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Carl Shusterman's Immigration Update

April 2012 Visa Bulletin

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On March 9, the State Department released the April 2012 Visa Bulletin.

The worldwide family-based categories advanced between 4 and 10 weeks when the while the employment-based (EB) categories barely budged.

For the worldwide family-based categories, the 1st preference category (unmarried adult sons and daughters of US citizens) advanced 8 weeks, the 2A preference (spouses and children of lawful permanent residents) moved forward 10 weeks, the 2B category (unmarried adult sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents) advanced 8 weeks, the 3rd preference category (married sons and daughters of US citizens) moved ahead 6 weeks and those in the 4th preference category (brothers and sisters of US citizens) saw a 4-week advance.

However, for persons born in Mexico and the Philippines, many categories failed to advance at all, and none moved forward more than 2 weeks.


FAMILY CATEGORIES


Categories Worldwide China (PRC) Mexico Philippines
1st 4-01-05 4-01-05 5-08-93 6-22-97
2A 10-08-09 10-08-09 9-01-09 10-08-09
2B 1-15-04 1-15-04 12-01-92 12-08-01
3rd 2-15-02 2-15-02 1-15-93 7-22-92
4th 11-08-00 11-08-00 6-01-96 1-08-89

The April 2012 Visa Bulletin was downright depressing for those in the employment-based categories. EB-2 China and India remain frozen in time, and are likely to regress in coming months. In the worldwide EB-3 category for professionals, skilled and unskilled workers, the numbers moved forward only 3 weeks, and only 1 week for persons born in India. The sole significant advance occurred in the EB-3 category for professionals and skilled workers born in mainland China where the numbers moved forward 8 weeks.


EMPLOYMENT CATEGORIES


Categories Worldwide China (PRC) India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current 5-01-10 5-01-10 Current Current
3rd 4-08-06 3-01-05 9-01-02 4-08-06 4-08-06
Unskilled 4-08-06 4-22-03 9-01-02 4-08-06 4-08-06
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 about the movement of the green card lottery numbers.

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Updated 11-20-2013 at 11:39 AM by CShusterman

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