USCIS shares Current EB-485 Inventory Data - EB2 India has huge numbers

Current EB2 - i485 Inventory Data

USCIS has shared the updated July 2018 data on currently PENDING Green card applications that have already filed i485 form.

EB-2 Backlog by Priority Date - India has too many applications!

Number of people who have already filed their i-485 to adjust status to permanent resident.

EB2 Backlog India China World (Includes India, China)
2008 227 0 236
2009 10,831 1 10,880
2010 4,677 (Jan-Apr) 2 4,712
2011 0 6 39
2012-2018 0 78 2,251

It shows that there are only 227 cases of priority date of 2008 and there are 10,831 cases of priority date of 2009.

EB2 India pending green card applications
EB2 India pending green card applications

This effectively means that Indian EB2 green card priority date queue might just touch the first couple of months in the new Green Card 2018-2019 season, as it did briefly in July 2018.

2009 EB2 India pending i485 will take 4 years to clear

As per official USCIS data, In 2017, only 2879 GCs were issued to EB2 India, which results in 150 years of waiting time in worst case.
Going by the trend, the 10,831 cases pending for year 2009 means that it will take at-least 3-4 years to clear 2009 EB2 Indian backlog!

Look at the data and you immediately see that 99% of waiting people are ONLY from India. Even China’s EB2 numbers are negligible.

Indian’s hope of seeing a Green card in their whole life are getting dimmer each passing day!

EB2 India GC priority date prediction for 2019

Looking at the data as shared above, there are NO hopes of Indian EB2 GC queue even moving past Mar 2009 during Sep 2018 to Aug 2019 USCIS calendar.

EB3 India i485 pending applications

EB3 Backlog India
2008 41
2009 51
2010 0 (Jan-Apr)
2011 - 2018 0

Source: USCIS

You must mean moving past Feb 2009

Thanks for the correction. I just noticed your message. Fixed it.