Visa Bulletin, December 2014

Like the Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

The November Visa Bulletin compared to the December cut-off dates seemed like the opening salvo of the Queen’s iconic song – slow and riveting.  All Family-based categories moved anywhere only from 1 to weeks over a one-month period.

The F1 category moved 3 weeks (the fastest), F2A and F2B– 2 weeks; F3, one week and F4, one full month.

From January to December this year feels like the British rock band Queen’s 2nd verse as most of the visa dates except the F2A (spouse and minor children of lawful permanent residents) moved faster than Galileo could let Mama Mia let him go.  Check out the faster pace over an 11-month period, below.

F1 moved almost six months for the entire year; F2A moved back 5 months; F2B jumped 7 months and 2 weeks; F3 – 4 months and 3 weeks; F4 almost a year.

Over a 10 year period, the F1 category moved almost 14 years; the F2A, 12 years and 8 months; F2B- 8 years and 6 months;  and the F4, 8 years and 8  months – pretty much a dizzying spell like the pyrotechnics joining the cascading lyrics of the Queen’s lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Family-Sponsored Categories

 

Dec. 2004

Jan. 2014

Dec. 2014

F1

15Oct90

01Jul01

15Dec04

F2A

01Jul00

08Sep13

22Mar13

F2B

22Jul95

01May03

15Jan04

F3

01Jun90

01Feb93

22Jun93

F4

22Sep82

01Jul90

01Jun91

Employment-Based Categories

 

Dec. 2004

Jan. 2014

Dec. 2014

1st

C

C

C

2nd

C

C

C

3rd

C

15Feb07

01Nov12

OW

C

15Feb07

01Nov12

RW

C

C

C

5th

C

C

C

For further analysis of the visa dates and why the categories move fast or swing back, listen to “Amerika, Atbp.,” on Radyo Agila from 8 to 9 pm Mondays at 1062 AM with Kavisang Crispin Aranda and Mylene Mariano Rivera.

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