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9 months since we had the interview and NO GREENCARD

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Hello,
I came to the US in 1999 with B1 (business visa).
I got married with my girlfriend (she is USC - but she was born in Romania - like me also) in December 2010.

I have applied for I-485 and I-130 in April 2014 at Chicago office.

We had the interview on October 22, 2014!

The interview was simple as 1,2,3! (5 minutes interview)!!!!
We had lots of documents, pictures and evidence. The IO didn't ask any questions! Just a couple of pictures and a few bills.

At the end of the interview the IO took my I-94 from my passport and she told me that I have been approved for the permanent residence since I got married almost 3 years ago and that I can apply for the citizenship after 3 years and that I will receive my GC within 14 days!
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We hired a lawyer in April 2015!
He made some inquiries at the Chicago USCIS! He tried to talk to our IO. Unfortunately, our IO has been transferred to the citizenship interviews and our lawyer didn't talk to him! No luck at all!
The USCIS supervisor said that she will assign our file to another IO to adjudicate.
As of today, July 21st, 2015 STILL NOTHING!

It's been 1 year and 3 months since we filled I-130 and I-485 and 9 months since the interview!

Also, the online status of my case didn't change - still in "Interview is Scheduled" and the I-130 still "Case was received"

Please advice me what to do next!

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This is very sad. Two things that you might want to do:

1. Call USCIS and make an Infopass appointment to meet an Immigration Officer in person. Bring all paperwork you have an explain to the IO what is going on with your case.

2. Have your Congressman or Senator involved. Call their office and seek for help regarding the delay in your case. A lot of people had done this before especially those who where running out of options.

Good luck and please keep us updated.


Adjustment of Status Timeline from J1 Visa

05/13/2015 - Sent I-485/I-130/I-765/I-131 to USCIS.

05/18/2015 - Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Numbers.

05/25/2015 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

06/10/2015 - Biometrics Appointment done

06/15/2015 - Received RFE letter dated 6/9/15

07/08/2015 - Sent reply to RFE

07/14/2015 - USCIS confirmed receipt of our reply to RFE

07/25/2015 - I-131 AP approved

07/27/2015 - I-765 EAD approved

08/04/2015 - USCIS sent EAD/AP

08/05/2015 - Received EAD/AP approval notice
08/14/2015 - Received EAD/AP card

12/03/2015 - Interview scheduled for January 8, 2016

01/08/2016 - Interview. I-485 AOS approved

01/10/2016 - I-485 and I-130 approval notice mailed

01/12/2016 - 'New Card' was mailed

01/15/2016 - Received Green Card.

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