The May Visa Bulletin has been released. As expected there is no positive movement. The Bulletin confirms that there will be no positive movement until the next fiscal year, which is the October 2009 Visa Bulletin.

Although the EB3 dates are Unavailable, I-140 petitions may still be filed by companies who wish to petition for Immigrant Workers. The only way for a Beneficiary to get his or her spot in the queue is to have an I-140 filed on their behalf.

With the continued retrogression, the international staffing and recruiting industry is disappearing. Nurse and other allied healthcare workers from around the world are crossing the United States off their list of desired countries. The one hope is that Congress, when presented with legislation to allow international recruiting to be part of the solution, acts on that opportunity.

May 2009 VB:
EB1 – all Current
EB2 – all Current, except India (15Feb04) and China (15Feb05)
EB3 – all Unavailable