The December Department of State visa bulletin shows very little movement in the immigrant visa backlogs, both for the family and employment-based categories. The only category that advanced more than a month was the EB–3 category for China, which moved from April 15, 2006 to July 1, 2006. In light of the recent presidential election, there is much hope that various types of immigration reform will be passed, including some form of relief from the extensive backlogs. Such relief could come in the form of removing the individual country limits, or no longer counting derivative applicants against the limits. Only time will tell if such reprieve will become a reality.