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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

MAY VISA BULLETIN IS OUT

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The major news is that the EB-3 category is now unavailable. That this was going to happen was noted in last month's Visa Bulletin so hopefully those of you able to file adjustment applications in March did so.

Here is the summary of the changes:

Family 1st - Advancement of worldwide, China and India numbers by five weeks to 22 AUG 2002. Mexico remains stalled (again) at 8 OCT 1992. The Philippines advances two weeks to 1 AUG 1993.

Family 2A - Worldwide, India, China and the Philippines numbers advance seven weeks to 08 OCT 2004. Mexico jumps four months to 1 APR 2002.

Family 2B - Worldwide, India and China numbers advance ten weeks to 15 NOV 2000. Mexico is still stuck at 1 MAY 1992. The Philippines advances two weeks to 01 FEB 1998.

Family 3rd - Worldwide, India and China advanced two weeks to 08 SEP 2000. Mexico is stalled at 22 OCT 1992. And there was a one week advance for the Philippines to 22 JUN 1991.

Family 4th - Worldwide numbers and India advance seven weeks to 08 JUN 1998. China moves ten weeks to 22 MAR 1998. Mexico moves three weeks forward to 01 MAY 1995. The Philippines moved two weeks to 08 JUL 1986.

Employment 1st - All categories remain current.

Employment 2nd - Worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines remain current. India remains stalled at 15 FEB 2004. China remains stalled at 15 FEB 2005.

Employment 3rd skilled/professional workers -As noted last month, this category is unavailable and it is not clear yet when it will again be available.

Employment 4th - All categories remain current.

Employment 5th - All categories remain current.

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  1. John's Avatar
    Not surprised here.

    Well, I hope they will come up with something good when the it changes from U to some numbers
  2. guest's Avatar
    Any hopes for nurses? There are so many openings around so obviously not enough workers willing to work, why is the immigration for nurses closed?
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