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  1. MAY 2018 VISA BULLETIN: NEWS AND ANALYSIS

    by , 04-12-2018 at 10:06 AM (Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration)
    by Chris Musillo

    The Department of State has just issued the May 2018 Visa Bulletin. This is the eighth Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2018. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

    May 2018 Visa Bulletin

    Table A: Final Action Dates -- Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card) or Immigrant Visa appointment.


    EB

    Class
    All Other
    CHINA
    INDIA
    MEXICO
    PHIL'PNES
    EB-1
    C
    01JAN12
    01JAN12
    C
    C
    EB-2
    C
    01SEP14
    22DEC08
    C
    C
    EB-3
    C
    01JUN15
    01MAY08
    C

    01JAN17

    Table B: Dates for Filing -- The DOS may work on applications with these dates. But the Visa cannot be approved until the date is current per Table A.


    EB


    Class
    All Other
    CHINA
    INDIA
    MEXICO
    PHIL'PNES
    EB-1
    C
    C
    C
    C
    C
    EB-2
    C
    01FEB15
    01APR09
    C
    C
    EB-3
    C
    01JAN16
    01SEP08
    C

    01JUL17

    MU Law Analysis (all references are to Table A unless noted)

    All Other: The EB-2 has been current for many years. The EB-3 is also current and is expected to remain current for the foreseeable future.

    China (mainland-born): As with all categories this month, the movements were minor or nonexistent. It would not surprise MU if the Chinese numbers stayed steady through the fiscal year. China EB-2 is a better bet to progress than EB-3, although it remains doubtful that EB-2 progresses ahead of EB-3.

    India: India EB-3 had the most promising move of all EB categories, progressing from February to May 2008, which marks two consecutive months of great progress. This likely reflects the fact that many older Indian EB-3s have either dropped out of the system or have upgraded to EB-2. For a long time, MU Law has believed that India EB-3 would move much faster, once India EB-3 moved past 2007.

    Mexico: Mirrors All Other in analysis.

    Philippines: Phils EB-3 stayed steady, which is not surprising considering the enormous progressions of the last few years. The Phils EB-3 number will probably continue to only move slowly, reflecting the large numbers of Philippine RN EB-3 petitions that were filed in 2016-2018.
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