I am on my path to Green Card. My priority date is Nov 2014 on EB2. I came to know from one of my friends that for my country, currently the priority dates till June 2008 have become current. Also, he added that it may go up and down by a few years sometimes but he doesn't know how. Can you please explain how this happens? How is that someone whose priority dates were till Jan 2012 have become current but someone whose priority date is Sep 2008 is yet to become current?
Priority dates are determined by the day of your filing (labor certification or visa petition. Your priority date does not change. The priority date backlog is an estimate of the number of matters received and depends on how many in the queue.
Attorney Robert Brown's (former INS Director, 1972-99) reply to your question is general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice as all facts are known to him. For specific advice or representation you should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law. Mr. Brown's reply on AVVO does not create an attorney/client relationship not constitute legal advice.
How fast your priority date will become current will depend largely on the number of petitions filed.
I am a lawyer, but I am not your lawyer (unless you have been in my office and signed a contract). This communication is not intended as legal advice, and no attorney client relationship results. Please consult your own attorney for legal advice.
Estimates. Sometimes the government is correct in its estimates and sometimes it is not.
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