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Filed: Country: Jordan
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can someone please tell me how to seek help from the president? i sent an email through the white house website and it's been a month and no respond . is there a form that i have to fill in order to get help ? the online email is useless , my case was transferred to NBC two months ago and nothing yet, the i-130 has been pending for two years and i need several surgery's in my back by next month . is there a number to call please? how does it work ? do i have to sign something for them like the congress form in order to help me ?

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Jordan
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I dont know if this will help...but a friend of mine contacted her congressman. Some others have said contact the senator! Once government gets involved they usually speed things up. Good luck and I am sorry for what you are going through. I will keep you in my prayers!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I think that the president of the United States may have more pressing issues on his hands than your visa case. Certainly contact your congressman. As for contacting the media, choose the media outlet that you'd like you contact and simply find their contact information. Do you want newspapers? CNN? Radio?

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Contact local congressman or senator or legal representative in your area......ombudsman ?


Atlanta, GA (MM-DD-YYYY)
I-130 (IR-1) TIMELINE [MUMBAI CONSULATE]
07-02-2020 - I-130 SENT
06-01-2021 - APPROVED

NVC
06-06-2021 - Recevied NVC case no. - case entered into nvc's system

06-08-2021 - AOS fee
06-08-2021 - IV fee
07-05-2021 - IV & AOS documents submitted online

07-19-2021 - received message from NVC about case can not be processed unless all civil documents are submitted (was missing police clearance)

08-12-2021 - submitted police clearance certificate - which was last document submitted to NVC

11-05-2021 - Case completed at NVC - DQ

03-31-2022 - Interview letter received

04-28-2022 - Interview date at mumbai embassy

 

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Filed: Country: Jordan
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Contact local congressman or senator or legal representative in your area......ombudsman ?

i already have and i waited three weeks for them to respond and at the end they said that my case is pending ! oh really? what a great help

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
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i already have and i waited three weeks for them to respond and at the end they said that my case is pending ! oh really? what a great help

Contrary to popular belief, your congressman or congresswoman can't rush the immigration process, all they can do is ask "hey, what's going on with case XXX1234567890?" which generally just reminds the NVC (or NBC in your case, whatever they do) that there are people waiting on them to get things done in what us mere mortals would consider a "reasonably timely manner".

Sometimes it helps, other times it doesn't.

As for invoking the power of the POTUS and actually getting him to work on your behalf for your immigration, remember that Obama's own aunt is still living here in the US illegally and he isn't doing anything to help her with a visa. He says he wants the process to run it's natural course.

Now how there can be a "natural course" for the president's aunt when it comes to immigration is beyond me. But I digress.

Basically, my advice is don't hold your breath that Obama's going to come to your rescue.

And good luck!

Mike

P.S. Yes, I sound cynical but I'm old and have a right to be cynical about US politicians in general... :)

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Relationship Timeline:

07/19/2003 - Met here in the US and just clicked

05/2004 through 08/2009 - many trips back and forth by both of us, phone calls, care packages, etc.

02/14/2008 - Engaged (she was here in the US for Valentines Day so I figured make it official :))

11/21/2009 - Married with a few friends and some family in attendence.

CR1 Timeline:

01/12/2010 - I-130 Packet Sent

<interviening stuff deleted as signature is finite in length>

08/30/2010 - Interview completed, visa granted.

08/31/2010 - Visa in hand!

09/07/2010 - Arriving Seattle.

09/17/2010 - Received SSN.

10/01/2010 - Received green card.

Removal of Conditions:

06/06/2012 - Mailed I-751

06/12/2012 - Got back I-751 as "too early"

06/13/2012 - Re-mailed I-751

06/18/2012 - NOA1

07/13/2012 - Biometrics Appointment letter received (scheduled for 08/06/2012)

08/06/2012 - Biometrics completed.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
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so i guess my only option is to file lawsuit right?

On what grounds?


