Copied from AILA: Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12050945 (posted May. 9, 2012)” AILA Liaison received the following information from the Department of State regarding the recent priority date movement for China-mainland born and India EB-2 categories, as well as information on projections for visa availability in the EB-1 and EB-2 preference categories. The[…]

March 2012 visa bulletin commentary

The March 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 45 days to priority date (PD) 22 July 2009 and F2B preference has advanced 31 days to 15 November 2003; F4 moves forward 31[…]

AILA – American Immigration Lawyers Association: RFEs and the Nobel Prize

This is a post from AILA on Facebook.  It made me laugh and feel sad at the same time.  When I advise people about EB1 (employment-based first preference), I always say “if you are not a nobel prize winner, we have an up hill struggle”.  This post highlights the difficulties of the current adjudication process by[…]