The following is the availability of Immigrant numbers during
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
WIDE C 9-8-87 4-1-88 C 6-15-82 5-8-86
INDIA C 9-8-87 4-1-87 C 1-15-82 U
*PLEASE NOTE: “C is for Current and ‘U’ is for Unavailable
First Preference: (Unmarried sons and daughters of US. Citizens and their children) 20% of the overall annual limitation in any fiscal year.
Second Preference: (Spouses and unmarried sons and daughters of aliens lawfully admitted for permanent resident and their children), 26% of the overall limitation, plus any numbers not required for first preference.
Third Preference: (Members of the professions or persons of exceptionally ability in the sciences and arts, spouses and children), 10% of the overall limitation;
Fourth Preference: (married sons and daughters of U.S. Citizens and their spouses and children) 10% of the overall limitation, plus any numbers not required by the first three preference categories.
Fifth Preference: (Brothers and sisters of US. Citizens 21 years of age or over, and their spouses and children) 24% of the overall limitations plus any numbers not required by the first four preference categories;
Sixth Preference: (Skilled and unskilled workers in short supply, and their spouses and children); 10% of the overall limitation.
Article extracted from this publication >> March 24, 1989