Thanks to Michael Portillo for the summary:
May Visa Bulletin Summary:
Family 1st - World numbers, China and India jumped 1 month to 01 May 05; 1 week advance for Mexico to 15 May 93; Philippines move a week to 01 July 97.
Family 2A – World numbers, China, India, and the Philippines jumped five weeks to 15 November 09; Mexico advanced 6 weeks to 15 October 09.
Family 2B - World numbers, China, and India jumped five weeks to 22 February 04; Mexico remains stalled at 01 December 92; Philippines remains stalled at 08 December 01.
Family 3rd – World numbers, China, and India moved forward three weeks to 08 March 02; Mexico stalled at 15 January 93; Philippines remains stalled at 22 July 92.
Family 4th – World numbers, China, and India jumped three and a half weeks to 01 December 00; Mexico stalled at 01 June 96; Philippines advance two weeks to 22 January 89.
Employment 1st – still current in all categories.
Employment 2nd – World numbers, Mexico, and Philippines still current, China and India regress Thirty-three and a half months to 15 August 07.
Employment 3rd – World numbers, Mexico, and Philippines advanced three and a half weeks to 01 May 06; China jumped one month to 01 April 05; India moved a week to 08 September 02.
Employment 3rd Other Workers – World numbers, Mexico, and Philippines advanced three and a half weeks to 01 May 06; China remains stalled at 22 April 03; one week advance for India to 08 September 02.
Employment 4th – still current in all categories.
Employment 5th – still current in all categories.
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Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.