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October 2020 Employment-Based Visa Numbers – Eligibility to File Adjustment of Status Applications

October 1, 2020 Leave a comment
Employment-
based
All Countries 
Except
Those Listed
in the Table
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA
MEXICO 
PHILIPPINES 
1st
C
01SEP20
C
01SEP20
C
C
2nd
C
01OCT16
C
15MAY11
C
C
3rd
C
01JUN18
C
01JAN15
C
C
Other Workers
C
01OCT08
C
01JAN15
C
C
4th
C
C
01FEB18
C
C
C
Certain Religious Workers
C
C
01FEB18
C
C
C
5th Non-
Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C
15DEC15
C
C
C
C
5th Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C
15DEC15
C
C
C
C

Thousands of EAD and Green Card documents are not Printed by USCIS

July 20, 2020 Leave a comment

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently confirmed that some 50,000 green cards and 75,000 other employment authorization documents (EAD) promised to immigrants have not been produced/printed.  A class action lawsuit has been recently filed with regard to failure to print/produce the EAD cards however there is no current ongoing litigation regarding non-production of green cards. The primary reason cited for non production of these documents is the budgetary constraint.

July 2020 Employment-Based Visa Numbers – Eligibility to File Adjustment of Status Applications

July 20, 2020 Leave a comment
Employment-
Based
All Countries
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
Born
El-Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
India
Mexico
Philippines
Vietnam
1st
C
22AUG17
C
08MAY17
C
C
C
2nd
C
08NOV15
C
08JUL09
C
C
C
3rd
15APR18
22JUN16
15APR18
01JUN09
15APR18
15APR18
15APR18
Other
Workers
15APR18
22JUL08
15APR18
01JUN09
15APR18
15APR18
15APR18
4th
C
C
01FEB17
C
15JUN18
C
C
Certain
Religious
Workers
C
C
01FEB17
C
15JUN18
C
C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C
22JUL15
C
C
C
C
15MAY17
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C
22JUL15
C
C
C
C
15MAY17

USCIS Clarification on Advance Parole & International Travel

March 2, 2019 Leave a comment

In light of the numerous denials of Advance Parole applications due to international travel by applicants even in possession of a valid Advance Parole, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently amended its policy.

Under the revised policy, which came into effect in February 2019, if an applicant files Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to request an Advance Parole document and departs the United States without possession of an Advance Parole document that is valid for the entire time the applicant is abroad, his or her Form I-131 will be considered abandoned.  At times, an individual may have an approved Advance Parole document while a second one is pending. Individuals may travel on the approved Advance Parole document, provided the document is valid for the entire duration of their time abroad.  The pending Form I-131 will not be considered abandoned in this situation.

March 2016 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Visa Numbers – Eligibility to File Adjustment of Status Applications

February 16, 2016 Leave a comment
Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA – mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01AUG12 15OCT08 C C
3rd 01JAN16 01JUN13 15JUL04 01JAN16 15MAR08
Other Workers 01JAN16 01FEB07 15JUL04 01JAN16 15MAR08
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs
C 22JAN14 C C C
5th
Pilot
Programs
C 22JAN14 C C C

February 2016 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Visa Numbers – Eligibility to File Adjustment of Status Applications

January 8, 2016 Leave a comment
Employment-
Based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JAN13 01JUL09 C C
3rd 01JAN16 01OCT13 01JUL05 01JAN16 01JAN10
Other Workers 01JAN16 01JAN07 01JUL05 01JAN16 01JAN10
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious
Workers
C C C C C
5th Non-Regional
Center (C5 and T5)
C 01MAY15 C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01MAY15 C C C

December 2015 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Visa Numbers – Eligibility to File Adjustment of Status Applications

November 12, 2015 Leave a comment
Employment-
Based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JAN13 01JUL09 C C
3rd 01SEP15 01OCT13 01JUL05 01SEP15 01JAN10
Other Workers 01SEP15 01JAN07 01JUL05 01SEP15 01JAN10
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious
Workers
C C C C C
5th Non-Regional
Center (C5 and T5)
C 01MAY15 C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01MAY15 C C C

November 2015 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Visa Numbers – Eligibility to File Adjustment of Status Application

October 9, 2015 Leave a comment
Employment-
Based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JAN13 01JUL09 C C
3rd 01SEP15 01OCT13 01JUL05 01SEP15 01JAN10
Other Workers 01SEP15 01JAN07 01JUL05 01SEP15 01JAN10
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious
Workers,
C C C C C
5th Non-Regional
Center (C5 and T5)
C 01MAY15 C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01MAY15 C C C
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