June 2013 Visa Bulletin
The Visa Bulletin for June 2013 contains great news for those waiting in line under the worldwide employment-based third category (professionals, skilled and unskilled workers).
After advancing 5 months in May, worldwide EB-3 jumps forward 10 more months to September 1, 2008. In contrast, the India EB-3 priority date advances only 2 weeks. The EB-3 category for the Philippines moves ahead only 1 week.
The worldwide EB-2 category remains current (no backlog), but while EB-2 PRC advances 8 weeks, EB-2 India does not move at all.
The Senate CIR bill would eliminate all per-country EB quotas.
Write your Senators and Representatives now, and ask them to support this important modification to our broken immigration system!
The worldwide family-based preference 2A category moves forward almost 4 months while the F4 sibling category which remains at May 1, 2001. Other worldwide family-based categories advance between 3 and 7 weeks. Family categories for the Philippines advance somewhat faster especially the F1 category which sprints ahead 7 months. Family-based waiting times for Mexico barely advance at all.
The charts below tell the story in more detail:
Categories Worldwide China (PRC) Mexico Philippines 1st 4-22-06 4-22-06 8-15-93 1-1-00 2A 6-8-11 6-8-11 5-8-11 6-8-11 2B 7-8-05 7-8-05 6-15-93 11-1-02 3rd 9-1-02 9-2-02 4-1-93 11-15-92 4th 5-1-01 5-1-01 9-15-96 11-8-89
Categories Worldwide China (PRC) India Mexico Philippines 1st Current Current Current Current Current 2nd Current 7-15-08 9-1-04 Current Current 3rd 9-1-08 9-1-08 1-8-02 9-1-08 9-22-06 Unskilled 9-1-08 10-22-03 1-8-02 9-1-08 9-22-06 4th Current Current Current Current Current Religious Current Current Current Current Current 5th Current Current Current Current Current
See the entire visa bulletin including information about the movement of the green card lottery numbers.
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