The new visa bulletin is out at this link: http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5489.html. Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 remains current, except for India and China (Mar. 2007); EB-3 is at October 2005 for all countries, except for India (May 2002), China (July 2004), and Mexico (July 2005); EB-3 other workers is at November 2004 for all countries, except India (May 2002), China (April 2003); EB-4, religious workers, EB-5, and targeted employment areas and regional centers are all current. Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at March 2008.
On June 1, 2011, USCIS issued an updated version of the "Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (M-274 Manuel)." The revised version features updated and expanded guidance on I-9 compliance, including how to fill out the form, examples of acceptable documents, and information about employment-authorized aliens. The new electronic version of the I-9 Handbook is available now at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/m-274.pdf. Also see http://www.uscis.gov/I-9Central for newly updated I-9 Questions and Answers from USCIS’ I-9 Central Q&A Section.
As of June 1, 2011, the USCIS has received approximately 13,600 Bachelor's degree petitions and 9,300 U.S. Master's degree petitions. The USCIS will continue to accept H-1B petitions for FY2012 until the quota of 65,000 Bachelor’s degree petitions and 20,000 U.S. Master’s degree petitions is met.