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last time i checked my case status it said it was last "touched" or updated on april 30th. Today I checked again and it was last "touched" on may 21st, this is what it says : "On May 21, 2012, we transferred this case to your USCIS local field office for additional processing You will be notified by mail when a decision is made, or if the office needs something from you."

(my priodity date is 1/19/12). . . I understand that my case was tranferred to my local USCIS office. Does this mean anything? I mean could it probably mean that I will hear from them soon?

thank you all in advance :)

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last time i checked my case status it said it was last "touched" or updated on april 30th. Today I checked again and it was last "touched" on may 21st, this is what it says : "On May 21, 2012, we transferred this case to your USCIS local field office for additional processing You will be notified by mail when a decision is made, or if the office needs something from you."

(my priodity date is 1/19/12). . . I understand that my case was tranferred to my local USCIS office. Does this mean anything? I mean could it probably mean that I will hear from them soon?

thank you all in advance :)

Do you have past (or current) issues with immigration? Usually this means you will be getting an extra interview. It could be a loooong time before you hear anything else. My case was transferred to our local office (we expected this because my husband is in removal proceedings) on March 20. We received a letter a few weeks later stating to call them in 6 months if we haven't heard anything from them. That was the last we've heard.

Time to wait some more!

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HUSBAND'S CASE

9/17/2011 - sent I-13

09/19/2011 - noa1 received

3/16/2012 - case sent to my local USCIS office for additional processing

4/21/2012 - AP. If we haven't heard from them in SIX MONTHS (omg) we can feel free to call them!!! Thanks!

9/20/2012 - Interview scheduled - October 3!!!!

10/3/2012 - Interview went well but she must look at his A-file more before decision.

10/12/2012 - I-130 APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

KIDS' CASES

04/20/2012: NOA107/20/2012: instead of an approval, we got thrown into AP. sigh

11/01/2012: Boys' I-130 interview set for November 28, 2012.

11/28/2012: I-130s APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

NVC

12/14/2012: NVC Received

12/31/2012: Case number/IIN

12/31/2012: DS-3032 sent

01/08/2013: DS-3032 accepted

01/02/2013: AOS bill0

1/03/2013: AOS bill shows PAID

01/04/2013: AOS package sent

01/09/2013: IV bill

01/10/2013: IV bill shows PAID

01/11/2013: IV package sent

01/23/2013: Case complete

02/01/2013: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Lagos

02/22/2013: Embassy received

03/01/2013: Medical

03/20/2013: Interview - was told the boys would have been approved on the spot if they had pics! Errrr :-(

04/15/2013: DNA test

05/15/2013: Emailed embassy BEGGING them to let boys drop off passports for visa insertion. IT WORKED!!!

05/31/2013: Visa in hand

06/02/2013: POE JFK!!!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Do you have past (or current) issues with immigration? Usually this means you will be getting an extra interview. It could be a loooong time before you hear anything else. My case was transferred to our local office (we expected this because my husband is in removal proceedings) on March 20. We received a letter a few weeks later stating to call them in 6 months if we haven't heard anything from them. That was the last we've heard.

Time to wait some more!

No, we do not have any issues with immigration. Besides my husband being in the US illegaly before, but he didnt get deported nor was ever asked to leave the country, he left voluntarily to Mexico and it's almost going to be a year since he left. thank you for your response....I wasnt expecting our case to be tranferred to our local office at all :(

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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I've seen 2 or 3 other filings like yours, where beneficiary is from Mexico, and all got transfered to the local office where the petitioner lives. Does USCIS know at all he was here illegally? Just be calm and answer all their questions when your expected in their office...... Best wishes.....


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Being here illegally IS an issue. Explain more, please. Did he get caught? Did he enter without inspection? Have a run in with the law while he was here? Did he return back without inspection? Is he in the immigration database for ANY reason?


HUSBAND'S CASE

9/17/2011 - sent I-13

09/19/2011 - noa1 received

3/16/2012 - case sent to my local USCIS office for additional processing

4/21/2012 - AP. If we haven't heard from them in SIX MONTHS (omg) we can feel free to call them!!! Thanks!

9/20/2012 - Interview scheduled - October 3!!!!

10/3/2012 - Interview went well but she must look at his A-file more before decision.

10/12/2012 - I-130 APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

KIDS' CASES

04/20/2012: NOA107/20/2012: instead of an approval, we got thrown into AP. sigh

11/01/2012: Boys' I-130 interview set for November 28, 2012.

11/28/2012: I-130s APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

NVC

12/14/2012: NVC Received

12/31/2012: Case number/IIN

12/31/2012: DS-3032 sent

01/08/2013: DS-3032 accepted

01/02/2013: AOS bill0

1/03/2013: AOS bill shows PAID

01/04/2013: AOS package sent

01/09/2013: IV bill

01/10/2013: IV bill shows PAID

01/11/2013: IV package sent

01/23/2013: Case complete

02/01/2013: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Lagos

02/22/2013: Embassy received

03/01/2013: Medical

03/20/2013: Interview - was told the boys would have been approved on the spot if they had pics! Errrr :-(

04/15/2013: DNA test

05/15/2013: Emailed embassy BEGGING them to let boys drop off passports for visa insertion. IT WORKED!!!

05/31/2013: Visa in hand

06/02/2013: POE JFK!!!!!!

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I've seen 2 or 3 other filings like yours, where beneficiary is from Mexico, and all got transfered to the local office where the petitioner lives. Does USCIS know at all he was here illegally? Just be calm and answer all their questions when your expected in their office...... Best wishes.....

