The DOS recently released its June 2009 Visa Bulletin. Last month, the DOS made the EB-3 category completely Unavailable. This category remains Unavailable in June 2009 and will continue to remain Unavailable until the government’s next fiscal year which begins on October 1, 2009. Additionally, the DOS has severely retrogressed the EB-2 Indian national category. The DOS stated that at this time it could not estimate if this severe retrogression will continue until the beginning of the government’s next fiscal year. Finally, the DOS stated that demand in the currently Available preference categories remains heavy. Therefore, the DOS may have to either retrogress some or all of these categories or make some of the categories Unavailable before the end of this fiscal year.

The following is an overview of how the various employment-based preference categories have either progressed or retrogressed since the beginning of the current retrogression in October 2005:

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