USCIS has announced it WILL NOT accept employment-based Application to Adjust Status filings under the “Dates for Filing” chart included in the December 2015 Visa Bulletin ( though it will for family cases). This is the first time since the chart was introduced in October of 2015 that USCIS has refused to allow the use of the “Dates for Filing” chart. The full USCIS announcement can be found HERE.
We have been wondering how long it would take USCIS to say the chart could not be used. This came sooner than we were thinking. This does not mean the chart cannot be used in January, 2016. USCIS may indicate after the release of the January Visa Bulletin (in December) that it will be accepting the chart in January. We are just going to have to wait for the announcement each month.