Priority Dates

  • Employment Based
  • Family Based
  • Diversity Visa

Employment Based Priority Dates : For October 2021

A. APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES

Employment Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA - mainland born

EL SALVADOR / GUATAMALA / HONDURAS

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

Ist

C

C

C

C

C

C

2nd

C

01 JUL 18

C

01 SEP 11

C

C

3rd

C

08 JAN 19

C

01 JAN 14

C

C

Other Workers

C

01 FEB 10

C

01 JAN 14

C

C

4th

C

C

15 MAR 19

C

01 MAR 20

C

Certain Religious Workers

U

U

U

U

U

U

5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)

C

22 NOV 15

C

C

C

C

5th Regional Center

U

U

U

U

U

U

B. DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS

Employment Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA - mainland born

EL SALVADOR / GUATAMALA / HONDURAS

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

Ist

C

C

C

C

C

C

2nd

C

01 SEP 18

C

08 JUL 12

C

C

3rd

C

15 JAN 19

C

08 JAN 14

C

C

Other Workers

C

01 MAY 10

C

08 JAN 14

C

C

4th

C

C

15 MAY 19

C

C

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

U

15 MAY 19

C

C

C

5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)

C

15 DEC 15

C

C

C

C

5th Regional Center

C

15DEC 15

C

C

C

C

Diversity Visa Priority Dates : For October 2021

REGIONS

ALL DV CHARGEABILITY AREAS EXCEPT THOSE LISTED SEPARATELY


Africa

5,300

Except: Egypt. 3,000

Asia

2,700

Except: Iran 1,450

Nepal 1,700

Europe

5,300


North America (Bahamas)

4


Oceana

375


South America and the Caribbean

500

The Diversity (DV) Immigrant Category Rank Cut-Offs Which Will Apply in November

REGIONS

ALL DV CHARGEABILITY AREAS EXCEPT THOSE LISTED SEPARATELY


Africa

2,675

Except: Egypt. 1,850

Asia

1,400

Except: Iran 800

Nepal 900

Europe

2,300


North America (Bahamas)

3


Oceana

190


South America and the Caribbean

275

Processing Dates

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Dana Davidson - Full Bio

Dana T. Davidson holds degrees from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and State University of New York at Stony Brook and has been practicing immigration law since 2003 in New York and nationwide. She represents corporations, individuals, and families in a broad range of immigration matters. Attorney Davidson has offices in New York City and Glen Cove.
 

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, New York
  • Juris Doctor – 1988
  • Honors: Moot Court Board, Member, Judge
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
  • Bachelor of Arts – 1982
  • Major: Political Science
  • Concentration: Business


Pro-Bono Activities

  • Safe Passage Project, Volunteer Attorney, 2013-Present
  • Educating the Educators, Founder, 2012-Present
  • Momentum Project, Board Member, 1991-1994 Bar Admission
  • New York, Eastern District
  • New York, Southern District
  • Washington, D.C.

Speaking Engagements
 
  • AILA RDC-EMEA Spring Conference 2018, Berlin, Germany, Speaker on “Public Charge” panel
  • AILA RDC-EMEA Fall Conference 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa, Speaker: “Practice Management in the New Age” panel
  • AILA RDC-EMEA Spring Conference 2018, Madrid, Spain, Speaker: “El Traje de Luces: Self-Sponsored Petitions – EB-1A and NIW”  AILA RDC-EMEA Spring Conference 2017, Brussels, Belgium, Speaker: “Continuing Blanket L Challenges”
  • Safe Passage Project, March 2017, Speaker: “Representing Unaccompanied Minors: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the Effects of President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration”
  • AILA RDC-EMEA Fall Conference 2016, Speaker: “It’s Not About Money: I-864”
  • AILA RDC-EMEA Spring Conference 2016, Vienna, Austria, Speaker: “K-Visa: Differences Between K-1 and I-130 Processing”
  • New York Institute of Technology’s Center for Entrepreneurship, January 2016, Entrepreneur/Executive-in-Residence
  • AILA Fall Conference 2015, London, UK, Speaker: Impact of joint sponsors on family-based cases
  • Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Business Education Program, October 2014, “What is required to grow a business?”
  • Dowling College, May 2013, Keynote Speaker at the first annual Latino Summit at Dowling College
  • International Taxation Conference, 2010


Past Positions

  • Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy, P.C., Senior Associate, 2001 to 2002
  • Hirson Wexler Perl, LLP, Senior Attorney, 2000 to 2001
  • Chambers Davidson, LLP, Partner, 1992-2000
  • Unity Healthcare Holding Company, Inc., General Counsel, 1989-1991
  • North American Philips Corporation and Philips Credit Corporation, Assistant General Counsel, 1988-1989
  • Certilman Haft Balin Buckley Kremer & Hyman, Law Clerk, 1983-1988

 

Addresses


15 Glen Street, Suite 302A
Glen Cove, New York 11542

5 W 37th Street, Suite 525
New York, New York 10018