The US Department of State (DOS) recently released its October 2010 Visa Bulletin. Although the past few Visa Bulletins have significantly advanced most of the employment-based immigrant visa categories, the October 2010 Visa Bulletin does not continue with the significant advancement due to the fact that the government’s new fiscal year commences on October 1, 2010. It is assumed that most of the employment-based immigrant visa categories will not rapidly advance during the first half of the government’s new fiscal year. However, the DOS did not retrogress any of the employment-based immigrant visa categories.

The following is a comparison of the movement of the employment based immigrant visa categories since the beginning of the current retrogression in October 2005:

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Additional information about the employment-based immigrant visa retrogression will be contained in our firm’s future Immigration Updates when it becomes available.