Refugees currently undergo the most rigorous security screening process of anyone who comes to the United States.
AILA Doc No. 95101359 | Dated October 13, 1995
IMMIGRANT NUMBERS FOR NOVEMBER 1995 A) STATUTORY NUMBERS (This communication provides priority dates and other transitional information as taken from the State Department's Visa Bulletin released October 13, 1995.) On the following chart, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. PREFERENCES FAMILY All Charge- ability Areas CHINA- Except Those mainland Listed born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 1st C C C 01APR95 21JAN86 2A* 22JUL92 22JUL92 22JUL92 22FEB92 22JUL92 2B 08JUN90 08JUN90 08JUN90 08JUN90 08JUN90 3rd 01APR93 01APR93 01APR93 08JUL87 01MAR84 4th 01SEP85 01SEP85 15APR84 01NOV84 15SEP77 *NOTE: For NOVEMBER, 2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 22FEB92. 2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 22FEB92 and earlier than 22JUL92. (2A numbers subject to per- country limit are "unavailable" for applicants chargeable to MEXICO.) (The three-year transition program which had provided additional visas for spouses/children of legalization beneficiaries has ended; petitions approved on behalf of such spouses/children continue to accord them status in the Family 2A preference, however.) EMPLOYMENT-BASED All Charge- ability Areas CHINA- Except Those mainland Listed born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 1st C C C C C 2nd C C C C C 3rd C C C C 01MAY94 Other 01MAR91 01MAR91 01MAR91 01MAR91 01MAR91 Workers 4th C C C C 08DEC93 Certain C C C C 08DEC93 Religious Workers 5th C C C C C Targeted C C C C C Employment Areas/Regional Centers The Department of State has available a recorded message with visa availability information which can be heard at (202) 663-1541. This recording will be updated in the middle of each month with information on cut-off dates for the following month. ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NOVEMBER 1995 VISA BULLETIN B. DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT (DV) CATEGORY Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides 55,000 immigrant visas each fiscal year (beginning with FY-1995) to provide immigration opportunities for persons from countries other than the principal sources of current immigration to the United States. DV visas are divided among six geographic regions. Not more than 3,850 visas (7% of the 55,000 visa limit) may be provided to immigrants from any one country. The allotment of FY-1996 visa numbers for each region is as follows: Africa, 20,426; Asia, 7,087; Europe, 24,257; North America (Bahamas), 8; South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, 2,407; and Oceania, 815. For NOVEMBER, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries on a "CURRENT" basis. (NOTE: All regions/countries will be "Current" for December as well. It remains to be seen if applicant demand will increase sufficiently to require oversubscription of any region/country for a subsequent month.) [The November 1995 Visa Bulletin will be posted to AILA InfoNet in its entirety upon receipt from the Department of State/Visa Office.] 27MMVIS5.NOV
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