Priority Dates in the EB-2 Category Expected to Retrogress in the May or June Visa Bulletin

On March 16, 2012, Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Control and Reporting at the Department of State, spoke at the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago, IL. At this event, he noted that he will likely retrogress the dates for individuals in the EB-2 category who are from India and China to August 2007.  This will probably occur in the May or June 2012 visa bulletin. In addition, Mr. Oppenheim stated that he expected that all of the visas in the EB-1 category will be used in FY 2012. As a result, there will be no spill down to the EB-2 category. For those individuals who have a pending adjustment of status and a current priority date, their case will continue to be adjudicated by USCIS. If you have a current priority date and have not yet filed your adjustment of status, we suggest that  contact us as soon as possible about your case.

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