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Why A Ten-Year Wait Looks Good By Comparison

" I write this blog with some sarcasm. The family fourth preference (F-4), which allows US citizens to sponsor their siblings for a green card, is horrendously backlogged. It takes over 10 years for a brother or sister of a US citizen to obtain a green card. If the sibling was born in the Philippines...

Godot Has Arrived! Early AOS Fillings Possible Under Oct. 2015 Visa Bulletin - Cyrus D. Mehta

Cyrus D. Mehta on Sept. 9, 2015 - " The U.S. Department of State, starting in October 2015, has issued a visa bulletin with two “application dates” for beneficiaries of family-based and employment based immigrant petitions. There is an application final action date when the beneficiary...

Cyrus D. Mehta - Save the Children Under the New Visa Bulletin

Cyrus D. Mehta, Sept. 18, 2015 - "The changes made to the priority date system in the October 2015 Visa Bulletin have been positive and will provide much relief to beneficiaries of visas petitions caught in the employment and family-based backlogs. There will be two dates for the very first time...

Cyrus D. Mehta - Will #VisaGate2015 Be Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Cyrus D. Mehta, Sept. 26, 2015 - "On September 24, 2015, the Department of State issued an update that supersedes the previously released October Visa Bulletin. By moving many filing dates back, the update radically changed the recently announced benefit offered by a revised procedure for determining...

Cyrus D. Mehta: Winter Blues - Freezing the Age of a Child under the Dec. 2015 Visa Bulletin

Cyrus D. Mehta, Dec. 6, 2015 - "While there has been no official guidance, and many of the practice advisories issued make scant reference, it is important that we advocate that the age of the child also be protected under the CSPA at the time that the filing date becomes current for the applicant...

No Longer So Fast! EB-1 Retrogression For Indian- And Chinese-Born Foreign Nationals: Cyrus D. Mehta and Anand G. Sinha

Cyrus D. Mehta and Anand G. Sinha, July 18, 2016 - "One does not need a degree in public policy or law to understand the basic premise behind the concept that the United States ought to make the attraction of the best and brightest individuals a paramount immigration policy. By enabling the most...