Priority date updates from AILA and Charlie Oppenheim

(copied from AILA) Visa Office Update on Priority Dates and Demand (Updated 4/28/14) Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12012349 (posted Apr. 28, 2014)” April 2014:On Monday April 21, 2014 Mr. Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State’s Visa Office (VO) spoke to AILA members Roberta Freedman and Michael Nowlan regarding what his office is[…]

Visa Bulletin prediction/commentary

Copied from AILA Visa Office Update on Priority Dates and Demand (Updated 9/05/12) Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12012349 (posted Sep. 5, 2012)” On Thursday, August 30, 2012, Roberta Freedman, AILA Students & Scholars Committee member, and Mike Nowlan, Chair of the AILA Business Committee, discussed the Visa Bulletin, visa demand in the employment[…]

DOS on EB-1 and EB-2 Visa Availability

Copied from AILA: Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12050945 (posted May. 9, 2012)” AILA Liaison received the following information from the Department of State regarding the recent priority date movement for China-mainland born and India EB-2 categories, as well as information on projections for visa availability in the EB-1 and EB-2 preference categories. The[…]

March 2012 visa bulletin commentary

The March 2012 visa bulletin was released today.  Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 45 days to priority date (PD) 22 July 2009 and F2B preference has advanced 31 days to 15 November 2003; F4 moves forward 31[…]

AILA – American Immigration Lawyers Association: RFEs and the Nobel Prize

This is a post from AILA on Facebook.  It made me laugh and feel sad at the same time.  When I advise people about EB1 (employment-based first preference), I always say “if you are not a nobel prize winner, we have an up hill struggle”.  This post highlights the difficulties of the current adjudication process by[…]