The Department of State (DOS) has issued its June 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there was a large retrogression for EB-1 for India.

EB-1-Worldwide:

China:                      Priority date of February 22, 2017 (No Advancement)

India:                       Priority date of January 1, 2015 (Retrogression of 784 days)

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: April 22, 2018 (Advancement of 53 days)

Mexico:                   Priority date of April 22, 2018 (Advancement of 53 days)

Philippines:             Priority date of April 22, 2018 (Advancement of 53 days)

Vietnam:                 Priority date of April 22, 2018 (Advancement of 53 days)

Other areas:           Priority date of April 22, 2018 (Advancement of 53 days)

EB-2-Worldwide:     Priority dates are current, except:

China:                      Priority date of August 1, 2016 (Advancement of 79 days)

India:                       Priority date of April 19, 2009 (Advancement of 3 days)

EB-3-Worldwide:     Priority dates are current, except:

China:                      Priority date of September 15, 2015 (Advancement of 25 days)

India:                        Priority date of July 1, 2009 (No Advancement)

Philippines:             Priority date of November 1, 2018 (Advancement of 154 days)

USCIS ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS DATES

If USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for a fiscal year than there are known applicants for such visas, the USCIS will state on www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo that you may use the Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart in the Department of State June 2019 Visa Bulletin. Otherwise, USCIS will indicate on their web site that you must use the Application Final Action Dates chart to determine when you may file your adjustment of status application in the United States.  Currently, as of this publication, the USCIS has not determined which chart to use for June 2019.  The dates listed above are the Application Final Action Dates.

Check-In with Charlie Oppenheim

There is no June 2019 analysis or predictions from Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS).  Charlie Oppenheim is responsible for analyzing and predicting immigrant preference categories. SW Law Group will post any updated analysis and predictions from Charlie Oppenheim if such information is released this month.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any further questions regarding this matter.