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  1. MAY 2017 VISA BULLETIN: DETAILED ANALYSIS AND PREDICTIONS

    by , 04-12-2017 at 09:14 AM (Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration)
    by Chris Musillo

    The Department of State has just issued the May 2017 Visa Bulletin. This is the eight Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2017. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

    May 2017 Visa Bulletin

    Final Action Dates

    Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card).

    Employ-
    ment
    based

    All Charge-
    ability
    Areas Except
    Those Listed

    CHINA-
    mainland
    born

    INDIA
    MEXICO
    PHILIPPINES
    1st
    C
    C
    C
    C
    C
    2nd
    C
    08FEB13
    22JUN08
    C
    C
    3rd
    15MAR17
    01OCT14
    25MAR05
    15MAR17
    01JAN13

    MU Law Analysis

    All Other: The EB-2 has been current for many years. The EB-3 progression continues, moving an additional one month. Consular processed EB-3 are effectively current.

    China: The China EB-2 date again moved up, but only a few weeks. The China EB-3 again date progressed about six weeks. This was a smaller progression than the last few Visa Bulletins. The China EB-3 continues to have a more favorable date than EB-2, as a result of many historical Chinese EB-3 workers "upgrading" their applications to EB-2.

    India: EB-2 India moved up about one day, which is the first one day progression that I can recall. EB-3 India stayed the same, unfortunately.
    Mexico: Mirrors All Other in all aspects.

    Philippines: EB-3 moved ahead by nearly four more months. The Philippine EB-3 number essentially cleaned out all of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 EB-3 visas in about 6 months. This is even more positive than we expected. (Our note from September 2016: "This is consistent with internal MU Law analysis which sees this category progressing into 2013 by the Summer of 2017.").

    Please read the Musillo Unkenholt Healthcare and Immigration Law Blog at www.musillo.com and www.ilw.com. You can also visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


    Updated 04-12-2017 at 09:21 AM by CMusillo

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