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A year of delay for a GC and problems with marriage. Please help!

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Hi everyone! So me and my husband (US sitizen) had immigration interview at Pittsburgh office Jan 29th 2018(a year ago). The interview went good, the officer told us we’re opproved and GC will be send by mail in couple weeks. We never received any approval letters after that either. And still no GC. I’ve been going to InfoPass 6 times, the answer is always the same: “no updates, wait”. Funny thing - on the 5th time they told me that my case is not even approved, it’s under reviewing. My lawyer said “most likely they put your case aside and waiting to see if you’re going to divorce or not”.

And the situation between me and my husband is really not going well for the last half a year. He’s changed a lot, by acting verbally abusive and threatening me by sending me back to my country, being over controlling too. I’ve been depressed and gained 20 pounds for last year. I cannot live like that anymore. I don’t want to come back to my country too. I know he will try to cancel our case and send me back to my county. Is there any way to prevent his actions if I decide to move out from him?(I was thinking if I could come twice a week or so to check mailbox if there will be a GC sent - unfortunately, the informed delivery doesn’t work for our address). Did anybody have such an expirience?

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Have you contacted your senator and the ombudsman?? They can get things moving. I know that the final decision can take some time but a year seems ridiculous. Send your senator and ombudsman an email ASAP. 

 

Also, your husband cannot have you sent back to your country. That is a decision the government makes, not random citizens. Regardless, it would be best to get your status approved and your GC in hand before doing anything else. Please keep us updated.

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Are you adjusting from K1? Is this the AOS interview (profile says it's approved) or ROC? 


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2013-03-05 Biometrics
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6 hours ago, mushroomspore said:

Have you contacted your senator and the ombudsman?? They can get things moving. I know that the final decision can take some time but a year seems ridiculous. Send your senator and ombudsman an email ASAP. 

 

Also, your husband cannot have you sent back to your country. That is a decision the government makes, not random citizens. Regardless, it would be best to get your status approved and your GC in hand before doing anything else. Please keep us updated.

I didn’t contact them yet. I’m afraid they will do more checking about our case. I’m worrying that it might make my situation worse... let me know if I’m wrong. Also, after I contact senator, they’re going to open an investigation, so it might take a lot of time too? Thank you.

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4 hours ago, little immigrant said:

Are you adjusting from K1? Is this the AOS interview (profile says it's approved) or ROC? 

This is AOS. I came as J-1, then met my husband and we got married.

Yes, they told us the case was approved but after awhile on the InfoPass they said it’s under review.

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A case is only "approved" when the I-485 is approved and they then issue a green card. Presumably the IO recommended an approval but something - no idea what....final background checks maybe? papers got lost? - held it up before they could actually approve it.

I doubt they are holding up the case to see if you divorce.

 

The only option if you divorce or he pulls the I-864 is VAWA.


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10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

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10/25/17: Biometrics

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1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

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12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

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4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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15 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

Is there a possibility that your husband pulled his support affidavit or took some other action that you do not know about? 

Sorry I missed your post. Probably. It is possible. But I would probably be noticed about it. (?) They said the last update about our case was a year ago and it’s just about moving papers from one office to another, for some reason.

 

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7 hours ago, geowrian said:

A case is only "approved" when the I-485 is approved and they then issue a green card. Presumably the IO recommended an approval but something - no idea what....final background checks maybe? papers got lost? - held it up before they could actually approve it.

I doubt they are holding up the case to see if you divorce.

 

The only option if you divorce or he pulls the I-864 is VAWA.

I’m sure IO told us that the case was approved. She recommended to get more evidence for second interview, nothing else.

Thank you, I’m thinking about VAWA

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3 minutes ago, Vicky12 said:

I’m sure IO told us that the case was approved. She recommended to get more evidence for second interview, nothing else.

Thank you, I’m thinking about VAWA

She said something about a second interview?  The case couldn't possibly be approved.

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30 minutes ago, Nitas_man said:

She said something about a second interview?  The case couldn't possibly be approved.

 

1 minute ago, Vicky12 said:

She was talking about I-751, interview for a second GC

And that’s the thing. Everything was perfect and suddenly she changed her mind. The last time IO at the InfoPass tried to get her to talk to me (I mean 6 InfoPasses and no result), and she refused to. Her answer was “pending reviewing”. By the way, is there any possibility he’s doing something behind my back that I don’t know about so the case is just sitting there? As I know, there would be some actions if he was trying to pull the case out or something like that.

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