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  1. MONTHLY VISA BULLETIN PROJECTIONS: PHILS EB-3 TO ADVANCE INTO 2014

    by , 02-22-2017 at 10:51 AM (Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration)
    by Chris Musillo

    The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin guru, Charlie Oppenheim, hosts monthly meetings with the American Immigration lawyers Association. Charlie Oppenheim is the Department of State’s Chief of the Control and Reporting Division. He is the officer who is responsible for producing the Visa Bulletin each month. This month’s Check In With Charlie featured predictions about EB2 and EB3 in most of the popular categories for readers of this Blog. Here are some of this month’s highlights:

    Philippine EB-3As with last month, Charlie again offered his most optimistic predictions for this category. He said that he expects predicts future advancement at a pace of “up to six months.” He expects that the Philippine EB-3 date should quickly move through 2012 and 2013, and quickly move into 2014. This is consistent with internal MU Law analysis, which sees this category progressing at least into 2013 by the summer of 2017.

    India EB-2 – Charlie hopes that the India EB-2 category can progress at a pace of “up to one month.” He cautions that an increase in EB-3 upgrades could slow the progression of India EB-2.

    India EB-3 – There was no specific comment by Charlie. Mu Law expects that India EB-3 will progress at about the same 1-2 week rate as it has in prior months. The India EB-3 date may stall/stop in the summer of 2017, as the full allotment of numbers gets used. It will then recommence in October. This is normal. It happens every year. Read our FAQ on why the Visa Bulletin progression stops in August and September.

    Worldwide EB-2 and EB-3 – EB-2 will remain current for the foreseeable future. Worldwide EB-3 will continue to move ahead steadily and be effectively current.

    China EB-2 and EB-3 – These categories are the most difficult to predict because of the upgrade/downgrade phenomenon of EB-2 and EB-3. At present China EB-3 is 15 months ahead of EB-2.

    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.
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