Good news for FILIPINO immigrants in the EMPLOYMENT-based categories – EB-3 and EB-3W. The “cut-off” date for Filipinos with Approved I-140 petitions made a big jump forward. For the month of SEPTEMBER, 2016, it moved from May 15, 2009 to July 1, 2010. This means that the WAITING TIME for these applicants was shortened: from more than seven (7) years to six years only.
Bad news for INDIANS and CHINESE immigrants in the EMPLOYMENT-based categories – your waiting times on the waiting lists remains the same: many years.
Good News for all other immigrants (MEXICANS included) in the EMPLOYMENT-based categories: the “cut-off” date for your approved I-140 petitions is at May 1, 2016. This means that your waiting time is almost zero, and you may get an IMMIGRANT VISA or a GREEN CARD very fast, after getting an approved I-140 petition.