India EB-2 Cut-Off Date Jumps Forward and Other Immigration Law Updates


On June 14, 2010, the U.S. Department of State issued the Visa Bulletin for July 2010. There is good news for Indian nationals in the Employment-Based Second Preference (EB-2), as the cut-off date has moved forward by eight months, to Oct. 1, 2005. The date for Chinese nationals is the same as in the June Visa Bulletin. The State Department is predicting that there could be additional movement in the India EB-2 date, possibly to March or April 2006, by September 2010.

Priority dates in the Employment-Based Third Preference advanced several weeks for all nationalities. The dates for the Other Workers category remained static.

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