News Release from Jewell & Associates, PC – July 2, 2012 The Department of State’s Charlie Oppenheim has spoken to AILA about cut-off date predictions for October 2012 – the start of the 2013 fiscal year. Highlights include:
- EB-2 worldwide will be current.
- EB-2 China and India, which are currently “unavailable,” will return to around August 2007. It is unlikely that they will advance at all until April 2013.
- State has pre-adjudicated 17,000 EB-2 cases for natives of China, India, and worldwide with priority dates after January 1, 2009. There will therefore be many cases queued up for adjudication in October 2012 and it will take some time to get through them.
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