Will the President’s Executive Action have an Impact on Priority Dates?

At this time, the President’s executive action is not expected to have a significant impact on the priority date cut-off movement.  The President outlined broad plans for modernization and pre-registration of the adjustment of status (AOS) applicants whose priority dates are not current. His plan is to limited to pre-registration filings with the USCIS and would not render the applicants eligible for an immediate “green card.” The plan proposes to “Modernize the Employment-Based Immigrant Visa System” and develop systems to ensure that all available immigrant visa numbers are used rather than having some numbers not used which, unfortunately, has been the case for many years.