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Government Shutdown

#1 Ricdaniel

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

As many of you may be aware, there is the possibility that the government will be shutdown Sep. 30th at midnight if congress doesn't reach an agreement with the White house.  A shutdown would furlough all non-essential government employees.  Does anyone know how this could potentially affect everyone who currently has pending immigration petitions with USCIS?


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#2 Harpa Timsah

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

1. It won't happen.  It's a political game of chicken.

2. It would not affect USCIS because that is funded mostly through people's fees.


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#3 UK-USA-K1

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:34 PM

1. It won't happen.  It's a political game of chicken.

2. It would not affect USCIS because that is funded mostly through people's fees.

 

Even if USCIS is fully functional, things like security and background checks are outsourced to other agencies.   These other agencies won't be shut down, but you can guarantee that Immigration background checks won't be as high a priority with non essential personnel not working.  

I do agree that it's just a political game of cat and mouse and is extremely unlikely to happen, but there is too much government involved in immigration and visas for there not to be a slow down in services


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FILE FOR K-1                                                                                           Adjustment of Status
January 31.2010 - Met Online                                                                      April 10, 2014 - Mailed in I-485 + I-765 
February 20, 2011 - Met in Person                                                                April 14, 2014 - Forms arrived at Chicago Lockbox
July 28, 2012 - Engaged                                                                             April 17, 2014 - Acceptance email arrived stating case forwarded to NBC
February 5, 2013 - Mailed I-129F to Lewisville, TX                                           April 27, 2014 - Received letter for Biometrics appointment
February 6, 2013 - USPS Receipt/Delivered I-129F                                          April 28, 2014 - Received Acceptance NOA1 hard copies for AOS and EAD
February 8, 2013 - NOA1 Notice Date                                                            May 12, 2014 - Biometrics Appointment Done
February 11, 2013 - Bank shows check cashed today                                       May 15, 2014 - Interview Schedule Letter (received May 17, 2014) 
February 11, 2013 - E-Mail Notification of Case Acceptance and                         June 5, 2014 - Interview Scheduled at Local office 8:15 a.m.
                            Case Number (Routed to California Service Center)             June 11, 2014 - USCIS Status updated to show Greencard in the mail 
February 12, 2013 - E Mail Notification of Alien Registration Number Change                              w/USPS tracking showing it scheduled to arrive
February 15, 2013 - Hard Copy NOA1 received                                                                      June 14, 2014
June 5, 2013 - Email notice of RFE                                                               June 13, 2014 - GreenCard arrived
June 6, 2013 - RFE postmarked
June 10, 2013 - RFE arrived in the mail
June 11, 2013 - RFE mailed back Express USPS
June 12, 2013 - RFE received @ CSC / USCIS website updated to reflect this
June 20, 2013 - I-129F Approved
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June 28, 2013 - NVC Assigned Case Number
July 2, 2013 - NVC shipped case to London
July 9, 2013 - London Received Case File
July 13, 2013 - Packet 3 Instructions Received
July 17, 2013 - Packet 3 Forms Mailed (Except DS-2001)
July 30, 2013 - DS-2001 sent (arrived July 31)
July 30, 2013 - Medical Scheduled (and completed w/no issues)
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#4 TBoneTX

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:26 PM

*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to General Immigration Discussion -- topic can apply to more than one visa type. ***


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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.
06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).
07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?
09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).
09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).
10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."
12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.
12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.
12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.
01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.
01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.
04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").
05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.
05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).
06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."
07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.
08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).
08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

#5 mmkextreme1

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:28 PM

Highly unlikely this will happen, like already mentioned its a game of cat and mouse! 

 

Like before, they will reach a deal and that is that!


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#6 RGinWA

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:36 PM

We should all be writing our congressmen and voicing our displeasure of the constant games being played at our expense. Shutting down the systems is the exact opposite of what we're paying them to do.


