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So after 5 phone calls and countless hours talking to USCIS I took Harpa's advice and made an info pass appointment because my dad had received his green card but my mothers was stuck in a "background check" because of "bad fingerprints" In all of the phone calls I made with uscis, every IO I talked to said there was nothing we could do except wait for an indeterminate amount of time.

So today at The infopass I walked up to the counter with my mom, gave the IO her passport, he looked through it and said" oh did she travel recently without AP?"I said "no, look at the dates." So he looked at the dates of travel and that we did indeed have the AP.Then he said your case went pretty fast but is stuck in a background check because there is a back log" .I asked what type of background check my mom was stuck in. he said "I am sorry I cant tell you that" I thought that was kind of weird.He said "I'm sorry but we cant do anything until the background check is complete, Have a nice day"

At this point I could feel something was off, asking about the travel without even looking at the computer was sort of weird so I was persistent and asked him why my dad got through the background so fast since they did the interview together? He said he couldn't see my dads file, so I gave him my dads A # and the IO looked perplexed after he typed it in the computer. Then he said" wait here" when he came back he asked us to wait for an hour while he got the physical file.About 30 minutes later he called us back up and said" ok you should receive your green card in about 2 weeks". I couldn't believe it. I was floored.

20 minutes later our status changed to "card being produced" online

A few thoughts

I have absolutely no idea what happened. I dont know how someone stuck in a background check can magically be cleared.I'm super happy its fixed though.

If any one makes an appointment for an info pass, be super persistent, dont be scared it will hurt your immigration chances. Obviously there was some sort of mistake where either the files weren't linked, or a background came back clear and got stuck somewhere.Its also very obvious to me that unless they have access to the actual physical immigration file, not much will get done.

Thank you for the advice Harpa,

Harry

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I have absolutely no idea what happened. I dont know how someone stuck in a background check can magically be cleared.

Because it's a better sounding excuse than truthfully saying "we put that case aside and forgot to finish processing it".

It's a great catch all BS excuse.


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Even when Harry is happy he sounds mad. :)

Uncork that tequila bottle dude. You've been released from purgatory. I knew it wouldn't be long.

Haha yea I am kinda high octane brother. You were right though it got cleared up

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Because it's a better sounding excuse than truthfully saying "we put that case aside and forgot to finish processing it".

It's a great catch all BS excuse.

Yea you and ben are right, total B.S. It makes me sad though, I had to corner the IO by withholding info, like my dad being cleared, so it would force him to do something when I dropped it on him. I dont think many people know to fight for this kind of #######. Its ridiculous.You have to be a hard ... Just to get them to do their job and actually LOOK at the real file.If I had just left when he said " have a nice day" I dont think we would have gotten the green card for a really, really long time.

any way I think I will uncork that bottle, its gonna be scotch though ;)

Harry

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Yea you and ben are right, total B.S. It makes me sad though, I had to corner the IO by withholding info, like my dad being cleared, so it would force him to do something when I dropped it on him. I dont think many people know to fight for this kind of #######. Its ridiculous.You have to be a hard ... Just to get them to do their job and actually LOOK at the real file.If I had just left when he said " have a nice day" I dont think we would have gotten the green card for a really, really long time.

any way I think I will uncork that bottle, its gonna be scotch though ;)

Harry

I had a somewhat similar info pass encounter. Way back when...waiting on my wife's green card, and at that time 6 months was the specified processing time and if it went over that you could make an inquiry. We were at 7 months and we made an info pass appt. Explained why we were there and the officer told me it takes 2 years to get a green card. I said no and tried to explain to him... Again he said it takes 2 years, and I told him he was wrong. He asked me if I thought I knew more about immigration than him. The guy got pissed and yelled loud so the whole office could hear "this guy wants a green card and wants it NOW" so I yelled back "NO, I want to know why there is a delay in our process". He sent another clueless guy over that said the same. Then the first guy came back and started talking to my wife. I looked at his name tag and started to write his name down, and he just lost it. Good thing there was glass between us because I think he woukd have attacked me. That's when the $h*t hit the fan. I asked to speak to his supervisor and he told me she could not help me. I insisted and he sent me to her. She gave me the same BS so I told her I wanted to know two things. Where our petition was (she told me) and if there was some reason for delay, RFE or some other issue (she said none that she could see). She submitted a service request at my insistence.

A week later we received a letter with our interview date that was a week and a half after.

If they think they can get away with it they will certainly try to BS you.


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I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

I went bald but I kept my comb.  I just couldn't part with it.

My name is Richard Edward but my friends just call me DickEd

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