July 2007

USCIS Announces Revised Processing Procedures for Adjustment of Status Applications.
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.
New USCIS Fees to Take Effect July 30, 2007
Following a comprehensive review of hundreds of documents, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today a final fee structure that includes benefits for some families with children and also expands the availability of fee waivers and exemptions.
USCIS Announces Direct Filing Instructions for Certain Forms
USCIS Announces Direct Filing Instructions For Forms I-129F, I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-765, and I-907.
July Visa Bulletin Mess Update
In light of the revision of the July Visa Bulletin, USCIS has announced that it is rejecting applications to adjust status filed by foreign citizens whose priority dates are not current under the revised July Visa Bulletin. It seems the actions by DOS and USCIS are illegal.
Update on July Visa Availability
The Department of State announced today, July 2, 2007, that it has made "immediate adjustments" to "several previously announced cut-off dates," and that it has notified USCIS that, as of today there will be no further authorizations for use of employment-based numbers.
All EB (Employment Based Green Card) Categories Current!
The U.S. Department of State amazed everyone by making almost all employment-based (EB) categories current in its Visa Bulletin for July 2007. This is great news for many who have waited a long time to file their I-485 Adjustment of Status and consular processing cases.
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