by Chris Musillo

The Department of State has just released the November 2014 Visa Bulletin. This is the second Visa Bulletin of the 2015 US Fiscal Year, which began October 1, 2014.

The Philippines EB-3 yet has again had a substantial progression. It is now at June 2012, which is a five year jump since March 2014. It remains consistent with the All Other (ROW) EB-3 date.

India EB-2 had a dramatic retrogression, moving from May 2009 all the way back to February 2005. India EB-3 remains stuck in November 2003.

The Chinese EB-3 number continued to move dramatically and inconsistently. It is now at January 2010 and is more favorable than China EB-3.

The Visa Bulletin also included this projection:

EMPLOYMENT-based categories (potential monthly movement)

Employment First: Current

Employment Second:
Worldwide: Current
China: Three to five weeks
India: No forward movement
Employment Third:
Worldwide: Continued rapid forward movement for the next several months. After such rapid advance of the cut-off date applicant demand for number use, particularly for adjustment of status cases, is expected to increase significantly. Once such demand begins to materialize at a greater rate it will impact this cut-off date situation.
China: Rapid forward movement. Such movement is likely to result in increased demand which may require "corrective" action possibly as early as February.
India: Little if any movement
Mexico: Will remain at the worldwide date
Philippines: Will remain at the worldwide date. Increased demand may require "corrective" action at some point later in the fiscal year.

Employment- Based All Other CHINA - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 08DEC09 15FEB05 C C
3rd 01JUN12 01JAN10 22NOV03 01JUN12 01JUN12

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