AILA has reported the DOS advised AILA that "thanks? to" the decrease in demand for EB visa numbers from USCIS I-485 cases and 245(i) labor cases still being held in the Department of Labor, the visa number would progress forward as follows:
Worldwide EB-1 and EB-2: There will be no cut-off date for the these categories.
Worldwide EB-3: Unlike the DOS previous prediction that the large number of 245(i) filings would be filed during March and April 2001 and it would result in a surge of EB-3 number demand and would limit movement of the cut-off date, 245(i) cases still remain at the DOL and therefore there will be movement in EB-3 visa numbers.
India EB-1 and EB-2: It will continue a rapid movement for the next several months.
India EB-3: It will move ahead but may become limited down the road.
China EB-1 and EB-2: It will continue a rapid movement for the next several months.
Thanks for all the updates. That really helps. I updated the spreadsheet we had on Aug 140 tracker. Deleted couple columns and extended 485 LUD part. So, please review your name and status and update it if needed.
I got a copy of the 140 approval last Sat. On 1/23 rcvd FP schdule letter for 2/9. Won't be in town at that time. So will go for early FP next week, if not possible reschedule.
Shahramt got an RFE. That means there are some officers working on late July. I guess that's good news for all the Aug applicants.
Thanks Tantan for getting me here , and thanks to GP for creating this thread
Lets make it even better than the 140 thread
Updates from my side
Got code 3 fp notice for me and spouse. Its scheduled on Feb3rd
This is related to upcoming comprehensive immigration reform.
ASSUMING One OFTHE BILLS PASS (Mccain kennedy , or cornyn kyl
what are the positions of these bills on the day the new employment quota will be started (lets say quota increases from 140k to 290k or 190k)
Will it be effective the day , president signs it, or will it be effective from 1st oct 2006 ?
what do these bills say in this regard ?