On July 17, 2007, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had reversed its July 2 announcement that the fi scal year 2007 employment based visa numbers had been exhausted. Instead, USCIS will accept most employment-based adjustment of status applications (Form I-485) for a 31-day period, through Friday, August 17, 2007. Employment-based adjustment of status applicants in all but the “other worker” subcategory will be eligible to fi le cases during this period. In conjunction with this announcement, the Department of State (DOS) has reinstated the earlier July Visa Bulletin showing all employment based categories as current. We strongly recommend that employers ensure that all adjustment of status applications are fi led prior to August 17, 2007, if possible, as employment-based visa numbers will retrogress again.