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Did you know the USCIS spends 245 million dollars a year to answer inquiries at the call center :wacko:

I believe it! Probably even more. Where did you read it? I called USCIS twice yesterday in desperate need of help. When I finally got through to a human by pressing all kinds of buttons that didn't pertain to me, I spoke with two different women that were completely useless. I felt like I was banging my head against a wall trying to ask them my question. I wish I had the conversations recorded because it was quite comical... only I wasn't laughing. At the end of my second conversation the woman suggested I find a lawyer!! I couldn't believe USCIS was suggesting I find a lawyer!! My question was really quite simple, or at least i should have been for them.

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Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: Madrid, Spain

I-129F Sent

03/20/2008 I-129F NOA1

08/04/2008 I-129F NOA2

08/30/2008 Packet 3 Received

12/23/2008 Packet 3 Sent

02/26/2009 Packet 4 Received

03/04/2009 Interview Date (there was a delay because embassy never sent letter)

05/03/2009 Visa Received

05/24/2009 US Entry

06/02/2009 Marriage

06/18/2009 AOS papers sent (Filed: I-485; I-765; I-131 together) Chicago Lockbox

06/19/2009 AOS papers received in Chicago

06/23/2009 NOA for I-485, I-131, I-765

06/25/2009 NOA letters arrive for I-485, I-131, I-765

07/06/2009 First RFE for I-485 on USCIS website, everything put on HOLD

07/09/2009 RFE arrives at our home, regarding I-864 affidavit of support

07/14/2009 Mailed RFE to Dept. of Homeland Security; Lee's Summit, MO

07/16/2009 RFE received at Dep. of HS

07/17/2009 Case processing has resumed

07/20/2009 Touched

07/23/2009 I-485 moved to California Service Center for processing

07/24/2009 Touched

07/29/2009 Touched

07/31/2009 Touched

08/03/2009 Notice that application I-485 was moved to another office for processing but no info on where

08/03/2009 I-765 Case received and pending

08/13/2009 I-131 Received advance porole

08/15/2009 Received Work Permit

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Did you know the USCIS spends 245 million dollars a year to answer inquiries at the call center :wacko:

Source please?


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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CORRECTION:Did you know the USCIS spends 245 million dollars a year to confuse applicants at the call center :wacko:


Mar 4,06 I-130 sent ,rcvd Mar 7,06

Oct 24,08 USC, called to Upgrade

Nov 1,08 Citizenship certificate sent

Jan 3,09 Case upgraded.

Jan 6,09 TOUCHED!!!

Feb 13,09 Approved : )

Feb 20,09 Case # assigned

Mar 2,09 bill paid online,DS-3032 emailed

Mar 4,09 NVC recvd fee

Mar 10,09 AOS sent

Mar 30,09 mailed DS-230

Apr 13,09 CASE COMPLETED(per operators)

Apr 20,09 FINAL REVIEW

Apr 21,09 CASE COMPLETED (per AVR)

Apr 23,09 called:INTERVIEW JUNE 24th

Jun 24,09 AP, 1-3 months

Calling DOS begins,here is what I was told

Jul 7,09 No info @ DOS

Jul 10,09 Case sent to DC-pending

Jul 17,09 Pending

Jul 24,09 Pending,you can call every day for update but the day they call him for passport it means something is up so you get to know it before we do

Jul 31,09 Pending AP

Aug 06,09 Call from USEM requesting to submit passport

Aug 07,09 Every thing looks very good,visa issuance is up to the consulate!!!

Aug 07,09 Passport submitted

Aug 07,09 USEM is requesting applicant's passport :)

Aug 17,09-call 1 Visa issued Aug 3rd,EM recvd passport on 10th but still havent returned it

Aug 17,09-call 2 Case pending some kind of processing (URGHHHHHHHHH NOT AGAIN)

Aug 18,09 call to pick up passport,picked up from AMEX

Sep 26,09 REUNION :)

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CORRECTION:Did you know the USCIS spends 245 million dollars a year to confuse applicants at the call center :wacko:

Just think it is funny, it is the second highest line item on the budget and I hear all the do is give the run around. So why not just move the staff to help work on visa and make then go faster... then not as many people will call asking why the hell it is taking so long.

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Did you know the USCIS spends 245 million dollars a year to answer inquiries at the call center :wacko:

Source please?

GAO-09-70 Immigration Application Fees: Costing Methodology

WOW!! That is amazing.

Some of the assumptions and methods used by USCIS resulted in cost assignments that lacked precision or analytical support, thereby reducing confidence that the assignments provided a sound basis for setting the fees. For instance, USCIS allocated8 79 percent of overhead costs (representing 31 percent of total costs) to field offices based on the number of staff full-time equivalents (FTE)9 in an office. However, USCIS did not sufficiently justify (1) why cost allocation was used instead of other possible methods or (2) why it did not include about 6,100 contract workers and used only approximately 7,900 FTEs of the total federal FTEs of about 10,400 as the basis for allocation. Also, USCIS did not adequately justify why it allocated 51 percent of its total costs equally to the different types of applications. While such pro rata assignment of costs may be justifiable in some circumstances, USCIS did not document its justification to support assumptions made when deciding which costs to allocate on a pro rata basis and how those costs should be allocated.

