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Expect Significant EB-2 India Retrogression In December

The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority dates that regulate when an individual can begin the final phase of the “green card” process, either through adjustment of status or consular...more

Significant Advancement Of EB-2 India Cut-Off Date

The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority date cut-offs that regulate when an individual can begin the final phase of the lawful permanent residence (“green card”) process, either...more

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Huge Leap for India EB2 in August

News travels fast, so you may have already heard that the waiting line for the EB2 (advance degree professional) category for India jumped from September 1, 2004, in July to January 1, 2008, for August....more

How Will the Immigration Reform Proposals Impact Businesses & Employees?

Much of the debate surrounding immigration reform has centered around providing a pathway to Citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people in the country. While a significant part of the legislation is focused on this...more

THE NATIONAL INTEREST WAIVER PROGRAM: GETTING THE GREEN CARD WITHOUT A LABOR CERTIFICATION.

In instances where the interest of the United States is being served, aliens can seek a National Interest Waiver. The National Interest Waiver classification is a waiver of the Labor Certification Application (PERM)...more

Waiting Lines for Family and Employment Categories: When Will I Receive My Green Card?

If you are applying for permanent residence in the United States, how do you figure out how long it will take? This seems like an easy question, but like many things with immigration, it can be complicated. ...more

Worldwide EB2 Retrogression- Now What?

An article about the recent news of retrogression for the visa category "Worldwide EB2." ...more

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ANNOUNCES VISA RETROGRESSION FOR EB-2 INDIA & CHINA

As previously reported in a recent FosterQuan Immigration Update©, the Department of State confirmed that in May 2012, the EB-2 category for persons born in India and China will retrogress significantly, to August 15, 2007....more

EB-2 IMMIGRANT VISA AVAILABILITY FOR INDIA AND CHINA SET TO RETROGRESS SIGNIFICANTLY IN MAY 2012

The Department of State (DOS) recently published the April 2012 Visa Bulletin announcing that immigrant visa availability under the India and China employment-based second preference (EB-2) immigrant categories remained...more

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