March Visa Bulletin Update – EB2 Remains current but EB3 Backlogged

Additional Countries Added to Travel Ban

On January 31, 2020 President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation expanding the Travel Ban enacted in 2018 to include certain foreign nationals of the following six countries: Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. According to the Department of Homeland Security, these additions were based on an assessment from the Department of Homeland Security

Immigrant Visa Backlogs and Congress: Can They Fix the Problem?

Not everyone realizes but there are huge backlogs of cases for employment based immigrant visas.  For about 1 year now the EB-1 category (Extra-ordinary Ability, Outstanding Professor and Researchers and Intra-Company Transferees) category has been backlogged about 1 year for most of the world and several years for China and about 4-5 years for India.

January Visa Bulletin – Good Surprises

Potential EB-2 Backlog starting as early as January 2020

USCS Raising Fees

November Visa Bulletin and an Update From Charlie Oppenheim

Update on the new 90 Day Rule and USCIS

Case Processing Times are Rising as Number of Cases being Processed Drops

March 2019 Visa Bulletin Released