Here's my take on the new Visa Bulletin
First, bad news for Dominicans. Separate cutoffs have now been established for the Family First and 2B preference categories which are now earlier than the worldwide dates. Family First is 01 JUN 2004 and 2B is 01 JAN 2002. Also, Indian numbers are pretty bad again with most categories stalled. Mexico is the only bright spot with some strong improvements in the employment categories.
Family 1st- no improvement for most countries; three week advance for Mexico.
Family 2A - world numbers jump from June 2010 to August 2010; Mexico stalled at March 2010.
Family 2B - world numbers stalled at June 2005; Mexico stalled at June 1992. Philippines numbers jump 30 months to September 2002.
Family 3rd - Most countries stalled at June 2002. Philippines retrogresses to from 01 March 1995 to July 1992 (apologies for the earlier misstatement on this one).
Family 4th - Most countries stalled at January 2002. One week advance for Mexico to 22 December 1995. The Philippines retrogresses from 1991 to 01 January 1988.
Employment 1st - still current in all categories.
Employment 2nd - weak movement for India and China; just a two week improvement for China (08 June 2006) and stalled again for India (8 May 2006).
Employment 3rd - modest movement; one month advance for most countries to 22 February 2005; two week advance for China to 08 December 2003; India is stalled at 22 January 2002. Mexico jumps 13 months to 01 July 2002 and the Philippines jumps a month to 22 February 2005.
Employment 3rd Other Workers – three week improvement for most countries to 22 April 2003; India stalled at 22 January 2002; Mexico jumps 13 months to 01 July 2002;
Employment 4th - still current in all categories.
Employment 5th - still current in all categories.