Thursday, June 28, 2012


The Department of State’s Visa Office head Charlie Oppenheim met with the American Immigration Lawyers Association on June 19, 2012 to discuss the recent retrogression of EB-2 dates in All Other Countries, including the Philippines. Mr. Oppenheim has confirmed that he expects that the All Other Countries EB2 date will return to Current on October 1, 2012, which is the beginning of US Fiscal Year 2013.

Readers should note that the All Other EB-2 date shortly will become Unavailable. This will not impact the Current date on October 1, 2012.

Mr. Oppenheim also confirmed that EB-2 China and India will be August/September 2007 on October 1, 2012. He expects that the India and China EB-2 dates will remain in 2007 for the first several months of FY 2013.


  1. Hi Chris
    I heard that Sen grassley proposed an amendment and he is willing to lift his hold on HR3012 .
    That's awful for me with pd of 19th of October EB3ROW.
    Do you think that its gonna be a law?and do you think that it can effect my case ?I am so close to get my visa and again something mess up all the things.

  2. Hi - There is a rumor that a deal has been cut between Sen Grassley and Sen. Schumer. It is unknown if and when it will eventually make it into law. There is supposed to be a "phase-in" component to it and so it remains to be seen how great the immediate impact is.

  3. To MU law
    What will be the process of rescheduling the counselor interview regarding immigration. Actually I am an abandoned nurse who need to reschedule the interview.
    Need your help.
    Thank you

  4. Hi Yastra- You will need to find a new employer who is willing to sponsor your I-140. Good luck!


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