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I've been wizzing around on the United Nations website.

The member states can be found on this link:

http://www.un.org/members/list.shtml

This website also took me to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

"Article 16.

(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State."

Not sure at this stage if these guys can help, but I thought it was worth a try .... maybe you'd like to mail/call/email them at:

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Palais Wilson

52 rue des Pâquis

CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Telephone: +41 22 917 90 00

Email: InfoDesk@ohchr.org

This the office which apparently covers the U.S.

Migrant workers (the H1-B's) are protected under Human Rights Law and are therefore able to speed through the system due to the allowance of expedite under family reunification ..... with them, it's just a given.

I know that family is not something that the Human Rights people have done a lot of work on, but if enough of you contact them, there may be something they can do to ensure that I-130 petitioners are treated at least equally with the other visa types.

They're also pretty hot on discrimination .... and if you look at the timeframe between a family under I-130 or I-129F (CR1/IR1 or K3) being together compared to I-129F (K1) or the H1-B's there is a massive discrepancy ..... and if there's children involved in your case, then they should be willing to listen .... I hope.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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Thanks Sara.. for all the information and research you've provided for all. :luv:

For those of us already approved at USCIS this applies to us as too, many have waited long while watching other types of petitions as mentioned by Sara.. fly by. Not fair! :no:


USCIS (Total 212 days)

05-15-08 Received call from VSC - I was Approved Yay!

NVC (Total Days: 00)

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05/21/2008 : NVC Case# Assigned

05/26/2008 : I-864 AOS Fee Bill invoiced in NVC system.

05/26/2008 : DS-3032 generated

05/31/2008 : DS-3032 emailed by my spouse

06/02/2008 : AOS ($70) Paid online

06/03/2008 : I-864 AOS Barcode cover sheet generated

06/03/2008 : I-864 AOS Generated

06/11/2008 : Choice of agent email accepted at NVC

00/00/2008 : I-864 AOS package delivered to NVC

00/00/2008 : I-864 AOS package entered into NVC system

06/11/2008 : DS-3032 email reply received from NVC to my spouse

06/18/2008 : DS-230 IV Fee Bill Paid online ($400)

06/20/2008 : DS-230 IV Fee Barcode cover sheet generated.

06/20/2008 : DS-230 Packet generated and mailed by NVC

00/00/2008 : DS-230 package mailed to NVC by USPS Express mail

00/00/2008 : DS-230 IV Package delivered to NVC

00/00/2008 : DS-230 IV package entered into NVC system

00/00/2008 : Case Completed at NVC

Beirut U.S Embassy (Total Days: 0)

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00/nn/2008 : Case Forwarded to Beirut U.S Embassy by DHL

00/nn/2008 : Medical at Beirut

00/nn/2008 : U.S Embassy Interview

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00/nn/2008 : Arrival at U.S Port of Entry

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Filed: Timeline

You're welcome Kitty :)

I know you understand why I'm still trying to help .... approved or not, there's is a problem with the I-130's and it hurts to see so many people caught up in it.

These Human Rights people have a lot of power ... I definately think they are worth a try, especially if they get tons of complaints.

I would certainly suggest everyone write a letter explaining their family situation and sending it to them asking for help :help:

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Thank you I'm already going to start a research on this advise. thank you so much. this time has been very emotional and difficult. Our case may be one of those difficult cases. I'm trying to go another route here.

Thanks shane

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
Timeline

Thank you Sarah for this post and the other one about expedites.


My Timeline

I-130:

Sent: May 19th 2008

NOA2: July 21st 2008

NVC

Received: July 24th 2008

Case completed: August 13th 2008

Interview: October 7th 2008

Green card received: January 20th 2009

I-751

Sent: October 6th 2010

Approval: January 28th 2011

Green Card received: February 3rd 2011

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Thank you Sarah for this post and the other one about expedites.

You're welcome .... I want you guys out of this USCIS nightmare ASAP!!!

