In November of last year, the cut-off dates for China and India Employment-based Second Preference Category (EB2) were at November 1, 2007.  This meant that Chinese and Indian national with priority dates of November 1, 2007, or earlier are eligible to file their I-485, Application for Adjustment of Status.  Unexpectedly, over the course of a few months, the dates shot up to May 1, 2010.  This rapid acceleration led to a significant increase in visa usage and the Department of State retrogressed the cut-off dates all the way back to August 15, 2007.  Despite this adjustment, the demand for visa numbers by applicants did not decrease sufficiently.  Thus, the Department of State has made the China and India EB2 category completely “unavailable.”  Absent any recalculations, visa numbers will continue to be unavailable for Chinese and Indian EB2 applicants until October 1, 2012, when the next fiscal year begins.  Further, the Department of State has advised that current indications are that the China and India EB2 categories will not return to the May 1, 2010, cut-off date before spring 2013.