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 5-13-2013 - I129-F Send Express to Texas

 5-15-2013 - I129-F Delivered and signed for in Lewisville Texas at USCIS

 5-17-2013 - NOA1

 5-20-2013 - Check Cashed USCIS

 8-01-2013 - NOA2  (76 Days from NOA1)

 9-20-2013 - NVC received!

10-7-2013  - Received at embassy Manila (17 days from receiving at NVC)

10-21-2013 - Passed Medical

10-25-2013 - Interview scheduled

10-25-2013 - Administrative Review

11-5-2013  -  Approved

11-13-2013 - Visa received

11-19-2013 - Leaving to PI

12-3-2013 - POE Seattle WA

12-14-2013 - Wedding Ruston Washington.

 

 


#7 del-11-03-13-3

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:39 AM

How would a shutdown affect the visa interviews at the embassies?
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#8 jclink

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:33 PM

How would a shutdown affect the visa interviews at the embassies?

 

Bumping for this question.   Our interview in Moscow is on October 2nd.

 

I'm flying there from Portland to be with her.   We've sunk about $2500 non refundable dollars into this trip (Nevermind the potential heartbreak).


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#9 Caitlin and Jose

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:28 AM

I have my interview October 2nd as well in Paraguay. I am flying down to be with my Fiance. I am going to try to call the embassy on Monday to see if they know if this will affect the interview...


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#10 Caitlin and Jose

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:40 PM

Does anyone happen to know what happened to the interviews the last time there was a government shutdown?


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#11 DeWayne&CeCy

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:53 AM

BETTER GET READY CUZ I THINK THIS ONE GOING TO HAPPEN AND IT WILL AFFECT AS MUCH AS THE WHITE HOUSE CAN POSSIBILY  MAKE IT AFFECT SO PEOPLE WILL YELL AT THEIR CONGRESSMAN OR WOMAN AND THEY WILL GET WHAT THEY WANT       MUCH BIGGER GOVT IF THAT POSSIBLE.  YES IT IS A GAME....A VERY SERIOUS GAME  


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#12 NickD

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:50 AM

So much for government by the people by representation.  If a senator or congressman does not vote the way his party wants him to, won't be around for the next term.

 

If the executive, and the legislative majority is of the same party, even the jurisdiction branch is under the same control as they put whoever they want in power.  So much for balance of government.  If different the way it is now, nothing happens except stalemates. Don't believe the authors of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights wanted it this way.

 

Helping my wife and stepdaughter with that civics tests was nothing short of a bad joke the way we are now.  But was a good reminder of how we should be.

 

Presidents original job was to oversee congress and keep law and order, today, nothing short of a dictator, can even start a war on his own.

 

Our court of laws haven't changed much still need a unanimous decision for the verdict,  supreme courts get by with a 5 to 4 vote that are the most infamous decisions.

 

New president walks in with 10,000 new people to head our many newly created agencies, with the only qualifications, they helped the president get elected.  Emilio Gonzales was one, a Cuban refugee, really made one hell of a mess with the USCIS, that hasn't been corrected since.  This is the key problem.


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#13 futuremrsmoniz

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:58 PM

Highly unlikely this will happen, like already mentioned its a game of cat and mouse! 

 

Like before, they will reach a deal and that is that!

 

Looks like it was likely to happen in the end. What does this mean for married couples who just submitted their AOS/AP for an immigrant visa at the Chicago Lockbox? We've planned a vacation out of the country in early January, would this be in jepoardy?


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#14 mmkextreme1

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:16 PM

 
Looks like it was likely to happen in the end. What does this mean for married couples who just submitted their AOS/AP for an immigrant visa at the Chicago Lockbox? We've planned a vacation out of the country in early January, would this be in jepoardy?


Still all drama, now the Republicans are just trying to...well forget it.

Yeah, from what I have read, the shut down should not effect anything related to the I-130s, since our application fees pay for everything that is associated with that
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