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Visa Bulletin Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: Update on Visa Modernization Plans

The U.S. Department of State (DOS), through Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, provides a monthly explanation of the visa bulletin contents. The September 2015 Visa Bulletin contains some significant cutoff date movements, both forward and backward. Accordingly, Mr. Oppenheim has provided insights into reasons for these changes, and discussed plans [...]

September 2015 Visa Bulletin: Developments in EB2 and EB3 India

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the September 2015 Visa Bulletin, which is the final visa bulletin for fiscal year 2015. To the disappointment of many, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India and China retrogresses to January 1, 2006. On a far more favorable note, the employment-based, third preference (EB3) India category advances [...]

NewsFlash! September 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB2 Retrogresses, EB3 Advances for India

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for September 2015  contains significant changes for Indian nationals. There is favorable news in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for India. The cutoff date for EB3 advances by more than six months, to December 22, 2004. Conversely, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category retrogresses to a [...]

PERM Audits and Trends with PERM Denials

After a PERM labor certification (LC) case is filed, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is permitted to audit the case. The purpose of these audits is to verify that the petitioning employer is complying with the applicable legal requirements. These audits can either be targeted to specific issues, or can result from random selection. Reasons [...]

Visa Bulletin Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: Unexpected Movement for EB3

Each month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) provides a report with insights into visa bulletin cutoff date movements. This month’s report, which follows the release of the August 2015 Visa Bulletin, discusses the unanticipated movement in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category, and offers a few short-term predictions. Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB2) for India & [...]

August 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB3 India Advances Four Months

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) August 2015 Visa Bulletin contains some unexpected changes in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category. EB3 India advances by four months, while EB3 China retrogresses severely. Employment-Based, First, Fourth, and Fifth Preferences (EB1, EB4, & EB5) The EB1 and EB4 categories continue to be current for all countries. The [...]

NewsFlash! EB3 India Advances, EB3 China Retrogresses in August Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the August 2015 Visa Bulletin today. The employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for those born in India moves ahead faster than predicted, advancing by four months to a cutoff date of June 1, 2004. EB3 China, on the other hand, retrogresses severely, with a new cutoff date of [...]

Visa Bulletin Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: EB2 India Stalls

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) provides a monthly explanation of visa bulletin developments, as well as predictions for future cutoff date movements. The predictions for July 2015, which follow the release of the visa bulletin, include various updates, including the disappointing news that there will be no further cutoff date movement during the last [...]

July Visa Bulletin: No Change for EB2 India

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) July 2015 Visa Bulletin brings disappointing news on a number of fronts. The cutoff dates in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India and the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for China do not move forward at all. The EB3 category for India only advances by 10 days, [...]

MurthyAudio: Upgrading from EB3 to EB2 – Tips for Employers

Murthy Law Firm attorneys provide an overview of common issues related to upgrading from EB3 to EB2. They discuss educational equivalency issues, priority date retention and the use of exceptional ability to qualify for an EB2 upgrade. This June 3, 2015 teleconference is from our series for employers and their representatives. Paste the following into [...]

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