The Visa Bulletin for April 2009 was posted by the State Department earlier today. Screenshots posted below.
Family Preference Categories
|Fam-ily||All Charge- ability Areas Except Those Listed||CHINA-mainland born||INDIA||MEXICO||PHILIPP-INES|
Employment Preference Categories
|Certain Religious Workers||U||U||U||U||U|
|Targeted Employ-ment Areas||C||C||C||C||C|
|5th Pilot Progams||U||U||U||U||U|
D. EXPIRATION OF TWO EMPLOYMENT VISA CATEGORIES
Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers:
Pursuant to Section 2(a) of the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program Act (Pub. L. 110-391), the nonminister special immigrant program expires on March 6, 2009.
Employment Fifth Preference Pilot Program Categories (I5, R5):
Pursuant to Section 144 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 110-329), the immigrant investor pilot program expires on March 6, 2009.
The cut-off dates for the above categories are shown as “Unavailable” for April. Congress is considering an extension for each of these categories, but there is no certainty when such legislative action may occur. If legislation to extend either of these categories is enacted, the cut-off date for that category would immediately become “Current.”
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