F0ck me! I need a job there.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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well after two years of dealing with them i have learned every incorrect response that they give so i should be able to be hired with experience pay, maybe even floor supervisor!

You should be running the joint!


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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well after two years of dealing with them i have learned every incorrect response that they give so i should be able to be hired with experience pay, maybe even floor supervisor!

You should be running the joint!

Oh maybe I should not have posted that!! people will start to think the USCIS is all screwed up!! hahha

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well after two years of dealing with them i have learned every incorrect response that they give so i should be able to be hired with experience pay, maybe even floor supervisor!

You should be running the joint!

Oh maybe I should not have posted that!! people will start to think the USCIS is all screwed up!! hahha

I'm surprised all the USCIS apologists aren't defending them.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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Geez........ Good thing they don't do something stupid with that money like hire MORE adjudicators.......... ;)


K-1,VSC, Moscow Consulate

I-129F sent:2009-06-04

NOA1: 2009-06-09

NOA2: 2009-09-16

NVC Received: 2009-09-17

NVC Left: 2009-09-22

Consulate Received: 2009-09-25

Medical: IOM, Moscow, 2009-12-07

Interview: 2009-12-08

Visa Received: 2009-12-14

Arrival to USA: 2010-01-15

Marriage: 2010-03-27

AOS, EAD, AP

CIS Office: Charleston, SC

Filed AOS Package: 2010-05-26

NOA: 2010-06-04

Bio Appt: 2010-07-09

AOS Transfer to CSC: 2010-06-30

EAD Card Production Order: 2010-08-04

AP Received: 2010-08-09

ROC

I-751 sent: 2012-7-11

NOA-1: 2012-8-1

Bio-Appointment: 2012-9-19

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well after two years of dealing with them i have learned every incorrect response that they give so i should be able to be hired with experience pay, maybe even floor supervisor!

You should be running the joint!

Oh maybe I should not have posted that!! people will start to think the USCIS is all screwed up!! hahha

I'm surprised all the USCIS apologists aren't defending them.

If it looks like a place for US Treasury money and disappear into Obama will fund that too, plus more jobs in the USCIS. :blink:


4-17-2009 sent K1 Petition

5-1-2009 USCIS received petition

5-4-2009 received NOA1 notice

7-17-2009 touched

7-20-2009 NOA2 received

8-3-2009 NVC received petition

8-4-2009 NVC sent petition to Manila

9-22-2009 Medical Exam (scar on lungs) will have sputum test done

9-28-2009 K1 visa interview (canceled)

12-02-2009 call the SLMEC for sputum test report out

12-07-2009 Medical passed

12-08-2009 CFO

December 16, 2009 visa Pink Slip

December 20, 2009 entered USA

With God's blessing

Dale and Pat

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wow.... that is seriously messed up! and i agree they should have those useless people help out instead of answering calls and making themselves insensible; i dont know how they live with that, having a job that makes you sound so useless to every other caller ..

im astonished about how stupidity play a big part in the economy


Luke 18:27 Jesus said" what is impossible to men is possible with God."

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

03/02/09-k-1 visa starts

09/09/09-K-1 visa approved

10/24/09 - WEDDING

11/09/09 - AOS

02/25/10-GC approved

08/26/10-319B n400 starts

11-09-10 Interview 10 AM >Approved

11-09-10 oath 2 PM Fairfax, VA

All glory, praises, thanksgiving and admiration belong only to God.

Jeremiah 29:11 "for i know the plans i have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you¬ harm you, plans to give you hope & a future"

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well after two years of dealing with them i have learned every incorrect response that they give so i should be able to be hired with experience pay, maybe even floor supervisor!

You should be running the joint!

Oh maybe I should not have posted that!! people will start to think the USCIS is all screwed up!! hahha

I'm surprised all the USCIS apologists aren't defending them.

If it looks like a place for US Treasury money and disappear into Obama will fund that too, plus more jobs in the USCIS. :blink:

in PI there are a lot of call centers, maybe i should start thinking about finding a job there while waiting for the NOA2, that'll give me something to do PLUS it will help back up as experience for when i would apply at USCIS 

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

i mean heck, where would you find a job that's just focused on makin people stop calling and give them stupid useless answers? :yes::yes:


Luke 18:27 Jesus said" what is impossible to men is possible with God."

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

03/02/09-k-1 visa starts

09/09/09-K-1 visa approved

10/24/09 - WEDDING

11/09/09 - AOS

02/25/10-GC approved

08/26/10-319B n400 starts

11-09-10 Interview 10 AM >Approved

11-09-10 oath 2 PM Fairfax, VA

All glory, praises, thanksgiving and admiration belong only to God.

Jeremiah 29:11 "for i know the plans i have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you¬ harm you, plans to give you hope & a future"

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