|The Department of State released the new visa bulletin for June 2010 on May 11, 2010.|
For the month of June, the EB-1 category is current. In the EB-2 category, dates have continued to move forward for mainland Chinese nationals from September 22, 2005 to November 22, 2005 and remain unchanged for Indian nationals (February 1, 2005). In the EB-3 category, dates moved forward for both mainland Chinese nationals from April 22, 2003 to June 22, 2003 and Indian nationals from October 1, 2001 to October 22, 2001.
For the month of May, the EB-1 category was current. In the EB-2 category, dates moved forward one month for mainland Chinese nationals to September 22, 2005 and remained unchanged for Indian nationals (February 1, 2005). In the EB-3 category, dates progressed from February 1, 2003 to April 22, 2003 and from September 8, 2001 to October 1, 2001 for Chinese and Indian nationals respectively.
Due to the economic crisis, there have been fewer applicants for PERM EB-2 this fiscal year. In 2008, 2,060 PERM applications were submitted to the Atlanta processing center; however, in 2009, the number of applicants decreased to 1,322. When visa numbers were open to all categories in June and July 2007, USCIS received an increased number of I-140 and I-485 petitions. USCIS is currently reviewing these cases. We predicted last month that once cut-off dates pass this specific period, the review process should speed-up considerably. As predicted, cut-off dates, for the most part, moved forward. Hopefully, we will continue to see the same trend next month.
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