February 2020’s visa bulletin was released over the weekend and it held very little hope for the different categories of employment base visas. EB-1 visa petitioners were left dejected while the others saw little to nothing to look forward to.
The highlight of February 2020’s visa bulletin is the constantly increasing demand for employment-based visas in the EB-3 category. However, the downside of this high demand is that EB-3 category will consequently, retrogress sooner than later. Until now it was progressing, although at a snail’s pace i.e. either by a week or at the most by a month.
Disappointments continue for employment-based first preference category of EB-1 for China and India. They continue to remain at May 22, 2017 and January 1, 2015 respectively. The other countries do advance to December 1, 2018, which is a whole two- month jump. The way it is going, doesn’t look like we should have too many expectations from the EB-1 category and it would be safe presume that these dates will there will be no movement in the coming months either.
A detailed analysis of February 2020's visa bulletin is avialable on Path2USA.