The tide seems to be turning and the EB-2 immigrant visa numbers may again retrogress for nationals of India and China. Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Control and Reporting at the Department of State, speaking at the recent AILA Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago, advised American Immigration Lawyers Association Members that he will likely retrogress India

At least 12,000 additional numbers will be available for EB-2 (employment-based, second preference) immigrant visa because of a dramatic reduction in the use of EB-1 (employment-based, first preference) immigrant visa, the Chief of Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, Charlie Oppenheim, has announced. He said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services “ha[s]