The visa numbers for FY2011 expired early September and there will be no more green cards issued for employment based GC visa categories. This continues till end of October 2011. When new FY2012 begins in October 2011 as indicated in Visa Bulletin the visa number re-issuance starts again.
How would this effect people who have their dates current ?
1) If PD is current and have I-485 on file then don’t expect to see “Card in Production” status from USCIS until October.
2) If PD is current and planning to file I-485 for Adjustment Of Status then don’t expect that the status is adjusted until October
3) Some passports may be returned and asked for resubmission.