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Chris Musillo


While the Senate is readying a first draft Comprehensive Immigration bill and rallies around the country are hoping to influence a new immigration system, the old immigration system continues.  The Department of State has just released the May 2013 Visa Bulletin.  This Visa Bulletin shows more of the same: minor progress from last month's Visa Bulletin, with one notable positive exception.

The big news was a five month improvement in All Other EB-3 to December 1, 2007.  The China EB-3 number also moved to December 1, 2007.  All Other, and Philippine EB-2 dates remained Current.  The Chinese EB-2 visa date moved almost forward by six weeks.

On the other hand, the Philippine EB-3 date was disappointing, moving just one week, to September 15, 2006.  Also disappointing was India EB-2, which remained at September 1, 2004 for the seventh month.  

As MU Law mentioned earlier, we expect the Philippine EB-2 number to remain Current or near Current until Spring/Summer 2013, when it should become unavailable as it does most Summers.


May 2013 Visa Bulletin
  All Other Countries China India Philippines
EB-2 Current 15MAY08 01SEP04 Current
EB-3 01DEC07 01DEC07 22DEC02 15SEP06


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About The Author

Christopher T. Musillo is a partner at MusilloUnkenholt Immigration Law. He is a graduate of Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania. When not zealously representing his clients, Chris enjoys outdoor sports, listening to music, traveling and reading.

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