Visa Bulletin Retrogression Chart
Below is a visa bulletin chart, graphically demonstrating the severity of visa retrogression for employment-based second and third preferences.
The Y-axis represents the number of years in retrogression, while X-axis shows the month and year of visa bulletins. For example, if the number is 8 for a given year/month, that means a person's priority date has to be 8 years earlier than the cutoff date in order to be eligible for a visa number. So an upward curve means visa retrogression is worsening. For charting purposes, "Visa Unavailable (U)" is shown as 12 years on the chart.
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