07-08 02:46 PM
I think your interpretation of this situation makes sense. I would like to add that the jumbs and increased activity in the uscis/dos etc all happened in anticipation of the CIR passing through and becoming law to be effective in the next FY. They probably wanted to clear of as many legal applicants/backlogs as possible before the next rush based on point system. I agree with you that this is not a conspiracy but more a miscommunication. Whatever the case, hopefully, the AILF litigation will bring some order to the system.