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Contacting Congressman/woman

#1 DavidandIrina

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:14 PM

I've read a lot about different people contacting their Congressman/Congresswoman. However, I'm not exactly sure what level I'm supposed to contact. Do I contact the ones at the state level (since we all have representatives who serve in our state legislature) or do I go up to the national level? Do I do both?

Who has had success doing this? At what level? Any representative from Massachusetts that has been helpful?

Thank you kindly
David and Irina
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#2 jamienshanie

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:27 PM

I sent a letter to my Senator. I received a letter back from his office in less than 10 days. Lucky for me he serves on the Committee on Veterans Affairs (I just so happen to be a US Army Veteran), and the Committee on Foreign Relations. Anywho, they’ve already sent an inquiry to the Vermont Service Center…so again, we sit and await word.

Depending on when you received your NOA1, I’d wait until you get to that ‘magical’ 5 month processing time date. Ours was 15 March 2011. I called the NVC, they stated that since I’m “technically IN my 5th month, they can’t submit a service request so wait until the end of the month .” My letter was received from the Senators office 2 days past my 5 months. Here’s to hoping….again! We’re any day now…god willing.
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#3 Anh map

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:31 PM

Immigration is a federal matter so your Congressperson (the one who represents your district) or US Senators (Kerry or Brown for MA) are the offices to contact.
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#4 baron555

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:36 PM

I've read a lot about different people contacting their Congressman/Congresswoman. However, I'm not exactly sure what level I'm supposed to contact. Do I contact the ones at the state level (since we all have representatives who serve in our state legislature) or do I go up to the national level? Do I do both?

Who has had success doing this? At what level? Any representative from Massachusetts that has been helpful?

Thank you kindly
David and Irina




Since you don't even have a timeline you don't need to be concerned about contacting anyone, just get your petition documents together and mailed. The average timelines from the button at the top of the page are a good guideline to follow. I invite you to move over to the RUB regional forum where all the folks there have experience more specific to your future with immigration.
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#5 Dakine

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:46 PM

I've read a lot about different people contacting their Congressman/Congresswoman. However, I'm not exactly sure what level I'm supposed to contact. Do I contact the ones at the state level (since we all have representatives who serve in our state legislature) or do I go up to the national level? Do I do both?

Who has had success doing this? At what level? Any representative from Massachusetts that has been helpful?

Thank you kindly
David and Irina

My senator's immigration specialist helped us and a friend of mine several times when our petitions stalled.
Inouye in Hawaii tho.
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#6 Gary and Alla

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:09 PM

I've read a lot about different people contacting their Congressman/Congresswoman. However, I'm not exactly sure what level I'm supposed to contact. Do I contact the ones at the state level (since we all have representatives who serve in our state legislature) or do I go up to the national level? Do I do both?

Who has had success doing this? At what level? Any representative from Massachusetts that has been helpful?

Thank you kindly
David and Irina



It is your US representatives or Senators.

I have had the great pleasure of working with our Senator Lehay on immigration issues which he and his staff are excellent at and very knowledgable.

Despite what some beleive, Senators and Reps have exactly -0- control over USCIS and cannot "make" then do anything. Congress does have control of the pursestrings though and USCIS will usually try to at least give them an answer.

A Senator or Congressman can do NOTHING except make an inquiry. In the case where USCIS has made an error (it happens) they can "bump" them into doing something to correct it. They have contacts that you or attorneys do not.

In the case where your case has taken langer than you think it should, they can do nothing.

The best way to contact your Senator or Rep is do go to their office. Just walk in and ask to see the person that handles immigration issues. If the office is far away and you have to drive hours to get there, then write a letter to request an appointment.
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#7 Fred N Emilia

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:41 PM

It is your US representatives or Senators.

I have had the great pleasure of working with our Senator Lehay on immigration issues which he and his staff are excellent at and very knowledgable.

Despite what some beleive, Senators and Reps have exactly -0- control over USCIS and cannot "make" then do anything. Congress does have control of the pursestrings though and USCIS will usually try to at least give them an answer.

A Senator or Congressman can do NOTHING except make an inquiry. In the case where USCIS has made an error (it happens) they can "bump" them into doing something to correct it. They have contacts that you or attorneys do not.

In the case where your case has taken langer than you think it should, they can do nothing.

The best way to contact your Senator or Rep is do go to their office. Just walk in and ask to see the person that handles immigration issues. If the office is far away and you have to drive hours to get there, then write a letter to request an appointment.


You need a timeline then people can give better opinions and advice.
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#8 Gary and Alla

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:48 PM

You need a timeline then people can give better opinions and advice.


Me? I have a timeline.
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