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President Obama's speech: "now's the time for comprehensive immigration reform" January 29, 2013

posted Jan 29, 2013, 1:05 PM by Gordon Yang

Here's the link to the address via YouTube:  


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyx3gIF5_E8

February 2013 Visa Bulletin

posted Jan 18, 2013, 4:00 AM by Gordon Yang

The U.S. Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin every month. For help understanding the Visa Bulletin and how to read the charts, please click this link.  To go to the U.S. Department of State official Visa Bulletin, click here.  For your convenience, the charts are reproduced below.   

 

For Family-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:


Family-Sponsored
All Charge-ability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F115JAN0615JAN0615JAN0615JUL9308MAR98
F2A22OCT1022OCT1022OCT1008OCT1022OCT10
F2B15JAN0515JAN0515JAN0515DEC9215MAY02
F308JUL0208JUL0208JUL0208MAR9322AUG92
F415APR0115APR0115APR0101AUG9601JUN89



For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:


Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC15JAN0801SEP04CC
3rd15MAR0715NOV0615NOV0215MAR0722AUG06
Other Workers15MAR0701JUL0315NOV0215MAR0722AUG06
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers and Pilot Programs

CCCCC



On the charts above, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed above.)

 

Copyright 2013 Gordon Yang

January 2013 Visa Bulletin

posted Dec 13, 2012, 7:29 AM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Dec 13, 2012, 7:35 AM ]

The U.S. Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin every month. For help understanding the Visa Bulletin and how to read the charts, please click this link.  To go to the U.S. Department of State official Visa Bulletin, click here.  For your convenience, the charts are reproduced below.   

 

For Family-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:


Family-Sponsored
All Charge-ability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F122DEC0522DEC0522DEC0508JUL9322DEC97
F2A22SEP1022SEP1022SEP1001SEP1022SEP10
F2B08DEC0408DEC0408DEC0422NOV9215APR02
F322JUN0222JUN0222JUN0208MAR9308AUG92
F408APR0108APR0108APR0122JUL9615APR89



For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:


Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC08DEC0701SEP04CC
3rd01FEB0722SEP0608NOV0201FEB0715AUG06
Other Workers01FEB0701JUL0308NOV0201FEB0715AUG06
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers and Pilot Programs

CCCCC


On the charts above, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed above.)

 

Copyright 2012 Gordon Yang

December 2012 Visa Bulletin

posted Nov 8, 2012, 12:16 PM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Dec 13, 2012, 7:36 AM ]

The U.S. Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin every month. For help understanding the Visa Bulletin and how to read the charts, please click this link.  To go to the U.S. Department of State official Visa Bulletin, click here.  For your convenience, the charts are reproduced below.   

 

For Family-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:


Family-Sponsored
All Charge-ability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101DEC0501DEC0501DEC0501JUL9308OCT97
F2A22AUG1022AUG1022AUG1001AUG1022AUG10
F2B15NOV0415NOV0415NOV0401NOV9222MAR02
F308JUN0208JUN0208JUN0201MAR9301AUG92
F401APR0101APR0101APR0122JUL9622MAR89

 

For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:


Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC22OCT0701SEP04CC
3rd22DEC0601JUL0601NOV0222DEC0615AUG06
Other Workers22DEC0601JUL0301NOV0222DEC0615AUG06
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers and Pilot Programs

CCCCC


On the charts above, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed above.)

 

Copyright 2012 Gordon Yang

November 2012 Visa Bulletin

posted Nov 6, 2012, 8:19 PM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Dec 13, 2012, 7:37 AM ]

The U.S. Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin every month. Forhelp understanding the Visa Bulletin and how to read the charts, please clickthis link.  To go to the U.S. Department of State official Visa Bulletin, click here.  For your convenience, the charts are reproduced below.   

 

For Family-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:

 

Family-Sponsored
All Charge-ability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101NOV0501NOV0501NOV0522JUN9301JUL97
F2A15JUL1015JUL1015JUL1022JUN10 15JUL10
F2B08OCT0408OCT0408OCT0415OCT9215FEB02
F301JUN0201JUN0201JUN0215FEB9322JUL92
F422MAR0115MAR0122MAR0108JUL9601MAR89


 

For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:

 

Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01SEP0701SEP04CC
3rd22NOV0615APR0622OCT0222NOV0608AUG06
Other Workers22NOV0601JUL0322OCT0222NOV0608AUG06
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers and Pilot Programs

CCCCC

 


On the charts above, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed above.)

 

Copyright 2012 Gordon Yang

October 2012 Visa Bulletin

posted Nov 6, 2012, 8:07 PM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Dec 13, 2012, 7:37 AM ]

The U.S. Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin every month. Forhelp understanding the Visa Bulletin and how to read the charts, please clickthis link.  To go to the U.S. Department of State official Visa Bulletin, click here.  For your convenience, the charts are reproduced below.   

