Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

June 2012 Visa Bulletin

Notes D & E: "D.  CHINA-MAINLAND AND INDIA EMPLOYMENT SECOND PREFERENCE CATEGORY IS UNAVAILABLE

Despite the retrogression of the China and
India Employment Second preference cut-off date to August 15, 2007,
demand for
numbers by applicants with priority dates
earlier than that date remained excessive.  Such demand is primarily
based on cases
which had originally been filed with the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for adjustment of status
in the
Employment Third preference category, and are
now eligible to be upgraded to Employment Second preference status. 
The potential
amount of such “upgrade” demand is not
currently being reported, but it was evident that the continued
availability of Employment
Second preference numbers for countries other
than China