A surprisingly (and worrying) drop in EB-2 filings in the EB-2 category for advance degree professionals (masters degrees and higher) will jump another full year in February to January 2010 filings. That's a two and half year advance since the beginning of this fiscal year in October. The State Department is warning that its being aggressive in moving up numbers to spur demand and that numbers could stop advancing or even retrogress very soon. So if your number has become current, don't dawdle. By the way, I say worrying because knowledge workers at this level should be our prime target group for immigrating. Strong demand for EB-2 visas is needed if the US is to remain at the top.