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Retrogression in October 2006

Unless the immigration bill approved by the US senate removing limit on nurse visas is signed into law by US President George W. Bush, retrogression on nurse visas is likely to happen this October.

This means that all petitions beyond the cut-off date will be frozen until all pending petitions are processed and new visa numbers are appropriated.

The visa bulletin, released a few days ago, summarized the availability of immigrant numbers during August. Section F of the bulletin carried the following information:

A total of 50,000 numbers were provided for use in the Schedule A (EX) visa category which was established last May 2005. Visa demand in this category is approaching that limit, and may require the establishment of a cut-off date as early as October. Once all 50,000 numbers have been made available under the current limitation, processing under this category will end.

US State Department Visa Bulletin

Information posted at the website of US immigration attorneys, IVENER & FULLMER LLP approximated that 37,000 of the 50,000 Schedule A numbers have been allocated with current usage of 2,700 to 2,800 per month.
Pinoy R.N. Copyright 2006 ®
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billy said...

hi! im worried with my wifes application..we're already on pocket 3 and just waiting for schedule interview..if this retrogression is long will it take and does it affect our application? please need help on this matter..we're expecting our interview may november or december..please reply on my email

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