The HJC let us down again today: the vote on the Schedule A visa bill, and other related immigration bills, was delayed, and ultimately postponed yet again. With Congress ready to head back to their districts for the final push before the November election, there is virtually no chance of any Schedule A visa legislation before the November election.
There are growing rumors that Congress may come back for a “lame duck session” in November. Legislation, such as ours, may be passed at that time. If the lame duck session is not fruitful, it will be 2Q 2009, at the earliest, before any new Schedule A visa legislation will be considered.