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Friday, 10 December 2010 11:36

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Family-based categories:

  • First: This preference is for unmarried sons and daughters of US citizens (21 years of age and older).
    • The priority dates for China, India, and "Other Countries" has regressed more than 1 year.
    • The priority date for Dominican Republic has progressed seven months.
    • There is slight movement in this category for Mexico.
    • The priority dates for Philippines has regressed more than 2.5 years.
  • Second:
    • A. This preference is for spouses and children (under 21 years of age) of legal permanent residents.
      • The priority dates for China, Dominican Republic, India, Philippines and "Other Countries" have regressed more than 2.5 years.
      • The priority date for Mexico has regressed almost 5 years.
    • B. This preference is for unmarried sons and daughters (21 years of age or older) of legal permanent residents.
      • The priority dates for China, India, and "Other Countries" has regressed more than 2 years.
      • The priority date for Dominican Republic has progressed two months.
      • The priority date for Mexico remains the same.
      • The priority date for Philippines has regressed approximately 1 year.
  • Third: This preference is for married sons and daughters of US citizens.
    • The priority dates for China, Dominican Republic, India and "Other Countries" have regressed almost 1.5 years.
    • The priority date for Mexico remains the same.
    • The priority date for Philippines has regressed approximately 7 months.
  • Fourth: This preference is for brothers and sisters of adult US citizens.
    • The priority dates for all countries remain the same.

Employment-based categories (EB-1, EB-2 & EB-3):

  • EB-1: This preference is reserved for persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and multinational executives and managers.
    • This category remains current for all countries.
  • EB-2: This preference is reserved for persons who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees or for persons with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business.
    • This category remains current for Dominican Republic, Mexico, Philippines and "Other Countries".
    • There is slight movement in this category for China.
    • The priority date for India remains the same.
  • EB-3: This preference is reserved for professionals, skilled workers, and other workers.
    • The priority dates for Dominican Republic, Philippines and "Other Countries" have progressed one month.
    • There is slight movement in this category for China and India.
    • The priority date for Mexico has progressed approximately nine months.
  • "Other workers".
    • The priority dates for China, Dominican Republic, Philippines and "Other Countries" have remained the same.
    • There is slight movement in this category for India.
    • The priority date for Mexico has progressed approximately nine months.


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