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ravi98
06-25-2010, 12:24 PM
For members doing the Calculations..............

According to DHS | CIS Ombudsman Updates:
During FY 2009 and FY 2010, usage of family-based visas has been exceptionally low, especially among spouses and children of green card holders (the F-2A preference category). In FY 2009, approximately 10,000 family-based visas were unused and, by statute, were reallocated for use by employment-based immigrants in FY 2010.

Given FY 2009 underutilization of family-based visas, the CIS Ombudsman has worked alongside United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of State (DOS) to monitor family-based visa usage in FY 2010. To enable more family-based visa applicants to become eligible for final processing, the Visa Bulletin cut-off dates have been accelerating significantly. Despite the fact that more family members are becoming eligible, demand for family-based visas remains weak. While efforts are underway to facilitate maximum utilization, a significant number of family-based visas may again go unused in FY 2010.

nrk
06-25-2010, 03:57 PM
Thanks Ravi,

how far we can believe in Ombudsman statement, Are we expecting a faster movement in EB categories ?

punjabi
06-25-2010, 04:05 PM
Hi,

Can you please mention the source also (example, the website) from where you copied this content?

Thanks.


For members doing the Calculations..............

According to DHS | CIS Ombudsman Updates:
During FY 2009 and FY 2010, usage of family-based visas has been exceptionally low, especially among spouses and children of green card holders (the F-2
...
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...again go unused in FY 2010.

aksaharan
06-25-2010, 04:23 PM
DHS | CIS Ombudsman Updates (http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/gc_1221837986181.shtm#8)