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If you read the Ombudsman reports, it's easier to generate theories about this...

As I've mentioned in other posts, USCIS tends to push contract workers from task to task and office to office like fleas in a barnyard. I strongly suspect that contract workers have been pulled from other locations, including Vermont, to get the CSC results we're seeing now. Your government in action. This is not a good system.

Again, everyone should be writing letters and trying to get some attention focused on this situation. If you're interested, please contact me. AOS and Interim Benefits are coming. If you think the petition phase is a pain, wait till you get a load of what's ahead...Don't wait. Do something now.


January 2004: Met Laurent at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris

February 2004: We became an actual couple

January 29th, 2006: I left France to return to the United States--AWFUL to say goodbye!

June 2006: Finally convinced Laurent that a K-1 visa would be more time-effective than trying to get an H-1

August 1st, 2006: The K-1 petition is finally in the mail and on its way to Nebraska...WooHoooo!! And yes, I remembered to attach the check! :-)

August 3rd, 2006: USPS online tracking shows that my petition (sent certified) was received at the NSC at 5:05am

August 14th, 2006: NOA1 received USPS!! (I-129F recv'd at CSC: 8/4; NOA date: 8/10; last touched: 8/11)

October 2nd, 2006: I MISTAKENLY thought we had an approval...False alarm...Back to waiting...

October 3rd, 2006: TOUCHED!!

October 4th, 2006: REALLY AND TRULY APPROVED!!! Email notification lists 10/3 as the NOA2 date.

Later that same day: TOUCHED...AGAIN! Hope that means I'm in a cozy box and moving to NVC this week...

October 10th, 2006: Received official NOA2 via snail mail.

October 19th, 2006: Case received at NVC!! AWESOME!!

October 20th, 2006: Case forwarded to Paris!! DHL says two shipments were headed that way. Must be in there somewhere...

October 27th, 2006: Received official receipt letter from NVC via USPS.

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Who should I be writing to? I have already contacted my congressman' s office.

Start hitting up the doors of the local media...radio show hosts, newspaper reporters, anyone who'll listen. Once we've managed to get some local attention, we can put together a noteworthy press kit to send to people on the national level. As I've said in other posts, it's best to read the Ombudsman reports (annual from 2004-2006). The links can be found in the following thread within one of my posts. Reading that post will also help a bit. Know all the facts. Make phone calls, write letters. The more the media hears from people, the more they'll understand that there's a real story here. Start local. Let me know who you're going to contact so that others here can send to the same people. The more letters or phone calls one person in the media gets, the more that individual will be likely to see that this is a valid and newsworthy issue.

The media has the ability to put pressure on the government officials who manage and oversee USCIS. Currently, none of those people has to do a darned thing...and they don't show much interest in doing so. Time to start turning up the heat. We need to start putting DHS and the USCIS congressional oversight committee in a very uncomfortable place. The media is the best way to accomplish that. If you're interested in talking more about what's happening and getting on board with those of us who are working to make a difference, please PM or email me. I'd love to hear from you.


January 2004: Met Laurent at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris

February 2004: We became an actual couple

January 29th, 2006: I left France to return to the United States--AWFUL to say goodbye!

June 2006: Finally convinced Laurent that a K-1 visa would be more time-effective than trying to get an H-1

August 1st, 2006: The K-1 petition is finally in the mail and on its way to Nebraska...WooHoooo!! And yes, I remembered to attach the check! :-)

August 3rd, 2006: USPS online tracking shows that my petition (sent certified) was received at the NSC at 5:05am

August 14th, 2006: NOA1 received USPS!! (I-129F recv'd at CSC: 8/4; NOA date: 8/10; last touched: 8/11)

October 2nd, 2006: I MISTAKENLY thought we had an approval...False alarm...Back to waiting...

October 3rd, 2006: TOUCHED!!

October 4th, 2006: REALLY AND TRULY APPROVED!!! Email notification lists 10/3 as the NOA2 date.

Later that same day: TOUCHED...AGAIN! Hope that means I'm in a cozy box and moving to NVC this week...

October 10th, 2006: Received official NOA2 via snail mail.

October 19th, 2006: Case received at NVC!! AWESOME!!

October 20th, 2006: Case forwarded to Paris!! DHL says two shipments were headed that way. Must be in there somewhere...

October 27th, 2006: Received official receipt letter from NVC via USPS.

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