The priority date for nationals of the Philippines in the EB-3 (employment-based third preference) category will advance considerably by ten months to April 1, 2011 (from June 1, 2010) in September 2014. EB-3 priority dates will remain unchanged for all other countries, including China (Nov.1, 2008) which has recently experienced significant retrogression.

In the employment-based second-preference category, the priority date for workers from India will progress moderately from Jan. 22, 2009 to May 1, 2009 in September. EB-2 priority dates for China will remain unchanged at Oct. 8, 2009. EB-2 priority dates for all other countries will remain current.

The EB-1 category will remain current across all countries. 

Current across all countries

China: Oct. 8, 2009
India: May 1, 2009
All other countries: Current 

China: Nov. 1, 2008
India: Nov. 8, 2003
Mexico: April 1, 2011
Philippines: April 1, 2011
All other countries: April 1, 2011

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