The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently released its October 2012 Visa Bulletin which shows the availability of employment-based immigrant visa categories for the month of October. Since October is the start of the new fiscal year, many of the categories have renewed availability. The most significant advancement is in the EB-2 China, EB-2 India category and EB-2 World category (advancing from January 2009 to January 2012).

The following is a comparison of priority date movement since the inception of the current retrogression in October 2005:

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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.