November 2019 Visa Bulletin Update

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for November 2019. EB-1 Priority Workers final action date has jumped forward to June 1, 2018 for all nationals, except those born in China with a cutoff date of February 1, 2017 and those born in India remain with a cutoff date of January 2, 2015.  Other …

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October 2019 Visa Bulletin Update

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for October 2019. EB-1 Priority Workers final action date has moved forward to October 1, 2017 for all nationals, except those born in China with a cutoff date of November 1, 2016 and those born in India with a cutoff date of January 2, 2015.  Other categories …

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September 2019 Visa Bulletin Update

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for September 2019. EB-1 Priority Workers final action date has slid back to October 1, 2017 for all nationals, except those born in China with a cutoff date of January 1, 2014 and those born in India with no visas available in this category. All other  employment …

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New Trump rules would further restrict legal immigration

AP News|By Colleen Long The Trump administration is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance, officials said announced Monday. Federal law already requires those seeking to become permanent residents …

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Visa backlog grows in August, causing longer delays for many green card applicants

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for August 2019. Almost all employment based (EB) green card categories are now experiencing backlogs which are expected to continue through September. In October, a new round of immigrant visas become available so the backlogs might become shorter or eliminated at that time.But right now, the …

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July 2019 Visa Bulletin Update

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for July 2019. EB-1 Priority Workers final action date is now April 22, 2018 for all nationals, except those born in India with a cutoff date of January 1, 2015 and China with a cutoff date of May 8, 2017. EB-2 and EB-3 is current (no backlog) …

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April 2019 Visa Bulletin Update

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for April 2019. EB-1 Priority Workers final action date is now February 1, 2018 for all nationals, except those born in India and China remain with a cutoff date of February 22, 2017. EB-2 and EB-3 is current (no backlog) for all nationals, except those born …

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March 2019 Visa Bulletin Update

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for March 2019. EB-1 Priority Workers final action date is now January 1, 2018 for all nationals, except those born in India and China who now have a cutoff date of February 22, 2017, so there has been progress, albeit slow, in this cattegory. EB-2 and …

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February 2019 Visa Bulletin Update

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for February 2019. EB-1 Priority Workers final action date is now December 1, 2017 for all nationals, except those born in India and China who now have a cutoff date of February 8, 2017, so there has been significant progress in this cattegory. EB-2 and EB-3 …

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USCIS is largely unaffected by the government shutdown. Only a few immigration programs are suspended.

Funded by application fees, rather than tax dollars, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) remains open during the current government shutdown. Unless otherwise notified, all applicants should attend their interviews and appointments as scheduled. In addition, USCIS will continue to accept new applications except for the EB-5 regional center program, E-Verify, and non-minister religious …

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