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Department of State Releases June 2014 Visa Bulletin

Bulletin shows significant retrogression in the EB-3 category for applicants chargeable to China, Mexico, and the Rest of the World as well as significant retrogression in the F2A category for applicants chargeable to all...more

Heavy Demand Results In Untimely Retrogression For EB-2 India

Employers and their attorneys monitor the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin to determine when sponsored employees may file adjustment of status applications on Form I-485 (the last step in the permanent residence...more

EB-2 INDIA IMMIGRANT VISA RETROGRESSION GREATER THAN PROJECTED

On September 11, 2012, the U.S. Department of State released the October Visa Bulletin, publishing the “cut-off dates” for immigrant visa availability during the month of October 2012, the first month of the Government’s...more

Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B Cap Reached; EB-2 Retrogresses for All Countries

H-1B Fiscal Year 2013 Cap Is Reached On June 12, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that on June 11, 2012, it had received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for...more

Worldwide EB2 Retrogression- Now What?

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

EB-2 IMMIGRANT VISAS UNAVAILABLE FOR INDIA AND CHINA UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2012

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the May 2012 Visa Bulletin reflecting significant retrogression in EB-2 immigrant visa availability under the India and China employment-based second preference...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

February 2012 Visa Bulletin Commentary

A summary of visa availability updates for various family-based and employment-based categories....more

December 2011 Visa Bulletin Commentary

A brief summary and update of the visa availability....more

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