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Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy

by Greg Siskind

July Visa Bulletin Relased

Many thanks to reader Legal and Still Waiting for the as always excellent summary.

Family 1st ROW, China and India are unchanged at 01 May 04; 1 week advance for Mexico to 08 Mar 93. 7 week movement for Philippines to 15 Apr 1996.

Family 2A ROW, China, India and Philippines have jumped to 22 March 08; Mexico advanced to 15 Feb 2008.

Family 2B ROW, China and India move to 01 July 03; Mexico advances 1 month to 22 Sept 92 and Philippines advances to 22 Sept 2000.

Family 3rd ROW, China and India advance 6 weeks to 15 July 2001; Mexico stalled at 15 November 1992; Philippines advances 2 weeks to 22 March 92.

Family 4th ROW, China and India stalled at 08 March 2000; Mexico moves two weeks to 01 March 1996; Philippines advances 2 weeks to 15 May 1988.

Employment 1st still current in all categories

Employment 2nd ROW, Mexico and Philippines still current; China and India jump to 08 Mar 2007.

Employment 3rd three weeks advance for ROW to 08 Oct 2005; 6 week advance for China to 01 July2004; one week advance for India to 01 May 2002;  Mexico jumps 6 months to 01 July 2005; 3 weeks advance for Philippines to 08 Oct 2005.

Employment 3rd Other Workers ROW jumped 1 year to 22 Nov 2004; China still stalled to 22 April 2003; India advances one week to 01 May 2002; Mexico and Philippines jump 1 year to 22 Nov 2004.

Employment 4th still current in all categories

Employment 5th still current in all categories  

This writer still expects rapid advances for EB-2 India and China in the next 2 months as the 4th quarter spillover of unused visas from EB1, EB2-ROW, EB4 and EB5 fall up, down and across. Anecdotal information of EB2-India folks with PDs in the Apr-June 2008 date range, who have elected Consular Processing receiving fee notices from NVC has lent strength to this expectation. Stay tuned!

About The Author

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

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