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July 2017 Visa Bulletin – Major EB-3 China Retrogression, EB-3 India Advances Notably

The U.S. State Department has just released the July 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the tenth Visa Bulletin for the FY2017 fiscal year.  The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the significant 33-month retrogression in EB-3 China, the continued cutoff date for EB-1 India and EB-1 China and the notable [...]

By | 2017-06-09T21:21:38+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Articles, EB-2, EB-3, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

USCIS Issues a Multitude of RFEs on Pending I-485 Applications – Mid-2017 Edition

Many of our clients and readers are already aware of the move by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) to issue what are hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of very similar, if not identical, requests for evidence (“RFE”) on pending employment-based Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, cases.    Our [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:46:57+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Articles, I-485, News, News Alert|

June 2017 Visa Bulletin – EB-1 China and EB-1 India Cutoff Date Introduced

The U.S. State Department has just released the June 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the ninth Visa Bulletin for the FY2017 fiscal year.  The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is introduction of a cutoff date for EB-1 India and EB-1 China.   Because this cutoff date may remain in effect [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:46:57+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Articles, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

May 2017 Visa Bulletin – No Movement in EB-2 India; EB China Downgrading Opportunity; EB-1 China/India and EB-2 ROW Cutoff Date Expected

The U.S. State Department has just released the May 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the eighth Visa Bulletin for the FY2017 fiscal year. The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the lack of any movement for EB-2 India, the notable forward movement in EB-3 China which continues to create a great opportunity [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:46:57+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Articles, EB-2, EB-3, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

April 2017 Visa Bulletin – EB-3 China Continues to Advance Significantly

The U.S. State Department has just released the April 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the seventh Visa Bulletin for the FY2017 fiscal year. The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the significant forward movement in EB-3 China which continues to create a great opportunity for EB-2 to EB-3 China downgrades [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:46:58+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Articles, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

New Rules Establish Automatic Employment Authorization based on Pending EAD Renewal Application

As part of a set of rule changes, collectively called “Retention of EB–1, EB–2, and EB–3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” (see our full analysis) and effective as of January 17, 2017, USCIS has made some significant and welcome changes to the way it treats work [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:46:58+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Articles, H-4 EAD, I-485, News, News Alert|

Visa Bulletin Predictions and Updates from Charles Oppenheim (January 13, 2017)

Every day, our office receives numerous inquiries and questions about the anticipated movements in the Visa Bulletin cutoff dates.    So when we have reliable information, we are happy to share with our readers and clients.    Mr. Charles Oppenheim, who is the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:46:59+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Articles, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

February 2017 Visa Bulletin – No Movement in EB-2 India; Gradual Forward Movement Elsewhere

The U.S. State Department has just released the February 2017 Visa Bulletin which is the fifth Visa Bulletin for the new FY2017 fiscal year. The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is the slow forward movement across many categories, including the lack of any movement in EB-2 India.  EB-3 China continues to have [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:46:59+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Articles, EB-2, EB-3, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

October 2016 Visa Bulletin – USCIS to Accept Filing Dates Category for I-485 Filings

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) has just announced that for the month of October 2016 they will honor and accept I-485 Adjustment of Status applications based on the Filing Dates (and not only on the Final Action dates) category from the October 2016 Visa Bulletin.    See USCIS’s announcement. What [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:47:04+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|AC21, Articles, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|

October 2016 Visa Bulletin – EB-1 and EB-2 ROW Current Again; EB-2 India and China Advance Significantly; EB-3 China Ahead of EB-2 China

The U.S. State Department has just released the October 2016 Visa Bulletin which is the first Visa Bulletin for the new FY2017 fiscal year.  The headline in the upcoming month’s Visa Bulletin is fact that this is the first bulletin for the new fiscal year.   EB-1 and EB-2 ROW are current again [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:47:04+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Articles, EB-2, EB-3, I-485, News, News Alert, Visa Bulletin|