As we wait to hopefully get some news from the CIS regarding this fiasco, a couple of interesting facts are worth noting. First, CIS HQ has apparently ordered all I-485 petitions filed in July to be held for the time being. With the exception of very few applications that were returned before the order came down, cases are being held and filing fee checks are not yet being processed.
Second, there are reports of very strange patterns of I-485 applications that were not current in June that were approved in July. This is not only contrary to what the CIS states about rejecting I-485 applications filed in July, but these cases were apparently approved out of order in the CIS’ rush to use up the available numbers.