If you are watching the Visa Bulletin priority date progression, you may have motion sickness.
The Visa Bulletin is published monthly
by the Department of State (DOS) and determines who can file the final
stage of permanent residence the following month. This year the big
movements have been in India and China EB2 (advance degree
professionals): They moved up dramatically, allowing many people to
file the "adjustment of status" application after many years of waiting,
but then just as quickly "retrogressed" to "Unavailable" (no one can
In addition, the "worldwide" EB2
category (all countries but those listed separately) became backlogged
for the first time in recent memory starting July 1. This caused a
flurry of June filings and re-working strategy for many people who did
not anticipate a waiting line for their green card.
What is going on? Read more at the Davis Brown Immigration Law Blog.