EB-2 Priority Date Movement in FY2012 for China-mainland Born and India expected to retrogress to August 15, 2007

More bad news for Indian and Mainland Chinese born applicants.  The Chief of Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting in the State Department, Charlie Oppenheim, confirmed with the American Immigration Lawyers Association recently that priority date movement in the EB-2 category for China-mainland born and India for the remainder of FY2012 will retrogress. 
The May Visa Bulletin for the employment based second preference (EB-2) for China and India is expected to retrogress August 15, 2007. Evidently the increasing numbers of such applications require DOS to freeze EB-2 movement. There is presently no information as to estimates of EB-2 movement for China and India for the rest of the years. USCIS indicates that it will maintain its policy of preadjudicating adjustment of status (AOS) cases that were received through April. These cases will be frozen by the State Department until movement can potentially resume, from June/July onwards.
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