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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

FEBRUARY 2009 VISA BULLETIN OUT

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Some very good news
in the EB-2 category for Indians and for the Chinese in both the EB-2
and EB-3 categories. Also good news for Mexicans in the EB-3 category -
a six month advance for them.

Family 1st - Advancement of worldwide, China and India numbers by
three weeks to 08 JUL 2002. Mexico moves up a week to 8 OCT 1992
and the Philippines stays at 15 JUL 1993.



Family 2A - Worldwide, India, China and the Philippines numbers
advance one month to 1 JUN 2004. Mexico jumps five weeks to 22 SEP 2001



Family 2B - Worldwide, India and China numbers advance six weeks to 08 MAY 2000. Mexico is still stuck at 1 MAY 1992. The
Philippines advances six weeks to 15 OCT 1997.



Family 3rd - Worldwide, India and China remains stalled at 1
AUG 2000. Mexico moves one week to 8 OCT 1992. One
week advance for the Philippines to 1 JUN 1991.



Family 4th - Worldwide numbers advance one week to 15 FEB 1998.
China moves one month to 22 SEP 1997. India advances ten weeks
to 15 JAN 1998. Mexico moves two weeks forward to 22 MAR 1995. The
Philippines is stalled at 1 MAY 1986.



Employment 1st - All categories remain current.



Employment 2nd - Worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines remain
current. India jumps nearly half a year to 1 JAN 2004. China jumps nearly half a year to 1 JAN 2005.



Employment 3rd skilled/professional workers - All numbers are
stalled and there is no movement for the fourth month in a row.
Worldwide and Filipino
numbers are at 1 May 2005. China jumps four months to 1 OCT 2002. India
is stalled at 15 OCT 2001. Mexico jumps a whopping six months to 1 APR
2003.



Employment 3rd unskilled - Worldwide numbers are stalled at 15 MAR
2003. However, Chinese, Indian and Mexican unskilled workers get bad
news - retrogression. China goes backward to 1 OCT 2002. India goes
backward to 15 OCT 2001. And Mexico is also now at 15 OCT 2001. Last
month these three countries were at 15 MAR 2003.



Employment 4th - All remain current.



EB-5 remains current.

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  1. India-EB3's Avatar
    The day, EB3-India enters 2002, I'll dance with joy. It has been stuck in 2001 for ages.
  2. dev's Avatar
    me too
  3. 's Avatar
    Greg

    Considering the rapidly deteriorating economy, is it possible that India EB 2 could become current in a year?
  4. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    I'm not anticipating an improvement that rapid. But it probably will improve somewhat.
  5. Sharon's Avatar
    You guys are talking about the visa dates not being current. Think about people who lost jobs and their time and effort in this country ? You are better off !
  6. peter's Avatar
    USCIS seems to be approving more and more EB3 ROW cases from early 2005. Does this mean that they will likely move the dates forward in the near future or is the backlog just too high?
  7. Sekhar's Avatar
    By the time it enters 2002 you will be too old to dance.
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