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dallasmbs
07-17-2007, 06:29 PM
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, beginning immediately, it will accept employment-based applications to adjust status (Form I-485) filed by aliens whose priority dates are current under the July Visa Bulletin, No. 107. USCIS will accept applications filed not later than August 17, 2007.


On July 2, 2007, USCIS announced that it would not accept any additional employment-based applications to adjust status. USCIS made that announcement after receiving an update from the Department of State that it would not authorize any additional employment-based visa numbers for this fiscal year. After consulting with USCIS, the Department of State has advised that Bulletin #107 (dated June 12) should be relied upon as the current July Visa Bulletin for purposes of determining employment visa number availability, and that Visa Bulletin #108 (dated July 2) has been withdrawn.


“The public reaction to the July 2 announcement made it clear that the federal government’s management of this process needs further review,” said Emilio Gonzalez, USCIS Director. “I am committed to working with Congress and the State Department to implement a more efficient system in line with public expectations.”


USCIS’s announcement today allows anyone who was eligible to apply under Visa Bulletin No. 107 a full month’s time to do so. Applications already properly filed with USCIS will also be accepted. The current fee schedule will apply to all applications filed under Visa Bulletin No. 107 through August 17, 2007. (The new fee schedule that becomes effective on July 30, 2007, will apply to all other applications filed on or after July 30, 2007).

dallasmbs
07-17-2007, 06:35 PM
USCIS release happened according to Greg Siskind

dallasmbs
07-17-2007, 06:36 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

babu123
07-17-2007, 06:40 PM
What a Great News from USCIS!!!!!!

saimrathi
07-17-2007, 06:40 PM
Can you please post the link?

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, beginning immediately, it will accept employment-based applications to adjust status (Form I-485) filed by aliens whose priority dates are current under the July Visa Bulletin, No. 107. USCIS will accept applications filed not later than August 17, 2007.


On July 2, 2007, USCIS announced that it would not accept any additional employment-based applications to adjust status. USCIS made that announcement after receiving an update from the Department of State that it would not authorize any additional employment-based visa numbers for this fiscal year. After consulting with USCIS, the Department of State has advised that Bulletin #107 (dated June 12) should be relied upon as the current July Visa Bulletin for purposes of determining employment visa number availability, and that Visa Bulletin #108 (dated July 2) has been withdrawn.


“The public reaction to the July 2 announcement made it clear that the federal government’s management of this process needs further review,” said Emilio Gonzalez, USCIS Director. “I am committed to working with Congress and the State Department to implement a more efficient system in line with public expectations.”


USCIS’s announcement today allows anyone who was eligible to apply under Visa Bulletin No. 107 a full month’s time to do so. Applications already properly filed with USCIS will also be accepted. The current fee schedule will apply to all applications filed under Visa Bulletin No. 107 through August 17, 2007. (The new fee schedule that becomes effective on July 30, 2007, will apply to all other applications filed on or after July 30, 2007).

dallasmbs
07-17-2007, 06:41 PM
http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind/

gc_mania_03
07-17-2007, 06:42 PM
Can you please post the URL from where this information was posted.

Thanks
gc_mania_03

sbeyyala
07-17-2007, 06:44 PM
http://www.aila.com/content/default.aspx?docid=22912

mksatish
07-17-2007, 06:46 PM
The same is present at AILA's site.

http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=22912

Couldn't find it on USCIS or DOS site.

chanukya
07-17-2007, 06:50 PM
Check this out.

http://www.murthy.com/uscis_update.pdf

sreenivas11
07-17-2007, 06:52 PM
http://murthy.com/uscis_update.pdf

jgh_res
07-17-2007, 06:53 PM
Everyone make sure to send a check to IV while mailing documents of 485 to USCIS. If you forget IV now, you will come running back to IV after a couple of years while your 485 sits at USCIS and keeps hatching eggs.