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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

May 2012 Visa Bulletin Rundown

Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.

Thanks to Michael Portillo for the summary:


May Visa Bulletin Summary:


Family 1st - World numbers, China and India jumped 1 month to 01 May 05; 1 week advance for Mexico to 15 May 93; Philippines move a week to 01 July 97.


Family 2A - World numbers, China, India, and the Philippines jumped five weeks to 15 November 09; Mexico advanced 6 weeks to 15 October 09.


Family 2B - World numbers, China, and India jumped five weeks to 22 February 04; Mexico remains stalled at 01 December 92; Philippines remains stalled at 08 December 01.


Family 3rd - World numbers, China, and India moved forward three weeks to 08 March 02; Mexico stalled at 15 January 93; Philippines remains stalled at 22 July 92.


Family 4th - World numbers, China, and India jumped three and a half weeks to 01 December 00; Mexico stalled at 01 June 96; Philippines advance two weeks to 22 January 89.


Employment 1st - still current in all categories.


Employment 2nd - World numbers, Mexico, and Philippines still current, China and India regress Thirty-three and a half months to 15 August 07.


Employment 3rd - World numbers, Mexico, and Philippines advanced three and a half weeks to 01 May 06; China jumped one month to 01 April 05; India moved a week to 08 September 02.


Employment 3rd Other Workers - World numbers, Mexico, and Philippines advanced three and a half weeks to 01 May 06; China remains stalled at 22 April 03; one week advance for India to 08 September 02.


Employment 4th - still current in all categories.


Employment 5th - still current in all categories.

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  2. JC's Avatar
    EB2 India/China is back to where it started after making multi-year jumps. I am a bit confused here!!
  3. Sid's Avatar
    @JC, don't be. The explanation is very simple. They didn't have enough applications in the pipeline so the dates moved forward. Now they do, so expect slow movement till spillover season (Jul/Aug/Sep). Given the past history, my guesstimate is late 2008/early 2009 by the end of the fiscal year.
  4. Paul Wilson's Avatar
    Why does the bulletin say that EB-2ROW may get a cut-off date?

    How is it possible to have any spill-over and any availability in the India/China categories at all if there are not enough visas to meet the EB-2 ROW category's demand?

    Can somebody shed some light on this? Did USCIS break the law again and implement something completely illegal (i.e. giving more than 7% of the visas to some countries even though there aren't enough visas for spill-over)?
  5. Sy's Avatar
    wow weren't india/china on may 2010?? its gone back 3 years?? how???
  6. JC's Avatar
    @Sid, thanks. I would have thought they will make an educated guess based on the labor filings. Well who knows how this agency works.

    @Sy, I was surprised too.
  7. my2cents's Avatar
    "USCIS has indicated that it will continue accepting China and India Employment Second preference I-485 filings based on the originally announced April cut-off date."

    I read this in .pdf version of the visa bulletin. What does this imply? The April cut off dates were May 2010. Could anybody clarify this.
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