Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:58 PM
By decreasing wait time, the petition is essentially asking for increase immigration which would explode exponentially.
Practically every new immigrant petitions for more people who when they get here will petition for even more people.
The US takes in 1,000,000 new immigrants every year.
Since we cannot decrease the number of people waiting for visas, we must increase the numbers of visas to decrease the wait time.
How many immigrants do you think the US should let in every year? Where would we house them? Where would the jobs for them come from? What's the impact on the economy and infrastructure?
What are the chances that this country will increase the number of visas?
Essentially, how would you go about decreasing the wait time and what's the real world impact for all of us?
People who intended to start an I-130 petition for their immediate relatives will do so regardless of wait time. Next question is the immigrants petitioning for their immediate relatives, but wouldn't they do it either way regardless?
Another option to increase the speed is to hire more people. I think the fees involved are more than enough to pay for 15 minutes of average petition processing + say, 1 month of file sitting in the warehouse?
As for the jobs - those people will also have needs, so the demands of overall population will grow, why shouldn't the supply grow accordingly? To make supply grow you need new jobs anyway.
But yes, let's keep those spouses under control - what are they thinking, their petitions should take less than a year? Who do they think they are? Har har.
I'm the beneficiary.
Early 2009 - met online 09/01/2014 - DS-261 became available in the Forms Portal (filled)
24/06/2010 - first met IRL 10/01/2014 - AoS invoice became available and was paid
23/11/2012 - married 14/01/2014 - AoS invoice was marked as "Paid" in the system
01/03/2013 - sent I-130 15/01/2014 - IV fee invoice became available and was paid
05/03/2013 - NOA1 21/01/2014 - IV fee was marked as "Paid" in the system, DS-260 filled in online
24/10/2013 - case transferred to CSC 07/03/2014 - IV package and I-864 delivered to NVC (based on courier delivery tracking status)
22/11/2013 - NOA2 28/03/2014 - Case completed
10/12/2013 - NVC received 20/05/2014 - Interview, approved
03/01/2014 - Got NVC case # 08/06/2014 - First entry to the US
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