The family sponsored second preference (F2A) category regressed even further in the upcoming visa bulletin for June 2014. The F2A category includes the spouses and children of lawful permanent residents. In September 2013, the F2A category became current, meaning there was no wait time between filing an I-130 and filing for adjustment of status. Many spouses of lawful permanent residents rushed to file I-130 visa petitions concurrently with I-485 applications.
In the new visa bulletin the F2A category will further retrogress to May 2012. For those that filed their I-130 and I-485, this means they will need to wait much longer until the green card will be ready for processing; however, they will be able to renew work authorization until the priority date becomes current (in most cases).
If you are married to a US citizen or lawful permanent resident, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a consultation. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will personally meet with you and help you better understand the process, fees and any complicating issues.