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Is anybody else worried that the new USCIS Ombudsman - the person who is tasked with assisting immigrants having difficulties with USCIS (petitions that are taking too long or have been improperly rejected) - was previously the executive director for the Foundation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which is a non-profit whose aim seems to be to ban all immigration to the US except for spouses and minor children of US Citizens? 

 

I understand that this administration has already been seen to be very anti-immigrant, but to put someone who ran an anti-immigration non-profit in charge of helping immigrants negotiate their way through USCIS? Really?

 


 

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5 hours ago, nightingalejules said:

Is anybody else worried that the new USCIS Ombudsman - the person who is tasked with assisting immigrants having difficulties with USCIS (petitions that are taking too long or have been improperly rejected) - was previously the executive director for the Foundation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which is a non-profit whose aim seems to be to ban all immigration to the US except for spouses and minor children of US Citizens? 

 

I understand that this administration has already been seen to be very anti-immigrant, but to put someone who ran an anti-immigration non-profit in charge of helping immigrants negotiate their way through USCIS? Really?

 

 

I agree with you, I definitely see cause for concern.

And I'm concerned myself.

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Hmm. Interesting. Well, I certainly hope I don't need her "help." 


 

Is your timeline updated?


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I-130 transferred to VSC: 2014-03-12        I-130 NOA2: 2014-03-24                                              NVC Received: 2014-04-07 

Case Number and IIN: 2014-05-05             Sent ENROLL email for EP: 2014-05-06                    Gave email addresses to NVC: 2014-05-08             

DS261 submitted: 2014-05-09                    AOS invoiced and paid: 2014-05-12                           DS261 re-submitted - GRRRR! 2014-05-21               

ENROLL conf. email: 2014-06-05               Submitted AOS documents:2014-06-08                    IV fee email received: 2014-06-23 

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Biometrics Letter Rec'd: Sept 30, 2016     Walk-In Biometrics Oct 6, 2016                                    Infopass for I-551 stamp Aug 17, 2017   

Service Request: Dec 27, 2017                   SR Response: Jan 10, 2018 (no prediction)              Senator Inquiry: Jan 5, 2018

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13 hours ago, nightingalejules said:

Is anybody else worried that the new USCIS Ombudsman - the person who is tasked with assisting immigrants having difficulties with USCIS (petitions that are taking too long or have been improperly rejected) - was previously the executive director for the Foundation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which is a non-profit whose aim seems to be to ban all immigration to the US except for spouses and minor children of US Citizens? 

 

I understand that this administration has already been seen to be very anti-immigrant, but to put someone who ran an anti-immigration non-profit in charge of helping immigrants negotiate their way through USCIS? Really?

 

I am. I also read today that they working on new bill that would prevent people from outside like Congress to have influence/demand answers on any case.

I guess people who has their cases closed don't bother to worry about such things. 

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30 minutes ago, Eliis said:

I am. I also read today that they working on new bill that would prevent people from outside like Congress to have influence/demand answers on any case.

I guess people who has their cases closed don't bother to worry about such things. 

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4 minutes ago, Eliis said:

That's not what you think it means. They're trying to keep representatives senators etc from being allowed to have bills keeping individuals in the country and not deported.

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10 minutes ago, Transborderwife said:

That's not what you think it means. They're trying to keep representatives senators etc from being allowed to have bills keeping individuals in the country and not deported.

"Democratic aides interpreted the measure as meant to prevent members of Congress from intervening in cases"

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1 minute ago, Eliis said:

"Democratic aides interpreted the measure as meant to prevent members of Congress from intervening in cases"

 

2 minutes ago, Eliis said:

"Democratic aides interpreted the measure as meant to prevent members of Congress from intervening in cases"

Reading far too much into it.  That explains exactly what I said 

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