I really think if the Human Rights people are contacted, they will help as the H1-B's are now protected under them .... H1-B families normally wizz through in a month or so .... but the Human Rights people need to be made aware of the mess with the I-130's.

Till then, there's nothing that can really be done without expedite ....

Those with children should contact these people immediately and see if they can push things along.

Edited by KipandSarahJayne

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Filed: Country: Russia
Timeline

Did anyone look in to this? Any news?


Here is my story. I've lived problem free life, payed my taxes. One day I decided to marry this girl. But to do so would require her to come to US of A, and so it started. My problem free live turned in to free problems from USCIS! Sure things turned to unsure, certain dates turned to aproximation within months. All logical thinking was out the door, as I filed my papers withing famous Vermont Centre!

I-130 Received

12-12-07

I-130 Approved

8-28-2008

NVC

Date Package Received By NVC : 09-05-08

-- Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 09-11-08

-- Pay I-864 Bill :09-11-08

-- Receive I-864 Package :09-15-08

-- Return I-864 Package :09-16-08

-- Return Completed DS-3032 :09-11-08

-- Receive IV Bill :09-17-2008

-- Pay IV Bill :09-17-2008

-- Receive Instruction Package :09-17-08

-- Case Completed at NVC :10-16-08

Date Package Left From NVC :10-31-08

Date Received By Consulate :11-05-08

Date Rec Instructions (Pkt 3) :11-05-08

Date Complete Instructions (Pkt 3) :11-05-08

Date Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4):11-25-08

Interview Date (IR-1/CR-1 Visa):12/08/08

Date IR-1/CR-1 Visa Received :12-11-08

Date of US Entry :12-17-08

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Did anyone look in to this? Any news?

I was wondering the same thing... I am too chicken to be the first to try...


I-130 Timeline:

12-11-2007- Married my Love

02-08-2008- CSC receives I-130

02-11-2008- Received Hardcopy NOA1

08-14-2008- Approved!!! 216 days...

08-21-2008- NOA2 Hardcopy received

08-27-2008- NVC Receives file, NVC Case Number issued

09-05-2008- AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 Generated

09-06-2008- E-mailed DS-3032 to NVC

09-11-2008- Received Hardcopy of DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill

09-15-2008- Mailed Hardcopy of DS-3032

09-16-2008- Paid $70 AOS fee online

09-17-2008- Received E-mail confirming the DS-3032 Agent

09-17-2008- Printed Coversheet for AOS paperwork

09-17-2008- IV Bill Invoiced

12-16-2008- Sent I-864 EZ to NVC

NOW: Debating on current situation...

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Filed: Timeline

I can't do it, I'm attached to government being married to military .....

But I'm sure a nice fax/phonecall/email etc or all together from a shedload of you, may get some response.

Do outline the situation you're in .... and if you've got kids, all the better .... I think that would help get the ball rolling.

It may take a couple of tries, as the US is not reknowned for being an abusive place to live, and they may not believe it to begin with.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Malaysia
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Thank you Sarah, for your help, research etc to expedite. We're also going to look for this option and do some research about this. Hopefully our case will be approve soooon and won't reach 1-year waiting period :)

Again, thanks a lot we really appreciate it.


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TIMELINE

06/29/07: Sent I-130 Application

07/10/07: NOA1 Received

Still waiting for NOA2...

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I've been wizzing around on the United Nations website.

The member states can be found on this link:

http://www.un.org/members/list.shtml

This website also took me to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

"Article 16.

(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State."

Not sure at this stage if these guys can help, but I thought it was worth a try .... maybe you'd like to mail/call/email them at:

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Palais Wilson

52 rue des Pâquis

CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Telephone: +41 22 917 90 00

Email: InfoDesk@ohchr.org

This the office which apparently covers the U.S.

Migrant workers (the H1-B's) are protected under Human Rights Law and are therefore able to speed through the system due to the allowance of expedite under family reunification ..... with them, it's just a given.

I know that family is not something that the Human Rights people have done a lot of work on, but if enough of you contact them, there may be something they can do to ensure that I-130 petitioners are treated at least equally with the other visa types.

