In their most recent conversation with Charlie Oppenheim of the Visa Office, AILA liaison commented, in part, as follows: EB-2 India. After advancing 16 months in March 2015, EB-2 India will advance another eight months in April, to September 1, 2007. Members can expect EB-2 India to continue to advance at a steady pace for another couple of months before slowing or holding toward the end of the fiscal year. . . . What will it take for there to be movement in EB-3 India? At this time, there is nothing which can be done to improve the India EB-3 cut-off date situation unless there is a legislative change. The amount of pre-adjudicated India EB-3 demand versus the annual limit prevents more than a one or two week monthly movement of this cut-off date. For example, at this time, more than 9,100 India EB-3 applicants with priority dates earlier than January 1, 2005 (alone) have already been reported to the visa Office and the FY2015 annual limit is approximately 2,875. Do you foresee EB-3 Worldwide becoming current anytime soon? If so, what would that mean for EB-3 India? Charlie does not anticipate that EB-3 Worldwide will become current anytime soon but the cut-off date could easily reach 2015. If the Worldwide EB-3 category ever becomes current then (and only then) any "otherwise unused" numbers could be made available to the India EB-3 category, which has the earliest EB-3 cut-off date. In his Executive Actions on Immigration, President Obama directed DOS and USCIS to work on a system to alleviate the visa backlogs. Have any steps been taken to effectuate the intent of the President? Yes. One example is having advanced the cut-off dates at a more rapid pace, and much earlier, than in previous years.