Good news for employees waiting for a green card visa number! USCIS has announced there are many employment-based visas available this fiscal year (October 2021-September 2022). Specifically, there are many more visas available in the first (EB-1) and second (EB-2) employment-based categories than there is demand. We always craft immigration strategies to take advantage of these visa numbers if an employee is eligible. (Here’s a refresher on understanding the visa bulletin).
The first preference category is for priority workers. This includes individuals of extraordinary ability and multinational managers or executives. The second preference category includes workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability.
As always, we are monitoring visa availability for our clients. We will alert them if a visa or creative solution becomes available. We welcome the good news that many folks will have the opportunity to apply for a green card this year!