India EB-2 Visa Numbers Expected to Retrogress

The October, 2014 Visa Bulletin advises that the current high level of EB-2 demand from India could push back Indian EB-2 priority dates from its current May 1, 2009, to early 2005.  In fact, this retrogression could occur as early as November, 2014, reflecting the large number of filings in behalf of Indian EB-3s who …

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Visa Bulletin For June 2014

Number 69 Volume IX Washington, D.C A. STATUTORY NUMBERS1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during June.  Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status.  Allocations were made, …

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Former USCIS Employee Sentenced for Bribery and Fraud

In August 2011 a USCIS supervisor and his son, both convicted of federal corruption charges, were sentenced to five years and four years in prison, respectively. The USCIS supervisor, Fernando Jacobs, 72 years old, had been found guilty of conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud, and visa fraud. He was also fined $30,000. His son, 44-year-old Patrick …

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Visa Bulletin for August 2011

Number 35 Volume IX Washington, D.C. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during August. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status. Allocations were made, …

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Visa Bulletin, October, 2010

Number 25 Volume IX Washington, D.C. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during October. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status.  Allocations were …

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