Priority Dates

Employment Based Priority Dates: For December 2022

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

01 NOV 22

08 JUN 19

01 NOV 22

08 OCT 11

01 NOV 22

01 NOV 22

3rd

C

01 AUG 18

C

15 JUN 12

C

C

Other Workers

01 JUN 20

22 JUN 13

01 JUN 20

15 JUN 12

01 JUN 20

01 JUN 20

4th

22 JUN 22

22 JUN 22

15 MAR 18

22 JUN 22

15 SEP 20

22 JUN 22

Certain Religious Workers

22 JUN 22

22 JUN 22

15 MAR 18

22 JUN 22

15 SEP 20

22 JUN 22

5th

Unreserved

(including C5,

T5,15, R5)

C

22 MAR 15

C

08 NOV 19

C

C

5th set Aside:

Rural (20%)

C

C

C

C

C

C

5th Set Aside:

High Unemployment (10%)

C

C

C

C

C

C

5th Set Aside:

Infrastructure

(2%)

C

C

C

C

C

C

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

01 DEC 22

08 JUL 19

01 DEC 22

01 MAY 12

01 DEC 22

01 DEC 22

3rd

C

01 SEP 18

C

01 AUG 12

C

C

Other Workers

08 SEP 22

01 NOV 15

08 SEP 22

01 AUG 12

08 SEP 22

08 SEP 22

4th

22 JUL 22

22 JUL 22

15 APR 18

22 JUL 22

15 OCT 20

22 JUL 22

Certain Religious Workers

22 JUL 22

22 JUL 22

15 APR 18

22 JUL 22

15 OCT 20

22 JUL 22

5th

Unreserved

(including C5,

T5, 15, R5)

C

01 JAN 16

C

08 DEC 19

C

C

5th Set

Aside:

(Rural - 20%)

C

C

C

C

C

C

5th Set

Aside:

(Hish Unemployme

nt - 10%)

C

C

C

C

C

C

5th Set

Aside:

(lnfrastructur

e-2%)

C

C

C

C

C

C

Family Based Priority Dates: For December 2022

A. APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES

Family Sponsored

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA - mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

F1

01 DEC 14

01 DEC 14

01 DEC 14

15 NOV 00

01 MAR 12

F2A

C

C

C

C

C

F2B

22 SEP 15

22 SEP 15

22 SEP 15

01 JUN 01

22 OCT 11

F3

22 NOV 08

22 NOV 08

22 NOV 08

01 NOV 97

08 JUN 02

F4

22 MAR 07

22 MAR 07

15 SEP 05

01 AUG 00

22 AUG 02

B. DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS

Employment Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA - mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

F1

08 AUG 16

08 AUG 16

08 AUG 16

01 DEC 02

22 APR 15

F2A

C

C

C

C

C

F2B

01 JAN 17

01 JAN 17

01 JAN 17

01 JAN 02

01 OCT 13

F3

08 NOV 09

08 NOV 09

08 NOV 09

15 JUN 01

08 NOV 03

F4

15 DEC 07

15 DEC 07

22 FEB 06

01 APR 01

22 APR 04

Diversity Visa Priority Dates: For December 2022

REGIONS

ALL DV CHARGEABILITY AREAS EXCEPT THOSE LISTED SEPARATELY


Africa

9,000

Except:

Algeria 8,500

Egypt 3,000

Morocco 8,500

Asia

3,300

Except:

Iran 3,000

Nepal 1,700

Europe

6,100

Except:

Russia 6,000

Uzbekistan 6,000

North America (Bahamas)

5


Oceana

400


South America and the Caribbean

575

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

REGIONS

ALL DV CHARGEABILITY AREAS EXCEPT THOSE LISTED SEPARATELY


Africa

20,000

Except:

Algeria 11,000

Egypt 7,000

Morocco 12,000

Asia

9,000

Except:

Iran 5,500

Nepal 5,500

Europe

15,000

Except:

Russia 12,000

Uzbekistan 8,500

North America (Bahamas)

5


Oceana

650


South America and the Caribbean

1,200

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