Employment Based Immigrant Visa Numbers for May 2012
On April 6, 2012, the U.S. State Department released the May 2012 Visa Bulletin which confirms the retrogression for Second Preference Employment based for India and China and some movement forward for other employment based visa categories. First Preference Employment for all countries and Second Preference Employment for the world except China and India visa numbers remain current. India and China Second Preference Employment cut off date retrogress as projected to a cut off date of August 15, 2007. This is due to the fact that USCIS has been adjudicating the adjustment of status cases filed since the fall of 2011. The cut off date now will not move until October 2012.
Third Preference Employment for the World, the Philippines and Mexico moves forward by three weeks again from April 8, 2006 to May 1, 2006. China now moves one month from March 1, 2005 to April 1, 2005. Third Preference India moves again about one week from September 1, 2002 to September 8, 2002.