DOS Predicts EB-2 Retrogression

This is from the American Immigration Lawyers Association:

On March 16, 2012, at the AILA Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago, Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Control and Reporting at DOS, informed participants that he will likely retrogress India and China-mainland born Employment-Based Second Preference priority dates to around August 2007, effective with either the May or June 2012 Visa Bulletin. He also advised that he projects that all EB-1 visas available in FY2012 will be used this year, resulting in no “spilldown” to EB-2.

If your EB-2 Priority Date is current and you are holding off filing your I-485 application for some reason, you may want to reconsider and file in it in March or April.

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