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What are pros and cons of congressional inquiry

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First of all, your congressman/senator may not care at all about immigration issues, so their inquiry might mean nothing. But those who do care will have an immigration specialist on their staff. Your first step is to call and ask to speak to this person--if they don't exist, don't waste your time, but if they do exist, talk to them and explain your problem--they do this every day of the week, and the USCIS people will know them by name, so the chances of a positive outcome are better--not worse. There will be a little bit of paperwork on your end, and then the specialist will go to work on your case. Just because they make an inquiry, however, doesn't mean that the outcome will be any different.

There is no downside--the result will be either neutral or positive, so make the call. Don't just write a letter or send an email.

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Hi Guys, I am planning to put congressional inquiry. I heard that involving congressman or senator in your case can end up giving you RFE or denial of petition....is that true...please help me thanks.....

No That is NOT TRUE... I did it with my petition with the help of senator...

but u have to be outside of the processing time in order for them to intervene...

the current processing time is about 5 months... so anytime after 5 months u can contact ur senator or congressmen...

USCIS Process - CR-1 Visa

Service Center :: California Service Center

Consulate :: MUMBAI - INDIA

08 / 05 / 2010 :: I-130 Sent

02 / 10 / 2011 :: NOA-2 - TXT and Email ***After Senator Help Was Requested

02 / 19 / 2011 :: Hardcopy Received in Snail Mail

Total 185 Days For Approval

NVC Process - 19 Days to Reach NVC

02 / 28 / 2011 :: NVC Receive

05 / 16 / 2011 :: Sign in Failed

05 / 17 / 2011 :: NVC Case Complete

Total 78 Days for Completion At NVC

Medical / Interview / POE

05 / 26 / 2011 :: Interview Date Received - Packet 4

06 / 07 / 2011 :: Medical - DONE

07 / 05 / 2011 :: VFS Fees Paid

07 / 18 / 2011 :: Interview - APPROVED

07 / 18 / 2011 :: Picked up Visa in the Evening

07 / 23 / 2011 :: P.O.E - Washington DC - Dulles Airport


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Magical and digital82 are correct. I have seen an example of a Senator not caring from TBoneTX; he posted here that a senior aide to one of his Senator's told him, "the Senator has more important things to deal with than your visa petition."

Those who have contacted their Senator and had a positive outcome from the result of that contact can explain what they did.

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December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
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