Relationship Timeline:

07/19/2003 - Met here in the US and just clicked

05/2004 through 08/2009 - many trips back and forth by both of us, phone calls, care packages, etc.

02/14/2008 - Engaged (she was here in the US for Valentines Day so I figured make it official :))

11/21/2009 - Married with a few friends and some family in attendence.

CR1 Timeline:

01/12/2010 - I-130 Packet Sent

<interviening stuff deleted as signature is finite in length>

08/30/2010 - Interview completed, visa granted.

08/31/2010 - Visa in hand!

09/07/2010 - Arriving Seattle.

09/17/2010 - Received SSN.

10/01/2010 - Received green card.

Removal of Conditions:

06/06/2012 - Mailed I-751

06/12/2012 - Got back I-751 as "too early"

06/13/2012 - Re-mailed I-751

06/18/2012 - NOA1

07/13/2012 - Biometrics Appointment letter received (scheduled for 08/06/2012)

08/06/2012 - Biometrics completed.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
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like others say, contact a congressman or senator. call the uscis and ask what is up.

the president is pretty much beyond all contact. even if you email the official email, it would be some underling who would look at it and send an autoreply.

contact your local newspapers, and local offices of ABC. NBC, CBS etc if you want them to do a report on you. if they think it's interesting, maybe they will give you a call.


USCIS JOURNEY

12-08-09 - I-130 Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

12-11-09 - Notice of Action (NOA1)

02-25-10 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2) ~CA service center~

03-23-10 - PCC Applied - GET 04/01

Your I-130 was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date

NVC JOURNEY

03-03-10 - NVC Case Number Assigned

03-05-10 - Email give

03-09-10 - AOS bill; Agent Email Get

03-10-10 - Paid AOS Bill; Email/Mail DS-3032

03-12-10 - AOS Bill Status: PAID

03-15-10 - IV Bill Email Get; Pay IV Bill

03-16-10 - IV Bill Status: PAID; AOS @ NVC

04-07-10 - IV Pack @ NVC

04-12-10 - IV Pack Enters AVR

04-20-10 - Log-in Fail

04-21-10 - Case Complete

04-30-10 - Interview Date Assigned

05-07-10 - NVC Forwards Case to Embassy, Tokyo

Your case was complete in 50 days at NVC

EMBASSY JOURNEY

04-16-10 - Medical Exam ($400) - PASSED

05-10-10 - Embassy Receives Case from NVC

06-28-10 - INTERVIEW - Moved

06-21-10 - INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

06-22-10 - Visa Received

Your interview took 192 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

USA JOURNEY

07-05-10 - US Entry

07-26-10 - Request SSC @ SS office

07-28-10 - Welcome Letter (2nd on 8/9)

08-02-10 - SSC GET

08-12-10 - Green Card GET -38 days

04-05-2012 - File I-751: APPROVED 10/17

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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so i guess my only option is to file lawsuit right?

Sad_Angel,

I understand how you feel. I am almost in the same boat here. You know my story right? My I-130 is not approved yet, which was filed on Dec. 2006. I sent an email to USCIS Headquarter office of the service center last week. They say they have requested my file for review and allow them 60 days for that :(. It is so frustating.

BTW did you contact Ombudsman? What did they say?

I think you need to get your lawyer involved in this case.

This is so frustrating when they treat equally with all the peitions when it is already outside of current processing time.

I will keep you in my prayer.

