As per Greg’s tweet, an extra 110k GC numbers should be available for EB categories due to Trump’s travel ban.
So if the 110K rollover number is correct, there will be 71,500 in each of the 1st 3 categories. There is a 7% limit in this larger pool. That means 5K for India, for example. BUT – when the numbers aren’t used by “Rest of World” they get to be used by the backlogged people. 4
Emily Neumann from Reddy n Neumann Law group shares her opinion about the employment-based green card movement after the recent Coronavirus closures and the possible effects of family-based green card spillover to employment-based GC queues:
Indian green card queue waiting numbers issued by USCIS.
If the same amount of 2879 Green cards are issued to EB2 India every year from now, which seems like a case without any carryover from other categories, the Indian EB2 skilled worker has a wait of about 151 years.
This happens due to the EB3 to EB2 upgrades every year.
EB3 becomes eligible for upgrade after 5 years of work experience.
India Green Card backlog Survey
EB2 is the most preferred category for Indian H1B workers to file Green Card.
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