The DOS recently released its expected availability for the next several months. Those dates are:
EMPLOYMENT-based categories (potential monthly movement)
Employment First: The category will remain “Current” for all countries for the next several months.
Employment Second: Worldwide: Current China: Several months India: Up to two weeks Employment
Third: Worldwide: Current China: Up to five months India: One to three months Mexico: Current Philippines: Up to one month
As we have previously mentioned, we believe that these projections may underestimate the progression of Consular Processed cases because the new I-485 interview-requirements may slow I-485 processing times. If I-485 processing times do slow, these visas will not go unused. Instead, they will flow into the Consular Processed cases. There will be no announcement of this phenomenon, it will just happen as a matter of legal process.