February 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: Retrogression for F2B Mexico

The Visa Bulletin for February 2014 shows further advancement in the employment-based (EB) category. Cut-off dates for EB-3 and "Other Workers", including Mainland China, Mexico, and the Philippines advanced by two (2) months, while still no movement in both EB-2 and EB-3 for India.

Meanwhile, the cut-off date for Mexico F2B – Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents – retrogressed from April 1, 1994 back to May 1, 1993 (11 months).

The State Department notes:


MEXICO F2B: The level of demand during recent months has been extremely heavy, in particular for cases filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for adjustment of status processing. Therefore, it has been necessary to retrogress the February cut-off date to May 1, 1993 in an attempt to hold number use within the annual per-country limit. Further retrogression of this cut-off date cannot be ruled out.

MEXICO F2A: Continued heavy demand in the Mexico F2A category will require the retrogression of this cut-off date to hold number use within the annual numerical limit. Such action is likely to occur within the next few months.

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Visa Bulletin For February 2014
Number 65. Volume IX Washington, D.C.. View as Printer Friendly PDF. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS. 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during February. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically …

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