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Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration

JUNE 2017 VISA BULLETIN: ANALYSIS AND PREDICTIONS

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by Chris Musillo

The Department of State has just issued the June 2017 Visa Bulletin. This is the eight Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2017. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

June 2017 Visa Bulletin

Final Action Dates

Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card).
Employ-
ment
based

All Charge-
ability
Areas Except
Those Listed

CHINA-
mainland
born

INDIA
MEXICO
PHILIPPINES
1st
C
01JAN12
01JAN12
C
C
2nd
C
01MAR13
01JUL08
C
C
3rd
15APR17
01OCT14
15MAY05
15MAR17
01MAY13

MU Law Analysis

All Other: The EB-2 has been current for many years. The EB-3 progression continues, moving an additional one month. Consular processs EB-3 are effectively current.

China: The DOS has instituted a retrogression for China EB-1. The continued high level of demand for EB-1 numbers for USCIS adjustment of status applicants has required the establishment of a date for June. It is expected that this EB-1 retrogression will last until October 2017.

The China EB-2 date again moved up, but only a few weeks. The DOS notes that there has been an extremely large increase in EB-3s during the past month. The China EB-3 date is being held for the month of June. Continued heavy demand for numbers will require a retrogression of China EB-3 no later than August.

India: As with China, India EB-1 now is retrogressed. It is expected that this EB-1 retrogression will last until October 2017.

EB-2 India moved up about two weeks. EB-3 India actually moved up almost two months. It is our expectation that these two categories will move very slowly in the foreseeable future.

Mexico: Mirrors All Other in all aspects.

Philippines: EB-3 moved ahead by yet another four more months. The Philippine EB-3 number essentially cleaned out all of the 2010, 2011, 2012, and half of 2013 EB-3 visas in about 6 months. This is even more positive than we expected. (Our note from September 2016: "This is consistent with internal MU Law analysis which sees this category progressing into 2013 by the Summer of 2017.").



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