The U.S. Department of State ("DOS") recently released its August 2013 Visa Bulletin which shows the availability of employment-based immigrant visa categories for the month of August. This month's Visa Bulletin features the following highlights:

In a surprising turn of events, the EB-2 India category has advanced almost four years to January 1, 2008. We do not believe that this category will advance any further.

The following categories: EB-3 World, EB-2 and EB-3 China, EB-3 India and EB-3 Mexico have seen no advancement from the July Visa Bulletin.

The following is a comparison of priority date movement since the inception of the current retrogression in 2007:

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Additional information about the movement of the employment-based immigrant visa priority dates will be contained in our firm's future Immigration Updates when it becomes available.