Good Luck


My NVC Journey

10/12/10 –NVC received the file

10/15/10 -NVC case # generated

10/18/10 -Called NVC and gave both beneficiary and petitioner email addresses

10/19/10 - Beneficiary emailed DS-3032 to NVC and also mailed the hard copy

10/26/10 - Called NVC and got the IIN

10/26/10 - Paid AOS fee $ 88.00

10/27/10 - AOS fee status shows "PAID"

10/27/10 - AOS package expressed mailed (next day delivery)

10/30/10 - IV fee bill generated and paid immediately

10/30/10 - Received AOS fee bill and DS-3032 kit and also received the confirmation of receipt of DS-3032

11/04/10 - IV fee bill status shown as "paid"

11/04/10 - Sent IV package (next day delivery)

11/06/10 - Received IV instructions packet (packet 3) via email

11/08/10 - AOS entered into NVC system

11/16/10 - AOS was reviewed and OK'ed

11/18/10 - IV entered into NVC system

11/24/10 - IV package was reviewed and generated artificial RFE for missing photographs (which was actually submitted with the package)

11/26/10 - RFE response mailed out

11/29/10 - RFE response delivered to NVC

12/08/10 - RFE response entered into NVC system

12/15/10 - SIF :)

12/15/10 - Case Complete :)

01/03/11 - Interview date assigned for Feb 15 @ 1:30 PM

01/17/11 - Medical done ! Passed

01/25/11 - Re-scheduled the interview for Feb 1 @ 1:00 PM

02/01/11 - Interview @ 1:00 PM - Approved :)

02/03/11 - Visa picked up from USEM

02/12/11 - POE @ JFK

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
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contact your local newspapers, and local offices of ABC. NBC, CBS etc if you want them to do a report on you. if they think it's interesting, maybe they will give you a call.

Sad_Angel,

This is actually a good suggestion from Tokyo.Lovers, it may actually be your best recourse, the squeeky wheel in public and all that, especially when it's some news media who could get it national attention.

I caution you though, be careful wielding this hammer because that's what the news media is. A hammer. You really should be at your complete wits end with no other options at all, basically when you've completely given up all hope of anything being done through normal channels.

I say this because you already did contact your elected representative and it took them time but they came back with an answer of "...they said that my case is pending..." according to your original post in this thread and if the case is pending and actual things are being done (albeit slowly), this hammer could throw a wrench into the works causing more delays.

Another good idea would be to contact an immigration lawyer (as opposed to sueing someone because I honestly don't see what basis you could use that would be useful for a successful attempt at litigating this to conclusion). Immigration lawyers tend to make contacts in the system and may be able to get more information for you, especially to find out what may be causing delays. Yes, it will cost you money for their time, but generally a lawyer will give you the first consultation either free or at a reduced cost and then you will be able to make a decision on if that lawyer will be able to help you.

After that, if you truly have no other options, if all hope is lost, then use the hammer of the media, but just be sure it's the only way you're going to get any results, and much like the president, there's no guarantee that they will take up your cause. Your story must be extremely compelling for them to even want to consider it.

Again, good luck!

Mike


Relationship Timeline:

07/19/2003 - Met here in the US and just clicked

05/2004 through 08/2009 - many trips back and forth by both of us, phone calls, care packages, etc.

02/14/2008 - Engaged (she was here in the US for Valentines Day so I figured make it official :))

11/21/2009 - Married with a few friends and some family in attendence.

CR1 Timeline:

01/12/2010 - I-130 Packet Sent

<interviening stuff deleted as signature is finite in length>

08/30/2010 - Interview completed, visa granted.

08/31/2010 - Visa in hand!

09/07/2010 - Arriving Seattle.

09/17/2010 - Received SSN.

10/01/2010 - Received green card.

Removal of Conditions:

06/06/2012 - Mailed I-751

06/12/2012 - Got back I-751 as "too early"

06/13/2012 - Re-mailed I-751

06/18/2012 - NOA1

07/13/2012 - Biometrics Appointment letter received (scheduled for 08/06/2012)

08/06/2012 - Biometrics completed.