They're also pretty hot on discrimination .... and if you look at the timeframe between a family under I-130 or I-129F (CR1/IR1 or K3) being together compared to I-129F (K1) or the H1-B's there is a massive discrepancy ..... and if there's children involved in your case, then they should be willing to listen .... I hope.

nice idea

but the USA, while a token member doesn't adhere to any standards of the UN. Especially matters of Human rights! :wacko:


Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Indonesia

Marriage : 2007-08-10

I-130 Sent : 2007-08-21

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-01-18

I-130 Approved : 2008-09-15

NVC Received : 2008-09-24

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2008-09-27

Pay I-864 Bill 2008-09-28

Receive I-864 Package : 2008-09-28

Return Completed I-864 : 2008-10-02

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2008-10-17

Receive IV Bill : 2008-10-30

Pay IV Bill : 2008-10-31

Receive Instruction Package :

Case Completed at NVC : 2009-01-28

NVC Left : 2009-01-30

Consulate Received : 2009-02-20

Packet 3 Received : 2009-02-20

Packet 3 Sent : 2009-02-24

Packet 4 Received : 2009-02-26

Interview Date : 2010-03-18

Visa Received : 2009-03-23

US Entry :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 241 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 792 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Declaration of Human Rights?

Are you serious?

Obviously yes, hence the thread :whistle:

Sarah had the right reflex. It definitely can be argued that keeping families apart for, in some cases, more than a year while they are waiting for a visa, is a violation of their human rights.

Unfortunately, there is no body like the ECHR to make sure the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is abided by, so it has in practice less of a kick to it than for example the European Convention on Human Rights (for Europe).


Website US Department of State, Consular Affairs Bureau: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_1339.html

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Filed: Other Timeline
Declaration of Human Rights?

Are you serious?

Obviously yes, hence the thread :whistle:

Sarah had the right reflex. It definitely can be argued that keeping families apart for, in some cases, more than a year while they are waiting for a visa, is a violation of their human rights.

Unfortunately, there is no body like the ECHR to make sure the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is abided by, so it has in practice less of a kick to it than for example the European Convention on Human Rights (for Europe).

Aren't bodies like the ECHR created to protect people from things like oppressive governments, tanks rolling in the streets, genocide and the like?

I realize you miss your husbands and wives, but some perspective is in order, IMO.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Thanks for posting this Sarah. Luckily, I didn't have to deal with the VSC, but at this point, anything that could possibly help anyone out it appreciated at this time. In addition that that, if no one ever attempts anything, no one will know. Thanks for putting your head out there to help the people here. You're wonderful and I am happy that your petition finally got approved! :D


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I-130 Petition

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

Married in Germany : 10-19-2007

I-130 Sent : 01-03-2008

I-130 NOA1 : 02-07-2008

I-130 NOA2 : 04-28-2008

NVC Case Number Assigned : 05-02-2008

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Received from NVC: 05-17-2008

DS-3032 Choice of Agent Emailed to NVC: 05-17-2008

AOS Fee Paid Online: 05-19-2008 (PAID 05-20-2008)

AOS Sent To NVC: 05-27-2008 (Coversheet printed online)

DS-3032 accepted by NVC: 05-27-2008

I-864 Arrived at NVC: 05-28-2008

I-864 Entered into NVC System: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Received: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Paid: 06-03-2008

DS-230 sent to NVC via USPS Express Mail: 06-26-2008

DS-230 arrived at the NVC: 06-27-2008

DS-230 entered into system: 06-30-2008

Case Completed at NVC: 07-07-2008

Case Left the NVC for Frankfurt, Germany: 07-15-2008

Case Received at the Consulate: 07-17-2008

Interview Letter Received: 07-25-2008

Medical Appointment in Hamburg, Germany: 08-04-2008

Interview in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:00am: 08-13-2008 - APPROVED - VISA GRANTED

Visa Received in the Mail: 08-15-2008

Flight to the USA: 09-26-2008 (POE - LAX @ 3:40pm)

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