ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
© 1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration

SEPTEMBER 2013 VISA BULLETIN: MASSIVE PROGRESSION OF DATES

Rate this Entry
by Chris Musillo

The Department of State has just released the September 2013 Visa Bulletin. There has been a dramatic jump for India EB-2 -- all the way to June 15, 2008. MU Law expected that an India EB2 progression would happen, although it took a lot longer than we expected. Suffice it to say, had it happened earlier in the year, the August and September jumps would not have been as dramatic. Nevertheless, the India EB-2 progression is great news.


The other big movement was in the EB-3 category. All other (ROW) EB-3 surged forward 18 months. It is now at July 1, 2010. India and Philippines EB-3 also moved ahead several months.


Here is the chart:

September 2013 Visa Bulletin
All Other Countries China India Philippines
EB-2 Current 08AUG08 15JUN08 Current
EB-3 01JUL10 01JUL10 22SEP03 01DEC06


The Department of State explained the rationale for the massive progression:


EMPLOYMENT-based:

SECOND:

India: This cut-off date has been advanced significantly more than originally expected, based on the projection that there would be “otherwise unused” numbers under the overall Employment Second preference annual limit. This is the result of a decrease in Employment First preference number use, and a similar decrease in Employment Second preference demand for most other countries during the past two months. It is expected that such movement will generate a very significant amount of new India demand during the coming months.


THIRD:

The Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for most countries was advanced at an extremely rapid pace in April through July in an effort to generate demand. Historically such movements have resulted in a dramatic increase in applicant demand for numbers within a few months. At this time there is no indication that the expected increase is materializing or will do so in the near future. This has resulted in significant movements in the September cut-off for all countries.

It is unlikely that there will be any forward movement of most Employment-based cut-off dates during the next couple of months. In addition, a sudden surge in demand could require the retrogression of a cut-off date at any time. Such action would be required if it appears that such number use could impact visa availability under the FY-2014 annual limits.

Read the Musillo Unkenholt Healthcare and Immigration Law Blog at www.musillo.com or www.ilw.com. You can also visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Submit "SEPTEMBER 2013 VISA BULLETIN: MASSIVE PROGRESSION OF DATES" to Facebook Submit "SEPTEMBER 2013 VISA BULLETIN: MASSIVE PROGRESSION OF DATES" to Twitter Submit "SEPTEMBER 2013 VISA BULLETIN: MASSIVE PROGRESSION OF DATES" to Google Submit "SEPTEMBER 2013 VISA BULLETIN: MASSIVE PROGRESSION OF DATES" to StumbleUpon Submit "SEPTEMBER 2013 VISA BULLETIN: MASSIVE PROGRESSION OF DATES" to Reddit Submit "SEPTEMBER 2013 VISA BULLETIN: MASSIVE PROGRESSION OF DATES" to Digg Submit "SEPTEMBER 2013 VISA BULLETIN: MASSIVE PROGRESSION OF DATES" to del.icio.us

Updated 08-13-2013 at 03:32 PM by CMusillo

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: