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June 22, 2005

Visa Bulletin for July 2005: EB-3 Becomes Unavailable

The July 2005 Visa Bulletin shows a retrogression to "Unavailable" for employment-based third preference for all nationalities, as well as retrogression in the family-based preferences for Mexico. Schedule A workers now have their own category to reflect the changes contained in the REAL ID Act. A copy of the Visa Bulletin is accessible through AILA InfoNet at document #05061463: http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_2539.html

On a related note, with the EB-3 retrogressions, the Nebraska Service Center recently provided advice on flagging a priority date on a previously-approved I-140 when filing an adjustment application. For details, log on to AILA InfoNet at document #05061461: http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=16713

Finally, a Department of State Visa Office Official recently advised AILA on the impact of the new 50,000 Schedule A visas and availability projections for this fiscal year. Details of this update are posted on AILA InfoNet at document #05061060: http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=16682.

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 22, 2005 07:24 AM


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