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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 [...]

NewsFlash! Little Movement in July Visa Bulletin

This morning, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the July 2015 Visa Bulletin. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for people born in India sees no movement, leaving the cutoff date at October 1, 2008. EB2 China, on the other hand, moves ahead by four months, to October 1, 2013. The employment-based, third preference (EB3) [...]

Teleconference: Upgrading from EB3 to EB2 – Tips for Employers

The June 3, 2015 teleconference in our series for employers and their representatives provides an overview of common issues related to upgrading from EB3 to EB2. Attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm discuss educational equivalency issues, priority date retention and the use of exceptional ability to qualify for an EB2 upgrade. Employers and their representatives [...]

BIA Decision Brings Uncertainty to Priority Date Retention After I-140 Revocation

Many immigration strategies in employment-based cases rely upon the ability to retain the priority date between permanent resident (or, “green card”) case filings for the same individual. It is widely used in what is commonly known as upgrading between categories, as well as during changes of employer. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had [...]

Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: EB2 India May Advance Less Than Predicted

Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS), offers analysis of visa bulletin trends and predictions for the June 2015 Visa Bulletin, as he does each month. This latest information includes the disappointing possibility that the employment-based, second preference (EB2) cutoff date for India may not [...]

June Visa Bulletin: EB2 India and China Advance

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) June 2015 Visa Bulletin is now available. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) cutoff date for India continues to advance, as does EB2 China. The news is less encouraging in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for people born in India or the Philippines. Employment-Based, First, Fourth, and Fifth Preferences (EB1, [...]

NewsFlash! EB2 India and China Continue to Advance in June Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the June 2015 Visa Bulletin this afternoon. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for people born in India and China continues to move forward as predicted. EB2 India advances by 5 1/2 months, to October 1, 2008. EB2 China pushes ahead by a full year, to June 1, 2013. Meanwhile, [...]

Analysis, Predictions and Trends: May 2015 Visa Bulletin

Regular readers of the MurthyBulletin are aware that Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides monthly explanations of visa bulletin developments, as well as predictions for cutoff date movement. This latest information was provided following the release of the May 2015 Visa Bulletin. Employment-Based, [...]

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