December Visa Bulletin Brings Bad News

The Department of State (DOS) released the December Visa Bulletin last week. The Dates for Filing chart remained unchanged. The Final Action date chart revealed no forward movement for EB3 all others and small movement for all other categories. The lack of significant forward movement was disappointing but, the really bad news came in the DOS’s projections for coming months. The DOS is expecting the EB1 category for India and China to retrogress. The DOS also expects the EB2 category for the Philippines, Mexico, and all others to retrogress in the summer if not sooner. They also predict continued holds or slow movement for EB3 across the board. Retrogression relief in the form of new legislation is sorely needed but, its prospects are unknown.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *