Immigration Executive Action Fact Sheet

Executive Action List from the White House  The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 20, 2014 FACT SHEET: IMMIGRATION ACCOUNTABILITY EXECUTIVE ACTION The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules.  Acting[…]

October 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The October 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:  F2A category advances a month taking the priority date to 1 February 2013; F2B preference advances 2 months with PD at 1 November 2007;  F4 category advances 21 days taking PD to 22[…]

I-130 Backlog Ensues

The I-130 backlog that started about 6-9 months ago is still causing families to remain separated.  At the American Immigration Lawyers Association annual conference in June, USCIS said that they are aware of the problem and are working on reducing the problem.  From feedback from colleagues I learned that newly filed cases are flying through[…]

August 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The August 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: No movement in F2A category leaving priority date at 1 May 2012, F2B preference advanced 60 days with PD at 1 July 2007;  F4 category advanced 8 days to PD at 1 January 200s;  EB2 is[…]

July 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary- EB2 India Sees Significant Advancement!

The July 2014 visa bulletin was released this morning. Headline: EB2 India sees a jump forward of 3 years, 9 months and 18 days.   Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: No movement in F2A category since last month’s retrogression leaving priority date at 1 May[…]

H4 Proposed Rule in Federal Register- Please Send Positive Comments!

The proposed rules for allowing work permission to certain H1b spouses are here! They will be officially published on May 12.  There will be a 60 day comment period from publication.  It is extremely important that we take action and send comments to ensure the rules are implemented.  Here is a link to the rules http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2014-10734_PI.pdf .[…]

June 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The June 2014 Visa Bulletin was released today.  Retrogrssion in F2A and EB3 all countries categories.  Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A retrogressed1 year and 4 months to 1 May 2012, F2B preference advanced 60 days with PD at 1 April 2007;  F4 category advanced[…]

May 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The May 2014 Visa Bulletin was released today.  Big jump on F2B for all countries, India and China but not for Mexcio and Philippines. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A remains at 8 September 2013, F2B preference advanced 103 days with PD at 1[…]