AILA has recently dialoged with the Department of State’s Charlie Oppenheim, who is the DOS’ chief for producing the Visa Bulletin. MU Law has spoken with Mr. Oppenheim several times in the past and have always found that his projections are well thought out and very accurate.
Here are his projections based on his recent conversation with AILA:
- The Philippine EB-3 date should continue to be consistent with the Worldwide (Rest of World) date for at least the next few months. Usage of Philippine EB-1 and EB-2 numbers has decreased, leaving more numbers for Philippine EB-3.
- India EB-2 numbers should continue to be favorable, although large jumps forward should not be expected. The current priority date for Indian EB-2 is September 1, 2008. Adjustment of Status applicants should be prepared to get RFEs for medical exams if their priority date is at or near that date. Adjustment of Status applicants should be prepared to get RFEs for medical exams if their priority date is at or near that date.