A month ahead of schedule according to Administration officials (though that's the first I've heard of a target processing time for these cases). Also, the NY Times reports 72,000 cases have now been filed.
September 11, 2012
Thanks to Nicolette Davis at our firm for her assistance with this chart:
Family 1st - World numbers, China and India advanced one week to 08 October 05; Mexico advanced one week to 15 June 93; the Philippines jumped one year, three months and three weeks to 01 April 96.
Family 2A – World numbers, China, India, and the Philippines advanced three weeks to 01 June 10; Mexico jumped one month to 15 May 10.
Family 2B - World numbers, China, and India are stalled at 15 September 04; Mexico moved forward five weeks and a half to 01 October 92; the Philippines advanced three weeks to 22 January 02.
Family 3rd – World numbers, China, and India moved forward one week to 22 May 02; Mexico moved forward two weeks and a half to 08 February 93; the Philippines remains stalled at 22 July 92.
Family 4th – World numbers, China moved forward three weeks and a half to 15 February 01; India advanced one week to 15 March 01; Mexico moved forward one week to 22 June 96; the Philippines advanced one week to 08 February 89.
Employment 1st – still current in all categories.
Employment 2nd – World numbers, Mexico, and the Philippines jumped forward three years at 01 January 12; China regressed one month to 15 July 07; India regressed to 01 September 04.
Employment 3rd – World numbers, Mexico advanced three weeks to 22 October 06; the Philippines stalled at 01 August 06; China moved almost six weeks to 08 February 06; India advanced one week to 15 October 02.
Employment 3rd Other Workers – World numbers, Mexico moved forward three weeks to 22 October 06; the Philippines stalled at 01 August 06; China stalled at 22 June 03; one week advance for India to 15 October 02.
Employment 4th – still current in all categories.
Employment 5th – still current in all categories.
September 10, 2012
From the Wall Street Journal. There could be a lot of reasons for this. First, some may be waiting to see what happens in the presidential election. Others may have seen the rules and now realize the process is more complicated and it's taking time to get the paperwork together. Others may be trying to raise the money for the applications.
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