The July 2010 visa bulletin was released this afternoon.
In the Employment based Green Card category, EB3 has new date of 22 NOV 01 for India and 15 AUG 03 for China. EB2 for India is 01 OCT05 and China is 22 NOV 05. EB1, EB4 and EB5 categories for all the countries are current.
It is a little bit of good news for EB2 India since the dates had moved about 8 months from 01 FEB 05 to 01 OCT 05. EB3 India still shows very slow movement.
Looks like the petitions and calls from various organisations to sync up the visa bulletin and USCIS visa numbers are working.
My projections were, with the pending applications data for I 485, which was released in March 2010 (without any change in law), with optimistic outlook Eb2 India might move to 01 FEB 06 by end of september 2010. This is with the assumption that there will be spill overs from EB1 India and the USCIS might give about 10,000 GCs in that category like last few years. Similarly, I think we will see a movement till 30 APR 2002 for EB3 India by end of this fiscal . EB3 India is showing very less movement since, there is no spill over.
But, the visa bullein projection says it can go to march or april 2006 for EB2 India and only Feb 2002 for EB3 India.