20 May June, 2020 Visa Bulletin Released – Movement Forward for EB-1 and EB-5
Washington, D.C. – May 20, 2020: The U.S. Department of State recently published its monthly Visa Bulletin for June, 2020.
Employment Based Green Cards
The June, 2020 visa bulletin follows significant movement forward in the March, 2020 and May, 2020 visa bulletins for China and India in the EB-5 categories. The current visa bulletin shows another jump forward for India EB-5, from a final action cutoff date of October 1, 2019 to January 1, 2020 and from 07/1/2015 to 07/15/2015 for the China EB-5 category. The Dates for Filing Charts (“Chart B”) for both India and China remained unchanged from last month’s visa bulletin.
The EB-1 category progressed one month forward for China to August 15, 2017 and nearly one year forward for India to June 8, 2016. For EB-2 visas, Chinese applicants saw a one-month jump from last month’s bulletin to November 1, 2015 and Indian applicants saw a smaller 10-day move forward to June 12, 2009.
USCIS has not yet confirmed whether individuals filing for adjustment of status in June of 2020 must use the Final Action Dates chart (“Chart A”) of or the Dates for Filing Chart (“Chart B”). This information is provided by USCIS on a monthly basis on their website here: https://www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo
As reported at donosolaw.com, EB-5 visas were exempted from the President’s 60-day suspension of immigration to the US beginning on April 23 2020, as were other employment-based green cards for health care professionals.
Family-Based Green Cards
In the family-based green card categories, the June, 2020 Visa Bulletin confirms significant movement forward for all countries in the F-1 Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens Category. The June, 2020 Visa Bulletin also reports that green cards by Lawful Permanent Residents for their spouses and children under age 21 remain nearly current with a May 1, 2020 cutoff date. This category, however, is impacted by the President’s 60-day suspension of immigration to the U.S. for individuals applying for green cards outside the U.S. via consular processing.
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