Today the USCIS is scheduled to release its latest weekly Update on Receipting for I-485 cases. Our office has had some (but not all) filing fee checks processed for cases filed on July 2, 2007. Most of our cases were filed in Nebraska but we believe were subsequently transferred to Texas. I therefore expect modest progress on the upcoming Update from the Texas Service Center. From what other lawyers are saying, Employment Authorization Documents are being issued very soon after Receipt Notices, good news if true. I will post the USCIS Receipting Update when it becomes available.
On another note, the GAO issued a “Report Card” on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under which the USCIS and ICE agencies fall. The report noted “Moderate Progress” in immigration enforcement and “Modest Progress” in border security and immigration services.
Still awaiting instructions on the DV Visa Lottery and the October 2007 Visa Bulletin. These will be posted as they become available.