In a meeting between the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA) and Charlie Oppenheim, the State Department’s Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, the significant retrogression in the employment-based second preference (EB-2) categories for mainland China and India to January 1, 2006 were discussed. Mr. Oppenheim stated that the September retrogression can be primarily attributed to increased demand in the EB-2 Worldwide category. Mr. Oppenheim expects that EB-2 India and China will advance in October with the start of the new fiscal year.

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the September 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the twelfth visa bulletin for the 2015 fiscal year (FY2015).

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the August 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the eleventh visa bulletin for the 2015 fiscal year (FY2015).

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the July 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the tenth visa bulletin for the 2015 fiscal year (FY2015).

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the June 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the ninth Visa Bulletin for the 2015 fiscal year (FY2015).

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the April 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the seventh Visa Bulletin for the 2015 fiscal year (FY2015).

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International Business Times reports that certain relatives of Central American immigrants could soon legally enter the U.S. under a recent expansion of the Obama administration’s “In-Country Refugee/Parole Processing for Minors in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala” program. Announced Monday to stakeholders, the extended initiative — also called Central American Minors (CAM) — is aimed at helping children but also covers some immigrants’ spouses and grandchildren. The free program, which the State Department (DOS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) debuted in November, works to give children a “safe, legal and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey” other children have attempted.

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the March 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the sixth Visa Bulletin for the 2015 fiscal year (FY2015).

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the February 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the fifth Visa Bulletin for the 2015 fiscal year (FY2015).

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The U.S. Department of State has released the November 2014 Visa Bulletin. This is the second Visa Bulletin for the 2015 fiscal year (FY2015).

*There was slight forward movement in most categories, except the employment-based, second preference India category, which retrogressed from May 1, 2009 to February 15, 2005.

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