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Filed: Country: Jordan
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On what grounds?

two years delays . actually four years , i filed the first i-130 back in jan-2007 and was denied at the local office ten months later because they lost my file . they requested more evidence and they lost it after i mailed it to them so they denied the case :( this is my second i-130 , it has been two years and i need more than seven surgeries in my back and neck and i am permanent disable and i need my husband home . i am tired of this background ####### everytime i call . i know they have to but this is way to long and unfair . and i still don't understand why the file was sent to the national benefit center? the letter states to allow them fifteen days and its been 62 and nothing yet .iv'e lost my house and my car and been sued by several credit companies and even by my own bank . i send them letters from five different doctors and medical reports supporting my claim and they just send it from one place to another . they kept it 14 months at the local office in l.a and who knows how long the NBC will keep it there

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Japan
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two years delays . actually four years , i filed the first i-130 back in jan-2007 and was denied at the local office ten months later because they lost my file . they requested more evidence and they lost it after i mailed it to them so they denied the case :( this is my second i-130 , it has been two years and i need more than seven surgeries in my back and neck and i am permanent disable and i need my husband home . i am tired of this background ####### everytime i call . i know they have to but this is way to long and unfair . and i still don't understand why the file was sent to the national benefit center? the letter states to allow them fifteen days and its been 62 and nothing yet .iv'e lost my house and my car and been sued by several credit companies and even by my own bank . i send them letters from five different doctors and medical reports supporting my claim and they just send it from one place to another . they kept it 14 months at the local office in l.a and who knows how long the NBC will keep it there

I'm assuming that you're the US citizen and not your husband, and if so it could very well be that your medical problems are weighing *against* your husband being given a visa because if you don't have the ability to support him, you won't be allowed to bring him here (this is just a thought in the back of my head, I have no proof of this) since part of the immigration process is doing an affidavit of support. Of course, if you have a co-sponsor that makes more than enough money, that's not a problem.

All of that said, this sounds like the type of "compelling story" I was talking about that the media may be interested in as long as you have documentation, phone records and copies of anything they sent you as well as postal receipts to prove what you sent to them, all with dates on them, to back up your story.

As for the national benefits center, I looked it up online:

"The NBC was established to serve as the hub and conduit for USCIS local field offices by completing all pre-interview processing of Forms generally requiring an interview. This pre-processing includes conducting background security checks, performing initial evidence reviews, adjudication of associated I-765 and I-131 applications (filed with the I-485 or separately), denial of adjustment of status cases for applicants who are statutorily ineligible, and forwarding scheduled cases to the USCIS local office for adjudication."

Seems that they're simply doing their job. Regarding the "...background #######...", since I don't know what it is that you're talking about, I only guess that it's in reference to the background security checks that the above paragraph states the NBC performs.

Since that seems to be the sticking point, my questions to them would be:

If a background check is holding things up, when was the background check started?

Who is doing the background check?

What was the last status update on the background check?

How long does it normally take a background check to be completed?

Why is it taking so much longer in my beneficiary's case?

Has anyone found anything that would red-flag this background check and if yes, what was found?

Make them answer specific questions, and make sure you get the name and operator number of the person you spoke with and write everything down, including the time and date when the conversation took place.

Again, having records will help your case should you decide to use the media hammer.

Good luck!

Mike

Good luck!

Mike

Edited by road417king

Relationship Timeline:

07/19/2003 - Met here in the US and just clicked

05/2004 through 08/2009 - many trips back and forth by both of us, phone calls, care packages, etc.

02/14/2008 - Engaged (she was here in the US for Valentines Day so I figured make it official :))

11/21/2009 - Married with a few friends and some family in attendence.

CR1 Timeline:

01/12/2010 - I-130 Packet Sent

<interviening stuff deleted as signature is finite in length>

08/30/2010 - Interview completed, visa granted.

08/31/2010 - Visa in hand!

09/07/2010 - Arriving Seattle.

09/17/2010 - Received SSN.

10/01/2010 - Received green card.

Removal of Conditions:

06/06/2012 - Mailed I-751

06/12/2012 - Got back I-751 as "too early"

06/13/2012 - Re-mailed I-751

06/18/2012 - NOA1

07/13/2012 - Biometrics Appointment letter received (scheduled for 08/06/2012)

08/06/2012 - Biometrics completed.

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