"CHINA-MAINLAND BORN AND INDIA EMPLOYMENT-BASED SECOND PREFERENCE VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS - The
China and India Employment Second preference cut-off date has been
advanced at a rapid rate in recent months. As previously
noted, this action was intended to generate
significant levels of new filings for adjustment of status at U.S.
and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices. USCIS
has reported that the rate of new filings is currently far below that
they had anticipated, prompting an even more
aggressive movement of the cut-off date for January and possibly beyond.
this action greatly increases the potential for
an eventual retrogression of the cut-off at some point during the year,
also provides the best opportunity to utilize
all numbers available under the annual limit." - Department of State Publication 9514. CA/VO: December 8, 2011.