Archive for the ‘EB2 PERM Labor’ Category

Oct 2014 Pending I-485 Inventory Shows EB2 India Movement

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued updated quarterly charts, which contain detailed data on pending employment-based adjustment of status applications (I-485s), as of October 3, 2014. The charts set out the pending I-485 caseload by EB category, country, month, and year of priority date. The most remarkable change is a one-third reduction in [...]

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

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) provides official insights into the visa bulletin on a monthly basis. This information comes directly from Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, to members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). These predictions are in addition to those provided in the November 2014 Visa Bulletin. EB2 [...]

NewsFlash! EB2 India Retrogresses to ’05 in Nov 2014 Visa Bulletin

Today, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued the November 2014 Visa Bulletin. Unfortunately, as expected, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for people born in India retrogresses by more than four years, to February 15, 2005. The employment-based, third preference (EB3) category, on the other hand, moves forward across the board. EB3 India inches forward [...]

Visa Bulletin Predictions for Coming Months

On October 1, 2014, the Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State (DOS), Charles Oppenheim, provided explanations and predictions related to employment-based categories for visa bulletin developments expected during the next few months of fiscal year 2015 (FY15). This information was provided at a recent meeting of the American [...]

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

The U.S. Department of State (DOS), through Charles Oppenhiem, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, provides key insights into the contents of the visa bulletin in monthly conversations with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Chief Oppenhiem has provided information that is of particular importance for individuals falling within the employment-based, second preference [...]

NewsFlash! EB2 India Unavailable Until October 1, 2014

The Murthy Law Firm has received confirmation from Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS), that the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India became “unavailable” on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, and will remain so until October 1st, which is the beginning of fiscal year [...]

NewsFlash! October Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Cutoff Unchanged

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the October 2014 Visa Bulletin this morning. In the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India stays put at May 1, 2009, while EB2 China moves ahead by five weeks, to November 15, 2009. The employment-based, third preference (EB3) category advances by five to six months throughout, with the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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