State Dept. Establishes, Retrogresses August Employment-Based Final Action Dates

The Department of State's Visa Bulletin for August 2019 notes a steadily increasing level of employment-based applicant demand since late May for adjustment-of-status cases filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, with no indication that this increase will end in the near future. Therefore, the bulletin states, "it has been necessary to establish or retrogress many of the August Final Action Dates in an effort to hold worldwide number use within the maximum allowed under the respective FY-2019 annual limits."

The implementation of these dates is expected to be temporary. For October, the first month of fiscal year 2020, the agency said "every effort will be made to return these final action dates to those which applied for July."

Details: Visa Bulletin for August 2019, https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-august-2019.html