Many of the employment based visa categories continue to be backlogged. Over the next few months, however, we do expect some progress as predicted by the U.S. Department of State.
EB-1 and EB-2 cut-off dates for Worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines are projected to remain current, and EB-3 will move forward by approximately one month every month for these countries.
As for China and India- the most seriously backlogged countries- we expect the EB-2 category to make some advancement over the next few months, then most likely retrogress. EB-3 China will likely move one to three weeks per month for the rest of the year, but EB-3 India will see extremely limited movement due to the massive demand and very limited supply.
Proposed immigration legislation would shift large amount of existing visas numbers to China and India, which would relieve the deep and prolonged visa backlog for these two countries, but at the same time will slow progress for the remaining parts of the world. Rose Immigration Law Firm continues to work with AILA, the immigration bar association, in lobbying for comprehensive immigration reform to provide backlog relief for all countries.