Yes USCIS does know that my husband was here illegaly. thanks alot :)

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Being here illegally IS an issue. Explain more, please. Did he get caught? Did he enter without inspection? Have a run in with the law while he was here? Did he return back without inspection? Is he in the immigration database for ANY reason?

when he was crossing the border he did get caught. He never had any problems with the law while here, besides traffic tickets but we got those taken care of. He only enter the US once. He's currently in Mexico. He was here for 6 years before he voluntarily left to mexico. I Hope this helps !

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when he was crossing the border he did get caught. He never had any problems with the law while here, besides traffic tickets but we got those taken care of. He only enter the US once. He's currently in Mexico. He was here for 6 years before he voluntarily left to mexico. I Hope this helps !

I strongly suggest you stop using words like never followed by except and but. Your husband definitely had problems with US immigration authorities and with the law in the USA. Generally, these local office interviews are to discuss those issues but primarily they are about whether the relationship itself is genuine. When you go to the interview, give straight answers. No more of this no but or no except. The correct answer is yes, not "no but" or "no except". Yes but only traffic tickets and yes he was here illegally. Follow the same advise for all questions. "No, except..." is really "YES".


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Yeah, illegally here for 6 years and getting caught at the border are major immigration issues. You should have been expecting a case transfer and extra interviews. If you can afford a lawyer, I would look into that. At least get some free (or cheap) consulations with a few.


HUSBAND'S CASE

9/17/2011 - sent I-13

09/19/2011 - noa1 received

3/16/2012 - case sent to my local USCIS office for additional processing

4/21/2012 - AP. If we haven't heard from them in SIX MONTHS (omg) we can feel free to call them!!! Thanks!

9/20/2012 - Interview scheduled - October 3!!!!

10/3/2012 - Interview went well but she must look at his A-file more before decision.

10/12/2012 - I-130 APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

KIDS' CASES

04/20/2012: NOA107/20/2012: instead of an approval, we got thrown into AP. sigh

11/01/2012: Boys' I-130 interview set for November 28, 2012.

11/28/2012: I-130s APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

NVC

12/14/2012: NVC Received

12/31/2012: Case number/IIN

12/31/2012: DS-3032 sent

01/08/2013: DS-3032 accepted

01/02/2013: AOS bill0

1/03/2013: AOS bill shows PAID

01/04/2013: AOS package sent

01/09/2013: IV bill

01/10/2013: IV bill shows PAID

01/11/2013: IV package sent

01/23/2013: Case complete

02/01/2013: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Lagos

02/22/2013: Embassy received

03/01/2013: Medical

03/20/2013: Interview - was told the boys would have been approved on the spot if they had pics! Errrr :-(

04/15/2013: DNA test

05/15/2013: Emailed embassy BEGGING them to let boys drop off passports for visa insertion. IT WORKED!!!

05/31/2013: Visa in hand

06/02/2013: POE JFK!!!!!!

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He most likely has a 9B, 10 year ban. The good thing is that this ban is immediately eligible for a waiver (unlike the 9c where the intending immigrant has to wait outside the US for 10yrs before the waiver can be filed). I suggest you start looking into 212 & I601 waivers and what is involved. Then consult with an immigration attorney to discuss the details of your case to make sure there aren't any other aggrevating factors.

Go to this website and read all about EWI and the consequences. There are many people going through CDJ with very similar cases to yours. Read,read,read...best of luck.

immigrate2us.net


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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He most likely has a 9B, 10 year ban. The good thing is that this ban is immediately eligible for a waiver (unlike the 9c where the intending immigrant has to wait outside the US for 10yrs before the waiver can be filed). I suggest you start looking into 212 & I601 waivers and what is involved. Then consult with an immigration attorney to discuss the details of your case to make sure there aren't any other aggrevating factors.

Go to this website and read all about EWI and the consequences. There are many people going through CDJ with very similar cases to yours. Read,read,read...best of luck.

immigrate2us.net

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I strongly suggest you stop using words like never followed by except and but. Your husband definitely had problems with US immigration authorities and with the law in the USA. Generally, these local office interviews are to discuss those issues but primarily they are about whether the relationship itself is genuine. When you go to the interview, give straight answers. No more of this no but or no except. The correct answer is yes, not "no but" or "no except". Yes but only traffic tickets and yes he was here illegally. Follow the same advise for all questions. "No, except..." is really "YES".

thanks for the advice. you're telling me to stop using words such as "but" & "except" excuse me but Im not using such words! i'll appreciated if you quit telling me what words to use which ones not to use . thanks

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thanks for the advice. you're telling me to stop using words such as "but" & "except" excuse me but Im not using such words! i'll appreciated if you quit telling me what words to use which ones not to use . thanks

Yes you are. Here are a couple examples. " He never had any problems with the law while here, besides traffic tickets but we got those taken care of. " You see, the real answer is, "YES, he had traffic tickets and we took care of those." and "No, we do not have any issues with immigration. Besides my husband being in the US illegaly before," where the real answer should have been "Yes, my husband was in the USA illegally for six years."

What I'm telling you is that if you answer this way in your interview, you'll have trouble. Don't make excuses. Be honest. If you have explanations give them as explanations after honestly answering the direct questions.

I'm advising you, to HELP you be successful. You can take the advise or leave it. It will be better if you take it.

Keep in mind, the interviewer going to be asking questions they already know the answer to. If you say no when they already know the answer is YES, things will go downhill very fast for you.

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Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/606646-a-warning-to-green-card-holders-about-voting/

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