Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting in the State Department, provided further information on priority date movement in the EB-2 category for China-mainland born and India born for the remainder of FY2012. Specifically, when the May Visa Bulletin is published, the China and India EB-2 cut-off will retrogress to August 15, 2007. As for projections for the remainder of the year, it is too early to predict movement.
USCIS has informed Mr. Oppenheim that they will continue to “preadjudicate” adjustment applications received through April. “Preadjudicated” cases will be held by the State Department in the “pending” demand file so that the cases will be ready for approval if employment-based green card numbers are available at the end of this fiscal year (September 30, 2012).
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