Friday, December 10, 2010
RETROGRESSION OF FAMILY CUT-OFF DATES - As reported in the December Visa Bulletin (number 27), the cut-off dates for most Family preference categories advanced at a very rapid pace during the past two years. Those movements have resulted in a dramatic increase in the level of applicant demand received in recent months. This has required the retrogression of many Family preference cut-off dates for January in an effort to hold number use within the various numerical limits. Further retrogressions cannot be ruled out should demand continue at the current levels." Department of State Publication 9514 CA/VO: December 8, 2010.