MAY 2013 VISA BULLETIN
While the Senate is readying a first draft Comprehensive Immigration bill and rallies around the country are hoping to influence a new immigration system, the old immigration system continues. The Department of State has just released the May 2013 Visa Bulletin. This Visa Bulletin shows more of the same: minor progress from last month's Visa Bulletin, with one notable positive exception.
The big news was a five month improvement in All Other EB-3 to December 1, 2007. The China EB-3 number also moved to December 1, 2007. All Other, and Philippine EB-2 dates remained Current. The Chinese EB-2 visa date moved almost forward by six weeks.
On the other hand, the Philippine EB-3 date was disappointing, moving just one week, to September 15, 2006. Also disappointing was India EB-2, which remained at September 1, 2004 for the seventh month.
As MU Law mentioned earlier, we expect the Philippine EB-2 number to remain Current or near Current until Spring/Summer 2013, when it should become unavailable as it does most Summers.
May 2013 Visa Bulletin
All Other Countries
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