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We've been waiting for 184 days now or 6 months.. I read that there are some who got their NOA2 or approval immediately just after they contacted their Congressman or Senator. Does it really help? If it does, we too would like to ask help. My hubby lives in Houston, Texas.. We would appreciate if you can help us by telling us what to do.. who to contact and what to tell them.

Thank you so much... I miss him so much.

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i personally havent had to yet but from what i have read i see that people have success with it. i recommend you try it if you feel you need to get them involved. good luck with eveything. keep us posted. :):):):)


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Here is the senators from his state. They are state wide, so both of them are his senator. He would only have one congressman, and you need to know exactly which district he lives in Texas to know which one is his. If you know his zip code, go to this web page and enter it https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

Cornyn, John - (R - TX) Class II

517 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510

(202) 224-2934

Web Form: www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm

Hutchison, Kay Bailey - (R - TX) Class I

284 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510

(202) 224-5922

Web Form: www.hutchison.senate.gov/?p=email_kay


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Use a Senator,, there is only 2 per state and they have more pull. But, be aware,,, they have staff that know

the process well. And, will most likely not intervene unless there is a denial or the process is not working

correctly. However, they will talk to you about your situation and offer to help if applicable,,, or at a minimum

offer advice.

From what I understand if the Senators office sends an inquiry to the consultate they have like 24-48 hours to

respond.

I used a the senators office once,,, for an emergency travel need. We called from the INS office because they

could not accomodate a request to for a same day walk in advance parole. The Senators office told us to wait.

They called a private number at the INS location and within an hour we had travel authorization.

So,,, sometimes the government works... But, sadly not most of the time.

Good Luck,

dc

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Use a Senator,, there is only 2 per state and they have more pull. But, be aware,,, they have staff that know

the process well. And, will most likely not intervene unless there is a denial or the process is not working

correctly. However, they will talk to you about your situation and offer to help if applicable,,, or at a minimum

offer advice.

From what I understand if the Senators office sends an inquiry to the consultate they have like 24-48 hours to

respond.

I used a the senators office once,,, for an emergency travel need. We called from the INS office because they

could not accomodate a request to for a same day walk in advance parole. The Senators office told us to wait.

They called a private number at the INS location and within an hour we had travel authorization.

So,,, sometimes the government works... But, sadly not most of the time.

Good Luck,

dc

A lot will depend on the Senator's or Congressman's attitude to. Some are just not that willing to help in immigration issues. Between the three of them we all have, one should be competent and willing to help. My congresswoman prides herself on saying she'll help with immigration issues. I've never been at the point of testing that yet, and hope we never are. But when her letters to us highlight the fact that she is willing to help, I at least know one that must have staff that know what to do. Given the greater power of a senator, I'd try that route if they know what they're doing and care. If not, I'd rather have the congressperson who does.


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Here is the senators from his state. They are state wide, so both of them are his senator. He would only have one congressman, and you need to know exactly which district he lives in Texas to know which one is his. If you know his zip code, go to this web page and enter it https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

Cornyn, John - (R - TX) Class II

517 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510

(202) 224-2934

Web Form: www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm

Hutchison, Kay Bailey - (R - TX) Class I

284 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510

(202) 224-5922

Web Form: www.hutchison.senate.gov/?p=email_kay

I also contacted Senator Cornyn on several occasions and he always replies. Kay Bailey Hutchison NEVER does. Have you tried your Ombudsman?

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Don't waste your time with Kay Bailey Hutchison. She's a lame duck, for one thing. Worse, when I finally reached her top staffer at the home office after a full day of trying, I was cut off with a snooty "The Senator has far more important things to do than to concern herself with one person's K-1 application."


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Are you outside of normal processing time? They usually won't get involved before that point.

Yep.. it's already our sixth month and i haven't been with my husband for 7 months now!!! :crying: :crying: We were hoping the process will only take us 5 or shorter than 5 months since many get approved even before the end of their processing time. This is terrible.. we are still at that Initial Review status.. seems forever!

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I contacted my congressman for my state and received my NOA2 in the mail about a week later, however I'm not sure if it had anything to do with contacting him or not, since I never heard back from him. My case was outside normal processing times, also. It's been over a year for us. But it wouldn't hurt to contact them, but like someone said above, some aren't willing to help on immigration issues so check about that before contacting them.


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03/03/2009 - Began dating

08/13/2010 - Got engaged

01/15/2011 - Got married <3

USCIS (381 Days):

03/07/2011 - Filed I-130

03/10/2011 - NOA1

04/21/2011 - Hubby left for Guatemala

11/17/2011 - I-130 interview (decision was insufficient evidence, given 90 days to send in more)

12/28/2011 - More evidence sent in

02/03/2012 - Attorney contacts USCIS about case

02/06/2012 - Letter from USCIS stating no decision yet

03/27/2012 - NOA2

NVC (151 Days):

04/17/2012 - NVC Case Number

04/20/2012 - Attorney received AOS and IV invoice

04/23/2012 - AOS and IV fees paid

04/24/2012 - AOS and IV fees appear as PAID

07/27/2012 - AOS and IV packets received by embassy

08/30/2012 - NVC case complete

09/18/2012 - Interview date assigned

Medical/US Consulate/POE:

10/08/2012 - Medical exam at 10 am

10/15/2012 - Interview (APPROVED!)

10/17/2012 - Received visa

10/24/2012 - POE at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

11/05/2012 - Received Welcome Letter

11/08/2012 - Received 2nd Welcome Letter & hubby's Green Card

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I also contacted Senator Cornyn on several occasions and he always replies. Kay Bailey Hutchison NEVER does. Have you tried your Ombudsman?

hi i would like to know how to contact Senator Cornym? thanks..our case have been approved feb 22 until now they didnt transfer to nvc yet

I also contacted Senator Cornyn on several occasions and he always replies. Kay Bailey Hutchison NEVER does. Have you tried your Ombudsman?

hi i would like to know how to contact Senator Cornym? thanks..our case have been approved feb 22 until now they didnt transfer to nvc yet

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