Posts Tagged ‘green card’

More Help For STEM Graduates

New York Senator Schumer is poised to introduce a bill today calling for a two year pilot program that would allocate 55,000 additional green cards each year for foreign-born graduates who have earned a master’s degree or higher from a U.S. academic institution in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field. Given that the […]

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EB-2 Backlogs Surge Forward in October

The October DOS Visa Bulletin is out and a great stride forward has been made in the Employment Based 2nd Preference. Last month’s visa bulletin listed a priority date of January 2009 for “all chargeable areas.” This meant that many of those in EB2 could expect about a 3 year wait before they could file […]

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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 […]

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Huge Advances For EB2 In February 2012

The Visa Bulletin released by the Department of State for February 2012 shows another huge jump forward for retrogressed EB-2 (Employment-Based second preference) cases.  Visas are now available for cases filed on or before January 1, 2010 for Indian and Chinese Nationals.  This represents a one year leap forward as compared to the January 2012 […]

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