Updated: Jun 12
The State Dept has published its' latest green card waiting lists as of June 2020. The New Visa Bulletin brings some new movement in wait times for both the family-based (“F”) and employment-based (“EB”) green card categories.
The following key developments combine analysis by Boundless and insight from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which checks in every month with Charles “Charlie” Oppenheim, Chief of the State Department’s Visa Control and Reporting Division, for his assessment of “current trends and future projections.” The AILA insights below were excerpted from AILA Doc. No. 14071401.
Due to COVID-19’s impact on Oppenheim’s ability to analyze government datasets, his analysis for June does not contain forward-looking projections.
June 2020 marks the F2A category remaining current for one full year, after becoming current in July 2019. This is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
There continue to be small to moderate advancements in all other family-based preference categories throughout the month of June, especially for Philippines family-based categories.
In terms of employment-based categories, Oppenheim notes that the EB1 category, which became current in May 2020, remains current in June. Given the lack of EB-1 demand and the likelihood of otherwise unused numbers becoming available from the EB-5 category, this category is expected to remain current through the end of FY2020.
He also expects EB-5 India to become current by August 2020.
For more information for each preference category please visit- https://www.boundless.com/blog/visa-bulletin/ AND https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2020/visa-bulletin-for-june-2020.html
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