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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[…]

September 2012 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The September 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 55 days to priority date (PD) 8 May 2010 and F2B preference has advanced 86 days to 15 September 2004; F4 moves forward 22 days[…]

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[…]

January 2012 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The Department of State released the January 2012 visa bulletin today.  Here are comments about the categories that most of my clients and readers are waiting to see: For all countries except India, China, Philippines and Mexico: F2A preference advances 32 days to priority date (PD) 22 April 2009; F2B preference advances 25 days to PD 8 September[…]

August 2011 Visa Bulletin Commentary:

Today, the much anticipated August 2011 visa bulletin was released.  Here are the important time frames in which my clients are generally interested: For all countries except India- F2A has advanced 4 months with priorty date now 22 July 2008 in consideration; no movement since last month in the F2B preference; EB2 remains current and EB3 sees[…]

Visa Bulletin February 2011

The February 2011 visa bulletin was released today.  Not much good news on the retrogression front particularly for family based visas F2A and F2B.  Here is a link to the bulletin. Copying below the pertinent part of the message: “RETROGRESSION OF FAMILY CUT-OFF DATES – Continued heavy applicant demand for numbers in the Family Fourth[…]