Please see the link to the DOS to the left regarding the unavailability of EB numbers beginning  on July 2, 2007 (today).  Also please see the note from our friends at the USCIS regarding this development.  Numbers for all Employment-Based categories will be unavailable through at least October 1, 2007.

This is an unprecedented and unfair action by the government that will have to be resolved through litigation. I will post information on how to request to be a plaintiff in the lawsuit that will be filed by AILF (American Immigration Law Foundation) as soon as it becomes available.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!


  1. so you rather migrate to that countries you mentioned just to loose your frustration. Do you really thinks that those people live in that countries doesn’t feel the same way?, i think they have also have the same feelings as we did.


  2. im pretty new to this postings please excuse me. one thing i just would like to touch on is the giving of visas like automatically to performing artist because “they are categorized as with exceptional ability” all of us can sing, dance and act we know that but not really as good as them. but some or all of us are educated with masters degree and some of the artist are not. my question is this, can this artist with “exceptional ability” perform surgery or do computers or design a structure or build bridges and so forth. some of this geniuses are all waiting in line for years and this artists can get their visas in days. not fair for eb2 and eb3. sorry i just need to let it out. so frustrating.

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