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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 [...]

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, [...]

May 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB2 India and China Continue to Advance

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the May 2015 Visa Bulletin. The cutoff date for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India advances yet again, to April 15, 2008. Meanwhile, the cutoff date for the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for the Philippines retrogresses severely to July 1, 2007. Employment-Based, First, Fourth, and [...]

NewsFlash! EB2 India and China Move Forward, EB3 Philippines Moves Backwards

This afternoon, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the May 2015 Visa Bulletin. As expected, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for people born in India and China continues to advance. EB2 India moves ahead by more than seven months, to April 15, 2008. EB2 China jumps forward by more than a year, to June [...]

Do you foresee any changes in the law to decrease the wait time in the EB2 India category?

Answer We are always hopeful, but there does not seem to be anything likely in the near future. The law itself is unlikely to change in the current political climate. The EB2 India backlog is tied to the limits in the law. Regulations and policy are sometimes easier to change, but even regulatory changes can [...]

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

Each month, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division of the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides insight into the contents of the latest visa bulletin and, when possible, offers predictions for future visa bulletin developments. The information provided by Mr. Oppenheim for the April 2015 Visa Bulletin is not particularly surprising, [...]

April 2015 Visa Bulletin – EB2 India Advances to Sep 2007

As announced last week on MurthyDotCom, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) visa bulletin for April 2015 is available. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India and China continues to advance. As predicted, however, the news is far less encouraging for the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category. Employment-Based, First, Fourth, and Fifth Preferences (EB1, EB4, and [...]

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