EB-2 Faces Retrogression Yet Again After Huge Gains

The Visa Bulletins released by the Department of State for January and February 2012 showed huge jumps forward for retrogressed EB-2 (Employment-Based second preference) cases, making visas available for cases filed on or before January 1, 2010 for Indian and Chinese Nationals. Unfortunately, that gain is about to be lost. Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Control and Reporting at DOS, announced that he will likely retrogress India and China born EB2 priority dates to around August 2007, effective with either the May or June 2012 Visa Bulletin. This will bring green card wait times back to nearly 5 years.

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