USCIS posts alert and creates inflated expectations over EB I-485 applications

Update 05/17/2022 USCIS is now showing new case status updates relating to pending I-485. Specifically, it will now tell you if your I-485 is put on hold due to visa number retrogression. The crazy part is that the update for this case is incorrect. We had filed a request to transfer the underlying basis from EB3 to EB2 and have already received the I-485 J receipt (see earlier update). Visa...

Prevailing Wage Determinations Have Slowed Down But Still Follow FIFO

Processing time of prevailing wage determinations has slowed to about 6 months. DOL does not post avg processing time but only the submission date of the oldest application in its pipeline. Looking at its latest data, the oldest application in its queue as of December 31, 2021 is April 2021. Based on our records, requests for PWD have slowed down from 5 months to 6 months. We are currently...