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June 2015 Visa Bulletin released

The upcoming Visa Bulletin has been released by US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, summarizing the immigrant numbers available for month of June 2015.

It’s is not good news for nurses in the Philippines as the cut-off date has retrogressed for 2 straight months. Employment Based Category 3 shows a cut-off date at January 1, 2005. It’s a 1 year and 6 month retrogression after May 2015 posted priority dates at July 1, 2007.

Here’s the EB3 Visa Bulletin:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA – mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JUN13 01OCT08 C C
3rd 15FEB15 01SEP11 22JAN04 15FEB15 01JAN05
Other Workers 15FEB15 01JAN06 22JAN04 15FEB15 01JAN05
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs
C 0

Why the retrogression? The bulletin adds:

“Employment Third preference: This cut-off date had also been advanced very rapidly in an effort to generate sufficient demand to fully utilize all available numbers. The current rate of increase in demand has required the retrogression of this cut-off date for the month of May, in an attempt to hold number use within the annual limit for this preference category.”

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