Thanks to regular reader Legal and Still Waiting for his always excellent job summing up movement in the numbers:


Family 1st - ROW, China and India are unchanged at 01 May 04; no change for Mexico at 01 Mar 93. Huge movement for Philippines - from July 1995 to 22 Feb 1996.


Family 2A - ROW, China, India and Philippines have advanced 2 and half months to 22 Aug 07; Mexico advanced more than 6 months to 22 Jul 2007; Philippines advances 9 weeks to 08 June 07.


Family 2B - ROW, India and China stalled at 15 April 2003; Mexico advances three weeks to 22 Aug 92 and Philippines advances to 08 June 2000.


Family 3rd - most countries, China and India advance 1 month to 01 June 2001; Mexico stalled at 15 November 1992; Philippines advances 3 weeks to 08 March 92.


Family 4th - most countries stalled at 08 March 2000; China advances to 08 March 2000; India stalled at 08 March 2000; Mexico stalled at 15 February 1996; Philippines advances 3 weeks to 01 May 1988.


Employment 1st - still current in all categories


Employment 2nd - most countries still current; two and a half month jump for China to 15 Oct 2006 and India jumps 3 and a half months to 15 Oct 2006. After a long time, both India and China have the same cutoff dates for this category.


Employment 3rd - three weeks advance for ROW to 15 Sept 2005; I month advance for China to 15 May 2004; one week advance for India to 22 April 2002;  Mexico jumps three and a half months to 22 Dec 2004; 3 weeks advance for Philippines to 15 September 2005.


Employment 3rd Other Workers - most countries advance two months to 08 Nov 2003; China still stalled to 22 April 2003; India advances one week to 22 April 2002; Mexico and Philippines advance 2 months to 08 Nov 2003.


Employment 4th - still current in all categories


Employment 5th - still current in all categories   


This writer expects rapid advances for EB-2 India and China in the next 3 months as the 4th quarter spillover of unused visas from EB1, EB2-ROW, EB4 and EB5 fall up, down and across. Stay tuned!