Comment: Tracking Your Wait
Visa Bulletin from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. We are pleased to announce that our Processing Times Page has been updated to include the USCIS National Processing Volumes and Trends. In addition to national trends for all forms, trends for the following forms are available: I-90, I-102, I-129 F, I-129, I-130 Imm Rel., I-130 Pref., I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-526, I-539, I-600, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-821, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-918, N-400 Military, N-400 Non-Military, and N-600. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

ILW Green Card Survey Tracker provides a unique way to estimate the availability date for green card applications. Unlike other estimation methods, which rely on mechanical or mathematical calculations, this tracker tabulates predictions from immigrants and immigration professionals concerning availability dates for various categories of green card applications. Give it a try and share your thoughts by writing to

Article: Mayors Agree, Immigrants Make Their Cities More Economically Competitive By Paul McDaniel

Blogging: DOS Website: We’re Off to See the Visa Wizard! By Carl Shusterman

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Bloggings by Roger Algase:  Blogging: Obama's New Immigration Executive Action: More to Come?;  Two GOPers Say We Need Immigration Reform; Dem Offers to Postpone it.;  Colin Powell Blames GOP Bigotry for Holding Up Immigration Reform.

News: DOS Publishes Final Rule on Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended; TN Visas from NAFTA Countries

Focus: Immigrant Visas, February 13
The second session of the seminar series, "Consular Processing For Experts," will taking place this Thursday, February 13th. The Discussion Leader will be Ceridwen Koski and other speakers for this series include Steven Heller, Miguel Manna, Marcella Mendoza, Chris Musillo, and Laurel Scott. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Family based
  • Employment based
  • Returning Residents

Miss the first session? Don't worry, we will mail a recording of the session, free of charge.

The deadline to register for this session is February 11th at 11:59 pm [EST]. For additional information, please see:
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