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Updated I-485 Pending Inventory: January 2015

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the quarterly charts that detail the numbers of pending employment-based (EB) adjustment of status applications (I-485 form). These charts reflect the breakdown of pending I-485 cases by country of chargeability, EB category, and priority date month and year. USCIS I-485 Charts for January 2015 The most [...]

Overview of the New H-4 EAD Rule

As reported in a 24.Feb.2015 NewsFlash on MurthyDotCom, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized a regulatory change that will allow certain H-4 dependent spouses to apply for employment authorization documents (EADs). The new regulation will go into effect on May 26, 2015. The release of the final rule provides some clarity regarding a number [...]

Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: March 2015 Visa Bulletin Update

Each month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) explains key visa bulletin developments and, when possible, provides predictions for future cutoff date movement. The source of this helpful information is Charles Oppenheim, the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the DOS. The most significant March 2015 Visa Bulletin development is the rapid [...]

March 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Movement Exceeds Predictions

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued the March 2015 Visa Bulletin, as reported to MurthyDotCom readers in our February 9th NewsFlash. Notable in this latest visa bulletin is the advancement in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India to January 1, 2007, which is better than predicted. Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB2) The [...]

NewsFlash! March 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Moves to January 1, 2007

The March 2015 Visa Bulletin contains good news for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India. The EB2 India cutoff date advances by a year and four months to January 1, 2007. This exceeds the predictions for EB2 India cutoff date movement provided in the February 2015 Visa Bulletin. EB2 China moves ahead by [...]

Is it ok to file an EB1(b) case after already receiving an approved EB2 I-140?

Answer If a person qualifies for EB1(b), he could move forward with that case, even though he already has an approved I-140 in the EB2 category. It is possible to qualify for more than one type of GC case, and it isn’t necessarily inconsistent at all to have two (or more) cases filed. (09.Feb.2015) In [...]

FY2015 First Quarter Statistics on PERM Filings

The first step in most employment-based, permanent residence (commonly, “green card”) cases is the PERM labor certification (PERM LC), which is filed with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL periodically releases information about the volume and nature of the PERM filings received and processed. The most recent statistics released, which include information on [...]

With an approved I-140 under EB2, is it possible to switch to EB1(b)?

Answer If a person qualified under EB1, the fact that they had an approved EB2 I-140 would not prevent the EB1 filing. The EB2 I-140 does not necessarily even contradict the EB1 filing for an outstanding professor / researcher. It could be the exact same position, just approached through the PERM process rather than the [...]

Analysis, Predictions, and Trends on February 2015 Visa Bulletin

Each month, Charles Oppenheim, the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides visa bulletin insights and explanations. The most notable prediction this month is the expected movement for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India for fiscal year 2015 (FY15). Unexpected Impact of Executive Action [...]

February Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Advancement Begins

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) February 2015 Visa Bulletin brings some good news for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) India category. The more long-term predictions for this category, however, are less encouraging. There is also movement in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category. Employment-Based, First, Fourth and Fifth Preferences (EB1, EB4 and EB5) The [...]

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