Visa Bulletin for August 2009
"SEPTEMBER VISA AVAILABILITY: Heavy applicant demand for numbers in the Employment Fourth preference is likely to require the establishment of a cut-off date, or the preference becoming "Unavailable" for September. This action would be necessary to keep visa issuances within the annual preference numerical limits. The preference can be expected to return to a "Current" status for October, the first month of the new fiscal year." DOS, July 9, 2009.