Monday, December 12, 2011

Huge Step Forward For EB-2 Filers

In the recently published U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for January 2012, the EB-2 priority dates for India and China have moved significantly to January 01, 2009 from March 15, 2008 in the December 2011Visa Bulletin. Meanwhile, the EB-2 numbers for other countries remained current, along with EB-1.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Legislative Help For Highly Educated Foreign Nationals?

On September 22, 2011, Representative Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 3012, or The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act.  The act would eliminate the employment-based per-country caps entirely.  This would constitute a significant improvement over the current situation.  The per-country caps have resulted in lengthy delays in finally getting employment-based green cards (up to 9 years in some cases).  On November 29, 2011, the House passed H.R. 3012.  It now goes to the Senate for consideration.