India EB-2 Priority Dates May Retrogress

On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Mr. Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State's Visa Office spoke at a dinner. The following are notes from Mr. Oppenheim's impressions at this time, and are subject to change based on usage or new developments. 
- India EB-2 cutoff date is expected to retrogress from June 2008 (which is what it is in the November 2013 Visa Bulletin) to 2004 or 2005 in December 2013. This is due in large part to Indian nationals "upgrading" from EB-3 to EB-2. Worldwide EB-2 is expected to remain current and China EB-2 is moving slowly. 
- India EB-3 will continue to move very slowly. On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Mr. Charlie Oppenheim of the  Department of State's Visa Office spoke at a dinner. The following are notes from Mr. Oppenheim's impressions at this time, and are subject to change based on usage or new developments. 
- India EB-2 cutoff date is expected to retrogress from June 2008 (which is what it is in the November 2013 Visa Bulletin) to 2004 or 2005 in December 2013. This is due in large part to Indian nationals "upgrading" from EB-3 to EB-2. Worldwide EB-2 is expected to remain current and China EB-2 is moving slowly. 

- India EB-3 will continue to move very slowly.

Sources: Available upon request