 

For Family-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:


Family-Sponsored
All Charge-ability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F108OCT0508OCT0508OCT0515JUN9301APR96
F2A01JUN1001JUN1001JUN1015MAY10 01JUN10
F2B15SEP0415SEP0415SEP0401OCT9222JAN02
F322MAY0222MAY0222MAY0208FEB9322JUL92
F415MAR0115FEB0115MAR0122JUN9608FEB89

 

For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:

 

Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2nd01JAN1215JUL0701SEP0401JAN1201JAN12
3rd22OCT0608FEB0615OCT0222OCT0601AUG06
Other Workers22OCT0622JUN0315OCT0222OCT0601AUG06
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersUUUUU

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers

CCCCC

5th Pilot Programs

UUUUU



On the charts above, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed above.)

 

Copyright 2012 Gordon Yang

September 2012 Visa Bulletin

posted Nov 6, 2012, 8:02 PM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Dec 13, 2012, 7:38 AM ]

The U.S. Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin every month. Forhelp understanding the Visa Bulletin and how to read the charts, please clickthis link.  To go to the U.S. Department of State official Visa Bulletin, click here.  For your convenience, the charts are reproduced below.   

 

For Family-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:


Family-Sponsored
All Charge-ability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101OCT0501OCT0501OCT0508JUN93 08NOV94
F2A08MAY1008MAY1008MAY10 15APR10 08MAY10
F2B15SEP0415SEP0415SEP0422AUG92 01JAN02
F315MAY0215MAY0215MAY02 22JAN93 22JUL92
F408MAR0122JAN0108MAR0115JUN96 01FEB89


For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:


Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2nd01JAN09UU01JAN0901JAN09
3rd01OCT06 15DEC05 08OCT0201OCT0601AUG06
Other Workers01OCT0622JUN0308OCT0201OCT0601AUG06
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

CCCCC


On the charts above, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed above.)


Copyright 2012 Gordon Yang

August 2012 Visa Bulletin

posted Nov 6, 2012, 7:55 PM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Dec 13, 2012, 7:39 AM ]

The U.S. Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin every month. For help understanding the Visa Bulletin and how to read the charts, please click this link.  To go to the U.S. Department of State official Visa Bulletin, click here.  For your convenience, the charts are reproduced below.   
 
For Family-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:

Family-Sponsored
All Charge-ability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101AUG0501AUG0501AUG0508JUN9301MAR94
F2A15MAR1015MAR1015MAR1001MAR10 15MAR10
F2B22JUN0422JUN0422JUN0422AUG9201JAN02
F301MAY0201MAY0201MAY0222JAN9322JUL92
F415FEB0108JAN0115FEB0115JUN9601FEB89


For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:

Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2nd01JAN09UU01JAN0901JAN09
3rd08SEP0608NOV0501OCT0208SEP0615JUN06
Other Workers08SEP0615JUN0301OCT0208SEP0608JUN06
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

CCCCC

On the charts above, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed above.)


Copyright 2012 Gordon Yang

July 2012 Visa Bulletin

posted Nov 6, 2012, 7:50 PM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Nov 8, 2012, 12:23 PM ]

The U.S. Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin every month. For help understanding the Visa Bulletin and how to read the charts, please click this link.  To go to the U.S. Department of State official Visa Bulletin, click here.  For your convenience, the charts are reproduced below.   
 
For Family-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:

Family-Sponsored
All Charge-ability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F108JUL0508JUL0508JUL0508JUN9315JUL97
F2A15FEB1015FEB1015FEB1001FEB1015FEB10
F2B01MAY0401MAY0401MAY0401JAN9222DEC01
F315APR0215APR0215APR0222JAN9322JUL92
F422JAN0108JAN0122JAN0108JUN9601FEB89


For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:

Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2nd01JAN09UU01JAN0901JAN09
3rd22JUL0622SEP0522SEP0222JUL0608JUN06
Other Workers22JUL0615JUN0322SEP0222JUL0608JUN06
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

CCCCC

On the charts above, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed above.)


Copyright 2012 Gordon Yang

June 2012 Visa Bulletin

posted Nov 6, 2012, 7:46 PM by Gordon Yang   [ updated Nov 8, 2012, 12:24 PM ]

The U.S. Department of State publishes the Visa Bulletin every month. For help understanding the Visa Bulletin and how to read the charts, please click this link.  To go to the U.S. Department of State official Visa Bulletin, click here.  For your convenience, the charts are reproduced below.   
 
For Family-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:

Family-Sponsored
All Charge-ability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F122JUN0522JUN05 22JUN0515MAY93 01JUL97
F2A01JAN1001JAN1001JAN1008DEC0901JAN10
F2B15APR0415APR0415APR0401JAN9208DEC01
F301APR0201APR0201APR0215JAN9322JUL92
F408JAN0115DEC0008JAN0101JUN9622JAN89


For Employment-Based Immigrant Preference Visa Categories, the U.S. Visa Bulletin is as follows:

Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndCUUCC
3rd08JUN0608AUG05 15SEP0208JUN0622MAY06
Other Workers08JUN06 22APR0315SEP02 08JUN06 22MAY06 
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

CCCCC

On the charts above, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed above.)


Copyright 2012 Gordon Yang

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