The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin guru, Charlie Oppenheim, hosts monthly meetings with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Charlie Oppenheim is the Department of State’s Chief of the Control and Reporting Division. He is the officer who is responsible for producing the Visa Bulletin each month.
This month’s Check In With Charlie featured predictions about EB2 and EB3, which are the most popular categories for readers of this Blog. Here are some of this month’s highlights:
EB-3 Worldwide. Charlie expects EB-3 Worldwide to continue to be “effectively current” for the foreseeable future.
EB-3 India. Charlie predicts that the July final action date for EB-3 India will advance to October 15, 2005, which he reiterated at a May 18, 2017 meeting with AILA in Washington, D.C.
EB-2 India. Previously, Charlie believed that this category will recover to FY2017’s final action date. Unfortunately, he no longer believes this to be the case. This category may retrogress or exhaust in August, until October 1, 2017.
EB-3 Philippines. Charlie did not comment on EB-3 Philippines, but MU Law’s internal tracking indicates that this category will continue to progress at the same rate as the last few months.