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Update on political changes to immigration

I have lost count (and frankly lost patience with) the number of times I have been asked about the latest moronic thing that Trump has uttered about his desired changes to the immigration system. Some things you should know about… Continue Reading →

An explanation of issued progress DV2018

I had an interesting question this morning from “Ilyas” who had looked at the DV data provided by Xarthisius. He calculated (correctly) that the file shows 13726 visas have been issued so far. Given that we have had 4.5 months of… Continue Reading →

VB released for April 2018 interviews

Region All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately AFRICA 21,100 Except: Egypt:      14,500 Ethiopia:  20,100 ASIA 5,300 Except: Nepal: 4,550 EUROPE 15,950 NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 10 OCEANIA 875 SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN 925   The “March”… Continue Reading →

Interview capacity and Visa Bulletin pace

Thanks to the scraper software developed by Xarthisius, and the efforts of our band of CAPTCHA solvers, we are getting good data about the number of cases that get scheduled for interviews. If you take a look at the charts… Continue Reading →

2NLs for March 2018 interviews being sent

2NLs are starting to be sent for March interviews. The email itself has no useful information. It simply tells you to check the ESC site for the interview details. Some people that receive the email will find the ESC site is not ready,… Continue Reading →

Government shutdown impact on DV lottery

*** UPDATE Jan 22, 2018*** There has been a vote to “re-open” the government until February 8. The temporary period of funding is intended to allow time for a full budget to be agreed (which is where the deals will… Continue Reading →

This is your African immigrant President Chump

I just wanted to share this short video about the brave young Ghanaian man, Private Emmanuel Mensah, who lost his life a few weeks ago, while saving the lives of others. Private Mensah was staying with family when their building… Continue Reading →

Visa Bulletin for March 2018 interviews released

AFRICA 17,700 Except: Egypt:      12,400 Ethiopia:  16,600 ASIA 4,400 Except: Nepal: 3,875 EUROPE 13,800 NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS) 8 OCEANIA 800 SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN 800   The “February” bulletin has been released. It includes details of case… Continue Reading →

Why is the VB late

Oh man. I wish I had $10 for every time I have been asked that in the last few days. Usually the Visa Bulletin is released by the 15th of each month. That is in the USA – several hours… Continue Reading →

Dv2018 some further analysis

I’m really busy at work so I have not had very much more time to look at the CEAC data today. However, I do have some thoughts to share.   First of all – as some are beginning to realize… Continue Reading →

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