The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently released its April 2013 Visa Bulletin. Similar to the past few Visa Bulletins, there is little (or no) movement in most of the employment-based immigrant visa categories. The biggest advancement in the categories is in the EB-3 World category from May 2007 to July 2007. The DOS continues to consistently advance this category. However, the DOS has not been advancing the EB-2 Indian national category for many months. The DOS has previously indicated that this category may not advance any time in the near future and may actually retrogress due to the number of cases being upgraded from the EB-3 Indian national category to the EB-2 Indian national category. Although the EB-2 Indian national category has not advanced for many months, the EB-3 Indian national category continues to advance by a few weeks each month.
The following is a comparison of priority date movement since the beginning of the current retrogression in October 2005:
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