visagate

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal  posted an article surrounding the U.S’s mistake regarding the priority date which affects how many people are allowed to apply for a green card this month. As thousands phoned up their immigration attorneys and dashed about gathering documents for the process, their hopes and dreams were soon shattered on September 25 when they were told that they would not yet be allowed to apply.

Amid the frustration, the mix-up was coined “visagate” and there is now a class-action lawsuit that challenges the government’s decision.

 

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The AILA Liaison has confirmed with the Department of State Visa Office in Mumbai, India that reports of EB-2 immigrant visas for Indian nationals becoming current in the February 2011 Visa Bulletin are erroneous.

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In an effort to make the visa application process more convenient for all Citizens of India, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and Consulates General in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad now accept visa applications from across India at all visa facilities, regardless of the applicant’s home address or city of residence. This is part of Mission India’s ongoing effort to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States. Read more here.

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