Thanks to regular reader Legal and Still Waiting for his always excellent job summing up movement in the numbers:
Family 1st – ROW, China and India are unchanged at 01 May 04; no change for Mexico at 01 Mar 93. Huge movement for Philippines – from July 1995 to 22 Feb 1996.
Family 2A – ROW, China, India and Philippines have advanced 2 and half months to 22 Aug 07; Mexico advanced more than 6 months to 22 Jul 2007; Philippines advances 9 weeks to 08 June 07.
Family 2B – ROW, India and China stalled at 15 April 2003; Mexico advances three weeks to 22 Aug 92 and Philippines advances to 08 June 2000.
Family 3rd – most countries, China and India advance 1 month to 01 June 2001; Mexico stalled at 15 November 1992; Philippines advances 3 weeks to 08 March 92.
Family 4th – most countries stalled at 08 March 2000; China advances to 08 March 2000; India stalled at 08 March 2000; Mexico stalled at 15 February 1996; Philippines advances 3 weeks to 01 May 1988.
Employment 1st – still current in all categories
Employment 2nd – most countries still current; two and a half month jump for China to 15 Oct 2006 and India jumps 3 and a half months to 15 Oct 2006. After a long time, both India and China have the same cutoff dates for this category.
Employment 3rd – three weeks advance for ROW to 15 Sept 2005; I month advance for China to 15 May 2004; one week advance for India to 22 April 2002; Mexico jumps three and a half months to 22 Dec 2004; 3 weeks advance for Philippines to 15 September 2005.
Employment 3rd Other Workers – most countries advance two months to 08 Nov 2003; China still stalled to 22 April 2003; India advances one week to 22 April 2002; Mexico and Philippines advance 2 months to 08 Nov 2003.
Employment 4th – still current in all categories
Employment 5th – still current in all categories
This writer expects rapid advances for EB-2 India and China in the next 3 months as the 4th quarter spillover of unused visas from EB1, EB2-ROW, EB4 and EB5 fall up, down and across. Stay tuned!
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.