Cut-off dates for the India and China EB-2 (Employment-Based, second preference) category continue to move forward. Cut-off dates will advance by four months, from January 1, 2010 to May 1, 2010, according to the Department of State’s (DOS) March 2012 Visa Bulletin. This follows two consecutive months of significant forward movement in the EB-2 category, with a nearly 10-month jump in January and full year’s leap in February. Still, EB-2 cut-off date retrogression is a distinct possibility later this year if demand increases for India and China.

Ogletree Deakins helps clients respond to cut-off date movement by generating priority date reports and notifying clients who are qualified to begin the final phase of their lawful permanent resident application process. We will work with employees who have priority dates that will become current on March 1, 2012 to ensure that their cases are ready to file.


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Ogletree Deakins has one of the largest business immigration practices in the United States and provides a wide range of legal services for employers seeking temporary business visas and permanent residence on behalf of foreign national employees.

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