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Visa Bulletin for July 2009

Jun 10, 2009

Family Categories:

There was very little movement in the availability of visa numbers for the family categories.

The most significant movement was the family 1st preference for Mexico, which went from 8 Oct. 1992 to 1 January 1991.

The family 2B category improved a few months from 1 Feb. 2001 to 15 April 2001 for countries (except Mexico and Philippines).

The family 3rd preference category remained stagnant for most countries but the situation worsened for Mexican nationals, and their visa numbers went from 22 October 1992 to 01 July 1991.

The fourth preference category moved only very slightly (1-2 months) for most categories.

Employment Categories:

The first preference categories remained current across the board for everyone.

The most significant development is the worsening of the availability of visa numbers for individuals from China. The numbers retrogressed from 15 Feb. 2005 to 01 January 2000 and the numbers for India remained the same at 01 January 2000.

The third prefence category remained unavailable.

The 4th prefence (religious workers) and 5th preference (targeted employment areas/regional centers) remained current.


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