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Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: Sep 2014 Visa Bulletin Update

As reported to MurthyDotCom readers following the release of the August 2014 Visa Bulletin, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has begun issuing analysis and predictions on the movement of cutoff dates each month, after the visa bulletin is released. These updates are based on monthly conversations with Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and [...]

Insights and Information Based on PERM LC Filings

In order to remain competitive and retain needed workers from abroad, U.S. companies often sponsor permanent residence (“green card”) cases. Most employer-sponsored cases are initiated through the PERM labor certification (PERM LC) process. What follows is information released by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) related to the types of PERM LCs certified during fiscal [...]

USICS Releases Updated Charts of Pending I-485 Cases

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued updated charts indicating the number of pending adjustment of status (I-485) cases. This inventory of I-485 cases awaiting final decision by the USCIS is broken down by category, country of chargeability, and priority date (month and year, only). These charts shed light on the reasons for the [...]

September 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB2 India, EB3 Philippines, and FB2A Categories Advance

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the September 2014 Visa Bulletin. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for Indian nationals continues to move forward, but is expected to retrogress in the coming months. Cutoff dates for the family-based, second preference “A” category advance across the board. The employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for people born [...]

NewsFlash! September Visa Bulletin Released, F2A and EB2 India Advance

This morning, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the September 2014 Visa Bulletin. Effective September 1st, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) India category will advance to May 1, 2009. The family-based, second preference “A” (FB2A) category, for spouses and (unmarried, minor) children of lawful permanent residents moves forward to April 22, 2012 for applicants born [...]

DOS Predictions: FB2A to Move Forward, EB2 India to Retrogress

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has announced that it will now begin to issue a report each month intended to provide reliable predictions and analysis regarding the movement of cutoff dates in the visa bulletin. These reports will be based on discussions with Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. [...]

I upgraded from EB3 to EB2 recently and wish to switch employers. For AC21, is it the I-140 or the I-485 that needs to be pending for 180 days?

Answer It is the I-485 that must be pending for at least 180 days in order to utilize the AC21 green card (GC) portability provisions. Otherwise, it would be necessary to start the GC case all over again, with only the priority date retention available from the earlier approved I-140. (14.Jul.2014) In frequent sessions of [...]

Trends of New U.S. Permanent Residents in 2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Immigration Statistics, recently reported that over 990,000 foreign nationals were granted U.S. permanent residence (“green card” status) in fiscal year (FY) 2013. These individuals, their respective countries of origin, and avenues to permanent resident status provide insight into immigration trends. The Murthy Law Firm welcomes and [...]

August 2014 Visa Bulletin: More Forward Movement for EB2 India & China

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for August 2014 is now available. The August Visa Bulletin brings a continuation of forward movement in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for Indian and Chinese nationals. This movement is far less dramatic than the long awaited advancement that appeared in the July 2014 Visa Bulletin. [...]

NewsFlash! August 2014 Visa Bulletin Released, EB2 India and China Advance

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the August 2014 Visa Bulletin. Effective August 1st, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India will move forward to January 22, 2009. EB2 China will advance to October 8, 2009. MurthyDotCom will publish a more complete summary and analysis of the August 2014 Visa Bulletin in [...]

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