The U.S. Department of Homeland Securit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reversed course this week by accepting applications for an adjustment of work status for non-immigrant work visa holders until August 17. Due to public outcry, USCIS overturned a decision made on July 2 that did not allow for any more applications to be accepted after many people had been told earlier that green cards would start to be available by this date.
Chairman of USINPAC Sanjay Puri stated, "USCIS has done the right thing by reversing the decision it made on July 2 to not accept any more additional employment-based applications to adjust status. The negative impact this decision would have had on the Indian American community would have been tremendous. This reversal will allow for the best and brightest high-skilled workers to remain here permanently for the benefit of the U.S. economy."